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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2021, 10:47:17 PM »
Crazy times, I heard Canada is no retention on chinook but haven't seen it in writing yet.

Columbia looks promising for sure, hopefully it pans out for those headed down there.

My big hope for the year is that PS coho look a bit healthier, if they come in skinny again I can't help but think that's a negative trend.

I finally got around to figuring out a good lox recipe, so I'll have no problem bagging a pile of pinks in addition to whatever else I can get in my net this year.  I am also hoping to get a good shot at lings with a swing at the fence of finding a couple good cabezon spots I don't have to ride a ferry to get to.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2021, 12:56:52 AM »
Crazy times, I heard Canada is no retention on chinook but haven't seen it in writing yet.

Columbia looks promising for sure, hopefully it pans out for those headed down there.

My big hope for the year is that PS coho look a bit healthier, if they come in skinny again I can't help but think that's a negative trend.

I finally got around to figuring out a good lox recipe, so I'll have no problem bagging a pile of pinks in addition to whatever else I can get in my net this year.  I am also hoping to get a good shot at lings with a swing at the fence of finding a couple good cabezon spots I don't have to ride a ferry to get to.
The 11 coho were healthy last year.

 We typically release all pinks, Iíve just never had a quality recipe for keeping them.
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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2021, 08:17:11 AM »
Two years ago I canned a ton of pinks.  It was ok, I made tons of seafood stew and some really good dip over the winter.

I'm pretty much transitioning to not cooking much, if any, salmon.  Either sashimi, poke or lox, it tastes so much better to me raw than cooked and I look forward to giving pinks a try that way.

The coho in 9 and 10 have been dinkers the last few years.  Fairly numerous but noticeably small.  Last year was certainly better, the year before had a ton of 4 pounders.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2021, 11:59:49 AM »
forecast of 2,925,681 pink salmon  :tup:

I bet that we get at least 2,925,682.
Whered you see the forecast number?

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Re: Salmon is set
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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2021, 08:10:06 AM »
Still no winter Blackmouth :bash:
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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2021, 08:15:30 AM »
Nope and unfortunately I wouldn't plan on it coming back.  I think it's one of those things we'll tell stories about "remember when you could...."

I haven't heard the actual reason, but my guess would be that it was where they could cut chinook encounters with the least amount of crying and yelling from fishermen.

If we get a year with more quota, it seems like most people would like that added to the summer fishery rather than winter, but that's just my perspective.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2021, 09:05:01 AM »
I watched another chinook/pinniped encounter this morning.  If something was done to control those encounters we might get a bit more opportunities. 

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2021, 09:06:57 AM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2021, 11:51:48 AM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

 They do the same to sturgeon in the Columbia. >:(
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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2021, 05:19:57 PM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

 They do the same to sturgeon in the Columbia. >:(

Seen it hundreds of times on the Columbia and lower Cowlitz.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2021, 05:54:40 PM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

 They do the same to sturgeon in the Columbia. >:(
Some gill netters I know have told me they like to do this to the salmon and steelhead in the nets.  The seals really like the fat females full of eggs.  They just take a bit and leave the rest. 

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2021, 09:45:40 PM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

 They do the same to sturgeon in the Columbia. >:(
Some gill netters I know have told me they like to do this to the salmon and steelhead in the nets.  The seals really like the fat females full of eggs.  They just take a bit and leave the rest.

Imagine we had a season for them and you put in for it like the other tags? Man would that generate a lot of money for the WDFW and WE as outdoorsman would be making the difference to help the runs and you also can't forget the resident orca pod that only fine dines on kings.

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Re: Salmon is set
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2021, 09:48:45 PM »
My favorite is when they come to the surface, eat just the belly of the salmon, drop it, go down and get another one and keep repeating that.

 They do the same to sturgeon in the Columbia. >:(
Some gill netters I know have told me they like to do this to the salmon and steelhead in the nets.  The seals really like the fat females full of eggs.  They just take a bit and leave the rest. ddd





yuuuup.  As much as a lot of people here hate on gill netters, it would be a good experience to go for a ride out with one of these guys.  Look at the damage that seals etc cause.  It would open minds.
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