Stories tagged: steelhead
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Steelheader anglers warm up to frigid weather
“Because I’m stupid,” said Dave Morrow, anticipating the question. The angler had no better reason than that for leaving his warm house in Spokane during the recent cold snap. The …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 8:37 P.M.
Sportsmen to be asked to pay higher fees
Salmon and steelhead anglers in the Columbia River would pay 69 percent more in fees under the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s final hunting and fishing license increase proposals …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Orchardist who watered illegally during the 2015 drought agrees to improve fish habitat
The owners of a southeast Washington orchard who irrigated illegally during the 2015 drought have agreed to make improvements to the Touchet River to improve habitat for threatened steelhead.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:19 P.M.
About 200 steelhead die at North Idaho dam
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials in North Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 6:59 P.M.
Big crowd turns out in Spokane to talk about Lower Snake River dams
About 200 people turned out in Spokane for an open house to discuss dam operations on the Lower Snake River. A federal judge ordered a review of the dams’ impacts …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 6:33 A.M.
Steelhead anglers must do their duty for the Tucannon
In this momentous period of history, fishermen must ponder their duty and act on putting aside political differences and personal biases to serve their fishery.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Out & about: Steelhead to benefit from Washington license plate
Washington’s new steelhead vehicle license plate has been designed and will be ready for order in January or February, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 6:31 P.M.
Feds release recovery plan for Snake River chinook and steelhead
Restoring healthy populations of wild salmon and steelhead to the Snake River basin could take 50 to 100 years, and will require improvements in survival rates for young fish migrating …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system
Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 3 P.M.
Metalhead mania: Angler Ron Neilson is relentless in his pursuit of steelhead on a fly
Most fly anglers see July as a time to head for backcountry streams and rivers to drift dry flies through their favorite trout runs. Ron Neilson isn’t one of them.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Request to lift Snake River fall chinook endanged listing is denied
The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:01 P.M.
Q&A: Puget Sound salmon fishing closed
As negotiations continue, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife temporarily closed recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fishing in Puget Sound this month after the state and tribes failed to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Landers: Holding wild steelhead out of water viewed differently in Idaho, Washington
Idaho and Washington have conflicting state laws that demonstrate how people separated by a border – even fishermen and biologists – can be ruled by opposing beliefs. Anglers continue to …
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
Wild fish advocates threaten to sue over Columbia River hatcheries
Funding of chinook, coho and steelhead fish hatchery programs throughout the Columbia River Basin is being challenged by wild fish advocates who contend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015
Grande Ronde River steelhead fishing rules have a catch
Steelheading regulations regarding catch-and-release fishing in the lower Grande Ronde River are incorrectly published on page 68 in Washington’s 2015-2016 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Officials say the pamphlet neglects to …
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation
John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Sprague Lake offers anglers rare opportunity to catch healthy-size hatchery steelhead
The one-time bounty of steelhead stocked in Sprague Lake last year is catching on with anglers. “They’re doing really well and are certainly contributing to the fishery,” said Randall Osborne, …
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
In brief: Idaho spring chinook season opens April 25
The earliest spring chinook fishing to be approved for Idaho waters will begin April 25. The state Fish and Game Commission Tuesday approved seasons and rules for the spring salmon …
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015, 9:27 A.M.
Landers: Fishing guide Jim McCarthy leads clients into fray of B-run steelhead
“My biggest day was three anglers with 60 fish,” Idaho guide Jim McCarthy said last week. The number 60 is more typically equated with, say, jigging for 10-inch panfish, or …
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015
In brief: Commission adopts, alters hatchery steelhead retention rule
A proposal that would have required Washington anglers to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch from the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers was adopted but altered by the Washington Fish …
THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2014
Cooking your catch: Seared steelhead with pinot grigio cream sauce
Throughout the Northwest, the hunt is on for steelhead. Rivers are filling up with these magnificent, elusive creatures. I have heard some anglers refer to steelhead (particularly wild steelhead) as …
TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014, 10:57 A.M.
Suit filed over Lower Snake River dredging
Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to prevent dredging of the lower Snake River that enables Lewiston, Idaho, to be the most inland seaport on …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
In brief: Photo may show first wolf in 80 years at Grand Canyon
A tourist photograph of a radio-collared canine is thought to be the first gray wolf to grace the North Rim of the Grand Canyon since the 1940s. The U.S. Fish …
SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014
Proposal would curb catch-and-release steelheading
Steelhead anglers in southeastern Washington could be required to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch, including from the Grande Ronde River, if a proposed rule is adopted by the Fish …
THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014
Weekly hunting and fishing report
Fly fishing The Upper Proper and Flatlands of the Yakima River have trout hitting size 16-18 Yellow Mays, as well as No. 10-12 Crane flies. Nymphing has produced the best …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014
Landers: Catches are only getting bigger
The nice thing about fishing in the lower Clearwater River this time of year is that the fish you catch are either big or bigger. Steelhead have been attracting anglers …
THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014
Cautious handling a must during catch- and-release steelhead fishing
If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
Columbia River salmon plan challenged
Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court …
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
Hatchery trucks dumping steelhead into Sprague Lake
About 369,000 steelhead smolts are being stocked into Sprague Lake to avoid wasting hatchery fish that landed in limbo as a result of a Wild Fish Conservancy lawsuit. “We have …