Barracuda in Alberni Inlet

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Pippen, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

  2. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

    Wow, that was not what I expected when I saw your thread title...thought it was a joke or play on words!
  3. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Wow, this can't be good for the salmon, especially the young ones.
  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    wonder if it followed the sockeye in from off shore...
  5. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    The seine boat kid has huge fingers. The water off Ucluelet t South Bank was about 55/56*, but the mouth of the harbour was about 62*F. So fairly normal. Have the mackerel in Barkley become permanent residents? Maybe the same for that fish?
  6. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Years ago someone posted here about catching a Barracuda in Barkley Sound while trolling for Salmon he said it was beat up pretty bad.
  7. disco

    disco Active Member

    Those things are creepy. I've done a bit of scuba in the Caribbean and they kinda stalk you down there.
  8. ChilliSpoons

    ChilliSpoons Well-Known Member

  9. disco

    disco Active Member

  10. banger17

    banger17 Well-Known Member

    Crazy - they are spooky as hell, seen many while snorkelling in Hawaii.

    some nice socks on the deck of the boat there too, beauty day in the inlet by the looks of it!
  11. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

  12. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    "Caught and Released"
    That's it. They've clearly gone insane. Why release an invasive voracious predator back into the sensitive sockeye stocks?
    Very interesting though - the times are a-changing.
  13. Gong Show

    Gong Show Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that it was the test fishery boat. They do not want to do anything to jeopardize that contract.
    Maybe bonk it before releasing?
  14. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

    According the article, barracuda have been showing up in the records since 1904. It isn't much of a stretch to say they've possibly have been showing up for hundreds of years but just not documented (BFT and other pelagics have been documented back further). So, naturally occurring up here to some degree and no details on what they'd feed on up here. Nice to hear they let it go and maybe I'll have a chance of encountering it. Maybe barracuda really like hake up here. Maybe they've accumulated enough ciguatera toxin that when the seals eat them the seals die. Bonking it before releasing I think is an offense punishable under the fisheries act.
  15. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    "Whoops, my knife slipped. Over and over" - Brutus, 44BC. :D

    Good point - article was not clear in the circumstances of such catch.
  16. Gong Show

    Gong Show Well-Known Member

    "Shoot, shovel and shut up." Ralph Klein, 2003

    Purple font for sarcasm. Please have a chuckle and don't quote the Fisheries Act or its regulations...
  17. spring time

    spring time Well-Known Member

    You can’t do any of that they have an observer on board and they report everything
  18. disco

    disco Active Member

    I knew Ralph back then. One of the nicest down to earth guys I ever met. I don't think they ever told him he was a politician and should act like an asshole.
  19. hippaisland

    hippaisland Well-Known Member

    Years ago one of the guides caught a nice sized Opa off the west side Haida Gwaii on a cut plug.
    kingblazer84 and ILHG like this.

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