Monday, August 8, 2011
Numbers. Steelhead fishermen and women watch the counts about as much as a day trader looks at the markets. So here's a little bit of steelhead numerology with three corresponding sets of digits
Number set 1--7747, 6972, 6518, 5975, 6229
Number set 2--2258, 2828, 3678, 3514, 3731
and lastly--221, 197, 376, 430, 601
Beautiful, oh beautiful numbers to the steelhead tribe.
Set 1--The daily passage of returning fish over Bonneville Dam, hurdle #1.
Set 2--The middle ground of the gauntlet, daily passage over McNary Dam
Set 3--The daily totals over Lower Granite Dam, the most important figures to us inland fishermen.
Notice the big spike in the past 2 days at Lower Granite. The fun has just begun kiddos so warm up your scandi lines, get your skaters ready as the greatest and most demanding part of steelhead season is upon us for the Clearwater, Snake and Grande Ronde fishermen....
Good luck to all in this 2011 summer steelhead season!