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: blown out rivers and fish


CDG
10-22-2003, 09:12 PM
I've been watching the reports and looking at charts for all the rivers in the puget sound, namely the skagit, sauk, and the sky. I was just curious as to the effect this has on the fish that are in those rivers, and to the salmon and the eggs they have already laid.

Cody

Nailknot
10-22-2003, 09:23 PM
The second page of the Skagit Goes Wild thread has some great info on just that:

http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk3/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13122&perpage=15&pagenumber=2

ahab
10-30-2003, 02:36 PM
Generally, once spawning fish have left their redds in the protected shallows, any heavy flooding action will cause a shift in the streambed gravel, destroying not just the redds but the eggs inside.