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Don Andersen

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  1. Continuing the redd count last week with Michael Dell above the bridge upstream of the Lazy M. While the redd locations have moved in several places, we did see from 22>25 redds from the bridge to 100 yards below the cattle ford. The number is down some from the typocal 30>35 in high redd years. Several times beaver dams have destroyed the spawning area. I expect what we encountered is average. Regards, Don
  2. An update. Took another walk today looking for redds in the Buck for Wildlife area. Starting <> 600 yards east of the parking lot I wandered upstream checking out the usual spots. Well, it took a while to find the first one. From year to year, the browns will often use the same locations. Such wasn’t the case for the first several hundred yards. Then I found a possible. Occasionally, browns will try a spot and find it not to their liking. These trials redds often do not contain the large rocks at the upstream end indicating a rejected location. Then I found a real one and within a short distance another. In one stretch of 50 years there was four. The walk ended with eight redds found which is far better than the two I found two years ago and certainly down from sixteeen found about ten years ago. Whether this indicates normal is unclear. I never check upstream of the Buck for Wildlife parking lot to the Lazy M any longer as there has never all been more than two redds in this location. Upstream of the Lazy M is a far more important spawning area. I then checked two short previously used spawning areas. Just below the culverts on the west property line of Stainbrookes site yielded four redds which is typical. Further upstream, downstream of the culvert on the Leavitt site often has redds but there were none. So ended today’s redd check.
  3. Peter, Perhaps this week i’ll Walk another stretch, And just add Redd to the dictionary in word. Keep you all posted. Don
  4. 1) is off road parking planned? 2) does Porter have dower rights? Don
  5. Folks, Did part of my annual redd walk where I pick a section of Stauffer Creek and walk it during early November to determine the number of redds and therefore the possibility of increased brown trout populations. I divide the stream into four sections and today I walked the section from the Lazy M upstream to the bridge. I am pleased to report that someone removed the beaver dams along this section thereby allowing browns to utilize the traditional spawning habitat. From a low two years ago of only 12 redds, the beaver dam removal resulted in an increase to 36 redds in this section. Only nine below the removed dam shown bellow and the rest above it. There were some sections where the redds are so close together that counting was difficult. In this case, I error on the low side. No point in being too optimistic. This redd located along where the dam was located humored me. A fishery screw you. Regards, Don
  6. Folks, Did part of my annual redd walk where I pick a section of Stauffer Creek and walk it during early November to determine the number of redds and therefore the possibility of increased brown trout populations. I divide the stream into four sections and today I walked the section from the Lazy M upstream to the bridge. I am pleased to report that someone removed the beaver dams along this section thereby allowing browns to utilize the traditional spawning habitat. From a low two years ago of only 12 redds, the beaver dam removal resulted in an increase to 36 redds in this section. Only nine below the removed dam shown bellow and the rest above it. There were some sections where the redds are so close together that counting was difficult. In this case, I error on the low side. No point in being too optimistic. This redd located along where the dam was located humored me. A fishery screw you. Regards, Don
  7. I’ve been catching them at Beaver. Fish shallow <5’ seems to be where they reside. Use an attractor pattern or a boatman fished fairly quickly. Don
  8. Here are some ideas: https://www.rodbuildersupplies.com/Cork%20Grips.pdf http://www.mudhole.com/Components-Rod-Building/handles-grips-components/Fly-Rod-Handles-Components And I get my cork from this guy - excellent quality https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/cork-grips Regards, Don
  9. Neil, My thanks for the link and you are bang on right. O2's disappear in deeper water during the summer. A couple of other things poked out: 1] pH - indicates calcium carbonate 2] TDS or resistance which means chemicals in the water. Bugs need limestone [ calcium carbonate] to build chitin which forms their exoskeleton. Alkali lakes east of Highway #2 grow more big shrimp than west. of #2 regards, Don regards, Don
  10. Neil, I've watched the evolution of the web site and contributed where I could. Good info. Will be used by many. Dropbox original download told me it was free only for a month. Got little interest in another subscription. The last download did not mention of costs. Tis strange. Don
  11. Neil, It seems like Dropbox is a paid application making it's usefulness much less to a pile of folks. I have no interest in paying another subscription. Don
  12. Hi, The info requested is to add/change/modify an info page provided by the Govt. Don
  13. Those that fish trout lakes may find this web discussion interesting. http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?p=3840271#post3840271 Don
  14. This new construction is interesting. http://bamboorods.ca/Clearwater%20Hole.html Don
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