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    Default Got Reds today....small

    The dip netting was decent, but the fish are much smaller than usual. Almost all were females.
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    On the Kenai?

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    Sockeye across the state are coming back small this year. About 1# under.

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    Dipped from a boat yesterday from 7-3, 2 nets 27 fish 2 of them were pinks and no where near the size they were last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithtb View Post
    Sockeye across the state are coming back small this year. About 1# under.
    I caught some nice big slabs on the Copper River this year. ...but I also feel I have caught more small ones than any other year. ...but I am using a smaller mesh size...I just had a thought maybe that's why the escapement is so high on the copper. ..and the commercial fishermen aren't doing so good ....the fish are so small there squeezing through the nets....

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    And running deep. Under nets. Large runs produce smaller fish sometimes. So does Warmer water. Fish are cold blooded. Warm water = faster metabolism. Sometimes it can make them late as well...

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    Just about every fish I caught this past week was small and running almost 10ft deep or almost a whole dipnet handle deep. Past years they were larger and running somewhat shallower. Usually, I see quite a few fins or tails as they are running along the shore in the canyon at Chitina. I only saw one this year.
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