Went for a drive into the upper watershed below Pe Ell today and total devestation is the word that best describes things up there. Tons of mud, trees etc... Hard to imagine it's even the same river. No good at all. Gonna be years before it's fishable again as every time it rains, the mud will flow. Saddest part is all the devestaion to peoples lives. I was in shock the whole time up there. As to the put-ins and take-outs, WOW! Prather Road is marginal at best, Indeppendance is ok, Oakville I couldnt tell but looks damaged, Porter is a mess and the put-ins and take-outs I used up high are destroyed forever. At least three bridges up high are GONE and most fields as well as the river banks look like sorting yards for Weyco. If you run the river, be careful as channels probably changed and the amount of debris is AMAZING! Gonna be a tough year for both the fish and people along the river. The first pic is along the Cerise Hill bridge where I take out and the 2nd is Chandler Road Bridge just above Rainbow Falls.
70.3 KB Views: 1,225