Cedar River Salmon

About: Chinook, sockeye putting on quite a show

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  4. landsburg

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Seth says
M 2007-10-21 16:28:34 8335
Did you get any sashimi out of the experience?
Actually i did take a small piece home and broil it.  Didn't taste all that good ... these fish are virtually rotting live ... not a good time to eat them ... which pretty much explains why there is nobody fishing them ... not to mention, of course, that it is illegal.

Seth says
MR 2007-10-22 08:33:18 8335
Yep, probably better to catch them in mid-air like the bears do before making sushi out of them.

Yeah ... or at least get them when they are swimmiming up stream ... these guys (and they are mostly guys) are just treading water, waiting to die. 

What's interesting to note is that most of the Sockeye returning to the Cedar this year did not spawn naturally at all, they came from the hatchery at Landsburg.  That is where they cut the females open for the roe and squeeze an occasional male, then send the rest of the males back into the lower Cedar to tread water untill they die.   Hurrump ... not very romantic ... and not something that the naturalists say much about on their tours ... but i guess it keeps the Sockeye comming back every year ... now is larger numbers.  The Chinook, Coho and Steelhead go up the river past the dam and do it naturally, but then they are endangered.  When you go to Red Lobster, you get Salmon from the Atlantic.

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