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Well here is the official notice. The Fraser will be officially closed come Monday.

Effective 00:01 hours Monday August 20, 2007 until further notice, there is no
recreational fishing for all Salmon species from the downstream side of the CPR
Bridge at Mission upstream to the Highway No. 1 Bridge at Hope, BC.

Current run size estimates of 120,000 Early Summer-run sockeye and 750,000
Summer-run sockeye are significantly below preseason expectations of 690,000
and 3,369,000, respectively. The limited amount of TAC remaining is required
for First Nations food, social and ceremonial purposes.

The Departments first priority is to ensure that there is sufficient sockeye
escapement to the spawning grounds for conservation purposes. The Department
is also committed to providing top priority, after conservation, to First
Nations fishing for food, social and ceremonial purposes.

Despite a no fishing for sockeye regulation for the sport fishery, DFO
continued to observe and receive reports that sockeye were being encountered in
the recreational fishery.

DFO is implementing this salmon closure in the recreational fishery to ensure
the above priorities are provided. This salmon closure will be reviewed
weekly.

Recreational fishing opportunities for trout, steelhead and sturgeon and other
non-salmon species remain open.

Variation order 2007-305 is in effect.

Notes:

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-
FISH.







Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0597
Sent August 17, 2007 at 1210
 

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Lower Fraser, tossing spoons, here I come. I can't afford to drive all the way up to Hope anyways, so this suits me just fine. I think I will do some Sturgeon fishing on high tide, bar fishing on low tide and work some spoons on the times the other fishing is to boring for me!! :D ;D
 

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marko said:
Anywhere will do once the pinko's have arrived...... :thumbup:.....Marko
Exactly, still plenty of fishing to do... I think I'll even head out for the incoming tide in the morning and see if I get lucky enough to put a spoon in front of a t'd off Pink!! Then perhaps finish off what little roe I have left barfing for Jacks. Marko, what you doing? Up for some fishing lower river style? ;)
 

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And just where do you get that conclusion from their posts Eric? Or, are you just stirring a pot??

I for one, will probably bar fish for the last time Sunday. Leaving for holidays up to a few Kamloops area Lakes on Tuesday ....... so will probably Sturgeon Fish and then use some other methods to entice a spring on Monday.


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[email protected]@#t. i would like to take this moment to thank all of those who could not refrain from bottom bouncing the fraser for SPRINGS, we owe it to those for the closer of the entier salmon season on the upper fraser because of a few who figured it was their god given right to bb for fish that should have been left alone. you know who you are and i hope you enjoyed the season.
 

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stsfisher said:
[email protected]@#t. i would like to take this moment to thank all of those who could not refrain from bottom bouncing the fraser for SPRINGS, we owe it to those for the closer of the entier salmon season on the upper fraser because of a few who figured it was their god given right to bb for fish that should have been left alone. you know who you are and i hope you enjoyed the season.

I believe the closure is for the low # of sox not the number of bb'ers. The ocean survival is to blame here. Think about it!


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I believe the closure is for the low # of sox not the number of bb'ers.
I am not so sure about this. The DFO were pretty specific in their requests this year for selective fishing methods. Have they ever been this direct? Either way, let's hope the fish so what they have to do to rebound. I am confident they will.
 

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Well if you think about it the # of sox is low,meaning there aren't enough returning fish to support the fishery. Simply there are not enough returning fish...........................you know what I mean? They estimate that only 20-30% of the expected run is returning and they don't believe they are late.They're just not there. Hopefully they are wrong here.

As far as the skeena, it's good to hear that the ocean survival rate was good for this run but most likely they have an entirely differant travel route than our fraser sox! who knows why but the bottom line is they didn't survive the ocean to make it back.Hence the closure.



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