Any info on White Salmon River?

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  1. Impact Hottub

    Impact Hottub New Member

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    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.
     
  2. i dare you to float it
     
  3. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    There are some nookies in there
     
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    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.

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    Has the damn been completely removed so you can float through the old damn site now?
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    given the amount of tribal netting that occurs between the dam and the mouth of the river I don't think the river will be allowed to recover.. just like the Wind river.
     
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    Yard Sale Huge Member

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    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...
     
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    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.