Elwha Salmon

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Ron McNeal, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    Stopped by the Elwha in the National Park yesterday and saw a bunch of what-had-to-be Kings. They were thick in the run I saw just into the Park from that little entrance "ticket booth" thing, where the river's all braided up and right by the road. Lots 'o Fish......... I would think this is a very promising event.....
    Jeff Dodd and ganglyangler like this.
  2. ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see them myself!
  3. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    That is good news, I just read an article, maybe in the Times?, that said they're getting a good initial return and have already met last year's return. Hopefully the trend continues.

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  4. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Would these be wild fish?

    I have sorta lost track of what is going on over there.

    I thought the hatchery was put on hold.


    ED: I just read the post about the pinks in the Dunguness. Perhaps there are pinks in the Elwha?
  5. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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  6. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Thanks for the update, Ron.

    Looking back at Mt. St. Helens and the recovery there and then at the dam removal, it gives one hope.
  7. Mark Mercer Member

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    Great to hear Ron.... I sure miss that river, hopefully there will still be some resident trout in the upper river after all this is over ( I have my doubts) if I'm still around whenever it reopens, Ha !!! Thanks for the update....