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: Why did the salmon cross the road?

12-01-2001, 07:10 AM
Cool picture from the Seattle Times...



I used to see them cross the Valley Rd near Metzler Park the same way during high rain or flooded river conditions.

12-01-2001, 07:18 AM
As I get older there's a tendency to think "you've seen it all." Still amazed by how often I'm proven wrong. That's an incredible photo. Anyway you could post that on the Spey Board? This has to shared far and wide.

12-01-2001, 10:15 AM
If one of those salmon cuts in front of another, does this mean salmon are subjected to road rage? :rolleyes:

12-01-2001, 11:33 AM
Why did the salmon cross the road? To get to the other tide.:D Err......Road kill salmon, anyone. :p

Dble Haul
12-01-2001, 06:50 PM
I'm rarely speechless, but that photo is one of the most incredible I've seen in quite a while. It really captures Mother Nature's perserverance in the presence of man's infrastructure. Amazing! :eek:

12-01-2001, 08:04 PM
Hope it wasn't a lemming's reward at the end.

12-01-2001, 09:35 PM
Poor poor doggie, lost in the world and roaming the streets. Didn't you hear? The police arrested him for jaywalking and put him in a holding pen. He wasn't married so conjucal visits, so he's gonna die before he spawns. Poor guy. :)

Yeah, I've seen this many times. Have a friend who owns a couple hundred acres on the upper Wynoochee here in Washington state. River was flooding so he had to bring his stray cows back up to higher ground. I stopped by and saw all these lovely salmon swimming through the gras of his fieldd. Ii told hiim "Don't you know it's illegal to farm salmon without a permit?" Roland just laughed and said "'If I can get a few bucks a pound for those strays in my yard Ii'd do aything." It's amazing what fish will do, especially chums. They're so resilient. If there's enough water to get a paper towel wet, a chum will swim in it Mmaybe tha's why they're my favorite fish to caatch. They're natural born fighters.

12-01-2001, 09:47 PM
"69" (Sweet J, you just have to put a real name to your posts; too many "conitations" the the number.

Chums are the 'nutso' of the salmon family. Zero class but do they take a fly, do they want to be free back into their enviroment? Next question please.

Remeber many years ago on the upper end of the North Fork of the Sky fishing for summer runs below a large pod of Chums (zero on the steelhead if memory serves) but WACK after WACK on a red fly by the Chums. Anyway, to get to the casting water had to wade knee deep over about 40 yards of gravel bar. While I'm doing my thing, the chums moved in behind me in very great numbers. Done fishing, turn around to wade back and the river went fruitcake. I was so startled by what was going on before me (a moment ago behind me) I actually did a Whoa!whoa! and fell backwards into the river. Glad it wasn't a very cold day; not a dry piece of clothing on me. Drove home in my shorts with a towel around my middle.

Thank God for no 'Cops,' not sure what I would have said as an explanation of why I was 95% naked.

12-10-2001, 02:59 PM
Why did the salmon cross the road?
He was stapled to the punk rocker.

12-10-2001, 08:44 PM
Now that's what I call "dogged" determination!

12-10-2001, 08:53 PM
And did you notice all of his schoolmates waiting in the puddle to make their move too!

11-21-2002, 11:46 AM
Looks like the guy in the SUV is planning a 50' "Roll" with a #15 Black and White B.F.G! Course I'm not quite sure thats the proper equip. or method for this section of the river, but I could be wrong.
I remain, tangled in barbed wire, just out of camera range...

11-21-2002, 11:56 AM
Great shot! Hey all you Washingtonians(?).....send some of those floodin rains our way PLEASE!

11-21-2002, 12:16 PM
That happens every year this time in Washington, must be part of their tourism marketing to get more anglers there.

BTW, its raining good in Chi Town now and I hope it is going your way Lipripper.

11-21-2002, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Lefty
Why did the salmon cross the road?
He was stapled to the punk rocker. Terry, I don't get it...

11-22-2002, 03:46 PM
Geese thats pretty cool, and there was alot in the puddle to. Is this in washington.When is this going to happen in the state that im in. HAHAHA.You could just fish in the part of the river that the fish are coming out from and you would probably be hooking fish like a mad man. Thanks for the pic juro. Send me some pics people then I can put them on my website to show off ur trophy fish.

11-22-2002, 03:50 PM
If you want pics to make your site better, what better than your own pics? If you spend most of your energy getting your own trophy fish pics (C&R) and whatever's left over into putting a site together, you will achieve your goal and have the fishing experience to back it up. That's my approach! :smokin:

Good luck.