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#1 Swing4Steel

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

ive found a couple freshly dead hens in the eastern tribs lately. zippered them and they smell fine so i take it.(got a couple surprise stinkers too yuck.) anyone doing that and getting good roe? the old pig i found yesterday had to be well over 30 and skeins the size of my arm. when i do it i assume that it counts toward my limit?
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

ive found a couple freshly dead hens in the eastern tribs lately. zippered them and they smell fine so i take it.(got a couple surprise stinkers too yuck.) anyone doing that and getting good roe? the old pig i found yesterday had to be well over 30 and skeins the size of my arm. when i do it i assume that it counts toward my limit?


No problem with the roe as long as its no to stinky. :blink: not sure of the legalities or if it counts towards your limit.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

pretty sure it counts towards your limit.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:06 PM

Haha I did the same bro...... Got them out of the skein right away and tied some up. Not stinky at all. But the test is yet to come, very soon. Float down what you sayin????
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:13 PM

No problem with the roe as long as its no to stinky. :blink: not sure of the legalities or if it counts towards your limit.



I found two hens in the Humber, last year.
No apparent "trama" on either ... and looked like they were 1-2 days dead.

I took the Roe from both. It was FINE!



*Does COUNT towards your Limit and is perfectly Legal.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:16 PM

did the same with 2 hos on the cred this year . the day befor i ran into you.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:13 PM

As Long as the ROE has not been sitting out in the Sun or MIXED with BLOOD ... it is great.

(inside a recently dead Salmon in the Water)

Still has it's "NATURAL SMELL" and the Eggs are Firm. I still run them in the River Water for about 5 minutes.



They worked very well for me 0ver the Fall & Winter. Last season was exceptional ... not too many Freeze Ups.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

I found a very silver and very dead coho on an eastern trib not too long ago. When I zippered it a bunch of as spewed out of it and it stank pretty bad lol. After trying to process the eggs in the river for a few minutes they started turning white so I opted not to keep them. As for the legality of it that is a good question. I am pretty sure that if you have fresh roe on you that you have to have the fish on you as well otherwise you are breaking the regs. The other important factor though is officers discretion. If they believe you that you got the eggs off of a dead fish then im sure any officer would let you go without a fine. But what if they don’t believe you????

Either way there is nothing morally wrong with taking the eggs so I say go for it!
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

This situation depends on the CO.

Technically, you did not catch the fish by angling, therefore you have no right to its eggs.

If you legitimately took eggs out of a fish that you found dead, I don't think you would ever get charged, unless those eggs put you over your legal possession limit.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:37 AM

Counts towards your limit. And from what I understand because the fish is deemed unsuitable for consumption, you can harvest the eggs no problem. I'm just not 100% on the legalities of leaving the body where you cut it open, I think you have to dispose of it yourself ( in a trash can ). BUT it depends on the CO, they can nail ya if they want to :lol:
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

I guess take a short vid of the dead fish before you zipper it incase you run into a CO ( lol). I know I don't feel bad when taking it, rather slit some trash than watch a big hen bleed out.
Nado - what's the diff between dead and really dead?
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:53 AM

I guess take a short vid of the dead fish before you zipper it incase you run into a CO ( lol). I know I don't feel bad when taking it, rather slit some trash than watch a big hen bleed out.
Nado - what's the diff between dead and really dead?


I believe it was Very Dead, quite different from a fish that is Really Dead. lol jk. I guess I meant to say it wasnt freshly dead. It was floating downstream after the really big rainfall two weeks ago, I assume it was a fish that beached itself and was sitting on shore decomposing for a few days before the water levels went up and it was washed down stream. When I zippered it I felt a strong stream of gasses hit my hand and then the stench came lol
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