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  1. “biteme”

    “biteme” Killin kings

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    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    http://wdfw.wa.gov


    June 18, 2018

    A portion of the Skagit River to close four days to all fishing

    Action: Close a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.

    Effective dates: June 28, 29 and July 2, 3, 2018.

    Species affected: All species.

    Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Highway 530 Bridge in Rockport.

    Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all recreational fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.
     
  2. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

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    It is what it is...
     
  3. Floatflyer

    Floatflyer Hope to Catch a Fish!

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    You beat me to it! I sure support having no gear conflicts with the treaty fisheries, our little 20+ foot boats can really get in the way of plundering, er, subsistence "taking" of both the remaining fish in the Skagit.

    And it sure is nice to have the treaty fisheries get in and get out before the sporties go after any number of species and clog up the water ways. :appl:
     
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    Barracuda1 Master of None

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    :pee:on that!
     
  5. Genie Aye

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    You do realize that our whole sport fishery is on the tribes federal permit....right
     
  6. “biteme”

    “biteme” Killin kings

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    Wasnt there a discussion about changing that?
     
  7. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

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    And so far, that's all that's happening. With unsworth bailing on the job, the interim was not going to do anything, will have to see if it gets any traction with the new director. So at least 2 years out.
     
  8. fishing fanatic

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    It’s still a crock of shit so to go along with it is ridiculous
     
  9. tinmaniac

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    Roll out the red carpet for the chief.There is nothing in any signed treaty that gave the tribes the authority to govern us.
     
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  10. Genie Aye

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    Could be, but they have the federal permit, we don't, government being slackers.
     
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    The tribes got the permit and the state agreed to piggyback on it, make comments to WDFW to get our own permit. Take action, botching gets us Nowhere!
     
  12. Woodfighter

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    So they get the whole river for 4 days and get to low hole the rest of us pretty much for the whole recreational season?

    Wonder why this schedule doesn't mention the 28 and 29?
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  13. Wild Bill

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

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    I think it is a crock. There were nets in for the sockeye rec opener in the Skagit and it looks like scant few, if any days will be net free. Now this, 4 days of closure during a period when it was already announced it would be open for us so the indians can net with no conflicts? The biggest farce is they net on the first part of the run until they get their theoretical half based off wag prediction of run size and half the time the run estimate is never realized so we take it in the shorts along with the sockeye. Ask a bio what fish is the toughest to model for return estimates, it is the sockeye.
     
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    Who knows if anyone is getting anything. As of 6/15 only two fish back to the trap. Looks like maybe their run estimate is going to be way off? Anyone have and insight on the test fishery that happened last week?
     
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    Netting 5 days a week.
    Wonder how many incidental Chinook and Steelhead they are going to get in their "sockeye" nets.
     
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    Years ago before the Baker sockeye really got rolling I overheard a tribal fisher talking to a barber in the middle of June that they would be fishing. The barber asked for what and the guy said sockeye. And then he proceeded to say "I don't know why we have an opener for sockeye, there are no sockeye in the river yet."
     
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    Mike, I find it rude and offensive that you would imply those selective nets would EVER harm anything but the very precisely targeted sockeye in the responsible and sustainable quantities that our great co managers intend! :food-smiley-014::food-smiley-014::food-smiley-014::appl:
     
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    And how does this make any sense? Open from June 30th until next spring???? All summer long and all winter long??? Most Area 7 tribes are listed this way. Is this a mistake? I must be missing something? I remember in the past they would get 5 days or so for crab before recreational and then additional days if they didn't get their quota usually on Tues thru Thrus or Friday so as not to conflict with recreational as much.

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  19. FishPimpII

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    Probably written this way to give them flexibility to fish exactly whenever the fuck they want to. Wouldn’t you write your rules that way if you were writing Fishing seasons for yourself?
     
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