Never Fear - The COHO are here??

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Richard Torres, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    So the first post appeared after I wrote the second. #2 starts here Do they match at all? I erased my first post so this one will be short. Look at the reports for Oregon's forcast. They are are saying lots of fish in differnt rivers and some of the coastal bays. Thinking more than 10,000 coho passed Willamette falls. Chinnook up to 40 and 50 lbs in the bays and coastal rivers. good runs of steelhead comeing above sherars falls and over the dams headed for the Ronde and Imnaha and Wallowa. Hope they are right as they still arern't saying that the runs are above expectations. I get a partial weekly forcast for Oregon that I enjoy.
     
  2. P.Dieter

    P.Dieter Just Another Bubba

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    question for those with more experience than I:
    If a pod of Orcas mills around an area for a whole day wouldn't one surmise that salmon would be there too?
     
  3. Clarki

    Clarki I'd rather be reading water

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    Surmise I would!
     
  4. Jeff Dodd

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  5. powderglut

    powderglut My Kind Of Wave

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    I'll email Cap'n Jim. Seeing they're his pics. He said it's been the most amazing Sep...and Oct so far. The Orca sightings have been outstanding almost daily. I hope we're that lucky when we visit late Sep next year.
     
  6. yellowlab

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    The opener that you speak of is for blackmouth. I've burned alot of gas both in the car and on the boat, spent alot of sleepless nights, talked to hoards of fishermen, and read through various boards coming to the conclusion that its a bust of a Coho year... again!

    From all the Sekiu reports most of the fish weren't being caught in the shipping lanes in the 600'+ of water, but rather in 150'-250' of water and only 1-2 miles out, but many of those fish were un-marked. It would make sense that those fish were heading our way, but where are they??? Its almost mid October, and still no stellar fishing reports. I'd love to be proven wrong, but Im going to switch gears and do some SRC fishing to make up for the lack luster salmon season.

    Feel free to PM me if I am wrong and anyone finds these fish, but with the closures of many of our waters from here to Hood Canal to harvest those much needed eggs indicates to me that not only am I right, but also the WDFW knows that something is up.
     
  7. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Hope is good, but when there is nothing
    left to hope for, it's foolish.... Not to be
    doom and gloom but I do recall the good
    old days, and this ain't them. No Coho,
    fewer chum... at least the cutties are doing
    well in the Sound.

    DK
     
  8. Ben Guss

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    Yes silvers are in very low #'s again! Whats new? For year humans have wrecked their habitat and put to much fishing pressure on them. But you all know this anyhow. If you all want a silver season in the future its up to you to help-
    Join CCA, help local salmon restoration non-profits... http://www.joincca.org/FAQ.html

    I'll get off my soap box...
     
  9. Kim Hampton

    Kim Hampton Not Politically Correct

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    Just wondering as I don't remember the dates but a few years ago toward the end of November or early December there was a really bad storm that caused all kinds of severe flooding in the NW. I-5 under water, homes wrecked...all kinds of bad stuff. Does this years poor run of silvers coincide to storm damage caused by the flooding. What is it generally four years for silvers to return to back to the stream?
     
  10. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    1.8 million smolts, spawned in the Wallace hatchery, and later transferred directly to the Squaxin Island net pens in the sound and released a few months later, have had an equally (if not worse) return this year than all the wrecked river habitat. Just saying...

    Rich.
     
  11. gt

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    we have run from sequim to canada multiple times, logged a ton of hours searching. what the sonar shows are individual fish, every now and then, widely scattered. some folks have been fishing the shipping lanes out of PA around the marker buoy in 350-400' of water. here today, gone tommorrow. seiku had a great fishery for a couple of weeks but it makes one wonder if those were columbia fish that stopped in for a snack, who knows.

    all that said, i am sure WDFW has revised the forecast returns, reduced the kill quotas for the commercials and is actively managing the slim returns with an eye to the future. oh, did i mention the gill nets are in already??
     
  12. Jonathan Tachell

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    Well i know the southern puget sound fishery is very reliant on hatchery production for a worthwhile coho and chinook fishery so out of curiousity I emailed a few people at the WDFW and asked where our license money was going and how come fishing has been absolutley terrible the last couple of years. They told me that most of our license money goes to the general fund and with the state budget cuts WDFW is not getting any of that money to raise fish. Instead it is going to other state entities.
     
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    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    F that.
     
  14. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    and when budget = policy there leaves little $ for hatchery feesh
     
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