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    Last year, the tribes were allowed to long-line the entire Puget Sound a week before our opener. Don't know exactly where these were taken from, but it appears it is happening already.
    "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
    MMSI: 367637220
    HAM: KE7TTR
    TDI tech diver
    BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
    Kevin

    #2
    This is so typical of the mismanagement of the resources. They time the sport season for after the main migration every year. The tribes are doing a very good job of working the state in every quarter related to fishing IMO.

    The state allows a clipped fin fishery for salmon, the tribes have hatcheries. IMO, there isn't a lot of quality control getting those fins clipped on the way out resulting in a greater return to the hatchery and more roe to be sold to Japan.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
    MMSI 367770440
    1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
    Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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      #3
      Yikes! This is my first year going Halibut fishing in the Strait...
      Scott & Katy
      1993 3688 with Hino 210s
      Everett, WA (Dagmar's)

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        #4
        "PugetScott" post=804169 wrote:
        Yikes! This is my first year going Halibut fishing in the Strait...
        Welcome to hell. I'm not halibut fishing in WA this year, Instead, for the $7.35, I can get a day license to fish in Canada during their season, and I can fish when it is safe for me and my 'crew', and the tides are working for me. After witnessing what happened last year on our one day opener, it's just not worth it to me. Besides, Canada has a bigger biomass.

        Looks like you have a berthed boat. At least you don't have to fight the geniuses who think they own the ramps. You should do okay.
        "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
        MMSI: 367637220
        HAM: KE7TTR
        TDI tech diver
        BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
        Kevin

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          #5
          You otta see the forklifts Dagmars uses! Right Scott?

          Crunchie, do you cross the line, fish and return? Or do you have to report to customs on both sides?
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
          MMSI 367770440
          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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            #6
            "Pcpete" post=804231 wrote:
            You otta see the forklifts Dagmars uses! Right Scott?

            Crunchie, do you cross the line, fish and return? Or do you have to report to customs on both sides?
            I call Canadian Customs when I cross the line. Since the first time, they have a record of my boat, who I am, and one of the three people I've taken across. I merely give them my WN number, who is with me, and tell them whether I will be making landfall, which I'm not. They give me a number to confirm I was fishing in Canada for when I return to the US with fish. I don't need to check back into the US.

            One quick phone call! Need the number?

            Canada rocks!
            "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
            MMSI: 367637220
            HAM: KE7TTR
            TDI tech diver
            BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
            Kevin

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              #7
              "CptCrunchie" post=804241 wrote:
              "Pcpete" post=804231 wrote:
              You otta see the forklifts Dagmars uses! Right Scott?

              Crunchie, do you cross the line, fish and return? Or do you have to report to customs on both sides?
              I call Canadian Customs when I cross the line. Since the first time, they have a record of my boat, who I am, and one of the three people I've taken across. I merely give them my WN number, who is with me, and tell them whether I will be making landfall, which I'm not. They give me a number to confirm I was fishing in Canada for when I return to the US with fish. I don't need to check back into the US.

              One quick phone call! Need the number?

              Canada rocks!
              Yes :wanting to do the same
              Dave
              Edmonds, WA
              "THE FIX"
              '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
              (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
              The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
              Misc. projects thread
              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                #8
                "builderdude" post=804244 wrote:
                "CptCrunchie" post=804241 wrote:
                "Pcpete" post=804231 wrote:
                You otta see the forklifts Dagmars uses! Right Scott?

                Crunchie, do you cross the line, fish and return? Or do you have to report to customs on both sides?
                I call Canadian Customs when I cross the line. Since the first time, they have a record of my boat, who I am, and one of the three people I've taken across. I merely give them my WN number, who is with me, and tell them whether I will be making landfall, which I'm not. They give me a number to confirm I was fishing in Canada for when I return to the US with fish. I don't need to check back into the US.

                One quick phone call! Need the number?

                Canada rocks!
                Yes :wanting to do the same
                Buy your Canadian license https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/n...e: <br /> here.

                Call 1-888-226-7277 once you enter Canadian water, and don't call them until you do. If you call them from the US, they won't take your info, because they have no jurisdiction until you are physically in Canada. Have your boat and personal info handy. They will ask you a number of questions. Once you have answered them, DON'T HANG UP until they give you a number. Write it down immediately! (I always write it on my fishing license.)

                A few days after you return, you will receive two emails from them, one telling you a second email - a survey - will be coming shortly. It will ask what areas you fished and what you caught.

                If you buy a one day license and log a fish the first time you go over, the next time you go over you have to add your prior catch to your new one day license, and so on. With halibut, you are allowed 6 per year, one per day with a 2 possession limit. They cannot be over 133cm (52.3") and only one can be over 83cm (32.6").

                You MUST have a measuring device on or attached to the side of your boat so you can measure them in the water. I have a 133cm stick with a mark at 83cm. Trust me on this, that is the law and they don't treat violators lightly.

                Chinook need to be logged on your card, but Coho, Pink and Sockeye don't.

                Now, there is some confusion about whether you can anchor in Canadian water while fishing. The regs say no, but a number of websites claim it is okay, ....that they will look the other way as long as you are only fishing. Setting crab and shrimp traps are not considered anchoring.

                For other regs, http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/r...ve a read here. Just know that they are currently updating their 2017 regs.

                BTW, halibut fishing is currently OPEN in Canada.
                "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                MMSI: 367637220
                HAM: KE7TTR
                TDI tech diver
                BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                Kevin

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                  #9
                  I'm going to need to circle back to this. Perhaps Canadian waters will be part of our trip in May. Would be nice to fish more than just two days.
                  Scott & Katy
                  1993 3688 with Hino 210s
                  Everett, WA (Dagmar's)

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                    #10
                    Excellent info crunchie! Thank you. I've never fished for halibut but would love to give it a go at some point.
                    Dave
                    Edmonds, WA
                    "THE FIX"
                    '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                    (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                    Misc. projects thread
                    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                      #11
                      You're missing out Dave will be headed to Sekui as usual.
                      Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                      93 3058
                      92 2855
                      91 Fourwinns 205
                      Longbranch WA
                      Life is Good

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                        #12
                        "builderdude" post=804324 wrote:
                        Excellent info crunchie! Thank you. I've never fished for halibut but would love to give it a go at some point.
                        IMHO, best tasting fish in the ocean. YW

                        Thought about going across this Saturday, but Wifey wants to stay closer to home until it gets a tad warmer for her. Guess we'll do Blackmouth at Protection Island. I'm good with that; gotta keep the Wifey happy! :woohoo:
                        "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                        MMSI: 367637220
                        HAM: KE7TTR
                        TDI tech diver
                        BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                        Kevin

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                          #13
                          And here I am stuck on Maui.........
                          P/C Pete
                          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
                          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                          1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                          MMSI 367770440
                          1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                          Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                            #14
                            Lingcod
                            ..........
                            Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                            93 3058
                            92 2855
                            91 Fourwinns 205
                            Longbranch WA
                            Life is Good

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                              #15
                              Lingcod cheeks
                              P/C Pete
                              Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                              1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
                              Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                              1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                              MMSI 367770440
                              1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                              Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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