Tag Archives: killing spawn

LET EM’ SPAWN….. LET EM’ LIVE

Every year or two, millions of pink salmon return to local rivers to spawn. It makes for great fishing, but it’s also tempting with so many fish ripe for the plucking to break the rules and poach or snag them. As a result of poaching, the Fall-Run Chinook (King) Salmon population has been declining sharply, and getting worse every year! One poacher can wipe out a whole generation of salmon. Poaching is just one of the threats facing salmon stocks, but is one which can be prevented. […]

More info

Michigan Chinook (King) Salmon Record ((snagging??))

Looking up the State Record Chinook (King) Salmon In Michigan, I could not believe what I saw! The State of Michigan actually recognized S N A G G I N G*  as a legal method of fishing! This is what was published as their state record Chinook Salmon: CHINOOK SALMON- Michigan-46.06 Lbs. 43.5 Inches – in 1978 ((Caught SNAGGING* on Grand River)) *Snagging….. also known as snag fishing, snatching, snatch fishing, jagging (Australia), or foul hooking, is a method of fishing that entails catching a fish using […]

More info

OCT 1st ((Chicago Opening Day Snagging))

 Recently I saw  some snaggers  lined up around the Lincoln Park lagoon in Chicago, aggressively trying to snag salmon. And it’s legal, from now until the end of the year. Lord only knows why! This form of fishing (If You Want To call it That?), which is banned altogether in many states, is allowed annually from Oct. 1 to the end of the year at the Lincoln Park lagoon south of Fullerton Parkway and in the inner and outer harbors of Jackson Park on the South Side. These […]

More info