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I havent been up since last Saturday the water was on the rise and fishing not so good the Wenesday day prior I made contact with 11 hos beach seven there are decent numbers of hos in the system. Chinook are their but not in the numbers hope for yet ::) the nets have taken over 50k from the canal I heard as high as 80k


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Chinook migration over the past week gradually increased up to 1000/day by Saturday 29th and then dropped back down again. Total for the week was just under 5k. Total to date is 11500.

Coho escapement was above 2000/day for a few days but has now dropped back to 1000. Weekly total was 12,600 and total to date is now 35,800. I expect the coho peak has now passed.

River levels increased significantly over the weekend and debris levels/silt probably contributed to the lower migration levels on Sunday 30th. The river has cleared up today and chinook migration has increased a little while coho numbers appear to be steady
 

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darmin said:
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Chinook migration over the past week gradually increased up to 1000/day by Saturday 29th and then dropped back down again. Total for the week was just under 5k. Total to date is 11500.
Hats off to DFO..... they think (after the Fraser sox # was cut in half) 100K were to return, allowed a TAC of 76K, so it looks like they wiped out 90% of the run for this year, if in fact there was 100K fish,
Fishaholic wants some of the stuff they are smokin. All to pay for a few sieners and gill netters that would probably be makin more $$ in construction :confused:
The fish that went through my work from that fishery were not all that great quality, as waitin for on them.....know I wouldnt
 

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Fishaholic wants some of the stuff they are smokin.
aYup! Once again The Dino refuses to recognize REALITY, and instead choses to fish to a "target" number their computor model erroneously identified as the potential of the returning run of springs (130K). Even when the fishing was so poor as to make it easily recognizeable to the most uninformed of laymen, the Dino refused to stray from it's chosen path, allowing extended openings in the mad hope of realizing the commercial and FN target removal numbers.

Jump forward to today. The hatchery will most likely not realize the numbers required to meet their target goals for production. The "wild" component is largely missing, to the point of near non-existance. And The Dino still refuses to admit it "might" have made an error in this case.

Last year was very similiar, in that the Dino allowed FN and commercial operations to remove an excessive number (again based on their computor generated predictions). The ONLY thing that saved face for them in that year was the very strange late appeareance of a reasonabely large number of fish in early October (55K through the counters first week Oct. - IF you can believe the numbers as They generated them). This year, that sadly did not materialize. End Result? Ask again in 4 years :'(

In the short time I have lived here, I have sadly bourne witness to the collapse of the Alberni sockeye run (touted as a "peculiar set of environmental conditions" - Much more like a decade plus of intensive harvesting both in-river and estuary where the landed catch often vastly surpassed the escapement for any given year), the reduction of the spring escapement to rediculously low numbers (numbers that have the direct potential to seriously and negatively effect future year's production). So what is left? Coho? Hmmmm... wonder for how long before They find a way to F*** that one up too...

All in all, the effect of local "management" has been to reduce the populations being "managed", some (such as the sockeye) perhaps to the point on non-viability. Certainly makes one wonder if we could do much worse under ANY other form of "management"! Completely Shamefull, downright Disgusting in fact!! :naughty:

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OH man I hear you Nog!
It's happening all over the place not just on the rock! Look at the Cap!Very few big boys around when it should be peeking.
It's heartbreaking to know that a fishery as great as the Stamp is taking such a beating due to mismanagement.



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