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Salmon closures

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Caveman Jim, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm sorry to hear that Jim! Life just suckin' more and more!:(
     
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  3. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Dang. Welps, do you have a kokanee lake you can drag some lures around close by? Trout fishing? Late season bass?
     
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  4. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm just upset because I have been enjoying not spending hundreds in fuel and catching fish, now I'll have time spend hundreds in fuel just to fish....
    Not to mention that the best minus tides start MONDAY!!!:mad::mad::mad:
     
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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Nothing like having to get your salmon in a can, huh? o_O
     
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  6. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    I thought about you when I read that. Typical Fisheries fiasco, if that's how it's spelled.
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Isn't Fiasco that Italian car company that bought Chrysler? :D
     
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  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think they're relatedo_O
     
  9. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse - you could be in Oregon and dealing with odfw. They hosed chinook anglers pretty good this year with their bs.
     
  10. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    that plain a^^ sucks. Satsop has some good fishing. ain't been no where else


    but yet no reg. on "Natives" fishing.
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    With a record run of Kings in the Columbia of 1,380,000 fish and still have 3K over Bonneville dam per day!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  12. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    And this type of bs - and the columbia basin gillnetter welfare tag is why i won't buy salmon steelhead tags in oregon anymore. Not worth it. The lake 15 min from my house will be open year round starting in january..its year round bassin' for me now unless we move put pf state.
     
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  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not a warm water fisher (except this year) but have set up my boat for Kokanee with electric DR's and invested in the necessary tackle too for lakes (screw the CR endorsement tag). But I am and always will be a river rat so I bought a windshield boat with a jet so I can get up river to duck & goose hunt.
     
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  14. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    From the info I have attained says that WDFW has a "verbal Agreement" with the Quinalts but you know that if the rain brings in the fish then they will break it ASAP!!!
     
  15. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a bow mount electric yet? Coupled with a kicker or aft electric its like having a bow thruster :D makes maintaining position or heading a bit easier while trolling in the wind too.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nope, if I ever get off the rivers I may give it a go.
     
  17. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Buncha guys on the Columbia and Willamette use em now. Say they do well in the currents helping to maintain heading. Couple nw companies making anchor bracket mounts or removable mounts for the aluminum river boats.
     
  18. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Too set in my old ways, technology is for the ones who created it......
    Good luck with that.
     
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  19. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Was just up at Stevens Creek on the Humptulips Sunday afternoon, and I can attest that we aren't missing much by the closure. A few very dark kings, and a ton of zombiechums with about fifty hooks stuck in each one.

    What is really troubling is that even smaller lesser fished rivers like the Wishkah and Hoquiam are dead. No fish holding in the holes just out of tidewater, which is very unusual for late October. I am holding out hope that the silvers are late but it isn't looking good. Pray the November run of big hook noses starts coming in or we will be in deep you know what in a few years.
     
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  20. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Going after some late season bass, crappie and perch has definitely crossed my mind