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With all the threads going on Salmon I would like to ask another question?
What is the preferred weight of each year class of fish? Maybe a biologist can answer this or someone has already asked the question?? What "should " Winni be able to produce?
165 people read this and not 1 response???
Does anyone know??
I got into a "few" 3 yr olds on Tuesday and weighed them all and they averaged 3#'s. They went from 2.8-3.2. No hook wounding no scares and were healthy fish. I guess my thought on healthy fish must be different from others....
I guess the Bio's won't give out that kind of info...
Didn't John Viar answer you privately, I think he told you the only real goal they have is for a 2 yr old at the end of it's 2nd growing season should be 18".
For some reason some of those guys woud rather not write here, maybe asked not to ????? We are lucky Steve Perry writes here now and then.
He did respond to me and yes that was his answer. What I'm really getting at is if that is their goal for a 2 yr old to be 18" then we should not expect the lake to produce 6# Salmon on a consistant basis....
F&G seem to have fallen short of their goals as the 2 yr olds we have caught are not yet legal size.That said,it seems that bait is plentiful in the lake right now.The fish look like they do in august nice and fat so they should grow faster with plenty of food on the table.It sounds like this years stockers are bigger and with good baitfish I would say things are looking up.polebreaker