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Offline Widgeondeke

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No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:55:10 PM »
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https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2042

September 21, 2017



Snohomish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers to close to pink salmon fishing

Action: Closes the Snohomish River, including the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers, to the retention of pink salmon.

Effective Date: Sept. 22, 2017, until further notice.

Species affected: Pink salmon.

Reason for action: The rule is necessary to protect returning pink runs to the Snohomish River Watershed. In-season run-size assessments conducted by state and tribal co-managers indicate that pink run sizes are below the escapement goal in the Snohomish basin.

Other information: The Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers are tributaries to the Snohomish River and will also close to the retention of pink salmon. The rivers will still be open to fishing for other species of salmon, with a daily limit of three coho. The Wallace River, another tributary to the Snohomish River, remains closed to all fishing. Check the 2017-18 Fishing Rules Pamphlet for specific regulations.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office: (425) 775-1311.

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 09:58:19 PM »
Man, have we really come to this point?

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 10:08:48 PM »
I honestly feel this 3 river system should be closed to ALL fishing for minimum 3 years, 4 would be better for kings.
That's the only way I see it coming back as a viable fishery.  :twocents:

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 07:08:36 AM »
I honestly feel this 3 river system should be closed to ALL fishing for minimum 3 years, 4 would be better for kings.
That's the only way I see it coming back as a viable fishery.  :twocents:

You are crazy, it's been great fishing this year! The number of people out there tell a story. The warm "blob" off the coast did a number on about 3 years of salmon runs. These things come in cycles and will be near the same numbers. The size of fish have been great this year as well. Lot's to look forward to and it even seems like the hatcheries are going to start pumping out more fish! Hell, i'm excited

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 07:28:18 AM »
I would be changing up tactics right now anyway lots of silvers headed up now with this rain....whats the limit on coho in that river this year?

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 07:32:32 AM »
FYI

https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2042

September 21, 2017



Snohomish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers to close to pink salmon fishing

Action: Closes the Snohomish River, including the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers, to the retention of pink salmon.

Effective Date: Sept. 22, 2017, until further notice.

Species affected: Pink salmon.

Reason for action: The rule is necessary to protect returning pink runs to the Snohomish River Watershed. In-season run-size assessments conducted by state and tribal co-managers indicate that pink run sizes are below the escapement goal in the Snohomish basin.

Other information: The Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers are tributaries to the Snohomish River and will also close to the retention of pink salmon. The rivers will still be open to fishing for other species of salmon, with a daily limit of three coho. The Wallace River, another tributary to the Snohomish River, remains closed to all fishing. Check the 2017-18 Fishing Rules Pamphlet for specific regulations.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office: (425) 775-1311.
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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 07:57:56 AM »
I honestly feel this 3 river system should be closed to ALL fishing for minimum 3 years, 4 would be better for kings.
That's the only way I see it coming back as a viable fishery.  :twocents:

You are crazy, it's been great fishing this year! The number of people out there tell a story. The warm "blob" off the coast did a number on about 3 years of salmon runs. These things come in cycles and will be near the same numbers. The size of fish have been great this year as well. Lot's to look forward to and it even seems like the hatcheries are going to start pumping out more fish! Hell, i'm excited
If they close it, they'll find reason to keep it closed.  One river I used to go to a lot was supposed to open back up last year, but it'll be closed until June 2019.  My guess is that in 2019, it will be kept closed for another two years.

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 01:55:20 PM »
Man, have we really come to this point?


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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 08:31:43 PM »
With 8-2 closed for pinks it made no sense to me they left the rivers open except to sell licenses.

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Re: No more retention of Pinks in Snohomish system
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 09:38:29 PM »
They gotta make there money in license sales. Why else would they open it for a short time?