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This might wick you off a bit..Fishery related

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by CoastRange57, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here is what your Columbia River endorsement pays for on your fishing licenses, more failed management at the Federal level by the National Marine Fisheries. Poor fishery management has lead to an overpopulation of sea lions all over the Northwest and these who will hog line up on the Kalama and other rivers and decimate the native and hatchery runs of steelhead and spring chinook.

    All the work to bring these runs back at the state level, and putting it on the backs and wallets of the sport fisherman and these fish cannot even make it to the river for state management and fisherman. to harvest

    Got to get the grand kids out fishing before all the runs of salmonoids and sturgen are gone from these unmanaged predators.

    http://katu.com/news/local/video-sea-lions-invade-rainier-docks

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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Where's a Great White Shark when you need one?
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's why I do not trust any GOV official as far as I can throw one. They're incompetent and corrupt to the core!!!:mad::mad::mad:
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    DFW (Oregon/Washington) do an amazing job managing wildlife. They just manage it well for other wildlife and not those paying their salaries
     
  5. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    damn that's pathetic, wish it were silencer season
     
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  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    20 years ago at the Ballard Locks (Cedar river) Hercial and his band of steelhead eating brothers ate almost the entire run because the envir-nutz had a cow when Gov tried to shoot them..... :mad::mad::mad:
     
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  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The problem is the "Marine Mammal Protection Act". Their hands are tied by that, and they seem to have much more important things to be doing rather than addressing the pinneped problem. Couple that with the PETA freaks that come out of the woodwork for anything that may harm one of the beasts. I believe they're still trapping at Bonneville Dam, drop in the bucket though.

    I think it's amazing that the public can look on and be entertained by the whole mess while the beasts are destroying public infrastructure worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, all up and down the West coast!

    Just wait, when one, or three, fishermen gut pulled under and drown they'll do something! Probably close the river to fishing!
     
  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ahem, Jim? Ah, I think that was more like 30 years ago.
    https://theamericanscholar.org/herschel-and-the-steelheads/

    Funny, or not, what age does to us, eh?
     
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  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I lost track of time along time ago and since it has slipped away so fast I need to use the phrase "BACK IN THE DAY .....:eek:
     
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  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Now you see what it takes to make changes to GOV policy (the liberal way). The only question is can we fisherman fuel the same emotions to get more fish in the rivers? We need to become a-holes to get-r-done just like them.... but we are too nice.... like gun owners just want to be left alone.....
     
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  11. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Friend who is a hard core salmon fisherman, 3 times a week, said that the count on pinnepeds in the lower Columbia, mouth to Bonneville is 7,600 at last count.
     
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  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I believe that they have exceeded the numbers that still warrant being on the ESA.
    Time to CULL em back!!!
     
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  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Keep dreamin' Jim!
     
  14. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Night OPS with the FBI hired merks on an out going tide.....
    Yep, that's the ticket.
     
  15. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    1307214678399.jpg 1309056030759.jpg I lived right at the Ballard locks about 2011 in a condo right above the locks. One night I think it was fall time the tribes set gill nets above the locks and blocked all boat traffic. Cops and coast guard came down, nets were ran over by a number of boats. Nets were placed right in front of exit of fish ladder. I saw hundreds of fish landed. Fishing was very good by Golden Gardens in my boat.