I've got a white one and a marbled one also this year in A10, they look like Fraser River fish, somehow those genetics/feeding patterns or fish are drifting south.Picked up this buck just south of PNP at about 3PM (late incoming tide) Saturday. Measured just over 33" on the deck, didn't get a weight, but would guess 16-18lb. Was fishing on the bottom at 100', right along the steep upward ridge near shore. AP Tackleworks 3" spoon + green blinky flasher. Meat was interesting, marbled, white interlaced with the pale orange. Beautiful day on the water. View attachment 1179429
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congrats on the fish!Went out this AM with my daughter, started at Jeff Head, nothing doing. Moved over to near Kingston, and the bite improved at about 9. We picked up a decent keeper (no pics, sorry) and then nets started flying around us, and then we had to leave All the action was in the circled area on the ebb. Fish we picked up had squid and small herring in it.
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This seems backwards. The reason for the increased limits seems to be very few chinook are being caught so we're nowhere close to the quota. But that would seem to indicate there are very few chinook are coming through. So, shouldn't that mean the season should close early to protect future returns?
You both really have no idea what you are talking about, I would do some research on how our seasons are set, quotas, NOF, return counts, and our "co"-manager policies, before posting.That's smart management.....poor returns, well lets just let em keep 2....jeez!
When I say maybe we should close the season early, I mean for our "comanagers" also (realizing that's probably impossible) and taking out a lot of pinnipeds (maybe we can have a harpoon season - I heard seal and sea lions taste like chicken...)Two things:
1.) So you think if we don't fish then we are saving fish? Saving the species? The 6000fish A9 quota compared to what our "co"-managers take will save them huh? I like your altruistic optimism. I bet the pinnipeds should be coddled too?
2.) Who said the run is really poor? Total fish counts are up at the chittenden locks and the bubble terminal area this year compared to last. Sure most people aren't catching all that many is that your only evidence of a poor return?