Yesterday we took a nice canoe ride from Bellepoint up to around Klondike (or, three riffles up) and when we reached our stopping point we had a picnic lunch. We watched two people about 100 yards upriver, it looked like they had buckets and a net about four feet square. They would cast the net in the river and draw it in. I should have taken pictures, I realized later. I don't know much about fishing but I do know nobody catches anything with nets, so I thought maybe they were ODNR or someone taking some aquatic survey. They left after a while, and we left downriver, and did not go far before coming up to a family fishing on the bank, and a game warden who called us over to the shore. I've never spoken to a LEO while in a boat before, nor ever been called to the shore. He checked the boat's registration (recently renewed, if you look at my Whetstone thread you can see it was expired then) and he confirmed that we had life vests. His first question was "Is this your white truck?" which it wasn't and that seemed to be all he was after. So I asked about the netting and he something like "Well I didn't get them this time" but he didn't seem to want to answer my question. So, what would people be poaching with nets? Bait fish? Or just anything they can catch? I've never seen so many people along that stretch of river, there was someone every 100 yards or so along Klondike. But dang that is a beautiful stream to paddle.