September seems kind of late to be building this.
It must be completed and looks like the fish are in trouble if they want to go up stream.
This would have been right after Bonneville Dam. I'm not sure these guys are dressed like regular fishermen.
And for Alva Day to take the photo I bet there is more than just catching fish going on.
l.e. on 7th May 2013 @ 7:23am
On the reservation where I grew up, they used to use a du pont spinner for meat-fishing to get their winter supply of fish. Throw half a stick of powder in a pool below a falls on a creek and have the women and kids gather in the fish when they come floating downstream.
Buzz on 7th May 2013 @ 7:26am
I wonder if these are employees of WA Fish & Game or the Feds collecting Salmon and Steelhead for propagation...it started on the river in 1896.
The men do look like Anglo Americans and not Native Americans.
The diversion structure is not something I believe the normal fisherman could legally erect.
dsc on 7th May 2013 @ 10:51am
There were also several pictures of a hatchery taken at roughly the same date, so I suspect this has something to do with stocking a hatchery.
Arthur on 7th May 2013 @ 1:15pm
Fabulous pic Arthur. I agree that thiis is probably involved with stocking a hatchery. To me this river looks like the Lower White Salmon rather than the Little Whiite Salmon, but I'm not sure at all. The 1896 hatchery on the Little White would already have been in operation. Perhaps this operation had to do with the initial stocking of Spring Creek hatchery??
Which photos a a hatchery do you reference? Geez, don't torture me so!
Scott Cook on 9th May 2013 @ 10:17am
Scott-- I've posted one hatchery picture before: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=407
We have many, many more. Sorry to torture you.
Arthur on 9th May 2013 @ 10:25am
So, what is the similar structure crossing the river a hundred yards or so further downstream?
db on 9th May 2013 @ 12:01pm