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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. As anglers, we're accustomed to be scanning the water and trying to see into the water for our quarry. But it may be time to start looking up. More and more drones are being used by fishermen and guides as a way to capture the moment of a catch. It's pretty cool technology that has broadened the perspective of the world I live in, videography. Drones have allowed the ability to see all sorts of sights that would only be possible if we could fly. And since they are still way behind in the whole flying car thing, drones will have to suffice. Seems the Department of Fish and Wildlife are also getting into the swing of it. WDFW will be working in conjunction with Washington State University this fall in using drones to help view spawning beds for salmon in the Wenatchee River. The drone technology will be utilized to identify and inspect the spawning nests, or redds, near Tumwater Campground, Blackbird Island near Leavenworth, and a lower Wenatchee site near Dryden. The findings will be used to help conservation efforts of summer Chinook salmon. So look up, and wave! Until next time, Good Fishing!