Stories tagged: sockeye
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
After disastrous 2015, more Idaho sockeye return to spawning grounds this year
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
About 35 percent of Snake River sockeye presumed dead
About 35 percent of this year’s Snake River sockeye salmon run hasn’t shown up at Lower Granite Dam, and the fish are probably dead, the Army Corps of Engineers said …
Sun., July 17, 2016
Study says drawing down Lower Granite Reservoir during summer could help fish
Drawing down Lower Granite Reservoir during summer heatwaves could be an effective tool to help sockeye salmon and other protected fish by mitigating high water temperatures, according to analysis preformed …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye
Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …
Wed., July 29, 2015, 4:22 p.m.
First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake
The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.
Sat., July 25, 2015
Sockeye salmon season cut short for anglers
The sockeye salmon fishing season will come to an early end on the upper Columbia River after this weekend. Half of this year’s big run toward spawning grounds already has …
Sun., July 12, 2015
Field Reports: Fire threat closes private timberlands
FORESTS – More than a million acres of private timberlands are being temporarily closed to public access in the Inland northwest because of extreme fire danger. Stimson Lumber Company has …
Sun., July 5, 2015
Fishing guide devotes Columbia salmon opener to family as he tunes up for clients
Opening day is a slam-dunk money-maker for any fishing guide. But one Washington outfitter devoted the first day of the upper Columbia River salmon season to his family instead of …
Mon., June 8, 2015, 10:55 a.m.
Snake River sockeye recovery plan released
Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s.
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Field reports: Sockeye tally grows on Columbia, Snake
FISHING – Sockeye continue to set records for their total run this year up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The record of 521,000 counted into the Columbia over Bonneville Dam …
Thu., July 17, 2014
Brewing salmon: Brewster booms with salmon craze
BREWSTER, Wash. – Salmon snobs are not among the parade of boats trolling the shoreline near this orchard town this month. Salmon-fishing jocks would be in the main Columbia River …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Guide: It’s a dam f ine season for chinook, sockeye
It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season …
Thu., July 11, 2013
Yakamas celebrate return of sockeye
SALMON LA SAC, Wash. – Yakama Nation biologists released thousands of sockeye salmon into a Central Washington lake over the past four summers to restore fish runs that were decimated …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Yakama tribe reviving another run of sockeye
In its fourth year of a program to reintroduce sockeye salmon to the Yakima River Basin, the Yakama Nation has been collecting thousands of adult fish for release in a …
Sat., Sept. 4, 2010
Sockeye salmon die at Oregon hatchery
BOISE – More than 40,000 sockeye salmon that were destined to help bolster Idaho’s breeding program died while at an Oregon hatchery late last month, wiping out about a quarter …
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010
Salmon, steelhead booming upstream
The big 2010 spring chinook run up the Columbia River is history. The record number of sockeye are still making a splash and the whopper run of steelhead is catching …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, 8:55 a.m.
Sockeye to swim into Redfish Lake under own power
Enough endangered sockeye salmon are returning to central Idaho this year that some will be allowed to swim the final few hundred yards into Redfish Lake under their own power, …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2009
Sockeye reach Stanley Basin
The first two sockeye salmon of the season completed the marathon journey from the Pacific Ocean, up the Columbia and Snake rivers to Little Redfish Lake in Idaho’s Stanley Basin …
Tue., July 21, 2009, 3:08 p.m.
Idaho poised for another big sockeye run
Fish biologists say this year’s migration of sockeye salmon to Idaho is on track to be the biggest in decades.