White Salmon River steelhead plants set to end

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Danny, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Danny Member

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  2. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Were there any wild runs before the dam went in?
  3. Danny Member

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    Yeah, they even provided a ladder originally, but it was abandonded shortly thereafter. That's my understanding anyway. The dam has been in place for almost 100 years now -- they've been discussing removal for a decade or so.
    Some info here: http://www.whitesalmonriver.org/
  4. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    I did not know they stocked that river and thought the fish caught there were sticking it out for the colder water temps. Thanks for posting.
  5. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    im living very close to the white salmon atm. the damn is coming out and that is great news. i will try to attend the meeting if possible.
  6. Circle Spey Travis Wallace

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    The problem is that the native run was killed off years ago and there plan of letting the run rebuild its selt with natural stays really isn't a realistic option. If they want to rebuild a run then plant with some brood stock and leave a portion unclipped for escapment and you still have a catch and keep fishery to keep the locals happy. Just my two cents. I will try to attend the meeting.