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Boy, apparently I'm confused as I see in the pamphlet it closed on Aug. 15, however, wasn't it open last year into September for coho???..... I realize coho was closed this year, but didn't it used to be into September in the pamphlet?
 

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Ah, found my old pamphlet. Coho traditionally was open Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. Jan.-April. !! If they do this next year, I won't be happy.
 

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I hear-tell there are lots of coho for the tribes to get at Port Gamble Bay right now.....but it's closed to the rest of us. Such a deal. Hopefully some fish move down the Canal this year. I don't understand why WDFW closed area 9 north of the bridge.
 

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I hear-tell there are lots of coho for the tribes to get at Port Gamble Bay right now.....but it's closed to the rest of us. Such a deal. Hopefully some fish move down the Canal this year. I don't understand why WDFW closed area 9 north of the bridge.
Larry, I am pretty sure that the coho being caught by tribal fishermen at Port Gamble come from the Port Gamble tribe net pens in Port Gamble Bay.
 

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I hear-tell there are lots of coho for the tribes to get at Port Gamble Bay right now.....but it's closed to the rest of us. Such a deal. Hopefully some fish move down the Canal this year. I don't understand why WDFW closed area 9 north of the bridge.
I asked that very question of WDFW. It is closed for two reasons. Endangered wild kings that pass through that area and because of "drop-in" wild coho headed for the sound. That's the answer I got. What I don't understand is if those are truly the reasons, concern of wild coho and kings, them why are the tribes netting that area and why for the last few weeks am I seeing tribal members out trolling with down riggers in that area? Seems they are more likely to encounter those fish than a few shorebound fishermen. And they get to keep them. I can't understand why we weren't allowed a hatchery coho only fishery. Another concern is that the tribes were able to push this regulation through this year, so you know they will try to screw us over again next year.
 

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Larry, I am pretty sure that the coho being caught by tribal fishermen at Port Gamble come from the Port Gamble tribe net pens in Port Gamble Bay.
I asked that very question of WDFW. It is closed for two reasons. Endangered wild kings that pass through that area and because of "drop-in" wild coho headed for the sound. That's the answer I got. What I don't understand is if those are truly the reasons, concern of wild coho and kings, them why are the tribes netting that area and why for the last few weeks am I seeing tribal members out trolling with down riggers in that area? Seems they are more likely to encounter those fish than a few shorebound fishermen. And they get to keep them. I can't understand why we weren't allowed a hatchery coho only fishery. Another concern is that the tribes were able to push this regulation through this year, so you know they will try to screw us over again next year.
So can non-tribal people like me put out net pens so I can harvest my returns and my buddies?
 
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