Annual Bonneville passage thread/thoughts

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Klickrolf, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    I know most of you guys don't put much stock in early numbers, I do. This is looking good as of late.
    Numbers building nicely, thinking this will be a good year for Columbia tribs...is this too early to predict?
    I predict better than last year fishing...much better than last year!
     
  2. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    In June 2009 34,000 fish came over the dam in 1 day. Today, 300 fish came over... sweet.
     
  3. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    I remember that and it wasn't only one day, 3 or 4 if I recall. Nonetheless, it looks better than it did last year and who knows, we might get numbers like that again, call it a 5 year hope.
     
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  4. Rob Allen

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    higher numbers = more people = less me...
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I had a good year last year, looking forward to an even better on this year. Only thing that never really showed in my usual haunts was factory fish. I'd like to kill a few more this year. My yummy civic duty.
     
  6. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Same same
     
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    Last year was pretty good for me on some lower Columbia tribs. I'd be interested to see how this year goes.
     
  8. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Huge Member

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    Love the positive outlook Rolf! We could use a big year.

    I gotta wonder if the early returns is a reflection of the mild spring/low flows we are seeing? Maybe the fish think its July already!
     
  9. Phil Fravel

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    Well that is one less person
     
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  10. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    I just saw a steelhead on the cam.
     
  11. Dustin Bootz

    Dustin Bootz Team Nate

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    The shad fishing is pretty decent on the columbia now.
     
  12. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    The big numbers were in August of 2009, not June.
     
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  13. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    DART says you're right, thanks for correcting me. 2009 was a long time ago.
     
  14. JonT

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    Just saw two steelhead and a bunch of shad.
     
  15. SilverFly

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    FYI, the steelhead counts have been gradually increasing and finally broke the 1000 mark yesterday (7/2).