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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    I dearly miss my salmon fishing since I moved to Texas but, even though the species and water are different, the folks here know how to take care of sportsmen, especially seniors. This past year I was too busy getting the property whipped into shape but plan on buying my fishing license for this next season...the white bass migration out of the lakes into the rivers starts around Valentine's Day. Here are the choices for those over 65: (If you are a disabled vet or active military, there is no cost for fishing in Texas...ooo-rah!)

    Senior Freshwater Package:
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    Senior Saltwater Package:
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    Senior All-Water Package:
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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    One area that CA has it going on is the boat registration fee. My boat registration in Utah is about triple what it was in CA. Of course the truck registration is so much lower than CA that I'm still ahead.

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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    That may have been the original intent but the Legislature has 'added on' a bunch if stuff that DFW it tasked to do, and almost always with out any funding.

    Two examples:

    DFW is responsible for monitoring pollution in harbors.

    DFW is specifically tasked with studying non-game species, the brown pelican being but one example.


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    ...At one point, it was documented that a large percentage of the license fees for awhile were being used to study the Brown Pelican..... This is considered a misuse of resources since the study of the Brown Pelican is construed as a Conservation Program, NOT a program to manage, restore, or enhance FISH and GAME, which is what the DF&W was supposedly charted to do with license proceeds......
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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by FresnoJack View Post
    How much of the license fees are actually spent on programs beneficial to the fisheries and the fishermen?

    It has been awhile since I have fished in Oregon or Washington, but each State had great programs.

    The State agency in Washington actually produced videos of how to fish for different species. They had a program to stock channel catfish. The stocking in rivers gave anglers an excellent fishery and something to do when salmon and steelhead were out of season.

    In California, the perception is that programs are being reduced and/or eliminated but the license cost keeps increasing.

    I got tired of keeping track of how the revenue from license sales are applied........ we can complain all we want, but as long as nobody or agency is being held accountable, it's like screaming into space...... Anybody remember revenue collected from the sale of a Striped Bass Stamp?....... I cannot even remember where those funds that were locked up (may still be locked up) went....... Since the State is essentially 'persuaded' not to manage or enhance the Striped Bass Fishery, the Striped Bass Stamp funds were frozen.

    At one point, it was documented that a large percentage of the license fees for awhile were being used to study the Brown Pelican..... This is considered a misuse of resources since the study of the Brown Pelican is construed as a Conservation Program, NOT a program to manage, restore, or enhance FISH and GAME, which is what the DF&W was supposedly charted to do with license proceeds......

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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    How much of the license fees are actually spent on programs beneficial to the fisheries and the fishermen?

    It has been awhile since I have fished in Oregon or Washington, but each State had great programs.

    The State agency in Washington actually produced videos of how to fish for different species. They had a program to stock channel catfish. The stocking in rivers gave anglers an excellent fishery and something to do when salmon and steelhead were out of season.

    In California, the perception is that programs are being reduced and/or eliminated but the license cost keeps increasing.

    Quote Originally Posted by salmonid View Post
    Be happy it's so affordable in California!

    Look at how expensive it is to do the same fishing in Oregon..


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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Cteiv View Post
    Having just gotten into fishing the last couple years, I can’t speak to the “good old days”. But the 2018 fees, boat (little 12footer) and trailer maintenance, gear, and park fees are still way cheaper than my prior hobbies. Honestly, I have no issue with the current fee schedule. But maybe I’m naive.
    I would tend to agree with you! Lots of bang for the buck fishing.
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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    Having just gotten into fishing the last couple years, I can’t speak to the “good old days”. But the 2018 fees, boat (little 12footer) and trailer maintenance, gear, and park fees are still way cheaper than my prior hobbies. Honestly, I have no issue with the current fee schedule. But maybe I’m naive.

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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    I spend a fortune on out of state licenses. Some places are more than others. I don’t know that the residents of any of the states I frequent are happy with how the funds are spent, expensive or not.


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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    I think the fees are a little high for the daily or the 10 day. I am OK with paying the yearly amount but the guys that I know that don't fish often really think to fish for one day is too much. Maybe it is. 15 for one day or 25 for 2 days is more than people want to pay just to go try it out. We might get more participation if it was a 10 for a day and 25 for 3 days or something along those lines. I know in the past I have just paid the daily to get someone to go out. Oh well still less than a tank of gas.

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    Re: Fishig License increase for 2018

    For my buddy who won't click on links....


    Permit or license Rate
    Resident 1-year fishing (age 12–13) $5.00
    Resident 1-year fishing (age 14–17) $16.00
    Resident 1-year fishing (age 18+) $34.00
    — Purchase multi-year licenses at $33 per year (up to five years).
    Resident-year fishing (age 65+) $25.00
    — Purchase multi-year licenses at $25 per year (up to five years).
    Resident disabled veterans 1-year fishing $12.00
    — Purchase multi-year licenses at $12 per year (up to five years).
    Resident 3-day fishing $16.00
    Resident 7-day fishing $20.00
    Resident & nonresident setline (valid only when used with current fishing license) $20.00
    Nonresident 1-year fishing (age 12–13) $5.00
    Nonresident 1-year fishing (age 14–17) $25.00
    Nonresident 1-year fishing (18+) $75.00
    — Purchase multi-year licenses at $74 per year (up to five years).
    Nonresident 3-day fishing $24.00
    Nonresident 7-day fishing $40.00
    Setline fishing license (resident & nonresident) $20.00
    Resident & nonresident setline (valid only when used with current fishing license) $20.00

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