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What the hell happened to the fish (Grays Harbor, Willapa)?

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by coastal steelheader, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I know the rest of the state is doing fairly well with their salmon returns, but here on the Coast the Twin Harbors are doing horrible.


    At first I figured the fish were late in coming, but now I'm convinced that they may have shot up the river with the last storm we had a few weeks back. We may still have a good run of those big November hook nose silvers, but the first half of this salmon season blew.
    I have it on good authority that even the QIN and non Indian commercials guys are saying this year is a bust. I've heard the Willapa is doing horribly too.

    So does anyone have any clues as why things are so bad? Mismanagement? An off year? Previous winter storms? Seals? Fukishima? Aliens? I'm even willing to blame Bush at this point since noone else seems to have an answer.
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    What has been going on up stream? Logging? Industry? Irrigation? Lack of fisheries Management??

    I hate this....

    So much population out here any more!!
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd check the NT (non tribal) netters in the bay to see what they have taken so far.
     
  4. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Much less than in past years and the past twenty years or so they have been almost overregulated.

    None in Grays Harbor, and little if any in Lewis County

    In Western WA?
    This would be my guess. That and leadership that have heavily favored gillnetters over sports fishermen since the Boldt Decision

    I hate this....

    Actually too damned many guides here lately.
     
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  5. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Neither tribal or non tribal seem to be doing that well, or at least that is what they are claiming.
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Guys have figured out that if they have a boat they can be out of the house fishing every day because.......It's the Job!! :thumbup:
     
  7. JIMIJ

    JIMIJ oregon New Member

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