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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-27-2004, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Plunker
Sorry Folks

Kerry's correct.

The drive and ferry ride are more than I care to deal with. My opinion has been sent by mail and repeating it before the commission will probably not make it a lot more...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-24-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,330
Posted By Plunker
In all the years that I have fished the N. Sound...

In all the years that I have fished the N. Sound rivers I have never caught a marked rainbow that did not appear to be either a juvenile, smolt, returning grilse or a full adult. That is not a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-24-2004, 02:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,330
Posted By Plunker
roballen2, Have you read the Draft...

roballen2,

Have you read the Draft Environmental Impact Statement?

A link to it has been posted earlier in this thread.

Here is a snippet from page 36:

2.1.3 HATCHERY SCIENTIFIC REVIEW...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-23-2004, 03:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,330
Posted By Plunker
Rich, There is no proposal for a new...

Rich,

There is no proposal for a new hatchery on the Skagit River system. The Marblemount and Baker hatcheries and Barnaby Slough rearing ponds provide all the hatchery facilities needed here.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-28-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,872
Posted By Plunker
The Introduction of Summer Steelhead was not affirmed.

Brian,

There was considerable discussion about summer run fish and some strongly advocated reintroducing them but my recollection is that the WDFW people only granted that if the idea was properly...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 02-07-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,292
Posted By Plunker
Gytenbeek and the WSC Suck!!!

This is the most biased and idiotic decision the commission has ever made.

It is resource allocation based upon political favoritism and has no basis in conservation reality. There is nothing to...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-20-2004, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,646
Posted By Plunker
Here are some numbers OC

The non-tribal impact is limited to less than 2% on each of the ESA listed stocks.

The following is taken from the file at this link:
http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/1sustfsh/docu/s703wss_CRharvest.pdf ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-17-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By Plunker
Thanks Brian, I've heard nothing but good...

Thanks Brian,

I've heard nothing but good things about what you and SIRC have been doing for the Stilly watershed.

Whatever can be done to help get the mud out of the river can only be...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-17-2003, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By Plunker
Brian, I am quite ignorant of the issues...

Brian,

I am quite ignorant of the issues surrounding the Hazel slide proposals but I have heard rumors on the river of some possible disatisfaction with the local Hazel residents.

I wonder if...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-11-2003, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Plunker
Out of curiousity...

I wonder Hammer, if the following link points to the article you refer to?

CHINOOK WINDING DOWN WHILE STEELHEAD BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY INTO LOCAL RIVERS...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-24-2003, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,164
Posted By Plunker
Optimism or illusion?

With the exception of the quote, everything that follows is simply an "as I remember it" unfolding of the recent saga of the humpies on the Skagit. If someone more knowledgeable can correct anything...
Forum: Our Environment 09-24-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By Plunker
Kerry - Did I miss the rule defining this as a...

Kerry - Did I miss the rule defining this as a liberal political forum? Is entry restricted to those with expensive spey rods or does the fact that I tied fly's commercially during the mid though...
Forum: Our Environment 09-22-2003, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By Plunker
Trolling Kerry? Am I not permitted to elaborate...

Trolling Kerry? Am I not permitted to elaborate upon a possible misdirection of focus? But yes, the pinks are boring when one spends 5 minutes fishing and 55 minutes playing them in a typical hour....
Forum: Our Environment 09-18-2003, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By Plunker
To answer your question…

How many of the sockeye that are sold each year from the lucrative commercial sockeye fishery are tainted with PCB's?

All of them! The usual ocean water contains about 0.5 micrograms of PCB's per...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-02-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Plunker
A couple noble protectors of the local fish and...

A couple noble protectors of the local fish and wildlife mentioned to me that poachers of pink were rampant up river this long weekend and their fingers were sore from writing and handing out pages...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-30-2003, 01:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plunker
What are you getting at here? If you have a...

What are you getting at here? If you have a problem with the 50/50 tribal/citizen allocation of the resource you might be well off to join a white supremist group. Lots of MD 20/20 and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-29-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plunker
Sinktip - I hope that you and some of the others...

Sinktip - I hope that you and some of the others in your organization have developed a bit of respect for Bob Gibbons since his presentation about sustained yield.

I've not read continuous harping...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-28-2003, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plunker
Here are a few more.

Q: How do you keep a Liberal busy?
A: Write 'See other side' on both sides of a piece of paper.

Q: What do you call a basement full of Liberals?
A: A whine cellar.

Q: What is the difference...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-28-2003, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By Plunker
This just in...

From Voice of America:
"A bizarre Antarctic chase has ended in the southern Atlantic Ocean. South African and Australian officials have arrested the crew of a ship loaded with 85 tons of illegally...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-26-2003, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Plunker
That is stereotypical of the spoiled brat...

That is stereotypical of the spoiled brat attitude rampant amongst many members of the fly fishing community. Isn't it reasonable to respect anothers property and their management decisions?
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-26-2003, 07:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,846
Posted By Plunker
You Guys Crack Me Up

Isn't if fun whining about snaggers and poachers, trying to play cop and patting ourselves on the back for our personal righteousness? It sure seems like it must be.

But... Back to the original...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-17-2003, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Plunker
Thumbs up Got Mine In

Thanks for the reminders Rich!

Sent in four proposals...
One concerning the Sauk River,
One concerning the Skagit River and
Two concerning statewide suggestions.

Each addresses conservation...
Forum: Open Forum 05-09-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Plunker
closer to home...

More than a million adult coho salmon returned to the Columbia River in 2001 for the largest run in 15 years. In 2002, chinook salmon made an exceptionally strong showing in the Columbia and off the...
Forum: Open Forum 03-21-2003, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,082
Posted By Plunker
Since when is the harvest of a few steelhead from...

Since when is the harvest of a few steelhead from a run of a size that is "well above escapement needs" equivelent to management contrary to "the sustainability of the resource"?

Why would anyone...
Forum: Open Forum 11-18-2002, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By Plunker
The stream projected to meander through the ~2000...

The stream projected to meander through the ~2000 ft wide bottom of the bypass would be a totally new third fork of the Skagit. Most of it would be affected by the tides.
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