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Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0641-Salmon: Area 29 and Region 2 - Management Measures to Protect Thompson and Upper Fraser River Coho

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The following measures will be implemented to protect Thompson and upper Fraser
River coho and to provide selective opportunities for Chinook and chum.

Fraser River Tidal Waters downstream of the CPR Bridge at Mission

Effective 00:01 hours Tuesday, September 2, 2008 to 23:59 hours Friday, October
3, 2008:

You may not fish for coho salmon.
You may not fish for sockeye salmon.
You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:

- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is two (2) per day.

Fraser River - above Mission

Effective 00:01 hours Thursday, September 4, 2008 to 23:59 hours Monday,
October 6, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from the CPR
Bridge at Mission, BC upstream to a line drawn between two triangular white
boundary signs located on opposite sides of the Fraser River approximately 3 km
upstream of the confluence with the Harrison River (downstream of Jesperson's
Bar):

You may not fish for coho salmon.
You may not fish for sockeye salmon.
You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:

- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is two (2) per day.

Note: An "adult chinook" in this area is defined as being over 50 cm except
from September 1 to December 31 when an "adult chinook" is defined as being
over 62 cm.

During this critical migration timing for Interior Fraser coho, the
recreational community is requested to fish selectively when fishing for
chinook and chum. The first principle of selective harvest is to avoid
catching non-targeted stocks. This means that anglers are requested to use
angling methods that do not catch sockeye or coho.

NO FISHING AREAS FOR SALMON BY DATE

Effective 00:01 hrs Thursday, September 4, 2008 until 23:59 hrs Monday, October
6, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from a line drawn between
two triangular white boundary signs located on opposite sides of the Fraser
River approximately 3 km upstream of the confluence with the Harrison River
(downstream of Jesperson's Bar) to the Highway No. 1 Bridge at Hope, BC, you
may not fish for salmon.

Effective 00:01 hrs Saturday, September 6, 2008 until 23:59 hrs Thursday,
October 9, 2008, in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from the Highway
No. 1 Bridge at Hope, BC to the confluence with Sawmill Creek you may not fish
for salmon.

Variation Order Nos 2008-346, 2008-347, 2008-348, 2008-349, 2008-350, 2008-351,
2008-352 in effect.

Notes:

The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser
River.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary Salmon Sport Head
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped
chinook and coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical
information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head
Recovery Program at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-
FISH.





Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0641
Sent August 29, 2008 at 1504
 

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bowen said:
"You may not use bait when fishing for salmon."

Does it mean you may not bar fishing for salmon using roe.
how about Spin&Glow, Spinner, Spoon?
Bowen-please read the regulations, and if you can't figure it out from the regs, then come back with questions. Although the forum is here as a resource, you should expect to put out some effort on your part also. This question is easily answered on your own, simply by reading the definition of bait in the regulations.
 

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I think the reference is towards using a stationery Bar Rig setup which will likely get you spring and the occaisional chum, but NOT BOTTOM BOUNCE so you catch everything with it's mouth open along the bar. The bait or no bait is clearly defined..........Ortho 8)
 
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