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12/08/2020

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A Kayak's AdvantageGo for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to ...
12/01/2020

A Kayak's Advantage
Go for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to know to fish for salmon out of a kayak. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/YtNh50BAtQO

Mind Boggling Chum FunChum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, ...
11/30/2020

Mind Boggling Chum Fun
Chum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, including breaking down the parts of a hole where the best biters are found. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

http://ow.ly/5LLL50BAwJt

Battling Pebble MineIt’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, th...
11/29/2020

Battling Pebble Mine
It’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, this is what we stand to lose. An in-depth article on what you can do to take action is in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/ReGZ50BAtkd

#nopebblemine, #stoppebbleminenow, #stoppebblemine, #bristolbaydefensefund, #defendbristolbay

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique,...
11/28/2020

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll
Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique, as well as insight into what’s involved in getting the perfect roll.
http://ow.ly/uhml50BAuai
#procurebaitscents

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann a...
11/27/2020

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann argues that is exactly what’s going to happen here if we don’t get our heads out of our ashes.

Learn more in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/1XL250BAwks

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann a...
11/27/2020

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann argues that is exactly what’s going to happen here if we don’t get our heads out of our ashes.

Learn more in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/1XL250BAwks

A Kayak's AdvantageGo for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to ...
11/27/2020

A Kayak's Advantage
Go for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to know to fish for salmon out of a kayak. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/YtNh50BAtQO

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob EndslyThree top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth.  Read the article to get the be...
11/26/2020

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob Endsly
Three top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth. Read the article to get the best 3 Gear Combos for Puget Sound Blackmouth

http://ow.ly/3XYR50BEQnU

Mind Boggling Chum FunChum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, ...
11/26/2020

Mind Boggling Chum Fun
Chum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, including breaking down the parts of a hole where the best biters are found. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

http://ow.ly/5LLL50BAwJt

All About the 'Yank'So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?B...
11/25/2020

All About the 'Yank'
So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?
Bill Herzog breaks it down in Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

Read the article here - http://ow.ly/wGyv50BEORw

Battling Pebble MineIt’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, th...
11/25/2020

Battling Pebble Mine
It’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, this is what we stand to lose. An in-depth article on what you can do to take action is in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/ReGZ50BAtkd

#nopebblemine, #stoppebbleminenow, #stoppebblemine, #bristolbaydefensefund, #defendbristolbay

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann a...
11/24/2020

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann argues that is exactly what’s going to happen here if we don’t get our heads out of our ashes.

Learn more in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/1XL250BAwks

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique,...
11/24/2020

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll
Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique, as well as insight into what’s involved in getting the perfect roll.
http://ow.ly/uhml50BAuai
#procurebaitscents

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob EndslyThree top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth.  Read the article to get the be...
11/23/2020

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob Endsly
Three top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth. Read the article to get the best 3 Gear Combos for Puget Sound Blackmouth

http://ow.ly/3XYR50BEQnU

All About the 'Yank'So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?B...
11/20/2020

All About the 'Yank'
So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?
Bill Herzog breaks it down in Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

Read the article here - http://ow.ly/wGyv50BEORw

Battling Pebble MineIt’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, th...
11/20/2020

Battling Pebble Mine
It’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, this is what we stand to lose. An in-depth article on what you can do to take action is in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/ReGZ50BAtkd

#nopebblemine, #stoppebbleminenow, #stoppebblemine, #bristolbaydefensefund, #defendbristolbay

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann a...
11/19/2020

Will the Pacific Northwest become the next southern California where there are no salmon and steelhead? Patrick McGann argues that is exactly what’s going to happen here if we don’t get our heads out of our ashes.

Learn more in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/1XL250BAwks

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique,...
11/19/2020

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll
Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique, as well as insight into what’s involved in getting the perfect roll.
http://ow.ly/uhml50BAuai
#procurebaitscents

California's Lost Coast SteelheadingTime it right and California’s Russian River will offer glimpses of days gone by of ...
11/18/2020

California's Lost Coast Steelheading
Time it right and California’s Russian River will offer glimpses of days gone by of great steelhead fishing. Author Greg Vinci breaks it down in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

http://ow.ly/OI2H50BAxga

Mind Boggling Chum FunChum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, ...
11/18/2020

