18000+ over bonneville!!!

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Mark Bové, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Mark Bové Chasin tail

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  2. inland Active Member

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    Better load up some rocks to stand on this year. BC is sounding more and more appealing...

    William
  3. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Amazing what a little rain and colder weather will do around here.
  4. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    yes, I about shit myself when I read that this AM
  5. fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    I was wondering if it was actually true. I have never seen anything over 10,000 before that is a lot of fish.
  6. KerryS Ignored Member

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    I am thinking the same thing. Somebody counted them twice.
  7. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I once saw 5,000 sockeye swim by my tower in 10 minutes 18,000 is nothing for a day ;)
  8. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    6301 of those fish were native!
  9. Charlie Erdman In search of steel

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    we're talking about steelhead in the columbia here, not sockeye in alaska.
  10. FLGator Member

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    Nets must be getting full!
  11. fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    That is between 12 and 13 fish per minute.....sweet ass!!!!! I have a bachelor party with 18,000 steelhead starting tonight!
  12. MikeT Member

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    I just saw a report by a WDFW spokesman that the one-day record lasted only one day.
    28,314 steelhead were counted at Bonneville yesterday. Sweet!
  13. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    If only there were this many fish in the sky! We would be walking across them!

    arthur
  14. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I know, I wouldn't even consider fishing if there were only 18,000 sockeye passing a day :rofl:
  15. docstash Member

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    18,000 , then 28,000 then 34,000, my guess is computer is not restarting at 0 each day.
  16. inland Active Member

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    Its either political BS to 'prove' the dams are not the problem. Or...it just might be real. Last years outmigration conditions with the snowpack and subsequent higher, cooler, mainstem flows at least makes it plausible.

    2001 was the biggest zoo, angler pressure wise, on ALL the Columbia tribs. Especially in the Snake system. This year is going to be worse. Way, way, way worse. A friend brought up a great point: Time to be on your best behavior and try not to let big fish fever rule the day. Take your turn: Don't lowhole, Don't be a hole hog, Don't monopolize stretches of the river with your group. Share the water. Be nice. Everybody is going to be out there seeking pretty much the same thing. There will be plenty of fish to catch.

    William
  17. Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    iagree

    The counts are accurate... I was there... a steady stream of chrome... sweet
  18. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Glad I have never fished any of those streams before and don't know what I am missing when I stick to my home water S Rivers.

    Should be nice and quiet over here and we should also have some decent returns.
  19. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    the fish cam is pretty awesome, only 8 months till steelhead season!