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Old 06-26-2006, 09:26 PM
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Place yer Bets on the Strait!

My wife and I are heading to Neah the first week of July. Hopefully it will be the first of several trips. I only bothered with 2 weeks out there last year because of the lack of salmon.

What are the odds that the salmon action will be back this year?

Are any of you jokers heading out there?

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Old 06-26-2006, 10:09 PM
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Tony -

With my sudden urge to fish the early summer run a salmon trip might be a perfect complement to help me rationalize it.

What's the latest in terms of quotas and predictions from the fisheries?
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:36 AM
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Hey Juro,

I don't know anything first hand but from what I can assimilate...early indications were grim - looked like another year like the last. More recent indications and ocean temps seem to indicate that it may be decent out in the mouth of the strait.

We'll find out what's going on first hand in a week. Bottom fish are a non-trivial bonus prize if the salmon action is slow. Hopefully conditions will allow us to run down the coast for them and also out to Swiftsure to look for salmon.

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I'm all gassed up and ready to go. Today they have a Gale warning out for the Straits and it looks like it will be Westerlie for at least the next few days.
I hear through the grapevine that the Cowboy trollers are (were) having a pretty slow time of it trying to catch there King Salmon number for the last few weeks.
Like Tony I am optomistic but I am expecting the numbers to reflect the sorry conditions that were present the last spring and Fall to have an ill effect on the Coho. But if they all show up to feed right on our doorstep .
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While in town recently I ran into Nate Mantua downtown. I wonder if he's got any information on what they are seeing for health of the coho population this year.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:17 PM
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Back in march they were saying Puget Sound will get 970,000 coho this year. Should put some fish through the straits I would think.

Here is a good link to check out:

http://www.pcouncil.org/

(it's a gov;ment org)

a pdf on predictions:
http://www.pcouncil.org/salmon/salpreI06/chpIII.pdf
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