Steelhead Count @ the Bonneville

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by John Dougher, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    Ive only seen one fish for 10 minutes of looking at the cam! I think mines broken! :)

    Arthur
     
  2. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    Must be the recent rain? Notice the Chinook and the coho numbers rise at the same time. I bet it's a push of fresh fish due to the rains. Maybe the numbers are a good sign and predictor for other runs to come.
     
  3. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    I heard the count was wrong and the fishing numbers are going to be average
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    wrong...they were verified
     
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    I believe the counts are correct for Bonneville Dam. Fished Drano Lake on 8/3 hooked 7 landed 6, on 8/6 hooked one landed one and fished 8/13 hooked 5 and landed 3. Half the fish landed were wild. I decided to try mini-leech patterns after reading recent posts on the forum. Steelhead seem to like them very well. Thanks for the input.
     
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    Boy, it really tapers off as they swim up river.
     
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    I'd suppose that the monster wave of steelhead hasn't made it that far upstream yet.
     
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    Sweet I'm not crazy! :beer1:
     
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    Steve,

    Adult sockeye counts at Tumwater Dam (fish desinted for Lake Wenatchee in 2009 are around 16,000 fish, which provided a recreational sport fishery on Lake Wenatchee.

    The same count at Wells Dam (fish bound for Osoyoos) is around 135,000.
     
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    Put your wiener back in your pants boys.


    Those numbers are deceptive and not indicative of the size of run this year. Those fish, including the Chinooks, (not a coincidence) were held up and all shot through in two days due to cool weather and rain.

    Below average run this year, especially on the east side.
     
  12. corysean99

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    I count 6 days over 17k
     
  13. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    135 steel head over Wells dam on 8-15-09.
    I don't think I'm going to get up to early for that kind of count.
     
  14. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Gary...our fish have some time to get to us....its WAY early...keep the fingers crossed!!!!
     
  15. John Dougher

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    As of yesterday count was 426,000.
    If anyone is interested, went over the Deschutes yesterday on I-84 and it lookes as if 1% milk was flowing out the D into the Columbia. Blown out big time.