Fraser Pinks

#1
I follow the test fishing on the PSC web site every year http://www.psc.org/info_testfishing_summaries.htm#2013

The test in area 20 are of most interest to me, as they are on the west coast of Vancouver Is. across from Neah Bay. The test have been getting better in recent days going from 3,000's to as high as 17,000+, bigger than I have ever seen. Then I checked area 12 ( Johnstone straits), the test on the 28th was 88,000 in 4 sets. That is not a typo, I said 88,000, that's some serious humpy. Something is going right in the ocean, for humpies at least. Anyway, I thought some of you might find this interesting.

Enjoy, Chris
 

Smalma

Active Member
#2
Wow!!

The Blinkhorn seine catch on the 28th is off the charts.

I agree that those test fishing results are interesting and I have watch them for years. In addition to the Fraser fish (pinks and sockeye) Washington fish are also caught. They usually can separate the Washington fish from the Fraser ones based on DNA testing. Saw somewhere that a week or so ago approximate 1/3 of the pinks in the area 20 fishery were Washington fish and 10% of the pinks at Blinkhorn were Washington fish.

Curt
 
#3
Wow!!

The Blinkhorn seine catch on the 28th is off the charts.

I agree that those test fishing results are interesting and I have watch them for years. In addition to the Fraser fish (pinks and sockeye) Washington fish are also caught. They usually can separate the Washington fish from the Fraser ones based on DNA testing. Saw somewhere that a week or so ago approximate 1/3 of the pinks in the area 20 fishery were Washington fish and 10% of the pinks at Blinkhorn were Washington fish.

Curt
Thanks Curt, I didn't know that. The tests in area 20 have been bigger than I've ever seen, so that bodes well for some of our rivers. That Blinkhorn test is huge, and in just 4 sets( 22,000 per), I wish I could have seen it.
 
#4
There must be some creeks up there that have summer chums, those inside test have more chum than coho, the tests in the straits have almost no chums.
 

rotato

Active Member
#6
we had a 65 k set on Monday up near the salmon banks
all bright fish
that's right one set

best part the enforcement officer took all the bycatch and sold it for the state
he even pitched fish and didn't bitch when I dumped a brailer on him

lots of fish coming boys
 
#7
we had a 65 k set on Monday up near the salmon banks
all bright fish
that's right one set

best part the enforcement officer took all the bycatch and sold it for the state
he even pitched fish and didn't bitch when I dumped a brailer on him

lots of fish coming boys
Nice set
 

rotato

Active Member
#8
Classic fishing irony here
The next opening we made a similar haul and we caught three fish
Different tide different day
Then the pto blew a bearing

We saw some jumpers heading south from the plane today

I believe the commercial non native fleet is done in the puget sound
There is a couple more openings for Fraser fish
 

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