Seiners

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by SciGuy, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. SciGuy

    SciGuy Active Member

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    There are 8 purse seiners working the point just North of Kingston right now. There are 3 more in the bay and a tender boat for them to off-load their catch onto. Anyone know what they are targeting? Chum?
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    My bet is chum, the only species timing that makes sense. They pounded the chum pretty hard last year.
     
  3. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    SciGuy -
    Yes chum -
    You can find all you want about Puget Sound commercial salmon seasons at

    http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/commercial/salmon

    "MA 10
    Open 10/18 from 7:00AM to 6:00PM release Chinook and coho."

    tight lines
    Curt
     
  4. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    I was out mile north of appletree cove in kingston and they were stacking coho big time! Glad I got at least one out of my boat before they destroyed that area for the week. Got about 200' from the nets and for sure they were Coho mixed in with small amounts of chum, bout' 3 boats within' a 5 mile stretch.
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    The tribes have netted the mouth of Big Beef Creek on the Hood Canal now for about a month, no let up, NO coho left. They are wiped out. Thank you. Why Why Why? 50% of the catch? BS!!
     
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    I really fear for our salmon fisheries. How can the state allow this to happen. We are witnessing the wholesale destruction of our salmon runs and there is nothing we can do to prevent it. Between the tribes and the commercials there will soon be nothing left.
     
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    You put too much faith in our Gubmint idiots.
     
  8. herl

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    How does commercial harvest of washington salmon make any financial or biological sense?
     
  9. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Once they (commercial and NA's)
    wipe out the chum runs I guess that
    Coastal Cutts are next.

    There has been zero return of chums in
    many south sound and canal rivers and creeks
    for the past 2 years and I don't expect that to change
    this year....hope I'm wrong.

    If all nets were banned in Admiralty Inlet for 5 years
    it would make a positive impact on all saltwater fisheries.
    BUt that would be a long term solution
    instead of the quick buck
    to buy that new truck.


    Dave
     
  10. toadthedry

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    I ran in my boat from belfair half way up the canal 2 weekends ago - nets at every point, sometimes two and nets in some bays. One net stretched over half way across the canal. Made me feel ill. The fish don't stand a chance.
    Mike
     
  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Can anyone explain this to me? What's the business about tribes get 50% of the harvest. No, I didn't read the Boldt decision lately. I probably just don't know what I'm bitching about, other than, the salmon are getting RAPED!!!!!! I am sick when I think about this. I meant to call the tribe today and got too busy and forgot. I wanted to know the minimum mesh size for the beach seines. Last year I measured one at 2-1/2" square knot to knot.
     
  12. redlodge

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    This thread has caught my eye. I was wondering if they were going to net the S river runs this year
    and this answers my question. Fishing as we have know on these rivers is now history. I never in
    my wildest dreams could imagine how this could happen on the Sky which I consider my home river.
    They have manged to net most of the fish out of existence. Until the political climate changes
    in Wa nothing is going to happen. Probably too late by then.
     
  13. Chloe's DAD

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    It is very sick i was in ollala fishing one eve on mon and i had a kid with me that has never fished let alone been in a drift boat and there was some puyallup nation boys and on the beach there was a fellow fly guy an lady minding there buissness and the punks set there net next to him and wrapped it around and totaly screewed his peace time and there were a few words exchange thats bullshit and if he was to call the warden for harassment the warden would have to call tribal police and there would be nothing done so my question would be is there a law that says if a sport fisherman fishing waist high in salt is it legal for the salmon raipest to net you with there set?
     
  14. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    My question is how do you release chinook and coho that have been tangled up in a net and dragged out of the water? For some reason I think mortality rates would be very high.
     
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    I'm new to the area and don't know all the history on these fisheries, but the commercial and tribal netting makes me sick! This is also why I think it was a terrible idea for them to take out the dams on the Elwha. They think they can start and manage a new salmon fishery when they can't even take care of the ones they have now. All it will be is another depressed salmon fishery that the natives wipe out, and the best wild trout river fishery in western Washington gets killed in the process. Awesome...