My partner and I went to the Wynoochee today, and once again were skunked. Overall, though, we've had a pretty good year, boated a lot of nice fish, even released the ones we were supposed to, including a really nice unmarked(native?)in the Cowlitz.
Although the lack of rain is a big factor as far as stimulating the fish to run, the ones that really have to spawn will come up. They may make it to the spawning beds or the hatchery barriers, or they may not.
Or they may make it only as far as the tribal nets.
Economics suggests to me that if the price of fish is only 25% of what it was, the tribes will try to take 4 times what they did. After all, we just keep providing the swimmers for them, and dont say much about it. What was the Bogachiel sport catch count 12/26, or even so far this season? Noone will know until after May. What is the tribal catch report so far? When are they going to stop?
This winter season hasn't been too great so far, but I really haven't been at it long enough to be sure that what I'm doing is really gonna catch fish.
I had thought this was to be a banner year, according to the WDFW smolt release records. And I really thought I was gonna do better.
Anybody got cheese to go w/ this wine?