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(Yahoo)   California salmon migrating by truck this year, say all that swimming is too hard and uncomfortable compared to the luxurious climate controlled American made cab of a Ford F-150   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2014-06-16 11:29:05 PM  
Beats swimming
 
2014-06-17 12:23:43 AM  
Interesting. Something I never thought of in our may droughts.

In other fishing news, Monterey Bay looks like a floating city right now with the squid boats out there. Calamari should be cheap for quite a few months.
 
2014-06-17 12:51:13 AM  
I spent a year stationed at Mare Island back when it was still an operating naval base.  All I can say about those fish is by the time they get through Vallejo, they will probably be crack addicts.

There is also a dam up here (Mud Mountain Dam) that transports salmon by truck.  Back when they built it, fish were something you ate, not something you saved.
 
2014-06-17 12:53:23 AM  
Bobby Jindal would let them ride in the bed of the truck, just flopping around loose 'cause 'Murica!
 
2014-06-17 01:07:06 AM  
People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.
 
2014-06-17 01:21:34 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.


I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.
 
2014-06-17 01:38:05 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.


You are so cool.  I wish I could be just like you!
 
2014-06-17 01:58:39 AM  
 
2014-06-17 02:42:51 AM  
Holy fark. You are in one of the worst droughts of human memory and you are still wasting money on farming fish in the farking desert? Way to go California. I can't farking wait till the water wars start.
 
2014-06-17 02:53:54 AM  

crotchgrabber: Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.

I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.



Nice!

Also you are correct, assholes are assholes no matter what they drive.
 
2014-06-17 03:58:10 AM  
Assuming there will be any water in the streams when they come back.
 
2014-06-17 04:18:30 AM  
Freakin' drought meant I couldn't make my planned fishing/camping trip in March since the river was closed to angling.

FTA: "they stray. They won't find that scent to where home is"

/migratory fish smells better'n you do.
//migratory fish is straying. It's straying, and it's coming FOR YOU!
 
2014-06-17 05:43:21 AM  

firegoat: crotchgrabber: Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.

I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.


Nice!

Also you are correct, assholes are assholes no matter what they

firegoat: crotchgrabber: Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.

I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.


Nice!

Also you are correct, assholes are assholes no matter what they drive.

and ride
 
2014-06-17 06:55:15 AM  

firegoat: crotchgrabber: Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.

I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.


Nice!

Also you are correct, assholes are assholes no matter what they drive.


And most people who drive pickups are assholes.
 
2014-06-17 09:25:39 AM  

Muta: And most people who drive pickups are assholes.


People go through great lengths trolling. For salmon. (Last paragraph.)
 
2014-06-17 09:44:25 AM  

Muta: firegoat: crotchgrabber: Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.

I can always trust Fark for some random hate.
Want to hate me more? My F150 sits in the driveway most days because I'm commuting by bicycle. I use the truck to haul kayaks to the beach, mountain bikes to the trailhead, whatever. Be it BMW, Prius, now F150... I really don't get the "fark those people" vibe around here. There are a lot of assholes out there. They drive various vehicles. Deal with it.

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.


Nice!

Also you are correct, assholes are assholes no matter what they drive.

And most people who drive pickups are assholes.


College kids with shiny pickup trucks, yes. Members of the 101st Chairborne, Suburban Batallion, sure.  Everyone else, judge lightly.

/everyone else has a pickup truck to haul something other than fat asses
 
2014-06-17 09:47:32 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: People who drive F150s always suck at driving. It seems like every god damn morning I'm having to swerve around some fat ass desk jockey driving one of those POS monstrosities that thinks he's driving a farking sedan or something. Farking insecure assholes.


fish have no hands, what do you expect
 
2014-06-17 09:48:36 AM  

crotchgrabber: /getting a super rare Ducati this week.


i hate you


or my lack of disposable income
 
2014-06-17 10:49:58 AM  

Rent Party: There is also a dam up here (Mud Mountain Dam) that transports salmon by truck.  Back when they built it, fish were something you ate, not something you saved.


Amazing what a couple of decades of habitat destruction and overfishing will do
 
2014-06-17 11:20:17 AM  
crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...
 
2014-06-17 11:22:36 AM  

moike: crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...


Desmo?
 
2014-06-17 11:40:42 AM  
Pacific Salmon are going to go the way of the dinosaur. In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of salmon would spawn on the Klamath River.

A man I used to fish with when I was a kid, told me that he used to catch 300-500 salmon daily from the Klamath when he was a boy, and he made a good living from it. Recently, the fish counter where the Shasta River joins the Klamath recorded a total of 300 salmon for the entire year.

Mind you, the Klamath isn't one of the mighty salmon rivers, it's too long and rough, so the salmon are smaller and more beaten-up by the time they reach the spawning grounds, but the other great salmon rivers are also seeing dramatic declines.

This is an ecological tragedy, one that affects everyone, and should spur immediate action. But it won't, and so the loss of the Pacific Salmon is inevitable. And there's no fish like it.

/where have you gone, John Muir?
 
