509 Fisheries Survey

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  1. 509

    509 New Member

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    In the spirit of the NOAA survey....how about answering the following questions.

    When you fish eastern Washington do you?

    Only fish selective fishery streams and lakes

    Primarily fish selective fisheries (75%), but fish regular regulation waters (25%)

    Fish both equally

    Primarily regular regulation waters (75%)

    Regulation lakes only

    Also do you live east or west of the Cascades?

    How many days do you fish east of the Cascades (count partial days as full days)


    So to start the survey......east of the Cascades, primarily regular regulation waters. Fish about 30 days a year. This was prior to retirement....hopefully this will go up now.
     
  2. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    - primarily regulation waters
    - live east of the cascades
    - usually fish once or twice a week in the warm months, maybe once or twice a month in the winter, I've never actually fished west of the cascades.
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Usually fish non-regulation waters
    Fish about 120 days for steelhead each year
    Fish about 100 days for trout
    Fish about 50 days warmwater
    Fish less than 20 days per year on lakes
    Usually stick to small water
     
  4. 509

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    Zen Piscator said "Usually fish non-regulation waters
    Fish about 120 days for steelhead each year
    Fish about 100 days for trout
    Fish about 50 days warmwater
    Fish less than 20 days per year on lakes
    Usually stick to small water"

    Geez, I was looking for someone to join me today....all my old fart friends were busy doing honey do projects.

    Do you do anything besides fish?? Wow, I'm impressed.
     
  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Fish both equally (if it was just me, i'd fish the selective waters more, but with kids, I like to hit a wide variety)

    West of the cascades, but only 45 mins from the pass.

    5-10 days per year east of the cascades (too many good choices here between chrome salmon, steelhead, fresh, salt, lakes, etc to spend more than a few days on the dry side...)

    About 80-100 days per year on the west side (only about 1/4 of those would be full days, the others are just a few hours in the morning a few times per week).
     
  6. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    School and my girlfriend but fishing rules me at this point in my life...
     
  7. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Live east
    Fish once a week as long as the line doesn't freeze to the guides
    Rocky Ford, all the mountain streams that are open. Giving the select lakes a try!!!
    Dirty Dog
     
  8. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I fish about 10-15 days a year east of the mountains, but live on the wet side.
    Most of those days (>75%) are on the Yak (selective), the rest are on small mountain streams with regular regs.