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So, I watched "Hooked on Utah" last night and was disgusted to see that the host was televising himself illegally using bait at Minersville Reservoir and showing his audience to do the same.

I have never been against these types of Utah-based outdoor/fishing shows and really liked Doug Miller's show, but showing people how to use bait at a fishery where bait is not allowed is simply not good. I hope that he is punished to the extent of the law and that KUTV takes some serious measures to punish him as well. Promoting illegal activity is not good for our state or our fisheries.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(This post was edited by wormandbobber on Aug 12, 2019, 2:19 PM)
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You are not alone in your dislike of (the host) and his portrayal of Utah fishing. I keep hoping to see something informative or stimulating on his shows but usually turn them off in disgust after only a few minutes.

Among his many gaffes on the program has been referring to the chubs in Huntington North as "suckers", keeping a fin-snagged mack pup from Flaming Gorge as being a "good smoker" anyway, tossing released trout several feet out into the water instead of a gentle release, and adding pounds to small fish.

Probably one of my biggest "eye-rollers" is his limited vocabulary...particularly his overuse of the word "awesome". How awesome is that? He asks that question multiple times on every show.

He doubtless has friends and followers. Can't count me among either.

I miss Doug Miller and Reese Stein. Adam Eakle does a pretty fair job though. At least he spends time with DWR folks and emphasizes the legalities.

(This post was edited by TubeDude on Aug 12, 2019, 1:55 PM)
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I agree with tubedude.

Shocked



I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz

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     Re: [TubeDude] Hooked on Utah breaking the law In reply to
If it wasn't for cutting into your retirement time, they ought to have you do the fishing segment... Would be worth watching... maybe that was another show??? Would be a show worth recording for a reference then... Later J
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Jeff, for what Pat knows, they couldn't afford him. Wink
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It would sure be a fun show to watch if they could afford Pat... I do miss Doug Miller's shows... Didn't know him personally, but he sure had some great adventures to watch... I kind of miss them... Maybe we need to have LOAH do a couple of those adventure shows... That would really be cool... But then again I'd want to go on the trips with them... Later J
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     Re: [wormandbobber] Hooked on Utah breaking the law In reply to
Agreed. But if noone says any thing nothing will be done.

Minersville Reservoir, Beaver County
Limit 1 trout over 22 inches.
All trout 22 inches or smaller must be
immediately released.
Artificial flies and lures only.
Cement outlet channel between the dam
and spillway pond, approximately 55
feet long, is CLOSED. 


https://wildlife.utah.gov/...ting-regulation.html
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     Re: [SkunkedAgain] Hooked on Utah breaking the law In reply to
Over (many) years I have appeared on several fishing programs in several states. And I have participated in a few of the DWR videos locally. I'd like to think I usually avoided too many stupid mistakes and actually delivered something useful.


I have never been egotistical (or masochistic) enough to want to do a show my ownself. There is a tremendous amount of planning, organization, scripting, editing and other work that goes into putting together even the shortest and simplest programs. And that is only if the fish cooperate to help you actually shoot some decent footage.


I do believe in passing along as much helpful drivel as I can...and will continue to do so as long as they let me out of the home once in a while and keep me on my meds.

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I just watched the show and it should be easy to ticket him and his fishing partner after he admits fishing with night crawlers on an artificial only water. I also watched Adam Eakle's show and there is a world of difference between the two hosts.

The host better be doing some apologizing on his next show for breaking the law at Minersville.


"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
(This post was edited by kentofnsl on Aug 12, 2019, 2:42 PM)
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Ya know, I talked to Doug Miller on the south dock of Willard Bay many years ago. I think it was the first summer I had my first 17' Lund. I didn't know who he was, and he didn't make any big deal about his show on TV. In fact, I don't think he even mentioned it. He was waiting for his fishin buddy to park the boat trailer and he complimented my new water buggy. Was over a year later before I found out who he was.
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I've seen a couple of the appearances you have been in and that's why I said you would be good at it... Kind of hard to be natural with a camera in your face though, so I think I'll take the one on one tutoring when I get to fish with you... But if they get ya back on the big screen I'll be sure to tune in... Later J
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kentofnsl wrote:


The host better be doing some apologizing on his next show for breaking the law at Minersville.


