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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 09:35:59 AM »
Talk to a fisherman on the West Coast and he’ll give you a hard-luck story.  The once-glorious salmon runs of the Pacific Northwest are mostly shadows of what they once were, some threatened with outright extinction, and few rivers have had as many troubles as the Klamath, as it runs from southern Oregon into Northern California.

Once the third-most productive salmon river system in the U.S., the Klamath last year saw only about 233,000 fall chinook — the big, meaty salmon prized by fishermen — headed back to spawn.  In 2008, the number was only 68,000.

That’s why it was stunning news Tuesday in Newport, Ore., when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife presented its annual forecast for the Klamath’s fall chinook run. Nearly 1.6 million fish are expected to be in this year’s run, a figure that’s nearly triple anything on the charts that go back to 1996.

The monster run, if it plays out as predicted, could provide a welcome bonanza for the troubled commercial fishing industry in California and Oregon and for the dozens of communities along the river that host sport fishermen when there’s anything in the river to catch. Conservationists say it also vindicates years of efforts to maintain healthy water flows and better habitat for fish that have battled both drought and hydropower dams for decades.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-klamath-salmon-20120228,0,3391889.story


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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 20:55:17 PM »
Some steelhead I spotted and was blessed enough to get photos of in San Luis Obispo creek, CA.

The winter has been 70% drier than normal so far below the SF Bay.  Hopefully a big storm comes to light up the rivers and bring in more fish.
It is amazing any steel came into this creek at all with the low flows, but it is also the reason that they could be captured by my camera.

This creek runs right through town; I took these shots after I saw a friend of mine who is a steelhead restoration specialist with the DFG peering over a bridge right downtown.  Pulled over real quick and flipped out.  These fish are in the 26" range, and there is a 5th jack size fish of maybe 18" that you can't see because it is in the shadows.  It is amazing the results of a little stream stewardship; not long ago this creek had almost zero trout and was an open sewage ditch.

Anyway, thought you boys back in The South would appreciate me sharing.

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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 10:39:50 AM »
nice grab on those steelies, I'm sure that's a rare treat.

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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2012, 11:07:41 AM »
Some steelhead I spotted and was blessed enough to get photos of in San Luis Obispo creek, CA.

The winter has been 70% drier than normal so far below the SF Bay.  Hopefully a big storm comes to light up the rivers and bring in more fish.
It is amazing any steel came into this creek at all with the low flows, but it is also the reason that they could be captured by my camera.

This creek runs right through town; I took these shots after I saw a friend of mine who is a steelhead restoration specialist with the DFG peering over a bridge right downtown.  Pulled over real quick and flipped out.  These fish are in the 26" range, and there is a 5th jack size fish of maybe 18" that you can't see because it is in the shadows.  It is amazing the results of a little stream stewardship; not long ago this creek had almost zero trout and was an open sewage ditch.

Anyway, thought you boys back in The South would appreciate me sharing.

Cheers


i used to live in marin.... how have the salmon runs up at mt.Tam been? i used to hike up there as a pube and see 100's of them in that little creek that runs right next to the welcome center. lord i wanted to grab a rod and yank one of those piggy fackers out.
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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 21:47:33 PM »
Some steelhead I spotted and was blessed enough to get photos of in San Luis Obispo creek, CA.

The winter has been 70% drier than normal so far below the SF Bay.  Hopefully a big storm comes to light up the rivers and bring in more fish.
It is amazing any steel came into this creek at all with the low flows, but it is also the reason that they could be captured by my camera.

This creek runs right through town; I took these shots after I saw a friend of mine who is a steelhead restoration specialist with the DFG peering over a bridge right downtown.  Pulled over real quick and flipped out.  These fish are in the 26" range, and there is a 5th jack size fish of maybe 18" that you can't see because it is in the shadows.  It is amazing the results of a little stream stewardship; not long ago this creek had almost zero trout and was an open sewage ditch.

Anyway, thought you boys back in The South would appreciate me sharing.

Cheers


i used to live in marin.... how have the salmon runs up at mt.Tam been? i used to hike up there as a pube and see 100's of them in that little creek that runs right next to the welcome center. lord i wanted to grab a rod and yank one of those piggy fackers out.

Not sure about it, but I did hear that the biologists are predicting a mega onslaught of salmon this year (compared to recent numbers which were so low they shut down the fishery)

I know what you mean about wanting to just jump in get after em'....there is something primal when you see a fish that size and it's no wonder so much overfishing has occurred in the history of mankind


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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 15:55:59 PM »
Atlantic Salmon Need Some Love Too!

Bringing the damn dam down!

INDIAN ISLAND —  Work crews today began demolition of the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River, the largest-ever river restoration project in eastern North America.

Ken Salazar, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, said the $62 million project, which includes the removal of two dams and improved fish passages at two other dams, is a model for other restoration efforts in the nation because of its collaborative approach.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Dam-removal-on-Penobscot-starts-today.html

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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2012, 09:18:37 AM »
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-trout-success-20120715,0,595732.story

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — When it comes to disappearing species and humanity's harmful imprints on nature, hardly anybody expects anything to go right. People move in, engineers build, wildlife dies: It's an old story.

Perhaps that's why two biologists wading through a tributary of the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula not long ago were chortling and grabbing for their cellphones. The cause for celebration: a gray speckled trout hovering powerfully in the fast-running stream. The 35-inch fish was probably the first wild steelhead to find its way up the middle reaches of the river in 100 years.

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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2013, 20:48:03 PM »
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