Mind Boggling Chum Fun
Chum Salmon the Right Way. Author Chris Ellis details how to target chum salmon without snagging, including breaking down the parts of a hole where the best biters are found. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

http://ow.ly/5LLL50BAwJt

All About the 'Yank'So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?B...
11/17/2020

All About the 'Yank'
So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?
Bill Herzog breaks it down in Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

Read the article here - http://ow.ly/wGyv50BEORw

A Kayak's AdvantageGo for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to ...
11/17/2020

A Kayak's Advantage
Go for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to know to fish for salmon out of a kayak. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/YtNh50BAtQO

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob EndslyThree top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth.  Read the article to get the be...
11/16/2020

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob Endsly
Three top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth. Read the article to get the best 3 Gear Combos for Puget Sound Blackmouth

http://ow.ly/3XYR50BEQnU

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique,...
11/15/2020

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll
Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique, as well as insight into what’s involved in getting the perfect roll.
http://ow.ly/uhml50BAuai
#procurebaitscents

Battling Pebble MineIt’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, th...
11/14/2020

Battling Pebble Mine
It’s not dead yet. The fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine continues. Yet, this is what we stand to lose. An in-depth article on what you can do to take action is in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/ReGZ50BAtkd

#nopebblemine, #stoppebbleminenow, #stoppebblemine, #bristolbaydefensefund, #defendbristolbay

All About the 'Yank'So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?B...
11/13/2020

All About the 'Yank'
So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?
Bill Herzog breaks it down in Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

Read the article here - http://ow.ly/wGyv50BEORw

California's Lost Coast SteelheadingTime it right and California’s Russian River will offer glimpses of days gone by of ...
11/13/2020

California's Lost Coast Steelheading
Time it right and California’s Russian River will offer glimpses of days gone by of great steelhead fishing. Author Greg Vinci breaks it down in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

http://ow.ly/OI2H50BAxga

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob EndslyThree top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth.  Read the article to get the be...
11/12/2020

Matching the "Metal" Hatch - Bob Endsly
Three top gear combos for puget sound blackmouth. Read the article to get the best 3 Gear Combos for Puget Sound Blackmouth

http://ow.ly/3XYR50BEQnU

A Kayak's AdvantageGo for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to ...
11/12/2020

A Kayak's Advantage
Go for a salmon sleigh ride. Veteran kayak fisherman Hugh Harris writes about everything you need to know to fish for salmon out of a kayak. Check it out in the Oct-Nov 2020 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. - http://ow.ly/YtNh50BAtQO

All About the 'Yank'So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?B...
11/11/2020

All About the 'Yank'
So … what technique wets your whistle when it comes down to initial contact with our favorite fish?
Bill Herzog breaks it down in Salmon & Steelhead Journal.

Read the article here - http://ow.ly/wGyv50BEORw

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique,...
11/11/2020

In Pursuit of the Perfect Roll
Pro-Cure’s Phil Pirone has mastered fishing plug-cut herring and he shares his technique, as well as insight into what’s involved in getting the perfect roll.
http://ow.ly/uhml50BAuai
#procurebaitscents

