- Mar 22, 2009
- Forest Grove
Well on that subject I think anyone who eats fish from the Willamette is asking for trouble at least around the Portland area Try fishing the headwaters way south east of Eugene I hear its kinda pristine up there
Thats ridiculous!!! 3,000,000 gal LEAK. How can't this get more coverage. And why the hell don't they have a back up system in place. Theres got to be a better way and they should be made to follow practices that protect our rivers.
The way I understand it is, its the residence fish you dont want to eat. Salmon and Steehead are migratory therefore they are not in the river long enough to become contaminated, contamination rests in the body fat of the fish. I generally fillet fish that I kill trimming belly fat from the fillet. Sturgeon are also migratory and travel to and from the ocean. You can tell a sturgeon that hasn't been in the river very long, this is the fish I kill if I kill one. Sturgeon above the falls should be considered resident fish, They can't travel through the fish ladder, so they can't be considered migratory. When I start exploring the upper Willamette for Sturgeon, this will be a catch and release fishrie from my boat.