Good to know
Good to know
Well Drew, good to know that at least they are not wasted out there. Thanks for your info.
That makes me think however, about one more thing. Why and how did this life cycle change? I mean, obviously salmon and steelhead were better in the past. Say, for instance, the Rogue River is pretty much clean of pollution (somebody may want to correct me on this one), so, what is it that made the squawfish population get bigger? I read something about it, but then again, I do not know if it is accurate or not. It said that because of the introduction of some invasive species in the rivers, the squawfish had to abandon their natural prey, due to displacement. Now, I am pretty sure, like I said, that the dams have a lot to do with this, and the way they are built. The main mystery to me is to find out how Native Americans dealt with this thing of the squawfish. I know some of the first American settlers ate them, and so did the Native Americans (despite their bony reputation), but, did they experience salmon and steelhead loses due to squawfish? Or is this something new due to our ignorance and treatment of ecosystems? I have no idea, honestly, and that's why maybe some of you may know how all this started. Perhaps is some kind of cycle that comes and goes now and then?