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    Re: Salmon Cleaning

    I launched at Garcia today. The cleaning station was shut down, and had a out of order sign placed on it. The handle on the water valve was missing, and the water was shut off to the station.

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    Thank you all! I knew I would get an answer. Awesome.

    As far as reading the regs. I do but my senior mind is not on board!

    I have a fish cleaning table at home so.....that is the plan! Plenty of ice and fight the traffic home to Grass Valley!

    Thanks again. Hope I have that option but....fishing is fishing!!!!

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    [QUOTE=monkey916;1155876]You cannot fillet them... The biologist don't know the laws I doubt... They know biology..


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    I did not fillet them. I bled them, gutted them and had them on ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    I probably need a board to mount on my boat. Short of that not in to using a launch ramp dock. Not cool. No cleaning stations I know of except if one is staying at a marina. I always bleed then, ice, then travel home. Any cleaning stations or just do what I always do? That is just in case...I get lucky again this year! I fish from Discovery down river.

    Thank you all! You all rock!
    I think Garcia Bend still has a cleaning station at the parking lot, not sure if they still use it. Romeo's bait and tackle in Freeport had one but the lady said today when I was there that they took it away because people left too much of a mess, go figure. It's good to bleed the salmon, gut/gill them and maybe keep the roe for steelhead/sturgeon fishing if you want. Also placing the salmon on ice if you have that is ideal. Most fishing guides would recommmend doing this. You can do the cleaning-[bleed/gut/ice] on your boat or on the shore if bank fishing.. and like Fish4u said, some biologists checked their salmon and told them good job keeping it fresh, cleaned and on ice. Below the Tower bridge downtown on the Sac, you "Can't fillet the salmon".

    The F&W regs sec. 1.45 states the condition of the salmon must be kept intact to identify species and size can be determined until you get home. It's also in the Supplement page 2 in the 'Unlawful to do the following'.. Possess fish where the size or species cannot be determined (FGC 5508 and 5509). Filleting the salmon would prevent identification from happening, big ticket. The exception areas where it's allowed, sec. 145a 1(A) The main stem of the American and Feather rivers..(B) The main stem of the Sacramento River between the Deschutes Road Bridge and Tower Bridge...and a licensed fishing guide in sec. 1.45a 2(A).....Cleaning is good, no "filleting" salmon below the Tower Bridge "until" you get home.
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    This. The rules changed a year or two ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by BassJack View Post
    You CAN gut and gill them ANYWHERE, just can't fillet them in certain areas until you get home.

    Supplemental regulations state:
    "Salmon may not be filleted on any boat or prior to being brought ashore."

    1.45. Filleting of Salmonids
    In Inland Waters.
    Except as otherwise required, all salmon and steelhead taken in inland anadromous waters where a sport fishing license is required, must be kept in such a condition that species and size can be determined until placed at the angler’s permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility or being prepared for immediate consumption. Also when required, the presence or absence of a healed adipose fin scar must be able to be determined until placed at the anglers permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility, or being prepared for immediate consumption.
    (a) Exceptions:
    (1) Chinook salmon taken from July 1 through December 31 in the following areas:
    (A) The main stem of the American and Feather rivers.
    (B) The main stem of the Sacramento River between the Deschutes Road Bridge and Tower Bridge.
    (b) Definitions
    (1) Personal residence is defined as one’s principal or ordinary home or dwelling place, as distinguished from one’s temporary or transient place of residence or dwelling such as a cabin, tent, trailer house, recreational vehicle, or any hotel, motel or rooming house used during a fishing, pleasure or business trip.
    (2) Commercial preservation facility is defined as any person who at their residence or place of business and for hire or compensation cleans or processes fish for another person, or any taxidermist, cold-storage facility or locker plant which for hire or other compensation processes or stores fish.
    (A) Licensed fishing guides are considered a person at their place of business processing fish pursuant to this section and are required to maintain a guide trip log with client and catch information pursuant to subsection 745(e) of these regulations.
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    You CAN gut and gill them ANYWHERE, just can't fillet them in certain areas until you get home.

    Supplemental regulations state:
    "Salmon may not be filleted on any boat or prior to being brought ashore."

    1.45. Filleting of Salmonids
    In Inland Waters.
    Except as otherwise required, all salmon and steelhead taken in inland anadromous waters where a sport fishing license is required, must be kept in such a condition that species and size can be determined until placed at the angler’s permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility or being prepared for immediate consumption. Also when required, the presence or absence of a healed adipose fin scar must be able to be determined until placed at the anglers permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility, or being prepared for immediate consumption.
    (a) Exceptions:
    (1) Chinook salmon taken from July 1 through December 31 in the following areas:
    (A) The main stem of the American and Feather rivers.
    (B) The main stem of the Sacramento River between the Deschutes Road Bridge and Tower Bridge.
    (b) Definitions
    (1) Personal residence is defined as one’s principal or ordinary home or dwelling place, as distinguished from one’s temporary or transient place of residence or dwelling such as a cabin, tent, trailer house, recreational vehicle, or any hotel, motel or rooming house used during a fishing, pleasure or business trip.
    (2) Commercial preservation facility is defined as any person who at their residence or place of business and for hire or compensation cleans or processes fish for another person, or any taxidermist, cold-storage facility or locker plant which for hire or other compensation processes or stores fish.
    (A) Licensed fishing guides are considered a person at their place of business processing fish pursuant to this section and are required to maintain a guide trip log with client and catch information pursuant to subsection 745(e) of these regulations.

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    Re: Salmon Cleaning

    You cannot fillet them... The biologist don't know the laws I doubt... They know biology..


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    Be sure to check the regs regarding cleaning salmon on the river depending on your location and what is required as far as identification if you are stopped by DFW. Below the Tower Bridge you cannot clean on the river or have cleaned fish in your possession on the river.


    Can you provide the law about cleaning salmon on the river? Last year I was checked by DFG biologists near Freeport. They asked to see any fish I had. They examined two we had in the boat. I had gutted both of them and had them on ice. They told me I did a good job keeping them fresh by gutting them right away.
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    [QUOTE=redneckpunk;1155850]Be sure to check the regs regarding cleaning salmon on the river depending on your location and what is required as far as identification if you are stopped by DFW. Below the Tower Bridge you cannot clean on the river or have cleaned fish in your possession on the river.


    Can you provide the law about cleaning salmon on the river? Last year I was checked by DFG biologists near Freeport. They asked to see any fish I had. They examined two we had in the boat. I had gutted both of them and had them on ice. They told me I did a good job keeping them fresh by gutting them right away.

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    Does anyone read the regs anymore?
    100% Catch and Release 99% of the time.

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    Are you saying you can only bleed the fish and that is it. No taking the guts out I fish down by Walnut Grove alot.Did not know about that law. You need to be a law student now days just to understand the fishing laws.

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