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Over the coming weeks, the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown, New Brunswick (Canada) will be auctioning off a large number of fishing artefacts, all with a strong connection to the waters of the West Coast of Canada and the US. The items on offer represent part of a collection that, in 2017, was very generously gifted to us by the family of the late John Keith-King of Duncan, British Columbia (Mr. Keith-King for many years operated the Granville Island Sport Fishing Museum and was himself an avid collector). NOTE: These items are being offered for sale with the express permission of the donors. Revenues from these auctions will help to secure the programs and services offered by the Atlantic Salmon Museum in the months and years to come and, in particular, to offset some of the financial setbacks incurred as a result of COVID-19. If you would like to participate in these auctions, go to www.32auctions.com/Steelhead which started on Sunday, August 30, and please don’t hesitate to share this message with other individuals or groups who may be interested. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Atlantic Salmon Museum at 506-365-7787 or at [email protected].
Like the rhino and other endangered or extinct species, the doomsday button has been pushed for Chinook salmon. If anything, the announcement yesterday ensures like B.C. gas prices, all will get screwed big-time when buying Chinook salmon! $1000.00 plus per large Tyee will now be the norm on the black-markets. Canadian Fishing Company (Pattison), independent commercial fisherman that do have access to limited supplies will raise prices due to supply and demand. Corrupt poaching Native food fisherman and corrupt poaching sport fisherman will all be putting their prices up as well. Temptation to make huge money for a few Chinook salmon will see poaching increase a thousand fold this year alone. Don't believe me, what's the going price for B.C. abalone? By the way, the fishery has not been open for anyone since 1990. Greed plain and simple and as humans it will never change, so get over it and do something to increase Chinook numbers. We can change this disastrous pattern, but we all must force Government to do the right thing such as thinning out seals and sea lions. Science on other juvenile Chinook predation must be compiled by the experts such as Blue Heron and Merganser ducks? Both were once harvested by coastal indigenous people, but that has not happened for generations. Massive amounts of metal nose tags are found with metal detectors in their droppings and nest areas. Be that as it must, you that gets your hackles up at the thought of killing any animal must come to the common ground with all and see a pinniped harvest expanded throughout British Columbia and the rest of PNW is needed. If the scientists say it's Merganser ducks, Blue Heron or even Grebe predation helping to keep Chinook numbers down, then they must be harvested as well. Now's the time for environmentalist, N.G.O.s and their supporters to actually prove they care about our environment with this Chinook salmon disaster? The science is in, seals and California sea lions need to be harvested. Soon the scientists may state the Stellar sea lion as well, for almost 2 million returning salmon are eaten by them from Haida Gwaii to the southern rivers. "The measures I am announcing today, as part of a comprehensive plan to protect wild Pacific salmon, are significant, necessary and difficult. The science is clear: Pacific Chinook salmon are in a critical state. Without immediate action, this species could be lost forever,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Do your part to get Chinook numbers back up by Joining PACIFIC BALANCE PINNIPED SOCIETY and sharing our posts is one way for sure. Get word out that more groups need to support a seal and sea lion harvest by contacting we board members of P.B.P.S. [email protected] Like this video, for that's our beaches if we don't thin out the pinniped herds! https://www.facebook.com/ak.aaronknight/videos/10208290365112173/
Brad’s in the House!!!
South fork eel river, ca. Jan.4th 2019. Fish of a lifetime. Released.
One of my relatives told me how he used to commercial fish and bring home furs and meat he harvested for nose bounty from shot seals back in the day. He said his wife and girls made seal fur things to sell. That's how he paid for new nets/gear so he did not have to owe his soul to the fish company store in town. His words made me think how we commercial fisherman could soon be doing this once again soon and reason for this post. While I spent my time in jail, (Facebook Jail) I had time to contemplate while conducting more research into the pinniped quandary. I was amazed to see that the explosion of pinnipeds is not a regional problem we are dealing with, but a global issue. Mind you, only in regions where the harvesting of pinnipeds is forbidden due to protective laws. U.S.A., New Zealand, Australia, British Isles, Brazil, Tasmania, South Africa and other countries have problems with exploding pinniped populations. Norway and other Scandinavian countries allow shooting and harvesting of pinnipeds, where as there's little to no reports of problems from over population? Our northern and eastern coastlines of Canada where there's active harvesting for food and commercial reasons has a problem with over population? It seems that the reason is harvest is not able to meet population growth to help keep balance due to the European Unions banning of importation of Canadian seal products? Yes a day will come where Canadian and International pressure will ultimately force the E.U. to drop their silly ban on Canadian seal products seeing as it's suppressing an indigenous peoples socio-economic and cultural prosperity and growth. We as a society and a nation will cross that bridge eventually. As is the formula for business success, one must build a regional market first and foremost. That being said, we need to develop capacity for all that want to generate revenue from pinniped products. I have been researching many avenues, but I feel that the cottage industry of manufacturing fur attire can help many. This is especially true for our rural and isolated communities along with many that may not be able to work in other careers within their region. I have been getting word out to northern communities looking for people interested in coming south to teach people who want to learn how to process hides and make pinniped fur or hide items. If anyone has contacts for people in the B.C. coast region who has these skills, please contact me via my email. [email protected] Thanks to a friend for sending me these pictures of Nunavut region of Canada and a divers example of seal attire. Please share and if this is a first time seeing this issue, please ask to join PACIFIC BALANCE PINNIPED SOCIETY. Our society tasked with getting a pinniped harvest expanded to help strengthen fin fish populations.
