Kodiak said:According to ODFW other than the north fork of the santiam the mckenzie is the only other willy trib with a sustainable number of winters. That number should be around 150 fish or so this year. Of thaey consider that sustainable. Should be some summers starting to show up in the next few weeks.
Im not sure how entirely correct they are about this.
I've seen hundreds of native winters in Wiley Creek in Feb. - Mar. and have caught quite a few "non clipped" fish whether they are true natives or not.(not sure if they came from hatchery fish spawning in the wild or from true native genes?)
But im guessing the ones in Wiley must be natives? :think: