Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Bob Triggs, Feb 13, 2018.
I was totally unaware of these fisheries.
@Ed Call Please delete
When it gets warmer in summer the cutthroat swim down into deeper, cooler water until the next incoming tide. This is hardly a crisis, much less a reason to close down a great fishery.
Summer time = coho.
I was too until a few months ago when a discussion about large sea runs was started and some came forward with stories of big SRC being a by catch of this beach seining particularly in Hood Canal but I am glad to hear that your style of commercial fishing was not very disruptive to the native SRC that is very good news and something I was not aware of thanks.... ST
Wait...a....second....did I misread things? I thought summer time = jungle cock and soft plastics?
Unless you can cast or in many places roll cast 80+ft, this is probably the most effective way to catch summer steelhead on the N Umpqua. Some of the purest frown on it and of those, some are even against the two-handers as well.
I can think of multiple that have been posted on this very site. Bleeding from the gills, out of the water, etc. Not that I think any type of closure is justified, but fish do get mishandled all the time.
Hey I will look closer next time. Rose colored glasses here maybe?
I see a lot of in net photos and a lot of the plexiglass live tank photos on social media, especially on fly shop pages.
Common sense is the norm and yes of course it escapes some people to some extent.
Amen. There is a guide who is particularly active on Instagram who routinely posts SRCs out of the water and clients adding the ultimate death grip to fish. Even the “pros” mishandle these poor fish.
Bob, I like it. Shouldn't be any other way!
How about stopping guiding for searuns Triggs? Stop exploiting the fishery. \
No guiding allowed for saltwater cutthroat October 1st through May 1st? Now this is an interesting proposal.