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Old 10-12-2003, 09:27 PM
fredaevans fredaevans is offline
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Not trying to change the direction of this Thread ...BUT

I've found it interesting to read post after post, on this and other boards, where the fishing (#'s of the buggers) is going to hell in a hand basket in Washington, and even northern Oregon rivers.

Moved to Southern Oregon in the mid 90's so Joan and I could build our (then) new vineyards. (Don't own them now but drive by fairly often and just sigh ,..... Plants, all 15-20,000 of them look very good!! Interesting to plant a 'vine' that, "trunk wise," is half your little finger and they're now the size of your lower arm in 7-8 years.)

Back to topic: The runs then were in 'decline,' then a total turn around. We've got fish coming out our 'ears.' Spring King run (into the top end of the river) of 35-40,000 fish; summer run steelhead over 10,000 fish in the same water along with a similar number of fall kings.

At the risk of saying something I'll regret ... why are our numbers going up to historic highs, and everyone elses going to historic lows?
fae
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