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 on: Today at 12:14:28 AM 
Started by TheLostSockeye - Last post by 1son
Eggs aren't the biggest but it all depends on the person behind the curing process.

 on: September 01, 2014, 10:44:48 PM 
Started by kevzabob - Last post by AaronWilde
Really ???? Commercial fisherman make a living trying to feed there families and supply food to the masses . Once in 4 years they open the river for sockeye and you have the nuts to say there destroying our stocks ??!!I would have to say that the commercial fishery is far more important than a bunch of rec guys trying to catch fish for fun !! And i've been fishing theses rivers for 30 years and even i can see that .Give me a break .

 Commercial openings on the Fraser can't be frequent enough to make a living off alone. Wouldn't commercial fishermen be better off working in a different career or fishing out in the ocean if they have to solely make a living from commercially fishing the Fraser river? More likely its supplementation to their incomes as it's a good way to make relatively quick cash. I'm not on either side (sports/commercial) as I think the problem lies elsewhere.

 Commercial fishermen and environmental issues destroy the fish stocks more than sports fishermen. Commercial fishing is clearly important but I don't think that makes it okay that they plow the river causing salmon migration to substantially slow or halt. People need to eat though and fish are a huge source of the worlds food supply. It's a tough one! That's what the fisheries are supposed figuring out, and it seems they are doing the best they can with low funding.

 Theres simply not enough fish to accommodate everyones wants/needs anymore and it can only get worse as population increases along with pollution and other environmental issues and the fish stocks inevitably decline (slower with hatchery supplementation but still decline).

Don't complain, do what you can to clean after yourself on the water, teach others responsibilty in a respectful way, support and take part in local groups, and enjoy fishing while you can :) !

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:52:53 PM 
Started by jimyvr - Last post by Nucks
Your bringing up something from 4 years ago so what brought you back here?

I got a new job almost 2 years ago so I no longer work in Maple Ridge. I have to commute to Vancouver 5 days a week. I enjoy visiting Chilliwack but to be honest it would not be a choice I would prefer to live. My father grew up in the Sumas Prairie I know the area very well. I have lived all over the LM as well as have lived on the Island.

I am hardly on my high horse but if you read all 5 pages this post I made was in retaliation to other posts. When I retire I plan on having two homes. A house in the interior and a condo somewhere down south. Got myself a nice union job now just like my wife. We will be comfortable when we retire. So I can live the best of both worlds.

So now that you have the update whats new with you, 4 years later? Oh and I bought my sockeye this year. 10 fish, cleaned gutted for $15/fish.

Go to your 1991 yearbook and turn to page 27........... I'm the guy with Mr. Herman :)

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:41:36 PM 
Started by kevzabob - Last post by Drewhill
Agree with Robert to an extent. Have noticed in good sockeye years the fishing doesn't get good till much later in the season. There's always a few kicking around but probably not worth the time for a while. Wouldn't say they are wiping out stocks though.

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:41:07 PM 
Started by TheLostSockeye - Last post by Fish Assassin
It's how you cure the roe.

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:40:23 PM 
Started by Canuck - Last post by Damien
Not much going on at the mouth of the Seymour.  As others have mentioned, what fish are there, zip up river after holding further out.  Not a great angling opporunity.  Made worse by the noice and paint/chemical spray from the ship yard on the east side of the mouth.  Yuck.

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:38:46 PM 
Started by fish fear me - Last post by speycaster
There use to be a lot more Pike before the Tiger Musky started to prey on them. ;D ;D

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:25:31 PM 
Started by jimyvr - Last post by Nucks
In opinion, MR is the new Surrey. It has been for many years.

Unfortunately, drugs are bad everywhere.

Tragic actually as MR was once a beautiful place to grow up.

You are correct sir, the island is a beautiful place to live. That's where the wife and I would love to end up. Who knows what it's like when we retire though. Could have gone through the same cycle as MR. There's actually lots of work, you just have to be adaptable.

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:23:08 PM 
Started by TheLostSockeye - Last post by TheLostSockeye
Good idea!! I will have tie up some

 on: September 01, 2014, 09:19:47 PM 
Started by jimyvr - Last post by bbronswyk2000
Not really.

I'm happy you got a union job, I truly am. Too bad you have to commute, I did that once. Time you'll never get back but you have to do what you have to do. Sounds like you have a good job, I'm happy for you.

I just take offence when you think MR is the best place on earth. It truly isn't, not even close. It was a great place to grow up in the 80's, 90's and even 20's.........but not now.

I've lived in MR and Chilliwack, and I know which would be my preference. I did notice that didn't mention the crime and poverty in MR when comparing it to Chilliwack. There are some awesome places to live in MR and Chilliwack. Just don't think one place is so much better than the other unless you've spent some time there. I graduated from the same school as you, I just don't think the same towards MR as you do.

So where else have you lived for a decent amount of time?

I kinda think along the same lines as you. A place in the interior and the Fraser Valley would be awesome. But who knows by the time you and I both retire.

Fyi- I'm trying to buy my sockeye this year.

Are you older or younger? I am 40

I hardly think MR is the best place on earth or even the best place in the LM. Drugs are pretty bad here. Its just not as dangerous as Surrey where I grew up. I did not want to raise my 3 kids in Surrey. Growing up Surrey was fine, a nice growing municipality. Things changed, population was growing way too fast and with that crime.

If I could live anywhere with my kids I would move back to the island. Loved it!! Only problem is work, there is none.

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