Sunday, September 6, 2009
I spent the day guiding two wonderful people from the great state of Minnesota. The fishing was challenging, and the weather added insult to injury... it rained hard off and on for 1/2 of the day. We did manage to bring in a few modest fish, and one fantastic Redside.
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.