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Postby Big Chinook » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:54 am

Anyone have any thoughts on Coho, Chinook and Chum for 2017. I know Coho numbers were big 3-4 years ago which could bod well for 2017. Just interested to hear other imput for trollers in SE.
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Re: SE Alaska Salmon

Postby paul » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:02 pm

There is an announcement out today about the spring king salmon openings being very limited.
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Re: SE Alaska Salmon

Postby John Murray » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:53 pm

A lot of what ifs ? You probably have heard bout kings. I'm being a optimist but with all the out migrant coho last summer into winter kings it looks good.Have never encountered that many out of the stream coho.They only have to have good survival.With a larger pink run for SE projected things could be looking up as large pink runs seem to coincide with better coho but then they seen to be smaller.Hope Hope
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Re: SE Alaska Salmon

Postby Big Chinook » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:33 pm

I'm thinking we will get 4-5 days in the summer chinook season with some rolling over from winter season hopefully. The Columbia River forecast is now at its ten year average, 575,000 projected to return. In talking to a couple of the biologists in Alaska they thought the coho numbers would be at least at last years numbers and maybe better. There have been two years of good feed in the ocean for the little guys and the ocean has had two great years of upwelling and rolling over which are keys to the food chain. Keep your fingers crossed!
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Re: SE Alaska Salmon

Postby Salty » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:19 pm

4-5 days total summer Chinook season sounds about right in July days. But, we take 70% in July and 30% in August. I am thinking 3 days in July and 3-5 in August based on no solid information other than SE runs being down, hatchery runs in SE down, a dismal winter troll catch in SE, and a feeling that Canadian and South 48 interests are going to go very conservative given the seemingly declining Chinook abundance in Eastern Pacific.
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