Snagging is not allowed at Eleven Mile. If it were, it would be stated in the regulations as being open to snagging with specific dates. Usually the middle to end of September is the start of the run at Green Mountain, with snagging season opening September 1st.
Gunner . . .have you looked into the CWPs Koke giveaway? The CWP nets Kokes at several places and strips the eggs and sperm.When that's done,they give away the fish(no loss of meat to a bloody hole) Get in touch with CWP and find out when and where the nets are going to be. Its a way better to get kokes then combat fishing elboo to elboo with who knows who.
Any of you canners,willing to let me sit in on a canning job for koks. I'm looking to expand my ways of preserving my fish and canning looks like a good way to do that. Thank you ScottyK . . . .please give me a shout "email@example.com"
I hear you Ajax,thats why I want to do some watch and learn/hands on canning with someone that knows what they are doing.Canning can be a great way to preserve food . . .I hear you can get really good and sick if your canning ain't done right.
Thatís the point of the pressure canner. Gets to temps higher than boiling water due to increased pressure. Then keep it at that pressure for whatever time the chart says.. anything alive in the jar is cooked to death. Bacteria etc.
As the jar cools, it seals and is held in vacuum. So, nothing can get in.
I still try to use it all up within about a year. Just put the new stuff at the back of the shelf.
Iíd offer to show you, but I typically do batches on a total whim. The tomatoes decide when they are ripe.. not me. Hahaha
I'm going to hold out for hands on when it comes to the fish . . .I'll go kick some tires on U-tube and see what I can learn . . . .I'll also keep the doors open on this thread as not everyone is on here at the same time.
Reply by: Wacokid57 Posted: Sep. 13, 10:01:39 AM Points: 11
You can fish for kokanee in the Dream Stream...flies and lures rules apply. Back when the population was thriving it was great fun to swing a purple and pink streamer through the holes, or drift a salmon egg fly. BUT, the fishing is also strictly catch and release. Even for carp. i don't know if there are enough kokanee in the lake to support a trapping station in the river this year. They have been decimated by gill lice.
Reply by: xavierk31 Posted: Sep. 13, 10:16:52 AM Points: 2221
Iíve actually never really understood why you canít keep any Kokanee in the Dream. But I guess if people are bad with fish ID or if people wanna just break the law they can say about a post spawn brown- hey look at what a nice Kokanee. Thatís the way it was explained to me by another local anyway.
Reply by: Wacokid57 Posted: Sep. 16, 10:08:42 AM Points: 11
Once upon a time I was walking the banks of the Dream Stream below the kokanee trap, looking for a gap in the crowd to try for some kokanees. I came upon a very natty fellow in brand new fly fishing duds and a rod/reel worth more than my car. I asked him how it was going and he said he had caught several nice brown trout. At that point he hooked and landed a fish on an egg fly, and said "See, another nice brown". I had to break the news to him that he was catching kokanee. The reverse could happen. To protect the big lake fish from harvest, I think the best bet is total catch and release. IMHO.
Which was the way it was explained to me, wackokid, and I totally get that, so yes I agree with you. It just seems almost laughable to me that it could happen. But, that's coming from someone who's been fishing since, well, as long as he can remember, and new people are getting into it all the time I suppose. So maybe I'm being too harsh