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by Bay wolf
Mon May 27, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: The Process For Setting Salmon Season's Could Change Forever
Replies: 0
Views: 107

The Process For Setting Salmon Season's Could Change Forever

For those that are not aware, the process of setting salmon season's is known as the North of Falcon (NOF) . It is a series of meetings and negotiations that culminate in our salmon seasons, harvest quotas, restrictions and closures. For some time now, there has been a lot of concern about the meth...
by Bay wolf
Sun May 26, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: LAWSUIT UPDATE. THFWA VS WDFW ROUND 1: VICTORY!
Replies: 2
Views: 206

LAWSUIT UPDATE. THFWA VS WDFW ROUND 1: VICTORY!

Attorney Joe Frawley for the Twin Harbors Fish and Wildlife Advocacy and AAG Mike Grossman for the WDFW met in front of the Honorable Judge Price in the Thurston County Superior Court on Friday. You can read the complete update here: http://chng.it/6gBdxMMttd
by Bay wolf
Fri May 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: THFWA Sues WDFW for Closed Door Meetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: THFWA Sues WDFW for Closed Door Meetings!

May 16, 2019 Update- Interrogatory filed, discovery into WDFW season setting practices begins The Advocacy has filed its initial interrogatory, opening the first round of discovery in the legal challenge to WDFW's tribal co-management season setting practices. WDFW has 30 days to respond and provid...
by Bay wolf
Sun May 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management

Tracker, I respect your opinion. And I understand that there are a some people who feel the same way. Unfortunately, doing the same thing over and over only results in the same thing. I can assure you. This is not about just wanting to "get more". It's about preventing that from happening, since tha...
by Bay wolf
Sun May 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management

1. The WDFW Commission, IS subject to the States Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) 2. The Commission delegates its authority to the Department to conduct negotiations,adopt,and amend rules on its behalf . The OPMA follows that delegation since the Department staff now become an extension of the Commiss...
by Bay wolf
Fri May 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: THFWA Sues WDFW for Closed Door Meetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 107

THFWA Sues WDFW for Closed Door Meetings!

The Twin Harbors Fish and Wildlife Advocacy (THFWA) issued a press release today announcing a filing against WDFW for setting salmon seasons behind closed doors. Many agree that the North of Falcon Process is dysfunctional and that the Departments rampant culture of secrecy is expanding. With the s...
by Bay wolf
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management
Replies: 4
Views: 180

North of Falcon: A Dismal Failure in Co-Management

Sports fishermen have yet again taken a big hit in the 2019 North of Falcon. Particularly hard hit was the sportsmen and women who enjoy the fisheries of Puget Sound. Many people in our sport rarely dig into the mechanics of the North of Falcon process. I dare say, many don't even know what it is. R...
by Bay wolf
Fri May 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: moved
Replies: 0
Views: 227

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by Bay wolf
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Salmon in trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Salmon in trouble

Lower numbers of adult and juvenile fish in the salt chuck coupled with the very low water conditions we have been experiencing could add up to a crash in salmon runs. Although we can continue to pump hatchery fish into the system, their needs to be a MAJOR mind shift in the management models. We ca...
by Bay wolf
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!

THANK YOU We have gone over two thousand on-line signatures and the numbers keep growing. Thank you to all who support and signed. Please, keep working to get your friends and neighbors, family and co-workers, fellow sportsmen and fishing buddies to sign and support this very important movement. We...
by Bay wolf
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
Replies: 1
Views: 626

URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!

We are making progress in our fight to open the WDFW/Tribal meetings that are currently closed to any public oversight! But, we NEED YOUR HELP! Our strength is in our numbers, and over 4000 sportsmen and women have already supported our petition. However, there are over 600,000 fishing license holde...
by Bay wolf
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tribal gil nets are in the water in MA 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Tribal gil nets are in the water in MA 10

Here are a few things the State can and should do if they truly supported open and fair fisheries management. The Director of the WDFW could, for starters; 1. Formally request mediation. 2. Request assistance from the Governor and his office of tribal affairs. 3. Ask the WDFW Commission to open a di...
by Bay wolf
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tribal gil nets are in the water in MA 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1900

Re: Tribal gil nets are in the water in MA 10

First, thank you to everyone who signed and support our initiative to bring some transparency to the Tribal/State North of Falcon negotiations. I would just like to touch on the subject of Sovereign nation and State responsibility as far as our fisheries are concerned. The Native American "nations" ...
by Bay wolf
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: State loses contract to operate two fish hatcheries after report of sexual culture
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: State loses contract to operate two fish hatcheries after report of sexual culture

Thank you Larry for posting this. It is truly unfortunate that even other gov't agencies can see how incompetent WDFW is in running our hatcheries. This is most unfortunate, since the momentum gained will be to eliminate even more hatcheries, or turn them over to the tribes.
by Bay wolf
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Petition for Open WDFW/Tribal NOF Meetings
Replies: 165
Views: 13605

Re: Petition for Open WDFW/Tribal NOF Meetings

SEP 1, 2017 — The recent flooding tragedies in Texas have highlighted how quickly and unexpectedly our lives and our lands can experience catastrophic damage. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the communities and to the wildlife impacted by these deadly floods. Take a moment with us and say a praye...
by Bay wolf
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Announcements and Fishing/Club Notices
Topic: Petition for Open WDFW/Tribal NOF Meetings
Replies: 165
Views: 13605

Re: Petition for Open WDFW/Tribal NOF Meetings

There has been a lot of movement on ending these secret meetings. Just to re-cap: Representative Pike has sent a very strong letter of support to the Department and Commission, requesting they keep her updated on efforts to find a resolution. We testified before the Commission at the last meeting, a...
by Bay wolf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Need info on fishing Black Lake in Olympia.
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Need info on fishing Black Lake in Olympia.

Thanks for the great information. Always good to know, before ya go!
Hope the grandsons tie into some fish!
by Bay wolf
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Need info on fishing Black Lake in Olympia.
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Need info on fishing Black Lake in Olympia.

We will be doing a family camp at Black lake on the 18th of this month. Can you guys fill me in on the fishing prospects at Black Lake in Olympia? Have a boat, but not sure I want to trailer it there unless the fishing is worth it. Maybe bank with the grand kids if that will work.

Thanks
by Bay wolf
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: South Sound Salt Water Pinks Browns Pt./Redondo/Pt Defiance?
Replies: 24
Views: 3268

Re: South Sound Salt Water Pinks Browns Pt./Redondo/Pt Defiance?

Fished Browns Point by boat on Tuesday. Couple guys fishing off the beach and some boats all looking. No pinks yet, but they are getting a few resident silvers (3 to 5 lbs) off the beach and boats throwing silver cast masters and like hardware. I have heard that a couple of pinks were caught off Dal...
by Bay wolf
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Jetty fishing ocean shores
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Jetty fishing ocean shores

My wife and I have fished both sides of the Jetty at Brown's Point (Ocean shores) and have done well, under the right conditions. On the bar side, looking across to Westport, we found a mild incoming tide from low to high is the best. Using a dropper rig (weight on bottom and a hook about 2 feet abo...