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  1. Saltwater General Discussion
    Fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska have accidentally caught an estimated 58,336 king salmon this year, an unprecedented level of bycatch that could lead to new fishing restrictions. In recent years the Gulf of Alaska’s bycatch numbers have hovered around 20,000 fish. This year’s numbers surprised...
  2. Freshwater General Discussion
    FYI- DFO's note Fraser chum escapement has been trending downward over the last 11 years. Both the 2007 & 2008 escapement was estimated at 1.0M; the escapement goal for Fraser chum is 0.8 M. An estimate of the 2009 escapement is not yet available although early indications are that escapement...
  3. Freshwater General Discussion
    I've been hearing talk about the Cultus Lake sockeye in the Vedder, and in my 15 years of fishing that river, I've NEVER seen one. Until today, that is. I've been watching the government website for the water levels on the Vedder/Chilliwack for the last two dismal weeks, and the recent rain we...
  4. Saltwater General Discussion
    Have any of you been or know anyone who's fished from Port Alberni in the Alberni Inlet in the past week? Wonder if it's picking up with the recent rainfall. I'd like to get out there this weekend. Looking for any silvery units especially springs. Any tips for trolling the inlet from PA to...
  5. Angling Outside BC
    Just came back from three weeks in Ireland. South west Co. Kerry. I was all over the reports from the River Feale (known as the Cashin at the estuary meeting the ocean) I missed the spring run but was hoping to get into some Grilse or sea run trout. I brought my BC river stick and all hoping to...
  6. Region 5 - Reports
    Just wondering if anyone has any recent reports from Watch Lake. Second question is, does anyone know the name of the newer looking RV resort (pretty open, no mature shrubs etc) about 3/4 down the lake from Tall Timbers end and on the east ? side. Big open area, freshly hydro seeded in May, and...
  7. Saltwater General Discussion
    Anyone head out to Thrasher in the last couple days?
  8. Boating Forum
    Recent Servicing..Is this normal ? I took my rig into Poco Marine a couple of weeks back. The work to be done was a simple engine and gear oil change, and an impeller replacement. 90 4 stroke merc. After pick up, I had a concern with what I thought were two new paint gouges on the upper side...
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