Neah Bay Coho Quota ...............
Talked with one of the fish checkers this morning and she told me that the Coho Quota for Neah Bay was 75% used up last Weds. In so much as people were easily catching there limits everyday since then it is all but certain to be filled up. There will be a meeting on Tuesday to try and figure out some type of trade in the quota to keep the fishery open.
Having spent the last several decades driving around the North Pacific in search of Cohos I can attest to the fact that there are, "a whole lot of em around Neah Bay". Interesting how there are seemingly so many more unmarked fish than hatchery fish kind of makes me wonder why they keep the hatcheries going but then if they didn't have the hatcheries where would all those politicians get there photo ops when its time to cement the "Sportsmen for Joe Weasel" vote.
Had a very enjoyable time the last five days camped out at the Cape RV & campground with Topwater and NZ Trout Bum. Fishing was very plesant on several of the days a couple were marginal and one day just plain "Sucked".
A note of caution to those who might want to drink a little alcohol while in camp. It is forbidden on the reservation to have alcohol and the local cops were patroling the campgrounds for violators. The good news is on friday night we drank a bottle of Glenlivet without getting caught!!!!! However on Saturday when we found out how lucky we were we got to pour out all the beer and wine that was open at our outside picnic table. The old guy with the white goatee and the funny hat told the cops that we only had those few bottles and had no more in our coolers or trailers. I am always amazed at the professional approach that some of us have for obfuscation of the spoken word. Good job Harry!
The Ocean is alive if you have been thinking about giving it a try stop thinking and just do it. If the "Harvest " of Coho's is curtailed at Neah Bay that will not effect the other areas and the number of boats I saw fishing out of Seiku and Slip Point gave me the impression that there is a bunch of fish around there too.