Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Sad Day.

The steelhead count at Bonneville broke a record for a single day count. It dates all the way back to 1938 when 14,432 fish were counted. Yesterday 18,671 were counted going through the dam. Great news for eastside steelhead fisheries. From the Seattle Times.

The salt has been completely rediculous as of late. People yanking pinks and coho's in left and right. Especially around Lincoln Park and Brown's Point. Fish the pink clousers and other baitfish patterns on a floating or intermediate line, strip hard and fast and hang on for the fight of your life.

That was the good news. Here's the sad.

Most of my fly-fishing buddies also shred on the guitar so today's news was as sad as the continuing reports on the declining returns of Salmon and Steelhead in our local rivers. The man who invented the hard body electric guiar, Les Paul, passed away this morning from complications with pneumonia. Pay your respects by ripping a blues riff on your guitar.


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