Welcome to Spey Pages from a new member and resident of the fine PNW! In a true sense, the fisheries on the west side of the Cascades are just different from the Rockies, what with our relatively constant rain throughout the year leaching the soil and washing the minerals and nutrients to the salt, our trout fishery cannot compare. Steelhead being the exception. We do have some fine lake fishing for trout and certain lakes for the warm water species. East of the Cascades would be closer to the Rockies, with a more typical western trout fishery, replete with rattlesnakes, and a good abundance of bass, walleye and such.
In any case, welcome aboard. Kick your shoes off and stay awhile.
Jet sleds/boats destroy redds in the spawning grounds with their turbulent jet wash, scouring the bottom and further burying some of the eggs while ejecting the rest into the stream flow to be eaten. To protect fish, these boats must be restricted from the spawning grounds.
Last edited by Mean Mr Mustard; 03-24-2019 at 02:18 PM.
Reason: Rookie mistake adding verbotten link. Removed and making nice, nice.