Friday, February 28, 2014
Recent analyses of the ongoing steelhead fisheries in portions of the upper Columbia River has revealed sufficient natural origin steelhead impacts still remain under the NOAA issued ESA section 10 permit. Re-opening steelhead fisheries in the Columbia, Wenatchee and Icicle Rivers will help to reduce the proportion of hatchery fish on the spawning grounds and further reduce competition between natural origin and hatchery juvenile production.Put another way: Get your butt off the couch and go harvest some hatchery steelhead! No problem, the Wenatchee River is about 5 minutes from home...
We finished the day with 9 steelhead in the net, and 2 fin-clipped keepers. All were good fighters, with 3 being easily in the 12 to 15 pound range. All had great color! I'll be back out this weekend and every weekend until WDFW closes the river.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Not much going on right now... We finally got enough show to appease the skiers/boarders... ie, the slopes would be slammed, but the back country wide open-just how I like it. About 16" of fresh snow from the past week greeted us, making for an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday afternoon outing/workout.
|"No ducks? but better than sitting around at home"|
|Perfect powder for some off-trail scouting|
|"Be wery wery quite, we're hunting wabbits"|
Friday, January 24, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
It was a good 2nd to last weekend of the season.
Sunday, Steve joined us. The shooting was a little slower. We had a bit of a time constraint as all of us wanted to make it home in time to watch both football games, but we still banged out 9 widgeon and 2 big geese, one of which was banded.
Monday afternoon my buddy Randy joined me. Due to festivities related to the Seahawks win, we decided that hunting the last 3 hrs of legal shooting time was in our best interests-and had a full strap of Mallards for our efforts.