Entries in steelhead (187)
Marni Sickles (better half of 2008 Slab of the Year winner - Sam) shows two chromers she'd recently taken - her first steel on the deuce.
Comments welcome, but remember, Mr. Sickles is a regular on the Chum and we can offer no protection from any virtual whoopings that may potentially ensue.
Thanks for the 706 votes Chum Nation - nice community contribution for sure! June was a tough one. As such, we're making an executive decision to announce Co-Winners.
Sammy Hignell-Stark (the people's choice) and Alex Lovett-Woodsum (the choice where pure slabbage simply cannot be ignored) should be proud. Many a entry was worthy and these ladies kicked a very solid amount of buttocks.
Stay tuned for July voting. We've got another slab infested situation brewing.
British Columbia's Thompson River, among the most storied steelhead rivers in the world for its huge, hard fighting fall steelhead once supported thousands of spawning steelhead annually. As recently as the 70s numbers were over 10 thousand.
Steelhead biologists confirmed this week what was predicted last fall -- Thompson River steelhead returns for 2008-09 are the lowest ever recorded.
850 returned to spawn this past spring and only 500 are expected next year.
LINK (Via: Osprey Steelhead News)