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Offline metlhead

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Cowlitz smelt season?
« on: January 26, 2021, 03:22:40 PM »
Anyone have any insight if we'll get a season? Sea lions are working the lower river hard.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 04:17:41 PM »
I wouldn't count on more than a day or two for a few hr time slot like last yr if they give us one at all.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 05:30:53 PM »
Any new information on an opener?
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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 07:36:00 PM »
Hope it comes soon. Finishing up in Kelso and gonna be stuck in Bonney Lake through summer.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 09:13:06 AM »
The local gubbernment has to say it's okay to have all those dirty old covid infected people in their area before WDFW will even consider opening it. Commercials will get an opener (if one hasn't been scheduled) way before us.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 05:11:05 PM »
Opens Tuesday. Four days notice and on a school day. Makes it pretty hard to introduce kids to this sort of thing.
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2632
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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 05:33:33 PM »
Can you say cluster ?
I knew you could
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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 05:38:51 PM »
Guess the working man takes it in the rear again.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2021, 09:18:22 PM »
School day, what is that?

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 09:59:22 PM »
Commercial “test” fisheries have harvested a lot of these endangered fish. 
So they are pretending to throw us a bone with a few hours on a Tuesday.
I’ll pass.  :twocents:
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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2021, 10:13:11 PM »
Commercial “test” fisheries have harvested a lot of these endangered fish. 
So they are pretending to throw us a bone with a few hours on a Tuesday.
I’ll pass.  :twocents:
exactly, how do they test fish an endangered species to see if some sport dippers can have a few!?  I love how they do a commercial opener first??

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2021, 10:36:19 PM »
I watched the native dippers just below Camelot dumping smelt out of their FULL nets so they were able to lift them into their tote.  They are thick right now.  Hopefully it stays like this for the people able to go Tuesday.

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2021, 04:09:45 PM »
I made it to the opener today. 1 dip and I had 2 limits. Not crowded where I was at

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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2021, 05:11:40 PM »
I made it to the opener today. 1 dip and I had 2 limits. Not crowded where I was at


Curious.  Did they count and sex them?
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Re: Cowlitz smelt season?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2021, 05:19:21 PM »
Well done 3boys! Huge haul!  :tup:
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