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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

January 14, 2008

Closure of the Cascade River to fishing

Action: The lower Cascade River will close to all fishing, to ensure egg-take goals are met for hatchery winter steelhead at the Marblemount Hatchery.

Effective dates: Jan. 17, 2008 until further notice.

Species affected: All gamefish.

Location: Cascade River from the mouth upstream to Rockport-Cascade Road.

Reasons for action: The Marblemount Hatchery facility has approximately 50 percent of the egg-take requirements that are needed to achieve the 229,000 hatchery steelhead smolt release target. The closure of the fishery is necessary in order to collect sufficient fish to meet egg-take needs.

Other information: When egg-take requirements are met, the fishery will reopen as outlined in the 2007/2008 Fishing in Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, District 14 fish biologist, 360-466-4345 x 270, [email protected] .
 

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Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River :(
 

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i guess i have a couple days left conf: i hope it re-opens sooner than later

thanks for the heads up Hook
 

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No problem, I've seen several 20 fish mornings banked from there on the morning bite. We stop fishing that stretch for a few days, they will have their eggs and we get back to drifting our gear. No big deal.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I'll be going up there on Friday and coming back Saturday. I know a few spots upstream that will be nice to probe.
 

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"Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River "

Maybe we could have the several hundred hatchery fish that have been bonked by sport anglers in the Skagit and in the Cascade returned to the hatchery for spawning...I'll guarantee you that us sporties have caught way more than the gill nets have.

Fish on...

Todd
 

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Todd said:
"Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River "

Maybe we could have the several hundred hatchery fish that have been bonked by sport anglers in the Skagit and in the Cascade returned to the hatchery for spawning...I'll guarantee you that us sporties have caught way more than the gill nets have.

Fish on...

Todd
I'd like to know how your going to guarantee that? I thought you quit representing tribal fisheries and practicing law a long time ago?

I'll make a guarantee also... I'll guarantee you that the gill nets have killed more native fish than the sporties have..
 

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Dr Hook said:
Todd said:
"Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River "

Maybe we could have the several hundred hatchery fish that have been bonked by sport anglers in the Skagit and in the Cascade returned to the hatchery for spawning...I'll guarantee you that us sporties have caught way more than the gill nets have.

Fish on...

Todd
I'd like to know how your going to guarantee that? I thought you quit representing tribal fisheries and practicing law a long time ago?

I'm make a guarantee also... I'll guarantee you that the gill nets have killed more native fish than the sporties have..
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Todd said:
"Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River "

Maybe we could have the several hundred hatchery fish that have been bonked by sport anglers in the Skagit and in the Cascade returned to the hatchery for spawning...I'll guarantee you that us sporties have caught way more than the gill nets have.

Fish on...

Todd
Thats funny becuase I saw illegal netting going on last tuesday and 75% of the fish me and my buddy have caught this year had net marks. The skagit gets the @#$% netted out of it and its quite the shame.
 

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Dr. Hook said, "I'll make a guarantee also... I'll guarantee you that the gill nets have killed more native fish than the sporties have.."

That is probably true, certainly true if we do not count poachers as sporties, however, since we are talking about a shortfall of hatchery fish, I wonder what that has to do with the topic????
 

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Todd said:
"Maybe they could run to the cannery and get the eggs from all the fish that have come out of the gill nets that no matter how long they wait will never make it to the Cascade River "

Maybe we could have the several hundred hatchery fish that have been bonked by sport anglers in the Skagit and in the Cascade returned to the hatchery for spawning...I'll guarantee you that us sporties have caught way more than the gill nets have.

Fish on...

Todd
Ok point taken Todd! Now how many of those Fish caught in the gill nets willing ran into the gill nets? Sport caught fish willing bite a presentation presented in front of them!Your gaurantee of sporties catching more fish than the tribes is not a good bet on your part, maybe you should go moniter the cannerey in wich they sell there Steelhead, Over 4,000 lbs of fish this season so far and there is still 56 days till March 11th when they say they will stop netting with an average of 4 days per week of nets that's 32 more days of netting. Now also I fish this river every week and i will tell ya the mass of Hatchery fish has moved through already and the Wild fish are starting to trickle in, so in the next 8 weeks how many wild fish per hatchery fish will the tribes net?
 

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This thread is not about gillnets, so nice troll, Dr. Hook. Are you saying that you don't support making sure the hatchery gets its egg take for the year?

Fish on...

Todd
 

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This thread is not about gillnets, so nice troll, Dr. Hook. Are you saying that you don't support making sure the hatchery gets its egg take for the year?

Fish on...

Todd
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