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|Trinity River Fishing Report – April 15, 2012||| Print ||
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|Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:00|
I spent the Easter weekend with family and did not put out a Fishing Report, Sorry!
This week (Wed & Thur) the Cal Fish & Game Commission met at the Red Lion Hotel in Eureka. On my way into Eureka it snowed on me while going over Berry Summit on Hiwy 299. The Commission heard testimony on fishing regulations for the North Coast and proposed to note on the Federal Register the PFMC to accept the recommendations and have the teleconference to pass them ASAP. This means that Ocean Sport Fishing will open on the North Coast May 1st thru Sept. 9th. They also passed the In-River Sport Fishing for normal posted dates and 4 fish limits for Fall Chinook. This means that Aug. 15 on the Lower Klamath you can retain up to four (4) salmon per day with a limit of 8 salmon in possession. For the Upper Klamath and Trinity this will start Sept. 1st. This will be any combination of 4 salmon jacks or adults. Hopefully the new Regulations will be out by the June. More on this at a later date.
At the meeting the Commissioners also heard testimony about having a Selected Marked Fishery for the Trinity for Coho salmon. I am happy to say there was favorable testimony for this but the cost might not equal the benefit so there is more study to be done and hopefully NOAA/NMFS will step up to help on this. The options are to try and harvest the excess hatchery Coho or reduce production. The return of Hatchery Coho has far exceeded the native Coho return that they are interfering with the recovery of native Coho salmon. Something has to be done on the Trinity or we will loose the run altogether. My point is if they are producing excessive Coho then why are fishermen NOT allowed to harvest them? We help provide for them through license fees so why are we not able to benefit?
Klamath: The Klamath is not in as bad of shape as the Trinity but it is bank to bank at the present.
Temperatures in the valley last week were 70/34 degrees with 3.6 inches of rain, total to date 68.1 inches. The weather next week expected to be 69/41 degrees. Mon – rain, Tue- cloudy, Wed- Thru- showers / rain-Fri-partly cloudy – Sat/Sun- scattered showers.
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