Ironically, I had never fished this lower section, always sticking to the more remote upper section of the stream, away from the crowds. As I walked the trail, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief that this stretch of water had so much potential!
But you see, there is more to this story. For the river that you see in these photos, this natural flow from the Oregon Coast Range, spends most of its life traped below 15+ feet of water in this section alone, because the stream bed that this water creates, is damed up at one end, making a resivour to serve the irrigation needs of farms in the area.
For every dam that is built or exists, a fishery, animal, bird, insect habatat is lost or hurt. Dams are barriers, lets look at alternatives!