Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A Damn Shame!
The above picture is an ODFW truck dumping it's load of broodstock smolt into the Wilson River today. I told the hatchery worker that it was a damn shame those juveniles were not allowed to come out of the gravel like they were meant to do! Broodstock programs are nothing more than bait guide welfare. Too bad a bunch of kids with Powerbait didn't come down and catch a few.
What this truck represents is the progeny of 35 pairs of wild steelhead were made into hatchery garbage! I think it's appropriate that this truck looks like a garbage truck!
The fish that came out of this truck were about 4-6 inches and will now compete and eat the just out of gravel wild salmon and steelhead fry.