This should be interesting in how it plays out...

Fireball

Not so New
Jun 23, 2010
1,608
834
Lynnwood, WA. USA
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Bud
Boat
SOLD
I was surprised when I saw the short section on channel 5 last night. I did not think the media would go there and show how there are huge issues going on with the fishery and tribes setting process. I hope they follow up and keep on the story going.

It would be sad if this was a one time story and the money makes it go away.

Way to go King 5
 

BrickShouse

Alaska Grown
Jan 8, 2012
267
179
Camano Island, Wa
Name
Erik
Boat
Raider 2484 Cuddy "LazyCoho"
Get involved if you can..join CCA Washington and/or your local PSA. There is a light on the process now. Even if small its something!!
 

FHisherman

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 15, 2011
312
581
Anacortes, WA
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Kevin
Boat
Parker
Miranda Wecker, once again, goes to bat big time for sport fishing interests. I sure hope the State doesn't cave, but from past actions, I'm very skeptical. Puget Sound Tribes hold all the cards, and want to continue clandestine dictation of policy to the WDFW. This needs to be drug out into the light, and tried and condemned in the court of public opinion. Then the NOF system needs to be dismantled and replaced. Very hard to do with that big liberal voting base in Seattle, that thinks the PS Tribes can do no wrong. We can't give up, and need to do what we can. Sign petitions, attend meetings, join groups, donate if possible. I sure feel like giving up sometimes, but that's exactly what the co managers want. This year's NOF is going to determine if there is a light at the end of the tunnel, or if that's just a freight train going to run us over for good.
 

Odin7

Doug Fir
Apr 19, 2008
1,483
1,231
Beverly Hills
Name
Elizabeth Warning
Boat
Space Shuttle
The Knights Templar had a good ride...until they didn't.

One can hope that soon, we will arrive at a time in history when the power and privilege of this fraternity will come to its end.
 

JTC

Too Sirius
Aug 13, 2012
874
900
Redmond Wa
Name
Jeff
Boat
24' North River O/S. SIRIUS FISHIN
It's disgusting that we are in a position that if we go for our own permit there is not time to have a season. There would have been time if WDFW had started the process last year when they should have!
 

dragonballs

I'm off probation
Mar 28, 2008
9,260
8,041
Arlington WA
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Vance
Boat
40' ocean sport fisher
this is soooooo out of hand. sell your salmon gear and go to the casino.
 
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Floatflyer

Hope to Catch a Fish!
Apr 8, 2010
553
255
Oak Harbor, WA
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Floatflyer
Boat
24' Bayliner, Ni Modo
I e-mailed King 5 and gave them a HUGE thank you for reporting this and asking for follow up segments. IMO this is about the only way we can turn the tide on public perception on how the Tribes are acting.

I am sure many of you have seen the disgusting ads on, I believe, Komo 4, paid for by the Tulalip Tribe and how they are so "concerned" about the climate, environment, and sustainable programs, blah, blah, blah.

We definitely need to get the other side(ours!) of things visible to gain more support, LOL.
 

Mpizzle

Bobber down!
Jul 18, 2010
1,189
735
Mt Vernon
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Matt
Boat
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Nosecrets

Blackmouthers good side
Jul 6, 2012
1,728
3,014
North of seattle
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Blackmouther
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9' bullfrog "mr big"
Last years fishery was crap anyway. It appears as if there really may be a problem brewing with the resource. Right or wrong this fight will continue until there is nothing to fight for. Rather than boycott licenses, take one year off fishing and hunting and use every dime you would of spent on tags, permits and cards and we can hire an attorney with the money and dismantle the boldt decision. Do the math.
 

wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
9,002
8,486
maple valley, wa
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laurence
Boat
Vacancy
I'm sure this is going to work out fine. The tribes will cooperate fully and everyone will have a wonderful fishery. If not, there's always Tuna offshore
Yes. Tuna. OFFSHORE NORTHWEST or is it tuna fishing in the Pacific NW? Maybe it's the same thing.

FYI. Phil Anderson gave a great talk at a PSA Oceans meeting about the permit issues we face for fishing for federally listed species (species listed as federally endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act). It is not a small process. It wouldn't surprise me for it to take multiple years to acquire one, assuming we could. In the mean time, we wouldn't fish, because the tribes wouldn't let us fish under their permit. So, how long do you want to go without salmon seasons?
 

FishPimpII

Shopping for a boat...
Jul 27, 2009
2,071
2,116
Seattle, Wa
Name
Jeff Nelson
Boat
Deckhand of "JuiceboxII" And soon to be captain of fishpimpiii
Yes. Tuna. OFFSHORE NORTHWEST or is it tuna fishing in the Pacific NW? Maybe it's the same thing.

FYI. Phil Anderson gave a great talk at a PSA Oceans meeting about the permit issues we face for fishing for federally listed species (species listed as federally endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act). It is not a small process. It wouldn't surprise me for it to take multiple years to acquire one, assuming we could. In the mean time, we wouldn't fish, because the tribes wouldn't let us fish under their permit. So, how long do you want to go without salmon seasons?
If I really thought that was all that was standing between us and decent seasons I think three years wait would be worth it. Maybe 4..
But if we had started last year when the tribes held us hostage we'd already be on year two and potentially could start having some leverage.
But there's obviously lots more between us and reasonable seasons than that permit so you folks in the know can inform us out here on the sidelines of whether or not that is worth it for us sportsmen to pursue or if we should just stock up on a lifetime supply of lube to make it hurt less.
 

dragonballs

I'm off probation
Mar 28, 2008
9,260
8,041
Arlington WA
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Vance
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40' ocean sport fisher
good thing that they cant row a canoe offshore 60 miles or we wouldn't have any tuna to fish for.. can you net tuna...
 
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