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Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 7:35 a.m.

Here they come! Steelhead, salmon pouring over Lower Granite Dam

Steelhead move over Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River (Fish Passage Center)
Steelhead move over Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River (Fish Passage Center)

FISHING -- I love the looks of this graphic from the Fish Passage Center showing yesterday's spike of steelhead pouring over Lower Granite Dam. The big push up the Snake has begun!

From just over 240 fish a day a week ago, water temperatures had cooled and beckoned just more than 600 fish over the dam toward Lewiston on Sunday.

That pulse tripled on Monday to more than 1800 fish.

Fall chinook also are steaming upstream.




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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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