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.
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
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.
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...
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.