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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Grannom
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
Grannom on Mar 16, 2008March 16th, 2008, 12:07 pm EDT
I read in FlyFisherman about the possible removal of several dams on the Klamath, appearatly to improve anadromous fish migration. What's the news? Good? Bad?

Mike
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Dano
Vanderbilt, Michigan

Posts: 101
Dano on Mar 18, 2008March 18th, 2008, 1:58 am EDT
Mike,

Sorry for the late reply; I just moved back to Michigan...

Any who, at the time I left all who were involved with this particular irrigation/water rights issue are in favor of and are recommending the removal of the four dams on the Klamath River. Naturally, Pacific Power is resistant to the recommendations. However, they do indicate that it would cost more to install fish ladders than dam removal. Next month it will all come to a head.

Even so, it will not happen overnight; property owners along the river do have very valid concerns in regard to the flooding that will occur as the dams are removed; if that ever does happen.

Probably the best place to go for current news would be Herald and News.com; the Klamath Falls newspaper. It is a fairly complex issue as their are a number of groups involved. FWIW.

Dano


Eventually, all things merge into one...and a river runs through it.

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