These are North Umpqua steelhead trying to make their way upriver. There is something in the way. It's Winchester Dam a 132 year old structure that does not produce power, provide flood control, or store water for irrigation, drought, or public use. The only reason it is still there is so a few property owners on the lake that warms the river to toxic levels can have a private ski lake. This dam has been deemed a public hazard by state officials and the number one killer of fish on this iconic river.
Please support these groups that are helping to remove this hazard @the_steamboaters @waterwatchoforegon @native_fish_society @umpquawatersheds @oregonwild