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#313071 ***Early August Salmon Run Confirmed***

Posted by fishfearme on 02 August 2014 - 07:26 AM

Spring fed rivers with natural reproduction tend to get earlier runs. It's not uncommon to see fish beginning Mid-July in these rivers. As said before day length windows are a major factor in both salmon and steelhead runs (steelhead more so in the spring than fall) that most don't take into consideration. It seems like every year we debate whether there are early runs happening, when in reality runs are very consistent from year to year. Those who study run timings closely know when they should be on the water.

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#306377 2014 Opener! Lets See What You Got!

Posted by fishfearme on 28 April 2014 - 10:13 PM

Point taken, and I'm not opposed to people taking fish home. When I wrote my original post there were over 400 people browsing this forum, and some of the pictures in this thread may be setting  a bad example to those new to the sport. I've seen it time and again, guys thinking they are doing a good thing by letting a fish go after it has flopped around on shore bashing its head off everything in the vicinity, only to see the fish belly up moments later.

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#306369 2014 Opener! Lets See What You Got!

Posted by fishfearme on 28 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

There are a couple of things about this thread:


1) It seems that a lot of people concerned with numbers. When did fishing become about keeping score. Too many people missing the point IMO.

    'What was once a trout-cold, hard, spotted and beautiful-now becomes "number seven" ' - Thomas McGuane


2) There is blatant mishandling of fish. Fish laying bleeding on the ground, fish in the mud, fish in the grass, fish being held by the gills; all bad examples of how to properly handle a fish. I realize that these are hearty fish, they wouldn't be able to make this annual journey if they weren't, but lets remember that as river fishermen (and women) we are targeting these fish at their most vulnerable. I'm not some kind of bleeding heart activist, and I'm not trying to stir up any bs, I'm simply asking that we show a little respect to the amazing fish we chase, and that we set a good example for the new generation of steelheader that may be browsing this thread. Personally I love all things steelheading, and want to make sure that my children have the same opportunity to fall in love with these incredible creatures.

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#294681 BC Salmon Run

Posted by fishfearme on 16 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

Lots of dead fish means lots of nutrients returned to the system. Cool shots!

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