Skagit Sockeye?

Discussion in 'Washington Freshwater Lakes & Rivers Reports' started by wood2turn, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. wood2turn

    wood2turn Well-Known "Member"

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    Anybody fish the Sockeye opener today?

    I wanted to but talked myself out of sharing a sandbar with 2500 of my closest friends.
    I just can't bring myself to combat fish anymore (an affliction I'll chalk up to my old age).
     
  2. Woodfighter

    Woodfighter Newbie

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    Anyone fishing the sockeye opener on the Skagit on Saturday? As of 6/12/18 there is 1 sockeye back to the trap. And after this first week the tribes are netting 6 days a week. Wonder how much opportunity the recs will have?
     
  3. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    Unless you just need some fishing time therapy I think I would wait a few days after the nets come out when a few more fish are showing.
     
  4. Woodfighter

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    "after the nets come out".....you're funny. :)
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  5. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    I hear you but your best shot is a few days after the nets come out and before the go back in. Too early this weekend as I don’t think enough fish are showing yet. Only one way to find out though.
     
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  6. Salmon King

    Salmon King I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There is the small problem that the nets will only be out for two days during the peak migration.

    Yet another year of record “forecast” just so they can justify more netting.

    Forecast is 35k+? I am guessing about 10-14k make it to the trap (where most will not be transferred).
     
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  7. Woodfighter

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    Pretty slow opener....as of 6/15 only two fish at the trap.
     
  8. Clark42

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    Saw this bumper sticker not too long ago... It's the sad truth

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  9. Woodfighter

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    Anyone been catching any? I see very few people out trying. I do see they got over 2,000 back to the damn the other day. Starting to show up right when the river closes.
     
  10. salmonkillerSeahawk

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    Found them in the lake..... fish.jpg
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