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I was wondering if any of you have any URB reports, say from St Helens up to chinook landing. Any reports would be appreciated.
tight lines , mike

[ 08-05-2003, 08:24 PM: Message edited by: fish-on ]
 

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Sill a bit early. I usually start fishing for them the week prior to Labor Day. Run usually peaks aroung the 10th -15th of September.

Only 500 or so over the dam the past few days.
 

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Fish-on,

Been puttering around near the Sandy but ultra slow for me, not sure what other folks have done or observed.. We should start getting over 1,000 a day about now.

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Ok, It's dumb question time again from the stupidist guy on Ifish.

What is an URB?
 

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These are the chrome, unclipped salmon that enter the Columbia from now until October. These fish are destined for above Bonneville to spawn

Not to be confused with a slimey Tule, a lower river spawning salmon with low quality meat, but nice eggs.

Chris :cool:
 

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Thanks - I know I promised this before but I will try to keep my stupid questions to a minimum.(yeah right)
 

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Originally posted by FWF1:


Not to be confused with a slimey Tule, a lower river spawning salmon with low quality meat, but nice eggs.

You forgot to mention that Tules smell worse than Shad... To me they smell like rusty water pipes!
 

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I don't know what the gillnet seasons were in 2001-02, however, this year their first season runs through the August 12th. So that will help keep numbers of available fish depressed, until several days after the season ends.
 

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Conspiracy Theory the only dumb question is one that is not asked :grin:
 

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thanks guys , keep them comming! I was out this morning , I had one good hard take down and that was all that i saw in my area, I was up around the 205 area along the island. looks like the counts are on their way up despite the nets being in.
take care and tight lines, mike
 

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Question, how can you tell a tule from a urb unless you actually clean them and then find the meat to be white instead of red?...
Also, are they really that bad?

Fish on and save some for me. I will be there the end of September.
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AZ-Tules look like a soreback salmon AKA Spawn out salmon...Really dark, have a golden color to them, if not black. You will even get them like that out in the ocean.
Yes, very nice eggs in them though. Most tules are hogs, put up one nice fight but yes they do smell bad.
 

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Watch for an huge adipose fin as well. Bucks will have a huge adipose, hens are a little more difficult, but they usually have a large adipose as well.

Another thing is that they are not bright at all. Sexually they are more mature and closer to spawning. The more mature they are, the easier they are to identify. A mature male will look gold color.

For shape, they often resemble a football, where as the URB's are very often sleak.

IMHO, they fight harder than a URB and are more aggresive. Last year over half the fish I caught were tule's. Back in the drink. :cool:
 

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Ahh... Makes sense. A few years back me and my little bro did pretty good on the Kalama and we came home with three nice nookies. They were all really nice fish but one was a little more golden than the rest. When we got them all cleaned out, that sucker was white instead of the usual red.
Needless to say, we gave it to my uncle... :grin: He liked it and everyone was happy.

Speaking of tanner creek, when is it a good time to fish up there for the tules if ever?
I want to catch me some hogs even if they stink.
I will be up there the 25 thru the 29 of September and I am looking to slay me a fish or to...

Fish on and thanks.
Romeo
 

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a good time to hit tanner creek in oct.15 (when the mouth of the creek opens). it is what you would call combat fishing. bobber and eggs. the fish are dark, but good fighters and great eggs. be careful not to set your bobber to deep because oversized sturgeon will pick up your bait. good way to burn up a real.
 
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