I fear for those poor anglers that heed his advice, and end up with a ticket themselves because "they saw a fishing show where the host was tipping his rigs with nightcrawlers...".


He didn't just use bait, he encouraged other anglers to do so.



I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz

(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Aug 12, 2019, 2:30 PM)
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Yup we lost Doug too soon, almost makes me want to go in and get screened so I don't get the colon cancer... One of these days I'll get it done... Later J
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SkunkedAgain wrote:
I've seen a couple of the appearances you have been in and that's why I said you would be good at it... Kind of hard to be natural with a camera in your face though, so I think I'll take the one on one tutoring when I get to fish with you... But if they get ya back on the big screen I'll be sure to tune in... Later J

Thanks for the kindly comments. But I have a face made for radio.
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TubeDude wrote:
You are not alone in your dislike of (the host) and his portrayal of Utah fishing. I keep hoping to see something informative or stimulating on his shows but usually turn them off in disgust after only a few minutes.

Among his many gaffes on the program has been referring to the chubs in Huntington North as "suckers", keeping a fin-snagged mack pup from Flaming Gorge as being a "good smoker" anyway, tossing released trout several feet out into the water instead of a gentle release, and adding pounds to small fish.

Probably one of my biggest "eye-rollers" is his limited vocabulary...particularly his overuse of the word "awesome". How awesome is that? He asks that question multiple times on every show.

He doubtless has friends and followers. Can't count me among either.

I miss Doug Miller and Reese Stein. Adam Eakle does a pretty fair job though. At least he spends time with DWR folks and emphasizes the legalities.

You hit the nail on the head, I couldn't agree more of what you said. If I watch the show I hit the 'MUTE' button so I don't have to hear 'AWESOME' every other word. Or hear him yell out 'fish on' like he's having a contest with who ever is on the boat with him.

Doug Miller was a nice guy. He was in the same Duck Club that I was in. Always very personable to talk with and I enjoyed his show and I also like Adam Eakle shows too.
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A face with out character just as well be a movie star... Later J
(This post was edited by SkunkedAgain on Aug 12, 2019, 2:41 PM)
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Not sure if it will help of not, but I expressed my concerns by clicking on the "Content Concerns" link on KUTV.com.




"If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
- Zane Grey
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I did some work with Doug when I represented the Utah Airboat Association back in the day.
We would take him out on the days we helped the DWR rebuild the Canada goose nesting boxes in Farmington Bay.
Doug also asked me to gather up a few airboats for display at his Outdoors Show originally held in the old fairgrounds, if you participated in that old get-together?
You and Jeff are correct, him and now Adam always tried/try to give back more than taken.
It was actually remembering his death that I went and had a colonoscopy a few months ago.
What a ride.....
Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
** Member formally known as SBennett.
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Just wondering but have you called the UTIP line or a conservation officer about someone fishing illegally.
O.C.F.D.
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I have received some correspondence back from him via the shows website. The response said that he has self reported the violation. Im sure that the DWR is already aware.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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I interacted with Doug Miller on several occasions. He sorta reminded me of another (now departed) friend...Merlin Olsen. Doug had a great attitude and genuinely enjoyed doing the shows he did. The only downside was that he was probably responsible for a whole lot of increased traffic on some waters. I have heard a few negative comments about him on that subject over the years. But there is no disputing that he helped a lot of newbie anglers become better anglers...and added to the skills of others already somewhat experienced.



Too bad he did not take advantage of the availability of colonoscopies...before it was too late. A good lesson for all of us...especially those of us past the midpoint of our expiration date.

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MSM -- my understanding is that the DWR received numerous phone calls, emails, text messages.....


The DWR is very well aware of this issue.



I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.
Dr. Raymond Stantz

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According to my cable guide the show was first shown 9/19/09. If this is correct - What was the reg for Miners back then?
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It is not nearly as big a pain in the butt as some people led me to believe Wink. Just do it.

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My wife is after me to get it done so Im sure it will happen. I dont even have a Dr anymore. Mine retired six or seven years ago so I guess I ought to start by finding one of them. Dont think the kidney stone guy is the one that does the other plumbing is he. If so I might have a guy I can see. Thanks for the encouragement, I need it. Later Jeff
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