While I doubt that there is an underground waterway from his aquarium to open water, we still can't confirm his intentions. He may have wanted to feed his Oscars. He may have wanted fresh bait for the next time he went to Yuba. Those who fished it a few weeks later mentioned that the swarms of minnows were gone and probably out of reach for anyone who wanted to catch any more for bait. But he still broke the law, and then lied about it to all of us on this board. Would he be trusted to not put them someplace else? Not by me.
And yes, we would all be fishing a lot differently if the UDWR had not transplanted non-native fish into most of our waters. But that is not
hypocracy. It's their job. We live in a society. We vote, and elect officials to office. They appoint people to positions of authority. They (the UDWR) are the ones in charge of the fisheries of this state. We let them decide.
I concur with John hovever. 90% of the fish that you people fish for and routinely post reports about, are non-native speices, most of them introduced by the DWR.
And I'll bet that you fish for them too. If not, I apologize for making that assumption. I just figure that if you are posting on this site that you enjoy fishing.