Ben Shors, of Pullman, catches his first steelhead. It’s a beauty, but the intact adipose fin on the fish’s back – between the dorsal fin and the tail – indicates that it’s a wild fish that must immediately be released back into the Snake River. Only hatchery-raised steelhead with clipped adipose fins can be kept by fishermen. The fins are clipped by workers before juvenile steelhead are released from the hatcheries for their downstream migration to the ocean.

Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review

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