FISHING -- Through November 30, anglers have harvested a total of 243 steelhead in the Hanford Reach (Hwy 395 to old Hanford townsite), according to a report just posted by Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist for the area.
- Roughly 50 percent of the steelhead encountered to date have been unclipped.
- Both catch and harvest are well below last year’s fishery and the 10-year average.
- Anglers are averaging 20 pole hours for one hatchery steelhead.
- Bank anglers are faring a bit better than the boat anglers.