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chris gadsden

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Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:51:36 PM »

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    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Subject: FN0511-Recreational - Salmon - Region 2 (non-tidal waters of the Fraser River) - Fraser River Spring (age 5-2) and Summer (age 5-2) Chinook

         

Further to FN0489 the in season prediction of Chinook returns to the Fraser

River through June 15th is approximately 47,000. Given the uncertainty about

the in season estimated return to the Fraser River, the Department plans to

implement management actions consistent with zone 2 after July 15, 2012.

       

Specific management actions announced previously to protect Fraser Spring 4-2

chinook will remain in effect until July 15, 2012 when greater than 70% of the

Spring 4-2 Chinook run has entered the Fraser.

       

All retained Chinook must be at least 30 cm.

       

Effective at one hour before sunrise Monday, July 16 and until one hour

after sunset Friday July 27, 2012, in those waters of the Fraser River in

Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser) the daily limit for wild or hatchery marked chinook

salmon is one (1) per day with a minimum length of 30 cm and a maximum length

of 77 cm.

 

Effective one hour before sunrise Saturday, July 28 and until one hour

after sunset Friday, August 31, 2012, in those waters of the Fraser River in

Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser), the daily limit for wild or hatchery marked

chinook salmon is four (4) per day only one of which can be greater than 50 cm.

 

Effective one hour before sunrise Saturday, September 1 and until one

hour after sunset Monday, December 31, 2012, in those waters of the Fraser

River in Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser), the daily limit for wild or hatchery

marked chinook salmon is four (4) per day only one of which can be greater than

62 cm.

 

This is also a reminder that fishing for salmon in the waters of the Fraser

River in Region 2 are open during daylight hours only. Consult your local

newspaper for sunrise and sunset times.

 

Variation Order No. 2012-273

 

 

This reflects a change to the B.C. Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide or to the

BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement.  The on-line version of this guide will be

updated within 24 hours of this notice. Please browse: http://www.pac.dfo-

mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/SFG-GPS-eng.htm

 

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose

fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) Chinook and Coho salmon to the Salmon Head

Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers

provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For more

information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery

Program at (866) 483-9994  or visit the following site:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tag-etiquette/prize-prix-eng.htm

 

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call

the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line

at (800) 465-4336.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Contact the local DFO office in your area or Brian Matts, Resource Manager at

604-666-6509.

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0511

Sent June 19, 2012 at 14:51

Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

   

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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 08:33:04 PM »

Thanks Chris
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chris gadsden

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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 08:36:43 PM »

Thanks Chris
I hope we do have them swimming in our back yards here in the Valley. ::)

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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 09:01:11 PM »

 >:(   Fraser river flood
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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 09:45:49 PM »

Thanks a lot Chris, I was wondering when and if an opening was coming. Now I know, thank you !!!
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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 06:20:37 PM »

Yargh... It be near time to continue the great hunt for the might tshawytscha!  Blast though, with a height of the river being the highest its been in nigh half a century up in Fort George, I be a reasoning that it won't be until My crew does feast for St. Lawrence the Martyr!  Yargh!!!!  Though I suspect the river will be full of swabbers trying to floss themselves a fine tshawytscha!  Ma har har har!!!
No flossing threads this year or you will be made to walk the plank. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 09:31:06 PM »

The title is very misleading. Chris.
What you meant to say is that Chinook open on July 28th.

The 2 weeks with the size limit is a joke. I wouldn't waste my time.
Not to mention, I've seen more guys keeping any size they catch regardless.
I've seen others drag them up the bank and then spend 5 minutes trying to measure fish that are clearly over the size limit.
Realistically I would rather they just not open it at all until they are prepared to let us keep any large chinook.
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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 09:51:20 PM »

What do they mean when they say spring 5-2 and summer 5-2? im assuming it means age?
Thanks.
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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 03:30:49 PM »

 i will be very happy to get a spring under 77cm.anytime.   i think 5-2 means 2-5 yr old.
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Re: Chinooks open July 16 in the Fraser
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 04:38:10 PM »

What do they mean when they say spring 5-2 and summer 5-2? im assuming it means age?
Thanks.

A 5-2 is a 5 year old fish that has spent 1+ years in freshwater. On the Fraser those are generally the fish that spawn in streams upriver from the Thompson but that is not a hard and fast rule. Birkenhead, Spius, Chilcoltin and Quesnel are examples of fish that spen a year in freshwater before smolting. A Harrison chinook is normally a 4-1 ( 4 years of age and migrated to the ocean in it's first year).
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