Any info on White Salmon River?

#1
Anybody fished, or heard of reports of fish moving up the White Salmon since they blew the Condit Dam up? I'm sure it'll take a long while to get a good population to move up, but at the same time there is probably little to no pressure on those fish in there.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#4
Chinook and steelhead have been observed upstream of the former Northwestern Lake (reservoir). Given the amount and type of habitat available, I don't think the populations will ever be very large.

Sg
 
#8
Has the damn been completely removed so you can float through the old damn site now?

It can be done but is more of a kayak/ducky type ride. Some rafts have done it but I hear there is a portage and a couple tricky drops into holes. Not worth it for a 1/2 mile section since you can walk into the rest.

It just needs a big flush to carve out a channel. The cold water is still there...
 

Klickrolf

Active Member
#9
Yeah, a "Big Flush" would help a lot of PNW rivers, the bigger the better though I'm not hoping for a Noah type flood. Serious high water does excellent work around here, hoping for more.

A 100-1000yr flood on the White Salmon would bring it back really quickly...if the fish could get there.