<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">"Coastal rumors"? No way, not aroud here! :grin:Those conclusions, however, are at the root of a series of coastal rumors over the co-nucks’ creation. Some believe the fish are used as a way to write more fishing tickets. Others have even speculated that the ODFW actively breeds co- nucks to keep ocean anglers from keeping them, thereby boosting carcass sales at places like Cole Rivers Hatchery.
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">HMMMMM>>>Welter is one of six Brookings anglers holding special state and federal permits this fall to kill up to 10 wild coho salmon suspected to be co-nucks in hopes of settling this hybrid issue after years of ill will.
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">The first part is not correct, the second part is. If they are different species it means their offspring cannot successfully reproduce. Apparently it's the offspring that are being caught.If coho and chinook are truly different species then they should be unable to cross by conventional means, or produce sterile off spring