- Oct 27, 2020
Ask any fisherman who fishes regularly at the Meldahl tailwater and they'll tell you we have a problem with what appears to be a commercial operation involving individuals that either do not speak english or they do situationally harvesting over their limits especially in the peak months. They have couriers pick up stringers of fish and then they continue fishing. It's a group of at least 8-10 individuals that work in unison and involves a coordinated effort to secure and fish the best spots each taking turns in shifts. They will block bank access to the best area as well as hinder your ability to fish the "boils" by stationing several up high taking turns with no regard for anyone else. They fish like they're fishig for money, not fun and they bully you asking for your own catches. The locals including the local bait shop owner have seen this as it's become commonplace. There have been many heated exchanges over the past few years because of this activity and was wondering if someone would investigate this next year. These individuals, I assume are legal citizens, do not speak any english and communicate with one another in their own native language so you cannot understand what they're saying.