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Winter blackmouth
« on: January 05, 2018, 07:54:52 AM »
I see area 9 opens the 16th and area 12 is open now
any canal reports ?
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 05:32:27 AM »
90 views zero input
guess that says something
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 06:21:23 AM »
Hit and miss usual spots. Weather has been the big factor, north wind into the misery launch sucks.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 06:37:29 AM »
thanks
Yea I went down and looked at and will launch there if I decide to go
I love those still ,flat water, cold mornings
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 07:57:32 AM »
Went out yesterday morning, no luck but nice to be out on the water.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 08:00:38 AM »
Are any of you doing the derby over out of John Wayne ? We are fishing it but it got moved to march , gonna be cold !! I wish they would open the inner sound, it would be a slam fest!!
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 08:10:19 AM »
Are any of you doing the derby over out of John Wayne ? We are fishing it but it got moved to march , gonna be cold !! I wish they would open the inner sound, it would be a slam fest!!

Assuming the season stays open for the Derby...I'm normally in CQ during that mess.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 10:22:23 AM »
Now that my hunting is officially over, I will drag the boat out to MA11 and give it a go.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 04:58:47 PM »
Sounds like area 11 has been producing.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 06:25:29 AM »
area 9 will not open now until Feb

Salmon fishing re-opens Feb. 16 in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, and 9

Action: Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 will re-open to salmon fishing.

Effective Date: Feb. 16, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gamble), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) within Puget Sound.

Reason for action: Test fishing data indicates there are still numerous juvenile (sublegal-sized) chinook salmon present in these marine areas, although they are approaching legal size. WDFW temporarily closed these areas (November 13 through February 15) until more legal chinook become available to harvest.

Other information: WDFW biologists will continue to monitor these fisheries and coordinate with the Puget Sound Sportfishing Advisory Group if any further action is necessary. 

The daily salmon limit will be one salmon, release coho and wild chinook.




I did get some canal reports that are encouraging though
waiting on some weather now
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 08:07:36 AM »
Kind of glad they pushed it back. Last year it was amazing how many dunks were being pulled out. Not sure what the survival rate is once you out then back but it canít be 100 percent.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 06:05:22 PM »
Canal was ok around Seabeck, seal rock, hazel, some boat "few" boat out the water picked up some but that's normal.  Area 10 from Jeff Head and Bainbridge has been producing some decent fish and that's now 2 fish limit as of a day or so ago.  Can't wait for 9 to open soon.  Lot's of shakers all summer long and I am hoping those fish are now 5-7 pounds.

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
Kind of glad they pushed it back. Last year it was amazing how many dunks were being pulled out. Not sure what the survival rate is once you out then back but it canít be 100 percent.

I'm told barbless mortality is calculated at ~ 40% in WA.  That's why they ask you how many you C&R'd... tallying up all the crab food that comes off the quota.
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 06:17:42 PM »
If this is still open when I bring the boat down, I may take some buddies fishing... :chuckle:
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 06:19:37 PM »
Oh yeah?  :hello: :hello: :hello:
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 06:51:42 PM »
Oh yeah.  I'll have to call WDFW and let them know what I'm going (legally sport fishing with downrigger clips on the wires)  but it should be fun.  And comfy in bad wx...

You're already on the list H20...  :chuckle:
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 06:56:35 PM »
I'll even throw in a $20 for fuel!  :chuckle:
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 07:08:50 PM »
Oh no, I can't take anything like payment... But if you managed to bring some sport gear to use and a hunk of that smoked salmon I wouldn't be mad about it.
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 07:24:16 PM »
Oh man. If you're short a buddy and need some landjager for snacks, a guy could twist my arm.
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 07:27:05 PM »
Could be worse people to fish with.  :tup:
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 07:44:06 PM »
Skillet, do you like grappa?
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 05:19:40 PM »
Skillet, do you like grappa?
Guess not
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 01:50:05 PM »
Kind of glad they pushed it back. Last year it was amazing how many dunks were being pulled out. Not sure what the survival rate is once you out then back but it canít be 100 percent.

I'm told barbless mortality is calculated at ~ 40% in WA.  That's why they ask you how many you C&R'd... tallying up all the crab food that comes off the quota.

What a BS number, if this is the number they use.  There is no way 40% will die if released in the water and not netted! I will never tell a fish checker how many fish were released UNHARMED! Unfortunately, I think there are guys out there that, when asked, will actually say they released fish that they didn't so as not to look like a fisherman that sucks.   :bash:


There seem to be a lot of small fish in Area 7, at least the eastern part.   :(

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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 11:39:25 AM »
Is there any truth to a rumor I heard about that some areas are going to shut down salmon fishing for up to 10 years? And also I heard rumors that the natives say that it's we the sportsman causing the serious decline in salmon populations and want us sportsman to longer be able to fish for salmon?
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Re: Winter blackmouth
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 12:08:15 PM »
There's lots of truth that rumor.  WDFW is trying to enter into a 10 year plan with the tribes and NOAA.  Under the plan, the impact to certain stocks of chinook will be reduced.  The reduction WDFW is agreeing to would result in basically no chinook fishing in many of the popular marine areas. 

What's better, WDFW didn't even model what the reduction would mean before they agreed.  Talk about incompetence!!!

 

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