Those fishing Willapa have had limited success and I think I have the reason. So far this year the commercial nets have taken 9576 Chinook and last year the total Commercial take was 9726 for the entire fall season. This time last year the Commercial catch was 6227 so you do the math. These are just the fish sold now and the agency does not care to release to the public the TOTAL impacts as the Wild Chinook captured in the nets and released have a 45% mortality in the harvest model. The true impact numbers are seldom released to the public and never put up on the WDF&W website.

Bottom line is little is getting through the Gillnet Armada! So much for Kirt Hughes provided court documents stating he would curtail commercial efforts if over harvest appeared to be a problem.

Edited by Rivrguy (09/09/13 03:06 PM)
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in