OP Hatchery fish outlook

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by wannafish, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    Check this report.

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20...TS02#Fish-the-North-Fork-Stilly-for-steelhead

    Might have some pertinent info with regards to your question. Interesting to note this particular statement also since it affects hatchery releases in the state especially in those cases where a hatchery needs to get their eggs from another hatchery.


    "In 2010, the state adopted sweeping hatchery steelhead reforms under pressure from the federal Endangered Species Act and certain conservation groups which, among other strictures, prohibit planting of steelhead from outside a river's own basin." (See the hatchery reform program at www.wdfw.wa.gov).
     
  2. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Sarcasm doesn't come through on the interwebz
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Was yours sarcasm? Couldn't tell. If it was, so was mine. If not, mine stands as submitted. Wild fish on the Hoh are legal to bonk, one annually. I do not agree with this harvesting option for the health of that fish run. We've pushed them to the edge, any further and another run bites the dust. Bonk your fish if you must, but stay in your beloved Alaska to do it.
     
  4. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    at least one cannot bonk until feb. 16th... thank god the early season bonking of wild fish was banned. imagine how many wild fish would get killed with so few hatchery fish in the rivers under the old rules.
     
  5. Rob Allen

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    All the more reason to restore our wild runs . hatchery fish are unreliable. Every coho fisherman in the lower Columbia learned that the hard way this fall.
     
  6. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Didn't hear. Total bust??
     
  7. Rob Allen

    Rob Allen Active Member

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    Yes total and complete bust... Worst year i have ever
    seen
     
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Are "bankies" some sort of second class fisherman in your view?
     
  9. danimal

    danimal Inglorious Twohander

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    ED: I dont kno powder monkey , but I truelly believe he was being sarcastic...
    NW wild fish are endangered and sacred..

    Last time I was out west and on the HOH-I seen wild fish getting bonked in march in the lower river--REALLY PITTIFUL:(
     
  10. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    no, if you were offended by the term "bankies", i apologize. i fished a ton at the ponds from the bank around fifteen years ago. my point was the bank access below the bogachiel hatchery is limited and that planting some of the fish in the calawah gives walk-in anglers a shot at bank fishing for hatchery winter runs and that is a positive.

    guess i'll have to add another term into the "verboten" category.
     
  11. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I love the Calawah forbankaccess for sure. Having bonkablefish there is a serious bonus( well....kinda) to an otherwise already beautiful fishing experience.
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Please do not perpetuate the PC sterilization of America...way too much of that already. Some within the fly-fishing community refer to hardware guys as "bankies" and some with a "something I just stepped in" tone. While I am a nearly 100% recovered, former hardware guy, I still have empathy for those who have yet seen the light.
     
  13. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I honestly think you are screwing up your generalizations. I've heard of gear guys fishing out of boats call flyfishermen bank maggots or bankies but never flyfishermen. It doesn't even make sense. i've never seen anyone flyfish for steelhead our of a boat.

    Go Sox,
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  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    and i honestly do not have a clue to what you are talking about. i never meant "bankies" in a negative way, and you were the one asking if i thought they were second class citizens by using the term and now i'm accused of "pc sterilization"... very odd
     
  15. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Just saying no need to add bankies to a verboten list... way too much of this PC, mind every damn thing one says, stuff going on for my taste. It's clear now you did not mean the term in a negative way -- my response was an attempt to add a little humor...must have missed the mark.