Your opinion?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by dman, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. dman

    dman Guest

  2. victoriaboater

    victoriaboater Active Member

    Looks wild to me.
  3. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man Active Member

    I say its a fin, hes trying to hide it to.
  4. Slabby20

    Slabby20 Active Member

    Sure doesn't look clipped to me. Hard to see real clearly. Looks like it's sticking up between his fingers though.

    I was out on the bank out of Bamfield on Monday (the chicken ranch) and there were 6 of the Ucluelet Princess boats there. Lots and lots of nice coho caught. We never saw them throw back one. Our catch was probably 4 or 5 wild fish to each hatchery caught. I doubt they were only catchin hatchery:D Has anyone ever seen the same thing? If they are keeping the wild fish and you do the math, 4 fish per fisherman on those big boats, that's a lot of wild fish. Maybe they were releasing them all on the opposite side of the boats:D:D
  5. saltybeaver

    saltybeaver Guest

    It might be better that the puker boats are keeping those wild cohos instead of killing 60 to get there limit.
  6. dman

    dman Guest

    I stated as much to WDFW. From personal experience, I would kill way fewer wild fish if I kept the first two I caught. They're thinking of insituting some special hook rule instead, when we are already barbless. It's not the type of hook in the fish, it's the fact that they get hooked in the gills, eyes, tongue, etc..
  7. Rum Buddies

    Rum Buddies Active Member

    wild - the fin is right there.
  8. Striper Sniper

    Striper Sniper Active Member

    Hey guys, give it up, go fishing............:D Striper Sniper
  9. saltybeaver

    saltybeaver Guest

    some people are stuck at work [V]
  10. MyEscape

    MyEscape Active Member

    Heres the picture lightened up and if you safe it to your computer and blow it up you be the judge! ;)


    Cheers ME
  11. tortuga

    tortuga Guest

    After further review, the penalty stands.
    Two minutes for posing with an unclipped Ho.
  12. El Pescador

    El Pescador Guest

    I enhanced the picture brightness to 100% with Photoshop, and the result is quite clear.;)
  13. Klob

    Klob Well-Known Member

    Thats not a very nice thing to say about a guys Wife.
  14. Jockey

    Jockey Member

    Wild coho are not open that way yet?

    I know in Renfrew you can keep the wild coho. It is supposed to be only inside the bay but they are open. Check your local regs, you might be able to keep some wild fish now.
  15. Jockey

    Jockey Member

  16. Hoochiebob

    Hoochiebob Well-Known Member

    I Dont suppose that that coho was caught in proximity to Neah bay,U.S.A?I dont think DFO has any influence there,eh?
  17. JuandeOne

    JuandeOne Well-Known Member

    Couple too many Friday afternoon wooblies there Jockey. First off, Neah Bay encompasses US waters and Area 4 refers an American Management Area. Secondly, the issue isn't coho retention but wild coho retention. With that said, I have no idea what there present regs are.
  18. tyeegalore

    tyeegalore Member

    Not passing judgement on the legality of the fish as I have no idea about what is open or not in Neah Bay but when the photo is enlarged and you look at right side of the middle finger you can see the top of the finger above the knuckle but clearly the bottom half of the finger is obscured by an object that is about the size and colour of an Adipose fin. As well the finger on the far right is elevated and appears to have a similar looking object under it. But pictures can be deceiving.
  19. Tanglefoot

    Tanglefoot Guest

    As I understand it, correct me if I'm wrong and I'm sure you will;) I've heard that the majority (?) of hatchery fish are not clipped...I guess only a hatchery person could make the call on this.

  20. JuandeOne

    JuandeOne Well-Known Member

    I worked in a few SEP hatcheries in the late 90's and only a percentage of hatchery reared fish were marked and clipped. It would be next to impossible to determine if an unmarked fish is in fact wild or enhanced.

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