Well, I am going to say 3 days to Hope based on what the fishing was like this weekend.Thanks guys. So, based on an estimated 50 miles by water to Mission, 85 miles to Agassiz and 100 miles to Hope (I doubt the fish travel in a straight line) my best guess will be ±2 days to Mission, ±3-4 days to Agassiz and ±4-5 days to Hope. After a commercial opening that plugs the Fraser with gill nets from the mouth to Mission the fishing just above Mission should begin to pick back up about 48 hours after the closing, and so on. Add another hour or so for each mile above Mission. Oh yes, and if the fish tend to enter into the river on the in-coming tide maybe add the number of hours from the closing till the beginning of the next flood tide. Now it gets interesting. Consider a 24 hour opening commencing 10:00AM Monday 30th then a 12 hour opening commencing 7:00AM Wednesday and probably another opening on Thursday.......well, you do the math for your favorite spot. And by the way, just so we don't allow a glut of fish into the spawning grounds in the Shuswap, why not increase the limit to 4 per person per day next week? Just a thought. My math is not based on any science that I know of.
Last year I went down to Pegleg when the Indians were doing their beach seining for pinks. The process was to throw the males on the shore, the females into the boat and the rest they released. I asked them if they were only interested in keeping the roe, they said no. They said they were selling the females to a dog food plant. The males had no purpose so they pitched them up on the riverbank.Yesterday on the CBC radio was a comentary about the benefits for the dogs having the all unprocessed fish on
the docks grinded into dogfood!