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The Tailgate / Re: King salmon and Dungeness ...
Last post by Okanagan - Today at 10:44:14 AM
Quote from: nastygunz on Today at 04:40:41 AMI am drooling! When I was a commercial fisherman I had an unlimited supply of seafood fresh from the ocean but that was a long time ago now I'm landlocked up here and fresh seafood is hard to come by.

We are fortunate, and I realize it!  Wish I could hand you some fresh crab and a slab of salmon through the internet.  Just checked and whole Dungeness crab, cooked, is $16.99 lb.  so the average mid-size  crab will cost $35.  Crab meat all picked out of the shell is $39.99 lb. 



#2
The Tailgate / Re: King salmon and Dungeness ...
Last post by Okanagan - Today at 10:32:05 AM
Quote from: Hawks Feather on Today at 08:42:57 AMWhen I first looked at the fish I was thinking that they were much smaller than what they really were. Then I read the weights and saw the tape measure. Maybe small for you, but looked large to me.

Re size of salmon:

In 1900 the Elwa River 20 miles west of us still had an annual run of huge salmon with fish often reaching 100 lbs.  I have seen photos and recorded weights of fish going 96, 104 lbs. etc.  A dam made that strain of fish extinct.

The first time I fished here, with my wife's cousins, was 1969.  Early in the morning I caught a 5 pound fish and was delighted, not knowing that they released all such "shakers."  Mid-morning I caught a 32 lb. king, and this crappie fishing kid was amazed.  They caught fish in the 30's most days, and officially, a Chinook salmon had to be over 25 lbs. to be called a "king."

1981 was a banner year for salmon and I was here for the summer.  I think the limit was four fish per person per day, and 22 lbs. was the mean, or average or whatever math measures multiples.  We changed from trolling herring to jigging that summer and just hammered the fish:  a limit after supper and then another limit before breakfast the next morning.  We home canned salmon in hundreds of pints.  Most fish went between 18 and up to 26 lbs. with a rare one over 30.  In 1986 we caught one anomaly, a beauty that went 39 lbs. 

Gradually the salmon got smaller, seasons shorter, limits less till now we can only keep one fin clipped hatchery fish per day per person.  All unclipped "wild" fish are to be released.  We have lots of salmon this summer, many in the 4-7 lb. range and anything in the teens is a "big one".  One of the cousins in another boat got a 15 pounder yesterday, and we heard a rumor of a 20 lb. fish, out of 150-200 boats.

Any Chinook salmon now, no matter how small, is called a king. 
#3
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Sunset addiction
Last post by Okanagan - Today at 09:50:37 AM
Impressive!
#4
The Tailgate / Today in history /-5
Last post by remrogers - Today at 09:25:49 AM
1946
July 05
Bikini introduced

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Réard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Réard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

European women first began wearing two-piece bathing suits that consisted of a halter top and shorts in the 1930s, but only a sliver of the midriff was revealed and the navel was vigilantly covered. In the United States, the modest two-piece made its appearance during World War II, when wartime rationing of fabric saw the removal of the skirt panel and other superfluous material. Meanwhile, in Europe, fortified coastlines and Allied invasions curtailed beach life during the war, and swimsuit development, like everything else non-military, came to a standstill.

In 1946, Western Europeans joyously greeted the first war-free summer in years, and French designers came up with fashions to match the liberated mood of the people. Two French designers, Jacques Heim and Louis Réard, developed competing prototypes of the bikini. Heim called his the "atom" and advertised it as "the world's smallest bathing suit." Réard's swimsuit, which was basically a bra top and two inverted triangles of cloth connected by string, was in fact significantly smaller. Made out of a scant 30 inches of fabric, Réard promoted his creation as "smaller than the world's smallest bathing suit." Réard called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll.

In planning the debut of his new swimsuit, Réard had trouble finding a professional model who would deign to wear the scandalously skimpy two-piece. So he turned to Micheline Bernardini, an exotic dancer at the Casino de Paris, who had no qualms about appearing nearly nude in public. As an allusion to the headlines that he knew his swimsuit would generate, he printed newspaper type across the suit that Bernardini modeled on July 5 at the Piscine Molitor. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received some 50,000 fan letters.

Before long, bold young women in bikinis were causing a sensation along the Mediterranean coast. Spain and Italy passed measures prohibiting bikinis on public beaches but later capitulated to the changing times when the swimsuit grew into a mainstay of European beaches in the 1950s. Réard's business soared, and in advertisements he kept the bikini mystique alive by declaring that a two-piece suit wasn't a genuine bikini "unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring."

In prudish America, the bikini was successfully resisted until the early 1960s, when a new emphasis on youthful liberation brought the swimsuit en masse to U.S. beaches. It was immortalized by the pop singer Brian Hyland, who sang "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" in 1960, by the teenage "beach blanket" movies of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, and by the California surfing culture celebrated by rock groups like the Beach Boys. Since then, the popularity of the bikini has only continued to grow.
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Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Black is beautiful!
Last post by Hawks Feather - Today at 08:43:51 AM
Just wait a year and there will be many more for you to catch.
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The Tailgate / Re: King salmon and Dungeness ...
Last post by Hawks Feather - Today at 08:42:57 AM
And just like that you have me wanting fresh salmon and crab. The problem around here is that fresh really isn't fresh and if it hasn't been frozen it has been harvested from a fish farm.

When I first looked at the fish I was thinking that they were much smaller than what they really were. Then I read the weights and saw the tape measure. Maybe small for you, but looked large to me.
#7
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Sunset addiction
Last post by Hawks Feather - Today at 08:38:00 AM
Well the warning was a little late. Our storm came in about 4:00 a.m. Woke me up and I had trouble getting back to sleep.
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Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Brilliant!
Last post by nastygunz - Today at 04:41:27 AM
#9
The Tailgate / Re: King salmon and Dungeness ...
Last post by nastygunz - Today at 04:40:41 AM
I am drooling! When I was a commercial fisherman I had an unlimited supply of seafood fresh from the ocean but that was a long time ago now I'm landlocked up here and fresh seafood is hard to come by.
#10
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Black is beautiful!
Last post by nastygunz - Today at 04:38:08 AM
i'm not worried about me catching the squirrel I'm worried about my niece catching me catching the squirrel...catch?