The reason for poor resident coho fishing this winter

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Roger Stephens, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Roger Stephens Active Member

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    My original post was made in somewhat of a "jest" as IMHO seals do not make a noticeable "dent" in the 1.8 to 2.2 million resident coho which are delayed release each year. Your remarks are right on the money!

    I have seen seals chase adult chum salmon almost onto the shoreline plus have seen seals playfully flipping dead adult chinnook into the air as they devour it. Most winters I will often see large groups of seals in deeper water chasing after a "meal"(herring or blackmouth?). I don't ever recall seeing seals chasing after a school of resident coho in winter/spring.

    You and others have provided a wealth of information concerning seals.

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  2. Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    I was at Brisco Point (South end of Harstine Island) last spring after the Squaxin Island net pen fish had been released a couple days before. There were seals everywhere you looked feasting on the little "rezzies"... a bit scary to being a small boat with all the thrashing going on all around us.
  3. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    We'll have to wait until July to play with the resident coho as they feed up north in MA-9.