Cape Man's Dory

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Did I ever mention "you suck" :wink:



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Is it getting cold there? :lol:
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cape man wrote: Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:20 am Is it getting cold there? :lol:
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At least the salmon will run soon. Our NZ runs are getting to the point where I don't bother anymore. 500-1000 fish per river.

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OneWayTraffic wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:11 pm At least the salmon will run soon. Our NZ runs are getting to the point where I don't bother anymore. 500-1000 fish per river.
OneWayTraffic is that for your salmon runs?

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Here in Alaska our salmon runs are all over the place. Some places the runs are a total bust or some are just way under the 30 year average. And yet some places like Bristol Bay have been having all time record runs :doh: Lots of ideas on what is happening but the bottom line is nobody really knows.

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Yes 500-1000 fish is a reasonable estimate of the total fish per river. Some would be less, none more. About 30% harvested on the way upstream, which makes for low numbers at the spawning sites and also many days effort to catch a single fish. The Salmon are North American Quinnat salmon imported in the 19th century. Some of the runs quickly grew very large (by NZ standards) until two of the biggest rivers were cut in two by hydro dams. No fish ladders to speak of in NZ. I would be keen to see some as it's not just the introduced fish that suffer, but our endemic species as well. Over the last 20 years the natural wild runs have decreased steadily to the current sad state. It's not known why, factors at sea are as likely as river conditions on land.

In ten years I've caught one sea run salmon, and about 20-30 from the Twizel canals. The canals were one upside of the hydro development with salmon farms--escapes are fairly common and the fish easy to catch-- and absolutely world class size North American rainbow trout and European brown trout. By world class I'm talking this:
https://www.google.com/search?q=canal+ ... =789&dpr=1

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No salmon runs here. :lol:
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cape man wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:38 pm No salmon runs here. :lol:
No… shrimp, reds, trout, cobia, tarpon, mackerel and tuna though.

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I was thinking Alaskan salmon. Nicest eating fish with the possible exception of tuna imo. :)

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