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Dan K.

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    Probably the only member on this site to have a fish named after him. Careproctus kamikawi
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    Toledo, Oregon
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    Research Fisheries Biologist

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  1. When I lived there these spots especially Jones Island and under the Hoan Bridge along with the power plant in Port Washington tended to produce a few late salmon that were still in good condition into December. But pretty much from November through the winter (as long as it wasn't frozen over) were and I have read still are great producers of winter Browns and Rainbows and from what I understand whitefish and Burbot show up regularly.
  2. It can be but with the bad ocean and poor instream conditions the past several seasons (amongst many other reasons) our runs have been dismal. This years run for this area of the coast was predicted to be at best 25% of normal but even that didn't materialize since we have had very little rain to raise the rivers and get the fish to the spawning beds. My home river usually runs between 5-8 feet on the river gauge this time of year with a couple of flood events. It has been above 3 only twice since last May. With no water and even fewer fish ODFW enacted emergency restrictions and shut down all the rivers to the fishing for Kings above various landmarks most way low in tidewater. We are supposed to get our first major storm of the year over thanksgiving so keeping my fingers crossed it kickstarts the winter steelhead season.
  3. With the salmon season here on the northern Oregon coast a disaster at best was looking to drown my sorrows with a few reports from the old homestead. Anyone fishing McKinley, Jones Island etc.?
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