Posted on Tuesday Jun 19, 2007 at 10:42 PM
I am unsure of all the details involved in these cooperations...I'm not a regional management biologist, so I don't deal with these issues nearly as much as our other biologists. I do know that the corps has taken ODWC recommendations into consideration and put many into effect to the benefit of fisheries both in the lake and tailwaters. The corps often gets a bad reputation among anglers, usually for past historical fish kills and such. But in reality, they are pretty good to anglers. We all have to remember that our reservoirs were built for flood control and water usage...not fishing. But over time these agencies acknowledged the importance of recreational fisheries and now understand their importance...legal action or not. And with the help of angler groups, professional fisheries groups have the ability to place an economic value on fish and fisheries. And we all know money talks. So, look what we can accomplish by ALL working together towards common goals.
Of course, we won't have to go so far as to say hybrid anglers should get along with the bass tourney crowd! HaHaHa.