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Word on the street is the sockeye fishery will be opened at the end of this month or the first week of august! Acording to berrys bait and tackle fishing reports! check it out! 604-638-5899,<------- Fishing reports hotline!

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First of August is pretty much the usual opening. Count on one week - if we get a second week that will just be bonus for us this year. The walk in crowd is going to be pretty dissapointed as PegLeg and Laidlaw are 6-8' under water. THe river is not going to drop 6' in two weeks. I think the catch is going to be pretty bleak this year due to numbers and high water.
 

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I think so too. That is good they need to sneak by everybody and go spawn.
 

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The end of july and begining of Aug is the reg opening time for them if we get a week that would be cool but if not that's also cool,as we are getting a ton of pinks in this year :peace:

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Even if they open it, good luck getting out there unless you got a boat... water is so high there is really not allot of places for poeple to walk out to
 

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i would bet alot of guys will be "taxi-ing" people out and back in for a price though

wish i had a boat ha ha good money opportunity to be had this year ;D ;D

hope i can get out for a day at least

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As much as I hate to say it, with the river levels being high, it's probably a good thing that walk in access will be so restricted this year, as it seems the return this year seems relatively small in comparison to what we saw last year..... And last year was one hell of a gong show... Maybe this year I wont have to choke on somebody else's breath while I cast....

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In 2003, with very similiar return forecast numbersto this year(actually higher late run predicted this year than 03) we had a 3 week season. I would expect at least two weeks if the runs comes in as expected, especially with the high water(lower catch rate, thus lower impact). This is just my personal observation of comparing the every year since 2001 to its for year cycle. Seems that 4 year cycles tend to have very simliar seasons over the past 6 years. Of course the run has to show up as expected and as of now, they arent here yet. Better pick up soon. Lake Washington Sockeye are running at about half the expected return right now, maybe some correlation? We shall see. Just my 2 cents!
 

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tntmarine said:
FishFreak said:
Even if they open it, good luck getting out there unless you got a boat... water is so high there is really not allot of places for poeple to walk out to
I can help people with that ;D ;D ;DNioce low monthly payments

You know buddy I'm almost there! Met one of your guys at a local tackle shop and I'm so close. It's killing me

Does the financing come with divorce papers? :happy:


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Nope,,,Thomas has to pay for his honeymoon...
I hope he will include 2 gallons of insect repellent with every purchase....Those darn mosquitos are brutal right now......I felt like a pincushion on Wedneday when I was out sturgie fishing...
Pegleg and grassy are no go now ,I tend to agree about river being high for sockeye opening.....
Quess the boat will get a workout this year...
Barfishing will be hard to find good spots for a few more weeks unless you get there eaarly .....
 

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Pacific Angler! I talked to you on the phone the other day. Now That I now you are thomas! The wife's away for a week and am hoping I can get out to have a looksy!



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anyone no what laidlaw looks like there has to be a couple places that you can walk in and fish let me no so i dont have to waste all the gas
 

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I would thiunk it all under water still given the recent weather. I've checked the river levels in hope and it rose a bit the other day.We need a long dry spell and I thinl you'll need aboat to have any success out there.Anyone else know otherwise?


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Water levels are way too high to even think about wading to the bar at Laidlaw.

Current water level at Hope is 7.2 meters.

In years past, I've graphed the water level at Hope versus the water height up my body as I crossed over to the bar.

To cross over to the bar at Laidlaw, water level at Hope needs to be 5.8 meters.
 

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I think it will be quite a while before any walk in bars are accessible. If you look at the river gauge at Hope and compare to the same day last year the river is 2 meters higher (or 78.8" for those metrically challenged ;D)
 
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