Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sherar's Falls mark the 1/2 way point for steelhead journeying up the Deschutes River. Steelhead (and Salmon) swim up a fish latter and into a trap. Once in the trap, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, study, count, and tag each fish. They use this station as a gage to estimate the amount of steelhead returning to the Deschutes. This year, they have been trapping huge numbers, weeks earlier than normal. It's going to be a great steelhead season.