Guys guys guys! It's a cannon, that shoots FISH over DAMS.

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  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope.

    From the Forum Rules, conveniently pinned to the top of the forum page...maybe some should stop stroking their keyboards and read the rules again.

    Political discussions have no place on the board unless it's in direct relation to the impact of a fishery.
     
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  2. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

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    Thanks for the post Plaegreid! LMAO

    Thinking it time to retool the potato gun, just to
    help fish on their run
     
  3. Rob Allen

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    sorry i thought it was pretty obvious i was joking
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I looked at the video and I didn't see any water coming out of a 250 foot tube. From how long it took a salmon to go through that tube. You should all be able to get your hero shots of the fish you catch, just as long as you don't keep them out of the water over 30 seconds.

    I wonder what the salmon body goes through going through a pneumatic tube like that.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Seems like that friction would be disruptive to their mucoprotein layer.
     
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  7. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    This article states that the device sprays water on them as the fish go up the tube; the one's in the demo are dead so I suspect they may have left the misters off. If you check out the following video, you'll notice some spray coming out of the tube during the live fish test:


    Another part that should be mentioned is that this system may potentially remove all handling by humans, as noted at the end of this article: http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/2216380-8/yakamas-testing-suction-tubes-to-transport-salmon
     
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    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    They're working on a salmon cruise missile for that. It will be "launched" in 2015.
     
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  9. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    I think a Scud missile would be more appropriate for this application.
     
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    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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  11. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    #yeeeeehaw Scud missile.jpg
     
  12. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    A German tech company ( der Wirschiessenfischauskannonen Gruppe) is working on a prototype fish-delivery system that will bypass all the dangers of the river system by collecting fish at the mouth of the Columbia and delivering them directly to the spawning grounds:

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    Heck ya! Blast them over ALL the dams!
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Time to release my "Patriot" line of salmon rods & the "Interceptor" shooting heads . . . timing is everything . . .
     
  15. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    The Salmon Defense Initiative (SDI), initiated by Reagan in the early 80's and dubbed "StarWars" by the media, has actually created a rod which has spurred much controversy within this very forum: The Deathstar. Reagan was criticized for being unrealistic and not putting enough backbone in the rod, but the StarWars program has given America an impressive advantage in the field of advanced salmon-projectile defense systems.
     
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