Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by jimmyz, Nov 1, 2011.
From the mouth marker sign up is closed for salmon fishing.
What Ed said. Technically you are not fishing Chico creek, you are fishing the salt water up to the high tide mark. Chico creek itself is closed.
That's what I assumed, but I don't think it's in the regs....am I just missing it?
Page 26 of my booklet, Statewide Freshwater Rules:
All FRESHWATER areas are closed to fishing for SALMON, DOLLY VARDEN/BULL TROUT, GREEN STURGEON, LAMPREY and GRASS CARP unless listed as open in Special Rules.
So, the marker marks the end of the Estuary where you can target salmon in the saltwater for that marine area according to the regulations. Above there it is closed for fishing for salmon.
Oh I did miss that. I was taking the list of creeks as just ones with special rules and ones not listed regulated as general state rules. I guess I didn't look closely enough. Thanks.
How has it been the last week?
Well, if you live in Bremerton, go take a drive down the street 5 minutes and check it out!!!! :clown: What's so tough about that. Oh well. Pass me more wine sweetheart....
Fish around, not so bitey. Landed a handful over the last couple afternoons. Lots of fish coming in backwards. There's one guy I've seen every time I've been there and every time you turn around he's got a fish on, all backwards. I bet yesterday this dude snagged 60 fish.
Haha honestly I've gotten way more into SRCs around here lately. Chum are fun on the line, but I've had just as much fun cruising the beaches for cutts!
Ah, you are chasing the RIGHT species kylesw! The cutts are on the move still. There might be a few chums showing up with this nasty weather coming, but it's supposed to be windy as hell. Hard to fish with the darn wind.
Young kid around 18-19 years old with a baitcaster? He is the king of snaggers down there and proud of it. Ask him and he will freely admit it. Last year I tried to show him how the actually catch the fish legally and it went in one ear and out the next. Last week he snagged a silver bright chum and was lamenting out loud about wishing he could keep it. One of the locals yelled across the creek for him to keep it as nobody there cared if he did. I made the mistake of speaking out that I cared. It got a little dicey after that. Probably didn't help when I whipped out my camera and took a picture of him and his snagged fish. His friend, a guy in his late 30's didn't like that much. LOL.
I've run into this young fellow several times this year. He certainly is proud of his accomplishments. I was there last Friday and one of his mentors was yarding them out one after another. I've seen the game warden at Chico Creek a couple times but he hasn't been around when you need him. Good on you for standing up for the fish.
Haha yeah honestly I have had a lot more fun targeting SRCs! I'm amazed at the fight they have for their size.
That and I don't have to watch all the snagging down at chico... it's just ridiculous!