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Tom

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In Topic: Cat Island, Bahamas

31 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Sorry to hear it Doc but glad you are ok. This has been a tough season on vehicles! My family and I were hit head on coming home from a get together at the beginning of January. We walked away, but it took some time to get out of the vehicle as the doors were either warped or pinned against a guardrail. I still have a neck sprain that troubles me more on some days than others. My wife suffered some broken ribs which has not been fun for her. My kids were, thankfully, physically unharmed.

My car was totaled but they gave me a fair price for it, about $9K. It was enough to get me into a similar vehicle but it is not fun hurrying up to find something.


Shad will be here soon...just not soon enough ;)


In Topic: 2013 Fall Steelhead

17 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

Matt- Good luck with the new job!


In Topic: Fairmount fish passage idea.

26 September 2013 - 07:02 AM

Wing dams are a similar thing as my idea thou, except the breach is in the middle, where most of the current is constantly, and they dont erode or need constant repairing,  Only taking out the corner piece would work from a passage standpoint i think since the way the dam is angled,  like a funnel.  Draining the pool would totally be a problem thou i agree,  there has to be a way get around it.  Pretty fun thinking about it.

Except that Wing dams are in the middle of a river, where bank erosion is not a factor. Removing any piece of a dam would definitely drain a pool. Even a pinhole leak in a car tire will cause it to go flat eventually. Same idea here. It would not have crazy current once the pool was drained but would be insanely heavy during draining or after a major rain event.


The ultimate would be no dam!!


In Topic: Fairmount fish passage idea.

25 September 2013 - 08:49 AM

I would love to see no dam there at all, but we know that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Conceptually the idea of just having a chunk of dam not there at all sounds appealing from a fish passage standpoint. But, I really think that the current would be crazy  swift even in low flows if a 10-20' section of the dam was simply not there. Then, imagine what it would be like during flooding. The about of work needed to buffer the downstream area affected by the heavy current would be daunting, and the risk to the city being affected if there was a shorline failure as a result would be significant. It would take a large piece of dam being removed to not have that condition and risk, which, at that point you might as well remove the dam entirely. Erosion from the swift water would be a real challenge because you would have the water coming out of one smaller area vs being spread out over the dam, reducing the velocity.


In Topic: Alaska trip - August 2013

13 August 2013 - 12:44 PM

Thanks - it was absolutely the best fishing trip/experience I have ever had...hands down. I am sure it will spoil me a bit for awhile but that's ok. I am really hoping to go back in a couple of years. I suspect I could spend less this time around since now I have a feel for the place and definitely know some good areas to fish. I would still at least do one driftboat trip with the group I used though.

George - I actually just got a call from my wife who told me my fish just arrived. I will be sampling some tomorrow evening for sure!