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Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, 7:48 a.m.

Steelhead surge and hold back at Lower Granite

Steelhead counts over Lower Granite Dam. (Fish Passage Center)
Steelhead counts over Lower Granite Dam. (Fish Passage Center)

STEELHEAD FISHING -- The surge of steelhead moving up the Snake River over Lower Granite Dam slowed down dramatically as the flow and spill of cool water into the Clearwater River was reduced upstream out of Dworshak Dam this week.

But significantly more fish have moved over Lower Granite this week compared with the same week last year.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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