flyfishingjunkie

Conservation Alert – We need rain!

In Conservation Alert on February 10, 2009 at 3:41 am

This year the rainfall has been absolutely dismal in Northern California.  Exactly one year ago we had several steelhead spawning in our backyard creek (which will remain unnamed), this year we haven’t seen any. The Don Clausen fish hatchery reports that they are at only 10% of last years fish count. Droughts are cyclical and steelhead and salmon have survived these cycles for aeons. Unfortunately we homo sapiens, with our extreme thirst for water, are leaving less and less for the wild fish populations to spawn and survive in. We have some storms coming in this month, but most likely it won’t be enough. So what can we do? Well if you know a good rain dance, start dancing, otherwise lets start conserving. 

Here are some pictures of spawning steelhead from last year…….

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