According to The Fishing Wire service, the whitewater release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River(Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.
Salmon numbers typically increase through the month of September. The run usually peaks in mid-October when most of the spawning occurs. Although Chinook and Coho salmon die shortly after spawning, large numbers of steelhead enter the river later in the fall to provide exciting angling opportunities.
Pacific salmon can be caught on egg sacks, flies and other traditional salmon fishing techniques. Anglers are reminded that snagging, lining, and lifting are not allowed and anglers doing so will be ticketed. The desire for ethical angling practices and increased enforcement of existing regulations was a common theme during public meetings leading up to the development of the Salmon River Fisheries Management Plan.
PETA WANTS BOY SCOUTS TO STOP EARNING FISHING MERIT BADGES
PETA sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America calling on the organization to replace its fishing and fly-fishing badges with modern and humane ones that award scouts for animal-friendly survival skills, such as edible-plant identification and "trash fishing" (removing garbage from waterways).
"Fishing badges send impressionable young scouts the dangerous message that tormenting and killing sensitive sea animals will earn them a proverbial notch in their belts," says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. "This Fish Amnesty Day, PETA is calling on the Boy Scouts to award its members for eco- and animal-friendly accomplishments that make the planet a safer and cleaner place for everyone." PETA's motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to abuse in any way."
PENNSYLVANIA HB 2227 ALLOWS GUN CONFISCATION
According to the NRA, Pennsylvania House of Representatives will be coming back from their summer break and it’s possible that House Bill 2227 may be up for a vote.
HB 2227 would allow the seizure of firearms with little or no access to due process. Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge their opposition to HB 2227. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.
House Bill 2227 creates so-called “extreme risk protection orders” whereby a hearing would be held, firearms would be seized, and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due process.
Under House Bill 2227, a law-abiding gun owner could lose their right to own or possess a firearm and then have the burden placed on them to prove the false nature of the petition in order to have their firearms returned. This legislation does nothing to improve public safety, and allows for an extremely broad definition of who can petition to remove someone's Second Amendment rights. Again, please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to OPPOSE HB 2227.
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Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.