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Springers 2023
« on: February 23, 2023, 04:20:22 PM »
Season is set as of now. Below I-5 till April 07 subject to change without notice. Good luck all :tup: post them when you getem :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2023, 04:32:29 PM »
The season is from below Bonneville Dam until 4/7 but bank only from Beacon Rock to the dam. You can still fish above I-5. I will be at it come late March and early April. Good luck and tight lines out there!  :tup:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2023, 04:43:45 PM »
My bad. Knew about bank fishing above rock. Missed the above I-5 fishing. Lets get sum. Iím ready :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: I think :yike:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2023, 08:36:43 PM »
Stupid regs. Anyone notice they allow us 2 adults, but no option to actually keep 2?

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2023, 06:56:18 AM »
Looking forward to it. Should be a good season!
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2023, 08:58:27 AM »
Never gone after them, are they that much better than the fall run?

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2023, 11:09:25 AM »
Great eating salmon.
Full of fat for a long stay in the river.
The Columbia springers are far superior to the Cowlitz fish.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2023, 11:20:05 AM »
Never gone after them, are they that much better than the fall run?

They are better, although not all fall fish are the same.  URBs are good too.  But, an upriver springer or summer chinook is hard to beat.  As 2MANY says, not all springers are equal.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2023, 03:11:38 PM »
Springer ubr are  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: . They are loaded with fat :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2023, 02:07:55 PM »
Stupid regs. Anyone notice they allow us 2 adults, but no option to actually keep 2?

Probably referring to 2 adults. One of which can be a chinook. The other would have to be a steelhead.

Iím hoping to see drano and wind river regs change this year to allow 2 adults. It sucks having large runs and still stuck at one adult.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 11:35:35 AM »
Iím ready to go! Maybe shake down trip next week.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 04:08:29 PM »
No better eating salmon than a CR springer.  Period. 

If you have ever had black cod, imagine that in a salmon and then put a layer of fat over the belly meat.  They are slobishly fat fish.  There is usually fat rendered during cooking like when you roast a chicken.

Unfortunately I didn't eat any raw when I used to live down there, really wish I had the chance to experience that.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2023, 04:31:00 PM »
The "2 adult, one chinook" rule allows all of the rods in the boat to keep fishing instead of having to rack them one once each person has landed a springer.  It is a good rule, while sorta confusing on the surface, that allows maximum effort (rods) from a boat to get everyone their fish for the day. 

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2023, 05:36:02 PM »
No better eating salmon than a CR springer.  Period. 

If you have ever had black cod, imagine that in a salmon and then put a layer of fat over the belly meat.  They are slobishly fat fish.  There is usually fat rendered during cooking like when you roast a chicken.

Unfortunately I didn't eat any raw when I used to live down there, really wish I had the chance to experience that.

Summers are great too.  I need to save a piece of both for a side by side test.

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Re: Springers 2023
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2023, 05:39:08 PM »
Summer chinook are fantastic, but they aren't spring quality.  It makes sense, they stop eating when they come in and essentially breed at the same time, so those that come in earlier need to have more fat to survive longer in the river.  May or may not be scientifically correct, but that's what I always thought.

 


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