Annual bummed about Bonneville passage thread

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Klickrolf, May 6, 2013.

  1. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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  2. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    i'm no expert on interpreting the counts, but isnt it a bit early to be worried ? like the naysayers here in montana that worried about the low snowpack in march ? we are now about 100%
     
  3. JS

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    The forcast was not great, but it is still a little early to tell how bad it is going to be. It is going to be bad. That is almost certain.
     
  4. Rob Allen

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    if we do not do the work to have good fish runs how can we possibly expect to have good fish runs? near as I can tell we are still logging the heck our of our watersheds we are still over planting nearly every river in the state and we are still harvesting as many of them as we can before they are able to reproduce.

    without question i would say that we here in the northwest do not deserve better fish runs..
     
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  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I don't usually judge until mid June. A lot can change.
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Look at 2010.. the early part of the run was ridiculous. people were saying we'd top over a million fish. Then it died off around August, and we had a substantially smaller run than 2009 (record year), which started off slower.
     
  7. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    "It ain't over 'til it's over." Predicting fish movement is an educated guess at best, you never know what you're going to get until you get it.
     
  8. constructeur

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    Fish or no fish we're going to get out, camp with the family, go to sleep to the stars and wake up to the sounds of the river. Beers with pals, all that jazz.

    I'm not one to worry about the fish count I guess.
     
  9. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    hopefully angler numbers will be down in most places like they were last year.
    i'll happily fish for half the numbers, if i only see 1/4 the crowds.
    but i'd really rather have my cake and eat it too.
     
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  10. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    People crack me up. I heard folks bitching about low steelhead numbers above LWG last year. There were more steelfaces over the dam last year than the whole time I was in college (like 20,000 more) and the fishing was always good. Fishermen just like to bitch, methinks. :D
     
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    In looking at the historic count curves over Bonneville I doubt that one could make any reasonable assessment of the steelhead runs strength until late July. Until there is a significant portion of run is over the dam it is hard to know whether the counts are a true reflection of the run strength or just shifts in the timing of the early part of the run.

    That doesn't mean that it still isn't interesting to watch the run develop and "dream" or plan for the coming fishing trips.

    Curt
     
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  12. Phil Fravel

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    check out the Willamette Falls passage. It looks to be on track with the 10 year average or a bit above. Come on We have to be optimist to chase them anyway
     
  13. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    optomistic is good. i find being delusional helps too. i'm sure with every swing i'm showing my fly to a player :rolleyes:
     
  14. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    I don't see how you can determine anything. When I click on that link all I get is this:
     
  15. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    they're happily still swimming in the ocean right now, most of them at least
     
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