Columbia dam counts ??

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  1. Evan Burck

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    Too many F5's caused by people not believing the counts are so low.
     
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    Seems the lowest few dams are updated, but nothing above McNary on the Columbia seems to be getting updates.
     
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    I just look at them today. Seems to be no reason to even go this year.
     
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  6. Evan Burck

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    Yeah, I'm really hoping these past few days at Bonneville become more the norm from here on out. Not sure what to do with myself if my October routine gets all messed up from no fish.
     
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    Evan, not sure it's the same cause, but I know USGS is closing many stream gauges because of the sequester. Perhaps this is a similar situation.
     
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    That was the first thing to come to mind. Wasn't sure if that hypothesis was based in reality or not.
     
  9. David Dalan

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

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    Could be delays in reporting as well. Almost nothing is moving above the Dalles anyway. Most of the time its a 2 day trip between each lower C dam. They are hiding down low right now. But its changing fast right now.
     
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    Wow. What a difference a week makes. On 7/30/13 I think overall we were 28% below last year for all steelhead over Bon, and 7% below last years numbers for wild fish. Now we're less than 10% below last year's overall numbers and 14% above on wild fish. Lets hope that trend continues!
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Well I was down there plunking a few weeks ago,We did well but I don't think we caught that big of a portion of the run. But maybe I'm a better fisherman than I thought!!!!
     
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    I guess it was only a matter of time before someone noticed. ;) The Methow stampede will be on its way soon.
     
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    I talked to a regional biologist and apparently a bulk of the fish are going to the snake river due to doubling hatchery fish counts. Every other system is probably below average.
     
  15. David Dalan

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

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    No, no, no. I am sure all the fish will be in the Wenatchee and the Meth. No need to come further west. Nothing to see here :)