“We have met the enemy, and he is us”. – Pogo
Adult steelhead start arriving in the Upper Deschutes during the summer and continue through the following April. (Steelhead are amazing.) Today, Portland General Electric released their April adult fish count for the Pelton Trap near the bottom of the re-regulating dam. A total of 57 adult steelhead returned during the 2019-2020 season. 22 of them were released as fry into the upper basin and 35 were released as smolts. There’s no denying that 10 years in, this is a disappointment.Read More »
I just heard from Brett Hodgson, ODFW district fish biologist, that they were able to capture about 600 bass in Davis Lake this week. Bass are invasive at Davis so an attempt is made annually to capture and move them to other locations. This year’s bass were mostly moved to Prineville Reservoir but also to Bend’s Pine Nursery, Prineville’s Youth Pond, and Redmond’s Fireman’s Pond.
Before the local trout fishing season gets into full swing I headed out for a little saltwater fly fishing. After catching a bunch of bone fish like this…
…I switched over to blue fin trevally for a little more excitement.
This was not the biggest, but I could get my camera out of my pack for a photo. (It swam away just fine.) The big trigger fish and giant trevally’s were even more fun, but the most impressive was this 5′ barracuda.
Talk about teeth! Wow. A fun diversion before salmon fly season gets going. The sad part was seeing all the coral reefs that had recently died from bleaching.