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Old 11-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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WOW! that thing is about 1/4 HEAD!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #3
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It'll smoke just fine, perfect for those friends that always bother you about giving them fish!

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Old 11-12-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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It'll smoke just fine, perfect for those friends that always bother you about giving them fish!

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Now that is funny !
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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this may be a dumb question but what the heck is it other than ugly
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
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Big Chinook.

There's a lot of old stories about 100 pounders in the Elwha....maybe there's still a little of those genetics left.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #7
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I bet it still Cut real good...
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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A little history on the Elwha,
......a concrete dam was built a few miles from the mouth, no fish ladder installed wiping out a run of very large fish Ground beneath the dam wasnt able to hold back the force of the resivoir and blew out a big hole under the dam making a large concrete bridge Rocks were blasted off the walls of the canyon and pulled under the dam filling in the hole under the dam. Smaller rocks filled in the holes and eventually the reservoir was paved trying to hold back the water. The reservoir is very shallow (around 20 - 30 feet +/-)

I have not seen the dam for almost 20 years. We provided a quote to try and stop/slow the 400 +/- gallons a minute of water leaking under the dam. Our proposal was not accepted.

Good to see a big fish in the river
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:13 PM   #9
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Big Chinook.

There's a lot of old stories about 100 pounders in the Elwha....maybe there's still a little of those genetics left.

JD
I sure hope those old genes are still there. They are starting to remove
the dam this year I believe. It will be nice to get those genetics back up river.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:17 PM   #10
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
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Hey, if it doesn't fall thru the net like soup, it'll work real well in the smoker, just use some brine/n/bite to toughen it up.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:43 PM   #12
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Thats a chinook? I thought it was a big chum
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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Thats a chinook? I thought it was a big chum
Chum don't even get close to that big, They may fight like it though.
I think the world record Chum is in the mid thirty's.
That bad boy is way past that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:10 PM   #14
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Those are good genes
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:11 PM   #15
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Dang, I can smell that nasty old thing right through the computer monitor!
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:12 PM   #16
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Isn''t that dam scheduled for removal? I thought it was done a few years ago.
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Isn''t that dam scheduled for removal? I thought it was done a few years ago.

Next summer. 2011 it's scheduled to come down, along with the Glines Canyon dam. At the time it will be the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States.


There has been a lot of attention given to the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, and for good reason. Great things are happening on the Rogue. Especially in regards to dam removal and fish passage.

But with these dams coming out. Both of which were built without fish passage, to me, is one of the most exciting things I can think of in terms of habitat restoration on such a large scale.

I hope I live long enough to see the Elwha return to it's original form, in part, if not in full!


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Old 11-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #18
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My research leads me to say with great certainty that this fish is a Tyranonookis . Or a Stegosamonidis. Or aTricerofishis. For sure. Really! (it couldn't be a photshopteris)

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Old 11-13-2010, 05:25 AM   #19
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Next summer. 2011 it's scheduled to come down, along with the Glines Canyon dam. At the time it will be the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States.


There has been a lot of attention given to the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, and for good reason. Great things are happening on the Rogue. Especially in regards to dam removal and fish passage.

But with these dams coming out. Both of which were built without fish passage, to me, is one of the most exciting things I can think of in terms of habitat restoration on such a large scale.

I hope I live long enough to see the Elwha return to it's original form, in part, if not in full!



I'm sure the fishing will be better soon, but I assure you it hasn't done great things yet. The Savage rapids needed to go it was letting fry fall off the top and die from the 30 ft fall. But the Gold ray was five feet high and definately a waste of money, it had a great ladder sytem. I'm sure that the runs will be better in the future, but as for now the fishing this year was extremely slow because they took the upper dam out during salmon/steelhead season and it murked the water up.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:06 AM   #20
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WOW! that thing is about 1/4 HEAD!


It does have unusual proportions. What I find most amazing is that a fish that LOOKS like that, was actualy still ALIVE !!

That is usually the kind of CARCASS you see some wildlife guy holding up for photo.

Truly amazing and give me hope for the future. I REALLY hope we do this right.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:11 PM   #21
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I'll bet the diver wish he had NOT taken his mask & air supply off.

How big 50 - 55 ?
Hey maybe it could be a Ifish contest !!!

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Old 11-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #22
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That fish would have been a sight to behold while still chrome!

And it's great to see another dam removal project. Now if they'd just figure out a way to get native salmon and steelhead back in the upper Santiams.......
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=blackdog;3377471]That fish would have been a sight to behold while still chrome!

And it's great to see another dam removal project. Now if they'd just figure out a way to get native salmon and steelhead back in the upper Santiams.......[/QUOTE]

Exactly what I was thinking!
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:47 PM   #24
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..Now if they'd just figure out a way to get native salmon and steelhead back in the upper Santiams.......
Wouldn't you like to see the pics and stories of when Marion Forks was a destination for steelhead fishing?

Fish Marion Forks in the AM, and then over the pass, to fish the Metolius for chinook.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #25
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Wouldn't you like to see the pics and stories of when Marion Forks was a destination for steelhead fishing?

Fish Marion Forks in the AM, and then over the pass, to fish the Metolius for chinook.

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #26
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WOW a 70+ a Tulachumook. I have not seen one of those in a milineum or so
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