Where are the Steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Fly Or Die, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Fly Or Die

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    I'm not asking someone to give up there money hole. But, I'm staying with my brother in Camus and was wondering if any of you can leed us in the right path. We were thinking of maybe the Cowlitz? What do you guy's think?
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Were are the Steelhead?

    the theme of 99% of the threads as of late should give you an idea of the steelhead happenings
     
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    Were are the Steelhead?

    FOD,

    Rumor has it that the steelhead have mostly moved to OR and norCal, leaving only the dregs in WA.

    Most of the hatchery runs in SW WA have shot their wad, and you'll probably find more kelts than clean fish, including in the Cowlitz. A few wild fish should begin showing up by the end of the month, with more in Feb and Mar.

    Sg
     
  4. Flyborg

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    Were are the Steelhead?

    They tossed some steelhead in Kress Lake. To be honest, that's probably your best shot for the area. The Kalama was blown beyond belief as of Sunday (mudslide?). The North Fork Lewis might be OK, as it doesn't get affected by the weather.
     
  5. Tony Mull

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    Were are the Steelhead?

    Where are the steelhead? Same place as those big ole cedars, and fir, and hemlocks, and maples. Sad ain't it?
     
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    The lower Deschutes might be interesting. Its only 2 hours from Camas.
     
  7. Porter

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    Were are the Steelhead?

    They were exported overseas? Tony you gave me a quick good :rofl: ...but sad too!
     
  8. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    This thread is tragicomic, and strangely Freudian...

    This is the question we are all asking...but not just for this week, or this month, or this year.

    Gents, it is time to act, before the steelhead are all gone for good.

    I think CCA is a good way to go, but certainly not the only one. We don't want to be asking this question after they ARE gone, for good.

    FYI, CCA meets tonight in Des Moines.
     
  9. Tony Mull

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    yeah, overseas or not, they're all in the same place - somebody's pocket. we sold 'em man, whether we knew it or not, we sold them.
     
  10. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    Were are the Steelhead?

    Imported from gill nets straight over seas!
     
  11. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Cowlitz is high at this point. Try the EF Lewis as it tends to clear up quickly. Another option is the Sandy in OR. Rumor has it that there are actually a pretty good push of fresh fish in it right now.
     
  12. Les Johnson

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    There will be a Steelhead Summit coming up in the near future. It will be held in the Seattle area and include the WSC and a long list of supporting member groups. This Summit is a great place for everyone who really needs basic information on this vital issue....and a chance to get involved.
    The Summit will give you a chance to hear reports from many groups and to meet with people in leadership roles. I know of no other annual event that will jump-start your need for solid information involving our loss of wild steelhead in Washington. There will probably be people in attendance from Oregon, BC and California as well.
    Watch for information on the Steelhead Summit.
    STAY TUNED.
    Les Johnson
     

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