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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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BIG THRILL for a saltwater fisherman comes when a fighting salmon is brought up to the boat. SILVER SALMON, caught in the inland waters of Mason County, was displayed in Shelton by this proud fisherman. Page S-6 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 biting in January and continue to ~e ~ken into early June. In July adult Chinooks begin to appear and through August and September this king of the salmon reigns su- preme on the inland waters. Silvers show in September, the fishing gets good in October and continues through No- vember. Humpies or pinks appear in odd numbered years about the same time as the silvers. The waters around Anderson Island, the north end of Harstine Island, Squaxin Island, Steamboat Island, John- son Point, and Oakland Bay offer their best fishing during the blackmouth season. January, February, and March are good on the inner waters. Off Harstine the catches are con- sistent from January to June. On Hood Canal blackmouth fishermen favor the west side from Hoodsport to the powerhouse at Potlach and the so-called "Indian Hole" or Annis Bay where the Skokomish River enters the Canal. Other favored winter and spring fishing spots on the canal are Jackson Cove, Hazel Point, in the late spring, Oak Head in winter, Pleasant Harbor on the west side, Bald Point which is fine in winter, and Sisters Point east of Umon. During the summer big chinook are caught at the mouth of the Tahuya and Hamma Hamma Rivers where they enter Hood Canal. These are taken at great depth. A gorge at the mouth of the Hamma Hamma is 600 to 700 feet deep. Anglers there use up to 11//2 pounds of lead to get their lures down where the fish are. Off the mouth of the Dewatto some exceptionally large silvers, up to 20 pounds, are taken during the fall run. Humpies are encountered off the mouths of the Dose- wallips, Duckabush, and Hamma Hamma Rivers on their way to spawning grounds in those streams. North of Hoods- port on the west side is also a good spot for humpies who started life at the state hatchery on Finch Creek and are heading home. Salmon fishermen are requiredby law to have in their possession salmon angling catch record cards, or "punch cards." These are available at marinas, sport and tackle stores, and the Fisheries Department office in Olympia. Salt waters of Puget Sound in Mason County are open the entire year to salmon fishing with a bag limit of three salmon in any one day not less than l 6 inches long. Hood Canal, with two exceptions, is also open the year around with the same bag limit as Puget Sound. Closed to salmon angling at all times are the waters of Hood Canal at Hoodsport wittiin 100 feet of the confluence of Finch Creek with salt water. Fresh water open areas, with their bag limits and sea- sons, are as follows: Hamma Hamma River: downstream from Highway 101 bridge. Open October 15 through January 31. Limit: in one day 6 salmon not less than 10 inches, no more than 2 ex- ceeding 20 inches. Tahuya River: Open July 1 through November 30. Limit: 6 salmon, not less than 10 or more than 20 inches. Skokomish River: downstream from mouth of Vance Creek to Skokomish Indian Reservation: season and limit same as Hamma Hamma. Sport fishing on the portion of Skokomish River within the reservation requires a license from the Indian Tribal Council. These are good for one year, cost $5, and are obtainable at Hoodsport and Shelton sporting goods stores. Seasons and bag limits for sahnon and steelhead, both covered by the license, are the same as those of the state. Salmon anglers are advised to check the 1971 Fisheries Department pamphlet for changes in regulations. Unattended gear is now prohibited. This conforms to an identical Game Department regulation for trout and other game fish. Single hooks only may be used on non-buoyant lines in most freshwater areas. No weights may be attached below the lure. This is designed to minimize illegal "'snagging". Nearly 4.500,000 young salmon were planted in Mason County streams early this year. The Hamma Hamma river received 121,000 coho fry. Finch Creek was planted with 1,941,000 fall chinook fingerlings, 254,000 coho yearlings, 795,000 chum fingerlings, and 795,000 pink fingerlings, Purdy Creek received 110,000 coho yearlings. A total of 418,000 coho fry were planted in Cedar, KennedyR, ck Creeks. t, Blue Lantern ................................ 63 Driftwood Shop ............................. 69 Hoodsport Aquarium ......................... 75 ARTS & Harstine Gallery ............................. 33 Yarn Shop .................................. 39 Les Fields Auto Parts ......................... 49 Mell Chev-Olds .............................. 77 Merv's Tire Care Center ........................ 57 Jim Pauley Ford-Mercury ...................... 55 Shaub-Ellison ............................... 61 BEAUTY & BARBER SHOPS Elaine's Beauty Salon ......................... 53 Head Hunter's Styling ......................... 81 Stella's Beauty Salon .......................... 5 l Robin Hood Barber & Styling ................... 91 Robin Hood Beauty Salon ..................... 91 MARINA & SUPPLY Jarrell's Cove Marina .......................... 23 Saeger's Motor Shop .......................... 3 l Uppy's Hood Canal Marina ..................... 7 l Vefie's Sporting Goods ........................ 59 Timber Bowl ................................ 23 Bayshore Sand & Gravel ....................... 43 Bedell Drilling Company ....................... 23 Boon's Plumbing & Heating .................... 19 DA Construction ............................. 69 Eacrett Lumber Company ...................... 89 Grant Lumber Company ....................... 49 Graystone .................................. 59 J. E. Harris Painting Company .................. 49 Lumbermen's of Shelton ........................ 5 Lumbermen's Vacation Homes ................... 5 Nye Building Supply .......................... 15 Olympic View Construction .................... 67 Person & Person Homes ....................... 79 Renecker Construction ........................ 23 Sound Lumber Company ...................... 31 Pantorium Cleaners ........................... 6 ! Bob's Shoe Tree ............................. 63 County Fair ................................ 17 Forest Festival - ITT-Rayonier lnc ............... 35 Port of Shelton .............................. 89 DEPARTMENT STORES Miller's of Shelton ............................ 43 J. C. Penney ................................ 13 Sears Catalogue Sales Office .................... 79 Evergreen Drug Center ........................ 39 Evergreen Medical Care Pharmacy ................ 39 Nell's Pharmacy ............................. 35 Capital Savings & Loan ........................ 27 Credit Unions ................................ 7 Puget Sound National Bank .................... 21 Seattle-First National Bank ..................... S I Thurston County Savings & Loan ................ 83 FOOD STORES Airport Grocery ............................. 35 Apex Grocery ............................... 55 Bayshore Grocery ............................ 57 Bonnie Bee's ............................... 67 Deer Creek Grocery .......................... 49 Skipper John's .............................. 75 Valley Center Produce ........................ 77 Alderbrook ................................. 73 Lake Cushman .................... ' .......... 65 Shelton-Bayshore Golf Club .................... 63 Bob's Installation ............................ 89 Eells & Valley Appliance Center ................. 51 Kay's Draperies .............................. 17 Kelly Furniture .............................. 13 LeRoy's TV & Fireplace Shop .................. 33 Olsen Furniture Company ...................... 39 Rex Floor Covering ........................... 31 HOTELS & MOTELS Hallmark Inn ................................ 19 The Timbers ................................ 17 Certified Manufacturing Co ..................... 81 ITT-Rayonier Inc ............................. 35 Simpson Timber Company ...................... 9 .... .; .... ... I-lembt oE( h~ev~ ............................ 59 I-food Canal Rea~ Estate & In~uzance ............. 33 LaBissoniere Agency .......................... 33 Security Title Insurance ....................... 15 Alderbrook ................................. 73 Colony Surf ................................. 77 Hartstene Pointe ............................. 92 Lake Cushman .............................. 65 Trask Lake Timber Trails ...................... 37 Home Gas Company .......................... 67 CONVALESCENT Fir Lane Terrace ............................. 61 Mason General Hospital .................... 44-45 Shelton Manor Nursing Home ................... 61 Saeger's Motor Shop .......................... 31 Chamber of Commerce ........................ 57 Forty et Eight ............................... 63 Shelton-Mason County Journal .................. 29 Shelton Printing ............................. 89 Angle Agency ............................... 43 A. Roy Dunn Agency ......................... 15 Endicott Realty ............................ 35 ttimlie Realty ............................... 11 Hood Canal Real Estate ....................... 73 LaBissoniere Agency .......................... 33 Maple Valley Land & Homes .................... 25 Mud Bay Realty ............................. 13 Alderbrook Inn .............................. 73 larrell's Cove Marina .......................... 23 Lake Cushman Resort ......................... 69 Alderbrook Inn .............................. 73 Capital Care ................................ 57 Dairy Queen ................................ 59 Hallmark Inn ................................ ! 9 Lake Cushman Resort ......................... 69 Lanning's Cafe .............................. 71 Old Mill Tavern & Cafe ........................ 71 Robin Hood Inn ............................. 91 Sturgeon Seafood House ....................... 81 SPORTING GOODS Hoodsport Aquarium ......................... 75 Verle's Sporting Goods ........................ 59 Wingard's Sport Shop ......................... 79 Driftwood Shop ............................. 69 Flagwood Gift Shop .......................... 71 Hamlin's Toy & Hobby Shop ................... 55 Riverside Mobile Park ......................... 53 Robin Hood Trailer Village ..................... 91 Angle Agency ............................... 43 Cascade Natural Gas .......................... 53 PUD No. 1 .................................. 67 PUD No. 3 .......................... . ...... 27 Tacoma City Light . .. ........................ 41 Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-87