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Old 11-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spent the week traveling around the Eastern Cascades in Washington for work, mainily the Yakima River and Wenatche River basins. About to start a new salmon restoration project for Cle Elum Lake. Traveled around to see the project site and some existing fish facilities so the stake holders could show us what they liked and didn't like in existing sites.

Started out at Cle Elum. Beautiful lake and surrounding mountains. We're going to design upstream passage for adult Sockeye, Chinook, Steelhead and Bull Trout. Then downstream passage for smolt. Was interesting to learn about how the sockeye stay in the lake and streams for a year and half before heading to the sea. Chinook move upstream in three different runs, but wait to spawn at the same time. Lake Trout in the system are a big concern, as they are worried about them picking off the young sockeye. So they are concerned doing something similar to Blue Mesa. Makes more sense to me as they are protecting a native species form a non-native.





Also visited the Roza Fish Facility in the middle of the Yakima River Canyon. Talking with the locals, it is a great fishing canyon. At times of the year there are steelhead and salmon runs. The rest of the year it is a great place for any type of trout. Never realized it was a fish destination. Also got to watch Big Horns on the slopes all day.

The next day we traveled to the Leavanworth National fish hatchery. Was neat to see everything from the eggs 'incubating', to the sac fry, to the smolt and the adult Coho coming up the ladder. None of my pictures of inside the hatchery came out well, but the intake for the water at the hatchery was beautiful.



This is at a old boulder slide farther upstream on the Icicle Creek from the hatchery:



Beautiful scenery everywhere we went.
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Lovely pix! Makes me want to head up there myself with a rod. =)

See if you can steal some of those Chinook and put em in Chatty. =)
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Very cool!
Great pics and beautiful country.
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Beautiful.
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Ok, very cool, but not as cool as going out and shooting an elk
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Great pictorial thanx for sharing!
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Sweet! Good work if you can get it!
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Ok, very cool, but not as cool as going out and shooting an elk
Yeah, 152 work emails when I got back killed any chance at 3rd season. Headed into work as soon as I finish my breakfast today.
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Wow does that make me homesick! Grew up fishing the Yakima River Canyon with my dad. Still own a house in Yakima and get up there every year for a "inspection"/fishing trip. Gold Metal Water for trout. Love the Leavenworth/Wenatchee area as well. You will love spending time up there and see some spectacular places. Thanks for the post!!!
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