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General Discussion / Re: Little M numbers
« Last post by Capt. John on January 15, 2019, 06:31:17 pm »
Pitiful and painful to look at.
 
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General Discussion / Re: A Question
« Last post by slewis on November 25, 2018, 08:50:38 am »
Mine was around 60% natural 40% stocked
By far my best season yet on kings and average fish per trip jumped from 1.5 fish per trip to 3.25 rounding here fish per trip and only one lake trout on the first trip of the year rest were silvers

3 coho
10 kings
1 lake trout
6 steelhead

6 real trips plus 2 went out and just came back in because we didnít want to deal with 3 ft waves and never dropped a line.
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General Discussion / Little M numbers
« Last post by spoontang on November 13, 2018, 09:54:12 am »
Saw this posted by M. Tonello of the DNR on another forum. The date was 10/17:

Today was the last day of operations for fall 2018 at the Little M Weir. They wound up not needing to take any more eggs, so they harvested Chinooks and passed the other species. The ponds are now dry and the weir grates have been pulled (meaning that there's now free fish passage). Here are the numbers from today.

207 Chinook salmon harvested for a season total of 1,300.
547 Coho salmon passed for a season total of 1,093.
201 Steelhead passed for a season total of 408.
8 Brown trout passed for a season total of 93.
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General Discussion / Re: A Question
« Last post by Capt. John on October 02, 2018, 07:32:23 pm »
Skewed question because of the tiny plant.
With me it's around 40%.
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Fishing Info / Re: Kewaunee 9/23
« Last post by msmcguire on September 24, 2018, 02:21:57 pm »
Great looking coho.
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Fishing Info / Kewaunee 9/23
« Last post by SteveO on September 24, 2018, 01:32:05 pm »
I have had a spotty year fishing with limited time on the water this year and my catch rate shows it.
Feeling a bit better and weather was good on Sunday .. and the Packer game was Not a distraction ...
My meat bite has been less then staler but we did stick my personal best Coho at 14# on a deep rigger with the JJ special.

Date & port fished:
Time fished:8-4
Area fished (GPS lat/lons 0ptional):
Best depth of water to be over:400
Most productive troll direction:n
Depth of hits:80 - 120
Rigger lead lengths: 50
Number of fishermen aboard:2
Best lures & colors:spoons with white and blk .. JJ meat rig
Surface temp: Down temp for hits (if known):64 surface ... 52 80 down
Troll speed:2
Number and kind of fish caught:3 bows, king, coho .. 4 lost ( snapped leader on 400 copper, hit and miss on rigger saw fish out of water behind boat)
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General Discussion / Re: A Question
« Last post by jeremybendel on September 24, 2018, 07:29:55 am »
I have put 20 kings on my boat this year so far. 5 have been stocked fish.
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General Discussion / Re: A Question
« Last post by spoontang on September 21, 2018, 03:06:04 pm »
I donít have a percentage but can tell you that it is very rare for me to catch a planted chinook.  This has been the case for many years.  Iíd guess over 90% of the kings I catch are natural. I only remember one this year that wasnít. I went back and looked at my photos and didnít see any without the adipose.
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General Discussion / A Question
« Last post by Grant Fry on September 21, 2018, 11:07:18 am »
What percentage of the kings you caught were plants (no adipose fin) versus natural reproduction?
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Fishing Info / Re: Arcadia 9/15 AM
« Last post by spoontang on September 18, 2018, 09:53:14 pm »
Thatís pretty cool about that hen steelieís tail, never noticed that. She did not have any eggs in her.
Yes that was a nice coho but actually smaller than ones we caught in previous weeks. Caught a few over 10 lbs this year. First time weíve caught numbers of coho like this off Arcadia in quite a few years. I love catching them, they are unpredictable and better eating than kings in my opinion. DNR should stock more of them. I hope we can get after them another time or two this fall.
Capt. John your spoons are hands down the most productive on my boat!
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