Stories tagged: 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.
Replacing power produced by four Snake River dams feasible, study claims
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.
Environmental groups sue over survival of steelhead, chinook
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.
Some Snake River anglers will get to harvest steelhead
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.
Clearwater steelhead project seeks public donations
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.
Steelhead bag limit increased on northeast Oregon rivers
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.
Steelhead Derby organizers clarify boundaries, rules for reborn event
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.
Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Some steelhead anglers are playing for keeps
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.
Coho season set; steelhead harvest tabled
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.
Columbia-Snake steelhead run shows slight improvement
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.
Washington limits Snake River steelheaders to catch-and-release
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.
Oregon lowers bag limit for summer steelhead
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.
Washington changes status of Snake River steelhead
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.
Steelhead fishing will be catch-and-release in Idaho
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 run bottoms out at Lower Granite
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.
Steelhead run will be catch and release in Idaho
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.
Klickitat River has hedge against season’s grim fish run forecasts
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.
Mixed news for steelhead on Columbia Basin
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.
Oregon rivers see historically low counts of steelhead fish
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.
WFWC gets an earful at Clarkston meeting
Members of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard complaints and a few compliments during a rare commission meeting in Clarkston on Friday.
Tue., May 30, 2017
Fisheries managers move to protect steelhead B-run
Washington and Oregon are poised to implement rolling closures of the steelhead fishery from the mouth of the Columbia River to the mouth of the Snake this summer and fall …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Film event promotes wild steelhead
The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one
Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Officials predict low return of steelhead to Snake River
Fisheries managers are predicting this year’s return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries will be the lowest in about two decades.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Poor run may spawn steelheading restrictions
The forecast calling for a dismal return of B-run steelhead to Idaho this fall has fisheries managers up and down the Columbia and Snake rivers contemplating regulations designed to protect …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Steelhead forecast sets up as worst in decades
The Snake River and its tributaries will see one of the lowest returns of steelhead in decades, according to a preseason forecast compiled by regional fisheries managers.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Dam supporters say Trump should not consider removal
A supporter of keeping four giant dams on the lower Snake River calls it “ironic” that dozens of fishing companies and environmental groups are asking President Donald Trump to take …