Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by John Dougher, Aug 14, 2009.
Ive only seen one fish for 10 minutes of looking at the cam! I think mines broken!
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.
I heard the count was wrong and the fishing numbers are going to be average
Fink! Bales! Cork!
wrong...they were verified
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.
Boy, it really tapers off as they swim up river.
I'd suppose that the monster wave of steelhead hasn't made it that far upstream yet.
Sweet I'm not crazy! :beer1:
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.
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.
I count 6 days over 17k
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.
Gary...our fish have some time to get to us....its WAY early...keep the fingers crossed!!!!
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.