- Aug 31, 2008
I'm still very new to fishing for salmon. What is a Jack? I've seen mention of them in the forum and in the Oreogn fishing regs.
Another question...Ive heard the terms used everywhere I go...except the crowd I fish with, what is a "URB" or a "Tulie" or "Tule"? Im sure when I get an explanation I'll probably slap myself on the head..."Dow".
Jack are immature Salmon with a real strange tendency to want to return upriver, and reach maturity after only a short stay in salt water. They do ths after a year or so in the Ocean...We will see their bigger siblings in the next year or two, as they will all wait for full maturity before returning. They are considered under the general Chinook/Coho retention regulations, but you can keep 5 per day, not counting towords your adult Salmon limit...Check the regs. for the system you are fishing, and if Chinook retention is open, so are Jack. Jack are Chinook between 15"-24", and Coho between 15"-20." They taste great, as they are the younger fighters, so much higher quality, generally speaking.
Read zah regs. Fall nooks are 1-16th, the rest I dunno. Heres a link. Resources: Viewing - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Read everything and youll know what not to fish for at what time!