If it's not good to have hatchery fish in the river and ODFW keeps putting them there then take every one out that you catch! What's so hard about that. If it's too dark do you want to put it back to spawn with the rest of the hatchery crowd or take the chance that it might find a willing Nat?But, but, but...what if it's too dark? I'm just sooo confused as to what to do now.
Great point Brad. I was wondering if this would take OFF and get some discussion going, DISCUSSION, thank ya`ll for keeping just that, so farthe final solution to strengthen the strain right? I understand Damons angle, these proprietary blend fisheries seem a little small and weak... but hey, its all alot of rivers have or they would simply be closed.. mabe thats better for the fish in the long run, just close them untill the nates can support a fishery..... or if you can't catch the ones you love... then love the ones you catch-
I agree, wasn't stating earlier that I love hatchery fish, just that obviously the way its been done, fish haven't quite rebounded like a lot of mammals have. Obviously fish are a lot more suseptible to water quality and what happens to them all along the line and something needs to be done to study that better, not just study of course, but actively fix. Unfortunately, the way alot of the world treats our natural wonders even has a big impact on them in our native waters when they return, or don't. Granted there won't ever be a perfect fix, but I would sacrifice a few rivers for access for awhile if that would restore some runs.Can not undo the done - we can learn from it but REFUSE to. We know a lot of what needs to be done, but the darn issue of $ will screw the fish in the end. Why would it be so hard to look at what water Oregon has to OFFer and select some water for put and take, leave the others for C&R or closed until that body of water could sustain a C&R or even a catch n kill of natives on a measurable scale? Oregon has a lot of water and a lot of fisher folk, a lot of these fisher folk are willing to make changes to continue to fish this wonderful species..