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Today was a blast. All started early in the morning with sockeye catch and release :happy:, between me and my buddy we hooked and "landed" something in between 9 to 11 of sockeye ( we lost count) in the morning, keep them in the water, quick picture shot ( well not for all of them of course, most of them we just released right in the water) and safe release for their journey to Chilliwack lake, then sockeye disappeared, I told my buddy either school is over or there are springs around, as soon as I told that I hooked and landed one nice red spring which was 64 cm ( we measured it) - we kept this one, then my buddy hooked and landed one that was around 54 cm - kept this one too. Then sockeye appeared again, we hooked and "landed" and released 3-4 each. All sockeye were very nice silver bullets and unbelievable huge. I hooked into one nice big one sockeye and gave my rod to 10 year old boy who was around watching us with eagerness to catch something without any luck, so I gave him my rod and he "landed" that one after 5 min "assisted" battle into our salmon net. You had to see his eyes when I told him "you see, you got one too, and if you fish more, you may get spring". He was so excited. It was nice to see how this boy was educated knowing species and some regulations. :thumbup:

By 1:00 pm I got another one 48 cm spring, and lost other two, my buddy lost one.

We did not target sockeye on purpose, our goal was to hook into some springs today, but both species were biting like crazy, especially mix of red and black wool. It was unbelievable how those fish are biting. As a result we both have nice dinner today, we made lots of pictures and short videos, and we are very tired. :beerchug: :happy:

I will post some pictures later.
 

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Thanks very much for the report. I'm planning to go out on Monday so it's nice to hear that the fishies are biting. I don't want anyone accusing me of abusing sockeye though, so I guess I'll leave my razor-wire salmon net at home. ;)
 

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kingpin said:
so... you werent targetting them..but.. you netted them with your salmon net? i sincerely hope it is a catch and release designed net.
yeah, we were not targetting them on purpose, I think they were targetting our hooks today :thumbup:
btw, can you send me link to a picture on internet for catch and release designed net. I am not really familiar with different type of nets.
BTW, we were using net mostly for landed springs, and a couple of sockeye. And for sockeye we kept net under water, while I was remove hook from their mouth. Most of the sockeye I released without any net, had to go to refreshing water too many times, this is what is summer for, I don't were waders in summer.
 

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mrmugs said:
Nice to hear you had fun, thanks for the good post.


kingpin said:
so... you werent targetting them..but.. you netted them with your salmon net? i sincerely hope it is a catch and release designed net.
Way to blast a person who had a good day and just wanted to share it. ::)
LOL. I don't think there are any regulations on using salmon nets yet :p
 

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Nets for C&R are normally made of wood, and are a fine mesh. The nets have no big holes in them or knots, this helps to stop from rubbing the protective slim off of the fish. Im not sure if they make big enough for salmon, they are mostly for trout fishing. I would imagine at $30 for a trout one the salmon ones would be ridiculous. Good job on the outing today, dont let anyone ruin your fun, and ignore what people say on the forums for the most part, they all just want to be the fish police :wallbash:

Tight Lines :cheers:
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mrmugs said:
Nice to hear you had fun, thanks for the good post.


kingpin said:
so... you werent targetting them..but.. you netted them with your salmon net? i sincerely hope it is a catch and release designed net.
Way to blast a person who had a good day and just wanted to share it. ::)
Very true, its scary around here even to post a report, you say or do the wrong thing in the slightest, and suddenly you have a bunch a wanna be fish cops jumping all over you :wallbash:
 

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lol, i dont wanna be a fish cop at all... im just concerned for the sockeye is all... i saw a bunch netted at slab the other day by these 2 guys... they then hoisted them on the rocks fingers in gills for a pic then release.. its absolutely appalling.. i dont think any fish needs to be netted unless its using a proper catch and release net that wont hurt the fish..
 

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mrmugs said:
Nice to hear you had fun, thanks for the good post.


kingpin said:
so... you werent targetting them..but.. you netted them with your salmon net? i sincerely hope it is a catch and release designed net.
Way to blast a person who had a good day and just wanted to share it. ::)
Very true, its scary around here even to post a report, you say or do the wrong thing in the slightest, and suddenly you have a bunch a wanna be fish cops jumping all over you :wallbash:
kinda like.

"You gotta be kidding JBJ, so because someone doesnt help clean up the river, or because they dont pay to use crown land, which is supposed to be free to everyone, they have less rights then a fisherman? Thats a pretty elitist attitude you have there JBJ "
 

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Kryptonite said:
A dozen sockeye on red and black wool eh? Crazy :-X
Lol I know what ur thinking Krypto..... Truth is though that the sockeye are biting, yes BITING, on a lot of things. I have had a hard time keeping sockeye off doing short floating too with roe and prawns (they do seem to be turinging on to some baits more than others however). These fish are seeming to trun on like crazy in the Vedder. I've also seen a few taken on white/pink wool with a red bead head above it, and the guy was using a 1 foot leader and fishing way off the bottom. Yes some people are converting to "other methods" to catch fish right now (actually a lot of people) but it doesnt mean everyone is doing it.
 

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Sounds like a great time on the river. My wife and I will be on the water on Monday and we'll be looking forward to some hard fighting fish! Thanks for the awesome update!
 

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nayhkilas said:
Today was a blast. All started early in the morning with sockeye catch and release :happy:, between me and my buddy we hooked and "landed" something in between 9 to 11 of sockeye ( we lost count) in the morning, keep them in the water, quick picture shot ( well not for all of them of course, most of them we just released right in the water) and safe release for their journey to Chilliwack lake, then sockeye disappeared, I told my buddy either school is over or there are springs around, as soon as I told that I hooked and landed one nice red spring which was 64 cm ( we measured it) - we kept this one, then my buddy hooked and landed one that was around 54 cm - kept this one too. Then sockeye appeared again, we hooked and "landed" and released 3-4 each. All sockeye were very nice silver bullets and unbelievable huge. I hooked into one nice big one sockeye and gave my rod to 10 year old boy who was around watching us with eagerness to catch something without any luck, so I gave him my rod and he "landed" that one after 5 min "assisted" battle into our salmon net. You had to see his eyes when I told him "you see, you got one too, and if you fish more, you may get spring". He was so excited. It was nice to see how this boy was educated knowing species and some regulations. :thumbup:

By 1:00 pm I got another one 48 cm spring, and lost other two, my buddy lost one.

We did not target sockeye on purpose, our goal was to hook into some springs today, but both species were biting like crazy, especially mix of red and black wool. It was unbelievable how those fish are biting. As a result we both have nice dinner today, we made lots of pictures and short videos, and we are very tired. :beerchug: :happy:

I will post some pictures later.
Thanks for the report. I can't wait to get there next week!
Thanks

Giuseppe
 
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