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Or is it still too early to bother given the commercial opening? We were thinking of trying Grassy again.

Also, we want to take the kids out tomorrow afternoon for an overnight on Wellington. Any other suggestions for bars with decent fishing and decent camping?

Thanks.
 

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Maybe, but from what I've read, there sure were a lot of commercial boats out there. Assuming they got "most" of the fish, I'm wondering if the area around Grassy, etc., would still be depleated for another day?
 

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Sorry to burst your bubble guys but, the fishing is definately slower...Still fish there but not as many..It will pick up quickly but there is still commercial fishing going on as we speak.....
Unfortunately work will get in the way of fishing for the next three days,but, I hate fishing weekends anyways.. :?
 

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It don't matter if you like commercial fisherman or not, there are slamon to be had for everybody; Natives, commercials and sports fisherman if runs sizes are big enough. Each commercial opening is calculated and allowed at appropriate times. It slows fishing down for everyone else for a day or so, but come on! Your escapement numbers can't be HUGE, what do you think happens when to many fish reach the spawing channels or grounds? It doesn't mean twice as much salmon in 4 years. They use pretty accurate escapement methods, managing salmon and keeping everyone happy is a much harder job than you think! DFO is not letting the entire sockeye run be caught by commercials! They have their turn as do you, than the fish will have their chance to do their thing.

Management is certainly not perfect, but try controlling environment slamon kills! These fish are having a hard time becuase of things much deeper than DFO. Warming oceans, less food at times when it's greatly needed, pressure from ALL fisherman and such.
 

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I am happy the commercial guys get to fish...At least they generally obey the regulations and don't need constant watching like recreational guys and other netters do ...
You will seldom hear me complain about regular commercial fisheries as long as the playing field is level and fair..Its when select groups get preferential treatment and then some appear to abuse and flaunt their time on the river .
Our natural resources need to be respected by all who partake of them all the time,not just when the cameras are rolling..
I really enjoy my time on the river and have fun even when the fish aren't in the mood to jump in my boat..I just hope everyone would also like to continue to enjoy these slippery silver beast for years to come...
Its hard to remember that EVERYONE owns our salmon stocks and has an equal stake in their survival...
Whew....enough of that......
I apologize for the rant, but, thats life on the big water..... :roll:
 

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Well - we got out this morning and my buddy and I did manage to get our 2 fish each. It wasn't exactly hot, but I can't complain either. From what I've heard - the fishing was much slower than earlier this week. But then again - how much fun is it to be done in 15 minutes? I'm not really sure how much fish the commercial guys take out of the river, but I'd like to think that some fish still manage to get through... :) . On a positive note, it's good to see the commercial guys get a crack at it. Plus - I imagine that DFO wouldn't open the sockeye fishery to the commercial guys if there wasn't a good run of fish!

Hey abbyfireguy - the reel is working beautifully! Thanks again! :D
 

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Hope no one took what I said the wrong way ...... while these guys do have an impact on the number of fish left in the river (don't think I need to explain that one) ....... I am also glad they are getting their turn to have a piece of the pie.

Fishon, Abby, Magician ...... I think we are all on the same page as this one. As someone stated sometime earlier on this sight "it's called fishing ....... not catching." I agree magician ....... not much fun when it only lasts for 15 minutes. :wink:

Take care guys ....... having an operation tomorrow so I'm laid up for 10 days ......... good luck on the flow.

GOFISH 8)
 

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Flyfishin Magician said:
But then again - how much fun is it to be done in 15 minutes?
Hey FM: The faster I can get my two and go home, the better. :lol: I don't exactly BB for fun. :D The flossery has one purpose, to get a few socks in my freezer to enjoy during the year. "Fun" is stalking 8 lb rainbows on a spring creek with my 4wt and #20 flies and 2 lb tippet. :wink:

GOFISH: Best wishes for a smooth operation and speedy recovery. Hope you get to hit the water soon after the surgery.

Land Lubber: It's always worth it to go...you never can really tell how good or bad fishing is going to be until you get out there and do it. I thought it was going to suck yesterday, but I was in and out in 45 minutes. Good luck!
 

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Hey Stone,

"Fun" is stalking 8 lb rainbows on a spring creek with my 4wt and #20 flies and 2 lb tippet.
How can I disagree with that! Also add:

- sinking line chironomid techniques for 3 - 4 pound Kamloops bows
- fly fishing the Squamish for fresh pinks or chum
- hooking coho on retreived streamer flies in still water
- hooking steelhead on the fly, and (last but not least)
- landing a 22+ inch cutty and having it slip out of the net before FishFinder can snap the photo - doh!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey FM: The faster I can get my two and go home, the better.
I can see what you mean - but when you drive for over an hour each way from Vancouver after waking up at 3:00 AM, 15 minutes seems pretty short! I think at least half an hour would be fine... :wink: .

BTW Stone - are you into hitting the Squamish in the fall? Also - I think FF would like to do a fall interior trip... :wink:
 

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FM: If I get an invitation, I'd love to try and make it. I've got a couple of interior trips planned for the Fall also, look for details to follow.

Cheers!
 

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Thanks guys for the well wishes ......... I think I'll be okay. :wink:

Get to take a week off work ...... taking the boat to Osoyoos ....... and my first mate (my wife) is going to do all the hard work. Or so she says anyhow. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ain't life tough ........ good luck on the flow guys ....

GOFISH 8)
 

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I'll answer my own question and say, it was good. We went a little higher in the river and got two each, although it took about 4 hours. Fours hours on the river in the sun is better than anywhere else than I can think of, so it's all good.

We're going back out to the same spot with our boys for an overnight, so fingers crossed, the 10 y/o get hooked up.

Land Lubber: It's always worth it to go
FYI stone...it Lund-Lubber :lol:

Thanks all for the input.
 
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