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Fishery Notice

Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0641-Salmon: Area 29 and Region 2 - Management Measures to Protect Thompson and Upper Fraser River Coho

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The following measures will be implemented to protect Thompson and upper Fraser
River coho and to provide selective opportunities for Chinook and chum.

Fraser River Tidal Waters downstream of the CPR Bridge at Mission

Effective 00:01 hours Tuesday, September 2, 2008 to 23:59 hours Friday, October
3, 2008:

You may not fish for coho salmon.
You may not fish for sockeye salmon.
You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:

- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is two (2) per day.

Fraser River - above Mission

Effective 00:01 hours Thursday, September 4, 2008 to 23:59 hours Monday,
October 6, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from the CPR
Bridge at Mission, BC upstream to a line drawn between two triangular white
boundary signs located on opposite sides of the Fraser River approximately 3 km
upstream of the confluence with the Harrison River (downstream of Jesperson's
Bar):

You may not fish for coho salmon.
You may not fish for sockeye salmon.
You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:

- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is two (2) per day.

Note: An "adult chinook" in this area is defined as being over 50 cm except
from September 1 to December 31 when an "adult chinook" is defined as being
over 62 cm.

During this critical migration timing for Interior Fraser coho, the
recreational community is requested to fish selectively when fishing for
chinook and chum. The first principle of selective harvest is to avoid
catching non-targeted stocks. This means that anglers are requested to use
angling methods that do not catch sockeye or coho.

NO FISHING AREAS FOR SALMON BY DATE

Effective 00:01 hrs Thursday, September 4, 2008 until 23:59 hrs Monday, October
6, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from a line drawn between
two triangular white boundary signs located on opposite sides of the Fraser
River approximately 3 km upstream of the confluence with the Harrison River
(downstream of Jesperson's Bar) to the Highway No. 1 Bridge at Hope, BC, you
may not fish for salmon.

Effective 00:01 hrs Saturday, September 6, 2008 until 23:59 hrs Thursday,
October 9, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from the Highway
No. 1 Bridge at Hope, BC to the confluence with Sawmill Creek you may not fish
for salmon
 

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nayhkilas said:
is scent added to a spin-n-glo considered bait or not?
I guess roe is a bait, but I am 99% sure ? :)
Nayhkilas. Please read the regs. Page 9 deals with bait. These booklets and online regulations are put there so anglers will know how to behave legally and ethically on the water, but are wasted if anglers do not read them. If you don't read them yourself, and only rely on what others tell you, you will be held responsible for any illegal tactics you employ.
 

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Thanks Prof, I was going to comment but you seemed to have covered it. Can you just imagine what the officer would be thinking if you said to him AFTER he busts you for using bait during a closure, "well I read it on a fishing forum and some guys said it might be ok".
 

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It appears that scent is looked on as bait in the regs. This is an excerpt from page 9 of the regs.

“Bait” is any foodstuff or natural substance
used to attract fish, other than wood,
cotton, wool, hair, fur or feathers. It
does not include fin fish, other than
roe. It includes roe, worms and other
edible substances, as well as scents and
flavourings containing natural substances
or nutrients.

It would sure be nice if DFO would call a spade a spade in these in-season reg updates , and say "please don't bottom bounce" instead of this mamby pamby selective methods crap. Plain language makes it easy for all to get the message..
 

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abbyfireguy said:
It would sure be nice if DFO would call a spade a spade in these in-season reg updates , and say "please don't bottom bounce" instead of this mamby pamby selective methods crap. Plain language makes it easy for all to get the message..
Unforetunately it's just not that easy. They have to come up with a way to word it that doesn't allow loop holes, from what I was told they are trying this method because the officer can use hiw discretion to determine if a fine is warranted. To say don't bottom bounce they would have to put up a definition of bottom bouncing without restricting proper bottom bouncing practices, and also make sure that a fellow doesn't just throw a float on top and say he's drift fishing instead.
 
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