Rascal said:the rule could be there because if every time some one caught one of those stocker trout they threw the carcass in the river you might have a problem especially in a slow moving lake
so i think it should be illegal for trout but salmon and steelhead makes sense to clean it in the river, because they would die there any way... and i was reading a sign at the clackamas fish hatchery and it say they take some of the extra nook they get each year and just dump em dead in the river for nutrients lol
Kalama R. hatchery does that too.
ODFW does this crap all the time. From the book page 8 General Restrictions, the following activities are UNLAWFUL: #15. Dispose of dead animal (fish) carcasses, or parts thereof, in Oregon waters.
But then you turn to page 9 under game fish- freshwater unlawful to: 4. Remove eggs from any salmon, steelhead or sturgeon without retaining the carcass
while in the field;
5. Possess in the field game fish dressed or mutilated so that size, species or fin clip
cannot be determined until the angler has reached their automobile or principle
means of land transportation and has completed their daily angling;