Steve EC- NY's fishing historian
Benny, I also love all of EC's terrific articles and stories of how our pastime, and the fishing industry in NY, used to be. You will simply not find the information and nostalgia that we have in the Wheelhouse forum anywhere else, be it online or in print.
To that end, the real reason for me replying to this thread is that I think it is imperative that every member here who feels the same about EC's forum needs to make their opinion known to the site's management. Let them know that it is ok for some people on a predominately rec fishing site to be nonetheless supportive of legal commercial fishing,and allow commercial fishermen to present their view of things ( note that very rarely do you see a commercial fisherman reflexively bashing recs, the way you see so many recs do at the mere mention of "commercial fishing"). Explain to the mamagement of the site that the Wheelhouse forum is unique, and contains one of a kind information that cannot be found anywhere else. I would think that Noreast would love to have an asset such as that as part of their website,but then again, what do I know?
So, if you feel that the In the Wheelhouse forum is a great asset to this website, if you believe that a fishing website should have more of what EC posts and less threads about what people are eating for dinner, or doing this weekend, or other nonsense, stand up and be counted!!!!