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2016 Sak coho
« on: August 31, 2016, 11:18:22 PM »
After a dismal year last season I'm ready again, hope our bit of rain soaked in and doesn't make for a crappy opener. Please share any info on the frog pond d,bag. Thanks and good luck

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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 10:44:53 AM »
Last I saw the river at Ferndale on Tuesday vis looked pretty non-existent. Not sure it will be any better after that rain we had, but hope a few fish show up this year!
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 12:38:07 PM »
Crossed over at lynden and looks pretty dirty
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 10:03:27 PM »
Pretty muddy in ferndale but fished it anyway on the opener.   Released one tiny 16 inch native coho.   Saw 2 fish jump in 4 hours of fishing

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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 02:06:44 PM »
Pretty muddy in ferndale but fished it anyway on the opener.   Released one tiny 16 inch native coho.   Saw 2 fish jump in 4 hours of fishing

That's better than no fish!
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 12:45:50 PM »
Picked up a small non- clipped coho  last night on a spoon.
Hardly a native fish, no such thing in the Nooksack anymore.p
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 06:03:26 PM »
At least you got one.  I'm surprised that it made it that far.  The netting 6 days a week is pretty rough for us sport fishers on the nooksack.  Funny I mention that, I like how they closed the south fork of the nooksack because the natives were concerned that the sport fishers were decimating their precious hatchery stock.  Good thing they are netting the heck out of it because us sport fishers catch all the stock coming into the river.  Talked to game wardens the other day and they are pretty frustrated with the tribes as well. 
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 08:56:13 PM »
fished lower river after work...zero fish.
seen a few roll but nothing with any size. fish seem to be getting smaller every year.
Ah the end of a once great salmon river!
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 11:20:38 PM »
Doesn't help that non-treaty commercials are fishing area 7 every day of the week for coho.  The tribes are also fishing the chuck 6 days a week.

How we have commercial salmon fishing in the Sound is beyond me.

Here is the full north of falcon agreement if you want to get mad.http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tribal/2016-17agreement.pdf

Commercials share a large part of the blame for low returns in many rivers but on the Nooksack, that honor lies solely with the tribes.
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2016, 06:25:46 AM »
You just have to look at the turn around on the Colombia river system and it's tributaries.
No more news on dams killing salmon or habitat issues.
Just more and longer seasons on fish to catch.
Right after drastic changes to lower river harvest....weird.
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2016, 09:58:56 AM »
I released one wild (unclipped) coho last night. Caught on a Savage spinner  :D
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
You just have to look at the turn around on the Colombia river system and it's tributaries.
No more news on dams killing salmon or habitat issues.
Just more and longer seasons on fish to catch.
Right after drastic changes to lower river harvest....weird.

Can you elaborate on that or point me toward a site that can? What/when was there a drastic change to river harvest on the Columbia?

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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2016, 10:38:59 PM »


Got this 7lb hatchery hen today.  Caught another un-clipped, about 3.5lb, coho that I was happy to see swim away after untangling the line and loosening the hook. The "native" actually stuck my hook to a snag before it swam off laughing while holding its middle fin high. Even with its sour attitude, the native was truly a great looking fish.
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2016, 09:17:59 AM »
Anyone doing any good? I was up in Alaska all last week so haven't been out in a while myself. Saw a few nice fish up north though  :P
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Re: 2016 Sak coho
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2016, 05:40:35 PM »
I floated it yesterday and pulled a big zip, zero, nada.  (Could this be the reason for lack of reports?) Absolutely no hits or misses between two of us fishing for most of the day.  I did see quite a few set nets,  maybe 20 in all.

One thing that I found very interesting is that below the forks and above the bus barns I counted five or six set nets.  The same section that Fish and Game has determined should be closed to rec fisherman until October 1st.  Yeah,  makes lots of sense Fish and Game!  About the same amount of sense as rec's releasing all wild Coho with a six-day in river net fishery going on...................WTF?  Somebody please explain to me how this makes any sense!

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