SRC? WTF!?!

#16
A few years ago Les Johnson made a post on WWF that said sea-run cutthroat should be treated with respect and was referring to what we called them. His point was that they should be called sea-run cutthroat rather than SRC. He has been the "guardian" of these fish for many decades and his opinions deserve respect. His post is the reason why I stopped using SRC and refer to them now as sea-run cutthroat.

Roger
Then I demand the use of Bavarian Motor Works immediately by all! BMW is just so demeaning...and don't even get me started with Beemer!
 
#19
I liked UNA back when I worked as it stood for "use no abbreviations".
That is the perfect one! An abbreviation to warn you to not use them : )

There are some good ones, however, aren't there?

DOA is better than dead on arrival, sounds less... dead.
AKA saves time nicely

And for those music people, NWA is good to keep you safe from saying the long form "bad word"
 
#20
this is sort of off/on topic.
Need a favor-I am fairly new here on the board and tried to look into archives-and feel free to PM me,
how is Les Johnson, I hope he recovered?
Thanks in advance
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#23
I guess you'll have to stop to referring to other known standards like the PNW, the OP, the GR, the D, the NF of the X, etc. People like to personalize things that are important to them, and perhaps it helps communicate unknown things in a crowd.

I don't view it as disrespectful at all.
 
#24
Is anyone listening to their kids these days? The language is changing gentlemen! I remember when thou were oft chastized with vigor for a mere mangle of the written word.
 

Preston

Active Member
#25
Gldntrt,
Resident coho (or silvers) differ from ocean migrating coho in that they find conditions sufficiently salubrious within the Sound to never leave on the years-long oceanic journeys of their more adventurous relatives. The same is true of chinook (or king) salmon; some choose not to leave the Sound and are referred to as "blackmouth". Although most resident coho today are the result of plantings of pen-reared fish which are held until beyond their normal smolting time (which apparently results in a large percentage of these fish adopting the resident lifestyle); back in the day, fifty and more years ago, when Puget Sound coho populations were much more prolific than they are today, naturally-occurring resident coho were much more common than they are now. We called them "feeder silvers" then, and the legal limit was six fish under eighteen inches, per day.

Les has recovered somewhat but is still is still confined to a wheelchair.
 
#28
Gldntrt,
Resident coho (or silvers) differ from ocean migrating coho in that they find conditions sufficiently salubrious within the Sound to never leave on the years-long oceanic journeys of their more adventurous relatives. The same is true of chinook (or king) salmon; some choose not to leave the Sound and are referred to as "blackmouth". Although most resident coho today are the result of plantings of pen-reared fish which are held until beyond their normal smolting time (which apparently results in a large percentage of these fish adopting the resident lifestyle); back in the day, fifty and more years ago, when Puget Sound coho populations were much more prolific than they are today, naturally-occurring resident coho were much more common than they are now. We called them "feeder silvers" then, and the legal limit was six fish under eighteen inches, per day.

Les has recovered somewhat but is still is still confined to a wheelchair.
Preston, thank you kindly for the information on the fish and the update on Les Johnson. Glad to hear he has recovered some and hope he is aware how much joy his writings have brought many of us.

Love to hear from folks who remember fish stocks and runs of yesteryear. Puget Sound/Hood Canal is an amazing inland ocean-I guess part of the Salish Sea conglomerate name now, and I think something we may take for granted. How many places in the world have what we have right here?

Wonder what the oddest form of salmonid is? There must be still some undiscovered micro-stocks of an odd one?
Aurora Trout may be landlocked Arctic Char? Are there any freshwater only Humpy stocks?
Love the possibilities!

Again, thanks for the information, really enjoyed it!
John