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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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Old 06-27-2006, 09:53 AM
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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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Old 06-27-2006, 10:13 AM
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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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Old 06-28-2006, 06:53 AM
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Thanks, that does bode well for a decent season in the straits this year.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:22 AM
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Nadine and I will be conducting a ceremonial test fishery out at Neah next week. We'll let you know if we find fly-eating coho.

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My wife and I fished out of Neah for 3-7 July. We found a few salmon but it was very slim pickings. About the same as last year at this time and infinitely fewer fish than 2 and 3 years ago.

Part of the issue probably related to the incredibly small tide changes. The lack of currents seem to make it harder to locate salmon. We didn't see much to speak of out at Swiftsure either. We did a lot of running around (~50-60 miles each day) and we did not 1 time see any salmon on the surface. It is normal to see that fairly frequently along with birds etc. We did see a number of active bait balls that were herded up by diving ducks so it seems like the bait situation is better than last year.

Still, relatively few salmon at the docks and according to the fish counters. We spent much of our time playing with Lings down the coast.

We also didn't encounter a single other flyfisher this year. Last year there were a bunch of us fly jokers out there over the 4th.

I intend to return in a couple weeks. I'm somehow encouraged about the salmon. Probably because of all the bait we saw.

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Hey Tony thanks for the report the King Salmon supply in Area 6 is pretty skinny but probably near normal for this time of year as of late. People who are persistant are getting the odd one Trolling and Mooching. (lots of Westerly here abouts)
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Hey Tony, We messed around with incidental Lings last year but couldn't hold them with either leader strength or maybe even rod strength. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

On the Salmon front. i will be on station at the end of the month so hope to see you there. NZ Bum
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Thanks Tony -

What's the current count toward quota? Wonder if they post online (for us cross-country travelers who are trying to plan).

thanks in advance
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:03 AM
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They don't appear to have started to post them in 2006 yet for some reason but here is the link:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/creel/ocean/index.htm#neah

I don't think we are in any danger of even tickling the quota yet. The fish counters at Big Salmon were saying (last week) that it has been very slow.

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Take with a grain of salt but sounds like things are picking up out in area 4.

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsourc...13&query=yuasa

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