Stories tagged: steelhead
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Responding to poor steelhead numbers, Idaho, Washington and Oregon have slashed daily bag limits on the Snake River and its tributaries.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
There are about 4,500 sea lions in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria, Ore., and they love eating salmon and steelhead.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The energy produced by the four lower Snake River dams could be replaced by a mix of other clean energy sources, according to a study
Tue., March 13, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Three environmental groups are suing the federal government over the decline in wild salmon and steelhead in the Upper Willamette watershed.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Steelhead harvest limits stay: Idaho extends rules requiring release of longer fish; Washington’s bag limits same
Idaho will keep in place its special steelhead regulations on the Clearwater River and its tributaries and the lower Snake River north of Couse Creek for the spring season that …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Anglers fishing on the Snake River west of Clarkston will be able to keep some hatchery steelhead starting Saturday.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
The East Oregonian reports that Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has allowed fisheries managers to increase the number of hatchery born steelhead available for anglers in northeast Oregon.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:34 a.m.
The boundaries of the recently reborn Snake Clearwater steelhead derby have been tweaked to reflect current fishing regulations. The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce canceled the annual event in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Steelhead numbers were so low in mid-August that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game pre-emptively closed catch-and-keep seasons, but allowed anglers to fish for steelhead as long as they …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
The return of A-run steelhead to the Columbia River basin is still dismal but the sea-run trout made a late push in the past week that prompted fisheries managers to …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release on the main Snake River this season.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Summer steelhead season opens Friday on the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers. Anglers should not expect a bountiful start.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
The Snake River in Washington will move to catch-and-release-only fishing starting Saturday and lasting through the season, according to an emergency rule change posted on the Washington Department of Fish …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho on Monday canceled its harvest season this fall and will allow only catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Washington is expected to announce similarly …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Steelhead are setting a record at Lower Granite Dam and it’s not a good one. The run’s performance is so poor that fisheries managers are considering restrictions to upcoming seasons.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho canceled its harvest season this fall and instead will implement rules allowing only catch and release.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
The Klickitat River is a bright spot in the otherwise grim news of this year’s lagging steelhead and salmon runs, a veteran fishing guide says.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
It’s projected that fewer than 131,000 steelhead will come through Bonneville Dam this year. That’s the lowest number in more than three decades and represents a fall of at least …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Fisheries managers say steelhead fish in Santiam and Willamette rivers in northwestern Oregon have hit low levels not seen in over 40 years.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Members of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard complaints and a few compliments during a rare commission meeting in Clarkston on Friday.