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We often selectively remember the good shit, and forget the bad. And there was plenty of bad in those days as well.
Funny...my first fishing car was a '76 4-door Nova, an ex-PUD car that had a hole in the roof for an antenna that wasn't particularly well sealed by a rubber plug when they removed it and had rusted out. When it rained, the back seat footwells would fill up with water and brake application would result in a small flood hitting the back of your heels. I wound up removing the floor pan plugs. It eventually blew a head gasket, resulting in an impressive steam cloud on I-5.I remember losing some leftover salad shrimp in my 75 Nova after a July day of steelhead fishing. The smell was barely perceptable at first. Think it was early September by the time I finally tore the car apart, and pulled a sealed baggie of pink goo from the spare tire well. Pretty much a chemical weapon at that point.
Also remember trying to find the top end on that car. Speedo was long since buried, but hit 5600 rpm in 4th (with 3.08 rear end) on that long straight on highway 30 just past Clatskanie. Still wasn't floored, but the front end was starting to float, and my rear end was starting to pucker. Somewhere in the ballpark of 160.
We often selectively remember the good shit, and forget the bad. And there was plenty of bad in those days as well
I remember when lake wa was murkier with pollution and fertilizer runnoff. Now lake wa is so much clearer that the stickelbacks have evolved an extra spine to avoid cutthroat predation
I remember when there were fewer searun cutts because you could kill them.
I remember when there were steelhead and bull trout could’t access the elwa
I remember no cattails in Lenice, Merry and Nunally the only thing you had watch for was submerged sagebrush...long since rotted away. We always just wade fished, no boats, tubes or Russian Olives.Calibetis hatches at Lenice
atlantic.I remember no cattails in Lenice, Merry and Nunally the only thing you had watch for was submerged sagebrush...long since rotted away. We always just wade fished, no boats, tubes or Russian Olives.
Like many here I could go on and on...Chopaka had salmon back then (I don't remember which one) and you simply cast a Carey with a sinking line and stripped it back fast for a salmon dinner!
Curt, I agree wholeheartedly. I moved here when the population was around 3 million and the saltwater fishing and the trout fishing around Lynwood was great. The trout openers were eagerly looked forward to. I also remember my first trip to Lake Hannan with a low slung car. thump...thump...thump.I can remember when the Washington population was less than 3 million people instead of the nearly 8 million we have today. Somehow I suspect that population growth has a lot to do why our fond memories of once was don't match our expectations today.
Check out the kokanee planting data on Banks https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02060/wdfw02060.pdfWe used to bucktail near the south dam in Banks for salmon and I think those salmon were Coho??
We were there in the late 1960s, I'm pretty sure they weren't Kokanee they were too large.Check out the kokanee planting data on Banks https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02060/wdfw02060.pdf
Nick is correct. That Lyre River Canyon was one tough hike into. Very difficult terrain.