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The weather anyway. Way too hot and bright for my liking today.
Like fishing an aquarium.
Started a bit before 6:00. Ended up fishing three beach with seven cutts to hand. Nothing of much size.

There was a bunch of bait at one beach that was exploding out of the water. I foul hooked one on a cast and it turned out to be a 3" herring.

Saw a few horned up dungies doing their thing.
Noticed a small fish swimming near shore and scooped it into my basket. I believe it is a gunnel.
Headed home around noon for eat lunch and have a few cold ones.
SF


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Well maybe we will have a good crab season anyway!
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But did you bi-catch any salmon that is the real question here man?
I only target salmon when I have a BIA permit and a gillnet.
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I fished Halibut yesterday. The only thing to make it to my gunnel was a keeper-sized male Dungeness crab...

I am with you SF, it was HOT. The sun found the spots I missed with spf50.

We got outta the eastern straights before the small craft advisory kicked in!
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Just a reminder to you and the other lads in the northwest......
you are in paradise!

After the runs were over in 2015, I'd planned 6 months fishing tarpon, snook and other species in the warmer climes ... and got snagged in Richmond, Indiana these last 3 months with carp, catfish and white bass....
... i guess i shouldn't complain ... it's fishing ... so spoiled on Vancouver island.

please guys consider the unfortunate...... and don't complain too much about the pinks this year.
Even year=no pinks here.
I'm surprised ... considering you're further south than the mid Vancouver island rivers where we get pinks in odd and even years.
I'm surprised ... considering you're further south than the mid Vancouver island rivers where we get pinks in odd and even years.
Nature abhors a vacuum...
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Just a reminder to you and the other lads in the northwest......
you are in paradise!

After the runs were over in 2015, I'd planned 6 months fishing tarpon, snook and other species in the warmer climes ... and got snagged in Richmond, Indiana these last 3 months with carp, catfish and white bass....
... i guess i shouldn't complain ... it's fishing ... so spoiled on Vancouver island.

please guys consider the unfortunate...... and don't complain too much about the pinks this year.
nic,
Just not a fan of hot weather as a wet side NW lifer.
My idea of a great summer would be one where the temps never reach 80 degrees. We had one of those types of summers a few years ago and I remember many like that as a kid.
I'd rather rust then melt....
SF
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nic,
Just not a fan of hot weather as a wet side NW lifer.
My idea of a great summer would be one where the temps never reach 80 degrees. We had one of those types of summers a few years ago and I remember many like that as a kid.
I'd rather rust then melt....
SF
Reminds me of fishing with a wetsider a time or two. They're slathering on sunscreen and it's only eighty five.
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Reminds me of fishing with a wetsider a time or two. They're slathering on sunscreen and it's only eighty five.
You might think about talking with your dermatologist!
Reminds me of fishing with a wetsider a time or two. They're slathering on sunscreen and it's only eighty five.
Hell TJ, I lather up well below 85. ;)
Two past malignant melanomas and looking like I was in a knife fight will lead you in that direction.
Better safe then sorry.......
SF
I never burn, just turn really, really brown.
nic,
Just not a fan of hot weather as a wet side NW lifer.
My idea of a great summer would be one where the temps never reach 80 degrees. We had one of those types of summers a few years ago and I remember many like that as a kid.
I'd rather rust then melt....
SF
It was more jealousy of the cutts you caught and the NW beaches - a result of currently finding myself fishing in mud bowls, rather than issues of hot weather.
Although, since you mention it, never once did i complain about the sun in 8 years fishing tropical beaches in Nicaragua.

My reason for sparing the sun resides in being born and brought up in Scotland - where it's cauld and pishes cats and dugs every day of the year.

I'm exaggerating there, Stonefish, the record clearly shows that the sun did come out on the banks of the Clyde - twice in 23 years ;)
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Nature abhors a vacuum...
Don't tell outer space that!

I'm not one for messing with nature too much; however, in the event of something catastrophic occurring ( which seems to be occurring every other day) - wiping out the odd year pink fishery, would it not be prudent to estabish an even year pink fishery in your region?
We have even year pinks in PS Rivers, just not very many. Quinn says in his textbook that the even year pinks in a given PS River like say the Skagit are more closely related to even year pinks in AK than even and odd year pinks from the Skagit are to each other. That's how inflexible their life history is to stray spatially but not temporally.
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My reason for sparing the sun resides in being born and brought up in Scotland - where it's cauld and pishes cats and dugs every day of the year.
Hehe, it's cauld and pishes cats and dugs, took me a second to understand what the hell you were saying, but I like it.
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