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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013, 4:45 P.M.

Clearwater steelhead forecast reduced — again

Dan Magers holds a steelhead he caught from his drift boat on Idaho's Clearwater River. (Courtesy photo)
Dan Magers holds a steelhead he caught from his drift boat on Idaho's Clearwater River. (Courtesy photo)

FISHING – The forecast for B-run steelhead -- the bigger steelhead bound primarily for Idaho's Clearwater River -- has been downgraded for the second consecutive week, prompting fisheries officials to consider reducing bag limits for the Clearwater catch-and-keep season, which begins Oct. 15.

Fisheries managers from the federal government and Northwest states and tribes say only 15,000 B-run steelhead, including 3,700 wild fish, will return at least as far as Bonneville Dam.  About 70 percent of the run typically makes it to the Clearwater.




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Rich Landers
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