kaimuki49 said:yes santiam drifter i understand totally what u are saying - many many folks feel as we do. of course we still salom fish as we can, but the high spirit of it is rather sapped away by all the issues it raises. i just stay AWAY from the ridiculous loudness and frenzy of it all - if i catch, great. if i dont, that's great also.
Indeed. No matter the type of fishing I'm into at any particular moment, it's an integral part of my plan to stay away from crowds and popular places. I just don't like it. However, if I'm ever way back in a stream on my outcast or kayak and happen across another boater, or even someone on the bank, I find myself excited to see them and will BS sometimes for an hour or so.
If an individual will go through the same things I go through to find one of those secluded spots that are so rare these days, you are of the same breed as I and welcome to fish any ground I'm on at that moment!