[Tweeters] O.T. RFI: Fish

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Mon Nov 27 16:32:57 PST 2017


Lampreys were at Bonneville in good numbers in August 2015, but they are highly seasonal, and you do have to check the fish counts, which should show current numbers throughout the season. If they are there, they often adhere to the viewing windows and provide great photo ops.

I have caught Olympic Mudminnows in ditches on Burrows Road off Hwy 109, west of Hoquiam. They were in the vegetation, and I think you would have to dipnet to see them. Is this only fish observing, or are you netting? If not, that’s a real constraint in a fish big year!

The dock at the Kingston Ferry Landing is often a good place to see fish, but they are mostly common ones like Shiner Perch, Striped Perch, Pacific Herring and the like. Perhaps with the best viewing conditions you could see more. People catch a variety of fish at the Edmonds fishing pier, if you count species being brought up on a hook. I guess they are alive and in the wild.

If you have questions about herps, I might be able to help.

Dennis Paulson

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> My Amphibian/Reptile/Fish Big Year (ARF) is approaching and I'd like help with the following questions:


> * Where and when to see Olympic Mudminnow- that would be a lifer.

> * Bay Pipefish-haven't seen one in a long time.

> * Does anyone have experience at the Bonneville Dam fish viewing area? Their website shows up to date fish counts.It would be great to see a lamprey.

> * Which docks in the Puget Sound area are best for fish viewing ( pier peering?)? When and what species?

> * Pink Salmon- Is there a river that has an even year (2018 as opposed to 2017 being odd) run of Pinks? I heard a rumor the Snohomish River has a few.


> My listing ethics (ABA Big Year rules don't work for other big years)

> * Has to be alive and in the wild.

> * From a self sustained population or at least as far as I can ascertain. Hatchery ponds are out.

> * I won't trespass or harm habitat just to get a look at a species.


> Thanks for any help you can give me.

> -----Steve Ellis

> Coupeville, Wa

> sremse at comcast.net

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