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    Im suprised nobody has made mention of the borough's cutbacks to include the deshka wier. no more fish counts? they say that it has never influenced in season regulations for silvers. while that may be true to the best of my knowledge, i do know it influenced in season regulations for kings to a point it was shut down completely for kings. i think not knowing how many are making it thru is scary.
    http://www.adn.com/matsu/story/253288.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by preed View Post
    while that may be true to the best of my knowledge, i do know it influenced in season regulations for kings to a point it was shut down completely for kings.
    The story stated that they are going to be keeping the weir in place through the majority of the king run.

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    yeah i got that. what happens then...they pack it up and it ends, or they use it for kings not silvers from now on. im really suprised more people have not replied on this subject. i was curious to how others felt about it.

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    How about putting in a reliable sonar counter,,,make it solar powered....just kidding i think having the wier in place is a great tool,other- wise we are guessing,and that resource is to valubale to be guessing.

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    Most of the people I know that have camps above the weir will probably be happy to see it gone. They say the salmon runs have not been the same since it was in. As for myself I am indifferent. I wasn't there pre-weir days so I have nothing to compare it to. It is nice to know what is going up river and how many but whether it has effected the runs of salmon or not I don't know.
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    personally i think the "2 king a day" limit has hurt the king run. anybody know how long the weir has been there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheep man View Post
    How about putting in a reliable sonar counter,,,make it solar powered....

    Actually ADF&G's remote camps are primarily solar powered, a sonar however costs a few hundred thousand dollars a year to run whereas a weir or tower costs only around 15000 per month.


    Hopefully ADF&G will do float surveys of the deshka coho spawning. Cohos are pretty hard to count because they don't like to pass weirs and towers. That being said The legislator needs to step up and fund ADF&G the amount of data they can collect is so limited its discusting.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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