2018 chinook limits

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Sradons, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Sradons

    Sradons New Member

    Hello,
    some on here are much more int he know than i am. Their is a rumor floating around the north coast(could be beyond) that the 2018 chinook limits are going down to 1 per day 2 possession. Has anyone else heard of this?

    Sam
     
  2. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    Heard that but haven't researched it. 1 over 77 and 1 under 77 cm is what I heard.
     
  3. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    That would be a huge hit to the folks who work in the guide/Lodge industry.
     
  4. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member


    Up north that could prove hard. The under 77cm would be hard to do and a waste of a fish
     
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  5. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    Is this for area 1 or ? Combine that with possibility of more halibut restrictions if we don’t get 20+%, lingcod down to 2 a day, etc and no one will be coming to BC to fish anymore...they’ll all head to Alaska where limits are much more liberal on salmon and halibut anyway, especially if self guided.

    Would destroy coastal communities that rely on tourism.

    Not to mention thousands of dead fish floating to the bottom looking for a 77cm. Probably more harm than good
     
  6. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    I hope this is just a rumour...
     
  7. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    what i've never understood is why people who spend like 5-20k that go to a lodge want to maximise how much they bring home. You would think if they have that kind of bling it would be enough to bring home a few trophy fish home. Like I understand people wanting to go where their is lights out fishing and bringing home a few trophy fish But yet you see lots of post on this site where people are asking where they can get a trip to to maximise their take home.

    Maybe someone can explain this to me because i just don't get it?

    Definitely feel sorry for thoes living a hand to mouth existence up their tho.
     
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  8. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    How is this any different then people doing catch and release all day up their looking for a tyee?
     
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  9. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member


    do u have area's ??
     
  10. Sradons

    Sradons New Member

    No area numbers. Was just having a conversation with someone who mentioned it. And last year when I was told info from him it was bang on.
     
  11. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    interesting.. what was he bang on about last year as there was no changes... Chinook our on the table at the end of the month so not sure how anything can be in stone right now.. but I can always check with those I know..i would be interested in why there would be such a reg change...
     
  12. Sradons

    Sradons New Member

    He said that there would be non retention of sockeye in tidal waters.
     
  13. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    There have only been sockeye openings on the 2010, 2014 brood years and the other 3 year brood years haven't seen tidal fisheries in years....just saying it was a given. 2018 is likely to see a sockeye tidal water fishery as this is the one remaining strong brood year.
     
  14. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    okay..then he would be talking about the Skeena area.... up north.. not hearing much, that being said Skeena has been seeing some poor Chinook returns but no one has really seen the forecast yet as it is speculation at best in the fall....that being said if your guy works for the Dept. then he would have the inside info... I do hope that the North Coast SFAB has this info to digest before the spring meeting...
     
  15. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    The 2014 sockeye brood year would of entered the water in 2015, 2015-2016 were the warm blob ocean conditions. if the Adams river run does make it back strong it will certainly be going against the current consensus on ocean survival conditions.

    Expecting their to be a sockeye opening this year is more of a hope then a certainty likes it’s been in the past.

    I wouldn’t expect changes to chinook regs this year as the pacific salmon treaty is still in negotiations. The wild salmon policy is still not finalized. Any closures will be based on the old models. How the SRKW situation plays into it all I’m not sure.

    Darby they were suppose to be finalizing the nagations PST in December have u herd anything?
     
  16. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    This will almost definitely have an effect on additional closures/restrictions.
    Hope we don't get hit too hard.
     
  17. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    All is held close to the chest before going into the Negations so nothing at this time....
     
  18. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Seems kinda straightforward to me:

    1) People can pay a lot of money to go fishing at a destination lodge and want to maximize their expenditure with bringing back as much fish as they can to show off their fishing abilities and trip success.
    2) Many people like to eat fish that they catch themselves - old hunter/gatherer instincts and share with friends and family
    3) People like to eat salmon, the more salmon to eat, the better they feel.
     
  19. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    We will see what happens on that front also after negations


     
  20. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Way too early to speculate and worry about it. Life’s too short.

    Another 6 weeks and things will be in place
     
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