09-07-2013, 02:39 PM
Re: "On we sweep, with threshing oar"
Rick I think the 'problem' is a lack of in-river food supply. Just a personal observation only but seeing 'bugs' on the upper river is a 'well look at that.' Not even Misketo's (bad spelling intended). Like almost zero.
When I first moved here in the mid '90's fellow asked me if I'd ever seen a Salmon Fly hatch? Answer was no and gave him my business card. Called me some time later and "This you've got to see."
Out of my office (3 piece suit) and running up to the Hatchery area. MILLIONS
of the danged thing, all 2-3 inches long.
Landing all over me in seconds ... harmless as could be, but spookie shxt! Drove back to the bank with all windows down to flush out the car.
This year/last year/year before? Haven't seen one.
Edit: I have no idea if this has anything to do with anything. Lake behind Wm. Jess dam has a HUGE algae problem, that water gets dumped, one's killing the other?
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