This is a precautionary message to anyone who fishes the Mad River. In the past few weeks there has been some shady activity going on at rt 36. Two friends of mine have been approached, and the scam works something like this. There is a large man, greying hair, wearing neoprene waders who approaches and says something to the effect of "I just caught a 24" rainbow downstream, let me take you to the hole." It's quite apparent that he isn't a fly fisherman as his gear consists of a spinning rod with high test mono with a very large dry fly on the end. Neither of the two people I know fell for it, but as soon as they left, a van came from the gravel road down by the tressel and picked up the vagrant fisherman. From the looks of the situation it's obvious that these guys mean no good. Either a mugging or an episode of deliverance. In any case, if you are fishing alone near 36 and it's getting late, watch your back. The authorities have been informed, so if you see anything suspicious, call the sheriff's dep, or dnr immediately. I'd sure be a plus to catch these guys rather than just moving their trouble to a different stretch of river.