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I sat back with my 1st cup of coffee this morning and read about more doom and gloom because of damn invasive California sea lions. Threat of Steelhead extinction forces closure of Gold River for winter anglers. I thought right away about the phone conversation yesterday where I was given a report how there's many California sea lions in Muchalat Inlet in Nootka Sound region of Vancouver Island feeding on winter springs that are mainly from The Columbia River. This invasive species once again is making another steel head run extinct as they have done in Lake Washington with their gorging of steel head at Ballard Locks decades ago. Well I have some very good news California sea lions! $1.00 a pound you are worth this week from numerous markets! 300 pounds average dead weight for a female, which should be about 150 pounds after hide, fat and guts removed? Males average 500 pounds which should be about 250 pounds after cleaning? Don't forget, their livers which are about 15 to 20 pounds are going to be worth bucks as well. Seeing as most invasive California sea lions are males in B.C. waters it means penal bone removal will also put money in harvesters pocket at up to $600.00 per pound retail! The markets I was enlightened about in the last week do not need to have meat, fat and entrails meet any inspection standards. If you are First Nations and want to start harvesting, please contact me or one of the other directors at Pacific Balance Pinniped Society and we can share with you the steps to get your harvest going. This would include seals also. Step 1: Call your Band or First Nation Fisheries and get copy of A.F.S. Agreement in regards to pinnipeds/seals, Stellar sea lions and California sea lions. Step 2: More than likely sea lion are not going to be in your A.F.S. Agreement, so in writing ask your Band/Fisheries to get negotiating for an amendment where both species of sea lion are added. Step 3: Make sure if you have to have a written Food fishing permit or letter that your First Nations Fisheries allows you to harvest pinnipeds? Step 4. Get information to our society. We need this info to show D.F.O. that we need to expand our harvesting. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Government have announced 5 million dollars to the B.C. Salmon Endowment Fund to help keep our salmon stocks sustainable. https://www.facebook.com/JonathanWilkinsonNorthVancouver/videos/2210888515820944/ Step 5. Coast Funds www.coastfunds.ca has two avenues of funding for over 26 coastal First Nations. Your Band can access funding for economic development that will buy your bullets, gas, etc to get you harvesting. bands can also use funding for developing processing facilities, tanneries, meat & oil production, sewing machines for making garments from hides, etc. Step 6. Contact your First Nations economic funding organization distributing Aboriginal Business Canada funding or whatever their calling themselves now-a-days? Nuu-Chah-Nulth Economic Development Corporation/NEDC for example looks after Vancouver Island region for funding. You will have to contact your director for your region for the Ec-dev that you would go to for business development dollars? Step 6B. Non-native people interested in developing business's related to the expansion of the pinniped harvest by First Nations there's plenty of funding out their in grants I see in my investigating. Contact me for help. Already some non-natives are doing research and development for new products and markets. Step 7. All please keep our society in the loop and please send us a Letter of Intent for your business venture. We would also like a Letter of Intent to harvest from Bands and individuals. This all helps get the Government support we all need for the harvest to be expanded upon. Step 8. No whining. I know some non-natives will jump the gun with their emotions and condemn or bad mouth this post with piety whining. Don't even go there. I have always stated I am for a non-native allocation, quota, tags to allow non-natives access to harvesting pinnipeds. As yet, I have not heard from any hunting organizations such as B.C. Guide Outfitters Association or sport fishing other than The Amalgamated Conservation Society. The Sport Fishing Institute said in an emailthey will not support a pinniped harvest. Step 9.Keep in contact with Pacific Balance Pinniped Society to know what new markets are developing and who you should contact for your harvested pinnipeds. If we follow all these steps and keep in communication I can see Federal Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada moving fast for quota numbers, allocations and seasons? This is why Step 7. is so important to the cause. Step 10. Please contact those M.P.s, M.L.A.s with emails or phone calls to get them off their ass's to get an expanded harvest going! The time could not be better with closures to sport fishing, commercial fishing, whale watching, mother whales pushing around dead calves for two weeks, starving orca, announcements all over about the crash of Chinook and other fin fish stocks. Step 11. Please share post and please if you have not already, join PACIFIC BALANCE PINNIPED SOCIETY to help get a pinniped harvest going to help protect and rebuild our salmon, steel head, sturgeon and other fin fish stocks. https://hashilthsa.com/news/2018-12-10/threat-steelhead-extinction-forces-closure-gold-river-winter-anglers?fbclid=IwAR0hiwfGt4oF-PZM2XcXbpn4A0Gp560oLRtYtMgmYSCwm_EfrP96rV91WgE