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Ryan Finlay



Building Tracker, a publishing platform. Father of 6 beautiful children, and married to my wonderful wife for almost 20 years. #Bitcoin

Joined January 2024

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First Spring Chinook Salmon Passes Through Winchester Dam For 2024 Season

The first Spring Chinook Salmon of the season passed over the Winchester Dam today at 7:50pm! In 2023, the first Spring Chinook Salmon didn't pass over the Winchester Dam until April 16th at 1:27 pm. Photos: 1 - The moment the Spring Chinook quickly passed through the Winchester Dam. 2 - Better screen shot of the Spring Chinook when it first arrived about an hr and a half before it passed through. 3 - Screen shot of the first Spring Chinook that passed over the Winchester Dam in 2023

More Winter Steelhead to Watch For in the Next Couple Months

By mid-February the North Umpqua winter steelhead returns are about 30% (one-third) of the total year's estimated runsize through April 30th. This percent does vary based on the timing of the migration over the five-month period due to flows, temperatures, accuracy of estimates, and other factors. Based on the Derby's video actual counts, the update-to-date numbers suggest the wild fish total count will most likely be in the range of 7500-10,500 compared to the recent 10-year period of roughly 9,000 total and significantly higher than the past 3-year average of just over 5,000 wild fish.

Updated Winter Steelhead Count, Sportsman's & Outdoor Recreation Show This Weekend

As of February 6th at midnight, 2,285 Winter Steelhead have passed over the Winchester Dam. Join us at the annual Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, happening February 9 - 11, 2024, at the Douglas Fairgrounds! This event is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring a wide array of exhibits and activities related to fishing, hunting, camping, boating, RVing, ATVing, cycling, kayaking, hiking, climbing, scuba diving, and much more. Show Hours: Friday: Noon - 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission: Adults: $8.00, or $6.00 with a $2.00 off Bi-Ma...

Final 2024 Derby Fishing Tallies

Our final tallies. Congrats not only to our winners but to ALL the teams, guides, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and auction attendees who contribute to our events so we can continue raising money for fishery and wildlife enhancement, restoration projects, & education programs in the Umpqua Basin 🌲