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$20 a lb.
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »

Sockeye salmon ( wild ) is at the moment going for $20 a lb.
Must be a record high.

With all the BC province sunshine the Fraser R water level must be lower & fact is the water is too warm for the salmon's liking thus man perish before spawning.
Really a shame.

The native & commercial sock fisheries are not allowed to catch them.
Hoping that remaining #s will get to spawn.

Hey why doesn't the Fisheries get giant ice cubes made & truck & dump them into various spots of the Fraser. ( not too far fetched as do ya remember during the "games" in 2010 the gov. trucked in snow from south BC to the Northshore Mts. )

Make 25 ft x 25 ft ice cubes & dump 2000 of them daily along various spots of the Fraser Thompson & Adams etc. Tie cubes to piers / posts.
Fraser R temp should drop some degrees.

In a serious note BC needs heavy rains for 2-3 weeks.

Anyone want to eat a $100 lb sockeye ? Not me that's for sure. :(
Not that rich.


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Re: $20 a lb.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 06:04:41 PM »

I've turned to catching large Kokanee so don't really care about the floss fest anymore. Some of the things I've seen bbing have really turned me off.

No way I would pay that for Sockeye. But when the price goes up so does the poaching.
another SLICE of dirty fish perhaps?


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Re: $20 a lb.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 12:25:54 AM »

You are so right.

The "LOVE" of $$$ is the "ROOT" of all evil.

Socks selling in the alley & the seller & buyer are thinking " Law what law ???"

Runs throughout BC are low reports indicate.

No shortage of shore sports fishermen along the lower Fraser.
Some after bottom fish but most casting spoons.
Nothing caught that I seen.