Rivers Of A Lost Coast

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by coastal steelheader, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader
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    Here is a great documentary about the Northern California salmon and steelhead fisheries, the men who fished them, and the rivers sad decline.

    Enjoy

    [video=youtube;uKaSFKVCYZI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKaSFKVCYZI[/video]
     
  2. Felt Lizard

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    I am no fisherman, but this piece of work showed me something I never knew...and is incredibly moving. Thank you.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

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    It's way past time to disallow the indians to gill net the rivers

    I remember my childhood in the early 1970s and an entire summer spent along a coastal N Cali river in my dad's RV.. he was a heavy construction guy working on a HWY. We just parked down near the stream bed all alone and were never bothered.I spent my days fishing and exploring
     
  4. salmonriverjohn

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    I absolutely agree Blitzkrieg. If their going to be allowed to net, then it has to be with no modern equipment such as motorized boats, or poly netting that wont rot when lost. This is the 500 Lb. gorilla in the room that no one wants to touch.
     
  5. Rascals

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    Well they take the fish and set up casinos. I don't remember them having that in the old days. So get rid of one of them.
     
  6. coastal steelheader

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    I'd like to see them get rid of ALL nets period but I know its wishful thinking, and they'll be killing everything that swims til all the salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon are gone. At the very most let tribes and commercials fish every five years and let the runs recover a bit. It would nice to see some real stream/river recovery along the lines of getting rid of the trash and the logging leftovers as well.
     
  7. Leif Stremberg

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    I grew up on the Smith river. And did a little fishing on the klamath. Both amazing rivers. However the native netting has destroyed the runs. Also the dam in klamath falls oregon hasn't helped.
     
  8. pokerace

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    I truly believe that we do not owe the natives ANYTHING...It is time to stop the guilt trip...
     

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