Winter Steelhead Catches for 2010

Alosa

Active Member
#6
Are those estimates scaled for fishing pressure? The reason I ask is that if the Cowlitz sees far more fishers than say the Humtulips, then it should be no surpirse that more steelhead are reported from there. The steelhead numbers scaled for fishing pressure (catch per unit effort) would be a FAR more meaningful statistic for interpretation by the general public.
 

BDD

Active Member
#8
Are those estimates scaled for fishing pressure? The reason I ask is that if the Cowlitz sees far more fishers than say the Humtulips, then it should be no surpirse that more steelhead are reported from there. The steelhead numbers scaled for fishing pressure (catch per unit effort) would be a FAR more meaningful statistic for interpretation by the general public.
I didn't open the link but I'm pretty sure it only takes into account actual reported harvest with a correction factor thrown in for good measure.
 

kjsteelhead

Active Member
#9
Kind of depressing when you look at the Puget Sound river numbers. Remember when the Green used to put out a few thousand fish? We used to skip school to catch winter runs in the Cedar. Hope we don't do the same to the coastal streams.
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#10
Washougal used to always be in the top 5 with catches in the thousands...

Now lets get something straight here Catch numbers are down as the result of less stocking and poor survival in some areas, particularly Puget sound. These lower stocking rates are NECESSARY and a good thing!!! They are made necessary because oh human inability to control it's lust for destruction of nature. We harvested them as heavily as we possibly could and did as much damage to their habitat as we possibly could when we realized what that did to the runs we overcompensated by putting too many hatchery fish in just about every stream in the state.
ALL OF THOSE ACTIONS WERE WRONG.. We have now had a correction in out hatchery policies THAT IS A GOOD ACTION. Sure we don't have the huge numbers of fish to harvest we once had well you know what??? Those are the consequences or our past misdeeds. Don't like it??? OH WELL, to bad so sad.. That's the cost of doing the right thing. better to have less now and more later than more now and none later.
 
#13
I didn't even see that Skagit on the list. I guess it doesn't get a winter run, either, huh?

Pretty miserable numbers for what used to be some of the most glorious steelhead runs in North America.

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