I wish I could help you post those pics Lund but I am pictorally challenged. But...let's push this...the wier was on the North Fork of the Nehalem two years ago about 900 feet below my house, I saw several mint bright fish laying dead in the bottom of the hole behind the house and the fish return was abysmal. No fish were holding where they normally would, even though it was supposed to be a good year.
The stress ODFW is causing is definitely detrimental to the run. I watched the keeper of the trap spend 10 minutes chasing a fish around the trap with his net, not even catching it. His only comment was that he would wait a while until there were more fish in the trap because then they were easier to catch.
Get those pictures posted, maybe you can email them to HustlerJim
Those pics are the only ones that turned out. I have not been back for three weeks to the weir, but I've been told that over 500 fish are kegged below it at this time. All those fish need to be 25-50 mile up that river, and in the shape they are in now, that feet is nearly impossible. I counted at least 8 dead fish three weeks ago that were in great shape, (chrome) . I would make a healthy wager that many more are now dead due to this blockage of the river. The fish that entered the river the first week of August need to be spawning now, and many of those are black and white sitting in the hole below the weir. Everything seems okay now but in 4 years when the effects of this weir kill a native summer chinook fishery it will be horrible.