2014-06-17 12:01:17 PM  

moike: crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...


Nut sure yet. It was my uncles. Haven't seen him in years. He passed away recently. Some enduro style thing. He had a hell of a time getting parts because this bike wasn't supposed to come to the states. It gets here Thursday.
 
2014-06-17 12:19:37 PM  

crotchgrabber: moike: crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...

Nut sure yet. It was my uncles. Haven't seen him in years. He passed away recently. Some enduro style thing. He had a hell of a time getting parts because this bike wasn't supposed to come to the states. It gets here Thursday.


It sounds like you might have got your hands on a Cagiva Elefant.  Or, if you're amazingly lucky and I'll hate you forever, you've got your hands on a 60's era bevel drive Jupiter 450.

At any rate, I hope it does not turn out to be an Indiana.

Post photos when you pick it up.
 
2014-06-17 12:26:40 PM  

moike: crotchgrabber: moike: crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...

Nut sure yet. It was my uncles. Haven't seen him in years. He passed away recently. Some enduro style thing. He had a hell of a time getting parts because this bike wasn't supposed to come to the states. It gets here Thursday.

It sounds like you might have got your hands on a Cagiva Elefant.  Or, if you're amazingly lucky and I'll hate you forever, you've got your hands on a 60's era bevel drive Jupiter 450.

At any rate, I hope it does not turn out to be an Indiana.

Post photos when you pick it up.


I believe it's the Cagiva Elefant. Looks right from what I remember. You coming to Seca for Superbikes next month?
 
2014-06-17 12:55:13 PM  
The commercial and recreational fishing industries have been pushing for the expanded trucking program to increase the chances of a decent salmon season in 2016, when the smolts released this year will be adults.
"I actually make my living just trolling for salmon, so it's pretty important for me," said John Terry, commercial salmon fisherman from Aberdeen, Washington, who was unloading his catch at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf at the start of commercial salmon season. "We need the help."


Hey, did you ever think about going into another line of work? Or is leeching off the feds part of your "heritage" too?
 
2014-06-17 12:55:32 PM  

crotchgrabber: moike: crotchgrabber: moike: crotchgrabber:

/getting a super rare Ducati this week.

Go on...

Nut sure yet. It was my uncles. Haven't seen him in years. He passed away recently. Some enduro style thing. He had a hell of a time getting parts because this bike wasn't supposed to come to the states. It gets here Thursday.

It sounds like you might have got your hands on a Cagiva Elefant.  Or, if you're amazingly lucky and I'll hate you forever, you've got your hands on a 60's era bevel drive Jupiter 450.

At any rate, I hope it does not turn out to be an Indiana.

Post photos when you pick it up.

I believe it's the Cagiva Elefant. Looks right from what I remember. You coming to Seca for Superbikes next month?


Hell no.  I'll watch it at home from the comfort of the couch in Hi-Def rather than schlep around that seaside dirtbowl with the unwashed heathens.

If I'm at a race track for any reason, it better involve going around it at a high rate of speed.  Otherwise I'm bored.
 
2014-06-17 01:19:36 PM  

moike: Hell no.  I'll watch it at home from the comfort of the couch in Hi-Def rather than schlep around that seaside dirtbowl with the unwashed heathens.If I'm at a race track for any reason, it better involve going around it at a high rate of speed.  Otherwise I'm bored.


that makes sense, i mean why leave a perfectly good racetrack unused
 
2014-06-17 01:34:42 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Pacific Salmon are going to go the way of the dinosaur. In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of salmon would spawn on the Klamath River.

A man I used to fish with when I was a kid, told me that he used to catch 300-500 salmon daily from the Klamath when he was a boy, and he made a good living from it. Recently, the fish counter where the Shasta River joins the Klamath recorded a total of 300 salmon for the entire year.

Mind you, the Klamath isn't one of the mighty salmon rivers, it's too long and rough, so the salmon are smaller and more beaten-up by the time they reach the spawning grounds, but the other great salmon rivers are also seeing dramatic declines.

This is an ecological tragedy, one that affects everyone, and should spur immediate action. But it won't, and so the loss of the Pacific Salmon is inevitable. And there's no fish like it.

/where have you gone, John Muir?


Alaska's fishery is in good shape, but the ones in the Pacific Northwest are in big trouble.
 
2014-06-18 12:09:29 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: but the other great salmon rivers are also seeing dramatic declines.


Actually, no they are not.  The largest Columbia River run in recorded history was in 2001.  The last 15 years of Columbia river runs have been much higher than the previous 15.  In fact, where I am at, they now have salmon seasons where there were none since the 1970s.


They may not be totally out of the woods, but many salmon runs are doing just fine.
 
2014-06-18 12:13:04 AM  
machoprogrammer:

Alaska's fishery is in good shape, but the ones in the Pacific Northwest are in big trouble.

How do you figure?  Do you realize that the Columbia and Fraser River runs have  been very healthy as of late?  Not sure where all this doom and gloom is coming from, but it must be directly from the enviro talking points, which are oftentimes pure bunk.
 
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