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Sep 13, 2021 14:15:42   #
Don Davis Loc: Washington
 
Let’s hear about the west
Coast.

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Sep 13, 2021 17:54:35   #
Shutupandfish Loc: Columbia River
 
Tuna offa ilwaco horrible, local commercial guys giving up

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Sep 13, 2021 18:53:14   #
DC Loc: Washington state
 
Snohomish river rolling with pinks

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Sep 13, 2021 22:24:05   #
Don Davis Loc: Washington
 
Thank you. Been getting some myself.

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Sep 13, 2021 22:31:41   #
DC Loc: Washington state
 
Don Davis wrote:
Thank you. Been getting some myself.


just had a pink for dinner with brown sugar and dill baked and then broiled the last few minutes was pretty good eating. If the weather holds we will be out fishing for coho on Wed. We have caught a couple 8 lb coho that we could keep last time out caught a nice native coho that had to be released but fun to catch. Have good fishing while you can and the weather is cooperating.

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Sep 14, 2021 13:33:53   #
GLA Loc: WA State
 
Fall Chinook counts in the Columbia River looking strong.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:16:02   #
buzboat
 
Banks Lake is a dead sea! To many Russian nets and WFW stupidity.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:39:00   #
Captain Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
Like Buzboat said, Banks Lake is dead. But ice fishing is just getting started on Sprague Lake. Albacore and Yellowfin Are hitting Silver jigs with a touch of red about 4 feet below the ice.

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Sep 14, 2021 18:20:57   #
Shutupandfish Loc: Columbia River
 
GLA wrote:
Fall Chinook counts in the Columbia River looking strong.


For years the peak over Bonneville was sept 10th to 13th, I might be spoiled but peak meant 50k+ a day, up to maybe 2005. Current One day peak at 20k now at 8k, doesn’t look that strong to me…

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Sep 14, 2021 20:13:14   #
harleypiker Loc: WA
 
Don Davis wrote:
Let’s hear about the west
Coast.


pike fishing ruined with tribal gill netting in NE WASH.

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Sep 15, 2021 15:34:38   #
Crosscut Loc: Nahcotta, WA
 
Northern pike got introduced in Lake Roosevelt, behind Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia. Efforts to extirpate them are failing. West coast salmon fishing will be put into a tailspin if these introduced predators are not wiped out.

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Sep 15, 2021 16:38:17   #
harleypiker Loc: WA
 
The sea lions will wipe out the pike AFTER they wipe out the salmon!

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Sep 15, 2021 17:11:24   #
Captain Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
Crosscut wrote:
Northern pike got introduced in Lake Roosevelt, behind Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia. Efforts to extirpate them are failing. West coast salmon fishing will be put into a tailspin if these introduced predators are not wiped out.



As I understand it they were introduced further up the drainage well above Boundary Dam where they were being first targeted for removal. Same for walleye though that may have been further down. Walleye are almost all the way through the Columbia now whereas Northern Pike are still just in the upper reaches. But they both are devastating to salmon smolts.

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Sep 15, 2021 20:14:11   #
Crosscut Loc: Nahcotta, WA
 
Captan Lahti wrote:
As I understand it they were introduced further up the drainage well above Boundary Dam where they were being first targeted for removal. Same for walleye though that may have been further down. Walleye are almost all the way through the Columbia now whereas Northern Pike are still just in the upper reaches. But they both are devastating to salmon smolts.


Correct. The point of initial introduction, or at least where they were first found in the Columbia watershed, was in Canadian waters.

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Sep 16, 2021 17:00:07   #
Captain Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
Crosscut wrote:
Correct. The point of initial introduction, or at least where they were first found in the Columbia watershed, was in Canadian waters.



The reason I pointed to Boundary Dam is that they are in that river, the Pend Oreille and there are no fish passages in that dam. It is also right at the Canadian border as the river flows north into Canada as part of the Upper Columbia drainage. They could have been introduced anywhere up stream in the Pend Oreille river drainage. Haven’t been up there in decades but even back then there was an active program to eliminate them or reduce their number, even by netting them in the Pend Oreille.. Iike the Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake, they destroy the native fish cuttroat populations, bass and trout in this case.

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