Day: July 12, 2018

Salmon limits revised on Columbia River, tributaries between Priest Rapids Dam and Chief Joseph Dam 

 

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Action:

  • Release all adult chinook salmon
  • Increase daily sockeye limit to 3 fish

Species affected:Adult chinook salmon and sockeye.

Locations and effective dates:

  • Priest Rapids Dam to Rock Island Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through August 31. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Rock Island Dam to Wells Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Wells Dam to Hwy 173 Bridge at Brewster: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through August 31. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Hwy 173 Bridge at Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam: July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon, no more than 3 sockeye may be retained. Release all adult chinook and coho. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Wenatchee River (mouth to Icicle Road bridge)August 1 through September 30. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Chelan River (from railroad bridge upstream to Chelan P.U.D. safety barrier below the powerhouse): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 31: Daily limit 4 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Okanogan River (from mouth upstream to Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through October 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Okanogan River (from Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth to the second Hwy. 97 Bridge in Oroville): July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through September 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.
  • Similkameen River (from mouth upstream to 400 feet below Enloe Dam): July 16 through September 15. Daily limit 6 salmon. Release all adult chinook, coho, and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Reason for action: The summer chinook run was downsized to a total of 44,000, which is 35% below the preseason forecast. This reduction in the chinook run decreased the allowable catch in recreational fisheries above Priest Rapids Dam. Anglers are expected to catch their allocation by July 15, 2018.

Additional information:

The decline in this year’s projected summer chinook run size also prompted the closure of summer chinook fisheries below Priest Rapids Dam earlier this month. The following sportfishing seasons are in effect for salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia River:

Megler-Astoria Bridge to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco: Salmon and steelhead, July 7-July 31: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam: Salmon, July 7-August 15: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size 12 inches.

The Entiat River salmon season will remain unchanged and as described in the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. The fall chinook seasons between Priest Rapids Dam and Rock Island Dam will remain unchanged and as described in the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. Anglers are reminded that the Colville Confederated Tribe will be out capturing chinook for hatchery broodstock with their purse seiner.

Information contact: Region 2-Ephrata (509) 754-4624 or Wenatchee (509) 662-0452

How To Install A Fish Finder In A Kayak

Choosing the perfect fish finder for your kayak can be a quite daunting task. When it comes to installing the fish finder in a kayak, first of all, you have to read and understand the instruction given by the manufacturer for installing this unit, before you start doing this. This installation procedure will explain to you how to mount the transducer, how to put cables through a deck, how to tuck the cables inside a hull and finally how to install the battery box. However, installing the best kayak fish finder may require some technical skills by following throughout the procedures given below:

 

Step 1: Mounting The Transducer

 

Initially, you have to turn the kayak over and then find the flattest area of a hull. This is a place, where you need to mount the transducer exactly on the inside of a hull or just next to the scupper holes, which you can simply reach.

 

Here, you can use the emery cloth with lightly sand in order to rough up the area exactly, where you are going to mount the transducer. Make sure to wipe the area very clean by using a rag. Even most of the manufacturer is recommended to use the dual part and slow cure epoxy.

However, this will work well even on a hard or rough surface, but most of the kayaks are made up of plastic that is very flexible too. You can also use marine goop that is a silicone-based adhesive that gives you utmost stretch with the bumps of waves, road and also other movements as well.

 

In order to cover the bottom of a transducer, you just use the marine goop with no air bubbles. Then, you can position the transducer on a specific area by pressing down and moving it from one side to another side.

Finally, you can position a weight on the top of a transducer and let it dry for one day. Therefore, the kayak must be set at a proper level or the transducer will begin moving. Also, make sure that the transducer does not move during the drying.

 

Step 2: Mounting The Display Unit

 

Before mounting your fish finder, you have to mount your rod holder first and then choose an area that is suitable for your display unit. Initially, you should place a suitable area for the display unit.

 

In the next step, you have to be very careful with the knife. By simply using a rubber stopper, you will make a grommet. Then, you can cut the stopper in half and also cut a couple of grooves about 1/8” deep in all the way. Next, you can create a trough in the stopper and drill two or three holes in the stopper based on the unit you have.

 

Now, you have a custom grommet and pull the cables via a hole in the deck and then put them into the grommet. With the screwdriver, you can work the grommet into a hole and mount the base.

 

Step 3: Mounting The Battery Box

 

Now, you can cut the pool noodle in a half and use goop glue to the back of a box. Let’s dry for 24 hours with a weight on a top of the box. Next, you locate the box within the front of a kayak. By using a felt tip maker, you can execute the marker along the hull, when marking the pool noodle.

Locate the battery into a box and use the goop to safe the pool noodle to the box. Then, let this dry for one day. Now, you drill a hole in a box for the cable and save it properly by using a plastic cable clamp.

 

With the use of emery cloth, you can easily rough up the area and wipe clean it.

With the battery in a box for weight, you use goop to stick the box down in a hull. You should also let this dry for one day. During the first hour, you have to check it and then make a battery box not sliding. Now, you can put watertight and a couple of female flat connectors to the wires.

 

The final thing you need to do is to tuck up the cables and safe them with zip ties, rubbing alcohol and then zip tie anchoring attachments. In some cases, the peel and stick zip tie attachments do not work well on specific kayaks. In such case, you need to use the plastic cable clamps connected them to a mounting bolt within a kayak.

 

When you install the wiring harness and route the transducer cable, you should never connect wiring with your assumption like specific colors are for specific things. Before you start wiring the harness, it is better to read the instructions carefully. Some of the fish finders have many wires to power components with other marine electronics.

 

Step 4: Successful Installation Of Hardware

 

Once all the holes are drilled, now start installing the hardware. Instead of cutting the corners, you can buy cheaper hardware for this job. All hardware should be a perfectly suitable grade to withstand the atmosphere.

 

However, it is natural for boats to obtain wet, so if using anything, the water will damage it and become surely fail. If it is necessary, you can buy some additional hardware and ensure your installation is well done without any hassles.

 

Overall, the installation procedure also considers that the fish finder is the costliest piece of item on your boat. The wiring should also be utilized for the accurate purpose as well as the entire connections should be well sealed and also made well.

 

Before you start the installation process of the portable fish finder reviews in a kayak, you have to check the manufacturer’s suggestion and also remember to read the manual by paying close attention to the installation requirements. Also, do not forget to enjoy the good days of installation and also look forward to the better days.

Finally, the whole job is completed successfully and your new best kayak fish finder is installed correctly.