I gave up fishing the Fraser for Springs and Sockeye...flossing sucks! The gong show sucks! To many people...It makes fishing not fun...It is supposed to be fun. I fish out in the saltwater for them...The springs should be targeted by bar fishing or creek mouth float fishing anyways, flossing or snagging...might as well just swing a net out. By the sounds of things there won't be a sport fishing opening for sockeye this season anyways. Numbers are to low. I say leave it closed and let the fish spawn and hope the next cycle is better.
So happy to hear you're in such an optimistic and happy state of mind. I haven't been out so far this year but when I do go out it's usually with 2 or 3 or 4 friends. I have the luxury of having relatives that own property in Hope so when we go we can spend as long as we like at thier houses, relax, recoup, fillet our fish and recreate. It's always, always a blast. My sis loves it cus' she has visitors she hasn't seen in a while plus fresh fish as we always leave her lot's.
As far as the bb'sing issue goes, give it a rest, nobody cares and those that do scream and shout and cry about it are not heard or listened to by the bbouncer's of the world. I know, I've been fishing this way on the Fraser since it was legal and I've fished with other members of FWR on the Fraser in the same manner. Do we have fun, Oh Yeah, loads of fun. Do we hear or listen to the screamer's of the world aghast at what we do. No, hardly ever think of them. If they want to waste thier time and life screaming about something thats legal and fun to do then thats thier choice.
But don't you think it's unethical and feel bad about yourself for fishing this way ? Oh Yeah, I'm so sorry everyone. Gee I wish I wuz a top rod like all you guy's. Not ! If you've ever seen a semi full of bird cages of chickens on the highway headed to the factory for KFC or seen video's of cow's getting butchered you would realize that bb'sing a fish is pretty mediocre compared to the atrocities that are happening in the world today.
Mikeyman flossing may suck in your mind but until it's made illegal by the DFO you may as well suck it up and take it like a man because it will continue. I myself never floss anywhere but on the Fraser and I never go to the Scale Bar. We have our own special place where few go and we catch truck loads of fish. We have more fun than any of you could imagine, shangri la really.
The season is just beginning and I'll be out for my first adventure meeting friends I haven't seen in a year, laughing and enjoying life later this week and catching springs like we do every year. All I can say for those so against bb'sing is live with it and quit your belly-aching and crying into the wind because nobody, and I mean nobody is listening.
Good Fishing All !!!