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04
NOV
2018

King Salmon…

blog2016#2As we wind down on our Fall King Salmon season, there are some developments, and plenty of things to think about.  Many know of the closure of most of the Oregon Coast streams.  A history making move from the state.  We are going to just throw some things out there over the next few days and weeks.  Just to get the word out, and food for thought.

Our salmon return here was off, by a large margin.  The salmon stocks to the Arctic, and beyond, is also low.  The Oregon salmon return, most certainly Kings, was the lowest we have ever seen.  Thus, a shortened season.  For us, as fishermen, it was a good move.  In fact, should have closed much earlier in our opinion.

As for the issues at hand.  Man, or we`ll just say people as a whole, are quick to judge, and put blame on others.  Whom ever that may be at the time.  For us, it is to evaluate the situation, observe, and attempt to inform and try and come up with a solution.  That being said.  We make our living off of a natural resource.  Also, we are sportsmen, and also environmentalists.  For us, it is the thrill of the hunt, and all tat goes with it.  We want to see nature, and all that goes with it for the rest of our lives, and beyond.  And, continue to have visits from all across the land, to experience it all with us…We have been part of many organizations of the years.  We won`t name any names, and they all have their place in the fishing industry, for us as fishermen.  However, in the grand scheme of things, it is always more beneficial to come together, as a general mass, and think, and plan, a look at the entire grand picture of things.  Will that happen?  One can only hope.  Will it not?  More than likely…

Here are some if the issues that impact our fisheries.  We encourage looking at the data, and statistics, plus whatever else you can find on water life…We all know what the first thing you think of, and what is generally said first…

In reality, the issues at hand, that impact or fisheries.  It is a giant potpourri of things, and melting in one pot, so to speak.

This is what we are dealing with.  Think about it.  Predation issues, Seals, sea lions, sharks, whales, and the like.  Bird populations on out migrating juveniles, invasive species, dams and barriers, water temperatures, radiation, dead zones, the blob, pollution, drugs and medications in the water, urban sprawl, over harvest, poachers, pirates, currents, climate change, live stock, irrigation, funding, production, hatchery issues, disease, and much more…

For now, we will be on our local streams, in our back yard, as volunteers, doing our best to collect data, and begin some sort of process to help get out fish on a rebound, and thrive…

More later on as we go…

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