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Skagit Sauk Clousure

Just read this heartbreaking news in the herald this morning Tdown: The Skagit and Sauk selective catch and release fishery has officially been closed for this upcoming year. That freakin sucks they are bassing this on predictions for the upcoming returns. The Skagit has been one of the best producers this year for hatchery fish, and those fish are all returning from the same ocean conditions that the nates come from something just don,t seem right here to me, but hey when has anything ever made sense when were dealing with the game department. One good note they stated that this should not be a trend in the years to follow. Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Guess i;ll see ya on the penninsula.
 

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Total blow for northern Puget Sound C&R Wild Steelhead fishery. :cry:
I hope we get the season back next year and not end up in the same shut down situation as the Sky and the Stilly for C&R.
 

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Oh yeah, We the sportsman well the honest ones at least always have way strict rules and regulations and we follow them to the T except for maybe five seconds for a photo of a fish, and this is how we are treated. Oh crap poor returns forecasted this year shut the sportsman down for the whole season. When it would take one or two nets to be out of the water for probly a day or two to meet our escapement goals. That won't work though because the indians would starve, and the commercials would lose money. So here we sit again getting craped on. Tdown: :evil: :evil: :evil: Tdown:
 

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I thought the Skagit and Sauks late run was fairly healthy? I'm thinking nets are probably in the river now?

What I have seen over the years is once it's gone it's gone. A sad trend when the tribes are involved.
 

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yet you will see the tribes drift netting those same native steelhead on the Skagit (& elsewhere) that are to be protected from us sporties.
 

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I got a call from one of my buddys this morning about the news :cry: It really does suck because since I am self employed I planed on hitting it hard this year and I dont know any of the coastal rivers. I wouldnt mind it to much if it was closed and the indians didnt net the river, but that isnt the case they are still allowed there 2600 hundred or so fish? I think its pretty lame but me whining online to you guys isnt going to do anything to change this. Its a sad day :(
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I just looked for it on the WDFWL site and couldn't find anything is this for sure??

If so, bummer!!
 

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yes it is for sure. It was in the papers. I dont know why they would put it in the papers if it wasnt for sure. conf:
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Big O said:
I got a call from one of my buddys this morning about the news :cry: It really does suck because since I am self employed I planed on hitting it hard this year and I dont know any of the coastal rivers. I wouldnt mind it to much if it was closed and the indians didnt net the river, but that isnt the case they are still allowed there 2600 hundred or so fish? I think its pretty lame but me whining online to you guys isnt going to do anything to change this. Its a sad day :(
Omar
Are they really allowed 2600 natives! That is insane.
 

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if it was true dont u think it would be from the fish and game and not the news papers lol
 

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More total BS from this state. What a load of crap. Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown: Tdown:
 

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Omar,

For the wild fish, the tribes are entitled to 50% of the harvestable portion of the run, not the total run. Since the run is slated to be below escapement, there are ZERO harvestable fish on the Skagit/Sauk this year, therefore no one is entitled to any of them...us or them.

Fish on...

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Todd said:
Omar,

For the wild fish, the tribes are entitled to 50% of the harvestable portion of the run, not the total run. Since the run is slated to be below escapement, there are ZERO harvestable fish on the Skagit/Sauk this year, therefore no one is entitled to any of them...us or them.

Fish on...

Todd
So they haven't netted any Nates yet?
 

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Ya i wasnt exactly sure I just heard that from someone today thats why i put the question mark after it. Thanks for clarifying that Todd. It is still to bad it has come to this.
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I don't have a problem with this.

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I do.

1) Isnt is a bit early to make a decision related to March?
2) Are the creel reports accurate enough to believe that we are only a few hundred fish away from the season? What if they gave it 2 more weeks to decide should the fish be a little late?

I dont buy it.
 

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If the actual run is better than predicted then they can open it.

If you can't even take a fish out of the water for a picture then how can you justify having a fishery on a run that won't meet escapement goals?
 
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