Stories tagged: steelhead
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
Tribes talk salmon, dams as Columbia River Treaty renewal looms
Northwest tribes and their Canadian counterparts are meeting in Spokane this week to discuss engineering solutions for getting salmon over Grand Coulee Dam. Returning chinook, sockeye and steelhead to the …
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013
Out & About: Idaho hooks kids on steelheading
OUTFISH – A youth steelhead clinic held on the Snake River recently accomplished its goal by netting more than just fish.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20, 2013
B-Run blues affect steelhead fishing derby
The Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby will be held Nov. 23-30 despite the closure of a large section of the Clearwater River to harvest of steelhead more than 28 inches long. …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013
Dam’s removal should boost steelhead trout
TROY, Idaho – A Troy city crew began chiseling away at the long-forsaken Dutch Flat Dam on Wednesday to clear the way for steelhead trout seeking larger bodies of water …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013
Father, son steelheaders have method to their madness
In a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein, it’s said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By that standard, you might …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013
Steelhead counts down but salmon numbers up in Snake River
The annual return of A-run steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries, normally the most reliable of Idaho’s anadromous fish runs, won’t tickle the record books this year. Just …
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
Steelhead run better, but still not stellar
Steelhead anglers in the Washington-Idaho regions of the Snake River can expect decent fishing this season, although the early forecasts are a mixed bag. Fisheries managers are predicting a return …
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013
Field Reports: Montana curbs increase of wolves
PREDATORS – Montana wildlife officials say hunting and other measures have turned the tide on the growth of gray wolf populations increasing since the 1900s. At least 625 wolves inhabited …
SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013
Barbless hooks required on Columbia
Washington officials have had an itch for years to shift to barbless hooks for salmon and steelhead sport fishing in the Columbia River. It’s been proposed — then postponed because …
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012
Spinning for steelhead effective, but often overlooked
The bright orange and brass spoon wobbled only for a few seconds along an eddy line in the Salmon River when it stopped dead. Then, line began peeling off my …
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012
New steelheading book a matter of facts
A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience. In the case of Dan Magers, steelheaders should go further, forking over $25 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 9:29 P.M.
Landers: new steelheading book a matter of facts
A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012
Snake steelhead derby extends borders, includes holiday
By popular demand, the annual Kendall Subaru Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby will be held Saturday through Nov. 24 to allow anglers to take advantage of a national holiday – Thanksgiving. …
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012
Sides react to drastic changes to Columbia River fisheries
At times, change has come to Columbia River fisheries at a glacial pace. But the restructuring of the lower Columbia commercial and sport fisheries under way is more like an …
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia
FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012
Field reports: Fish weir installed on Okanogan River
FISH – A temporary picket-style salmon weir recently has been installed on the Okanogan River about 15 miles upstream from its confluence with the Columbia River near Brewster, the Colville …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012
Free-flowing Elwha rallies fish
PORT ANGELES – Scientists knew oceangoing fish would eventually return to the Elwha River on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, once two massive concrete dams were torn down. They just didn’t …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012, 7:40 P.M.
2011: Fish flourish in area waters
Fish generally thrived in an abundance of water flooding the region in 2011. Although anglers lost a full month of the fishing season to high water on rivers such as …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011
Landers: Steelhead keep fishermen guessing
Steelhead anglers are scratching their heads along the Snake River system. The fish run is slightly below average this year.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2011, 8:12 P.M.
Steelheaders along Snake must play guessing game
Steelhead anglers are scratching their heads along the Snake River system.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011
Hunting and fishing
Fly fishing With the cooling water, dry fly fishing is just about over on Idaho and Montana rivers.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011
Out & About: Tickets to upcoming Reel Rock Film Festival free
OUTDEAL – Some of the year’s top climbing short films are coming to Spokane in a film tour – Reel Rock VI – Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at …
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
Steelhead entering Idaho
Steelhead are making their way up the Snake River, a bit later than last year. A few anglers have started to fish for the sea-run trout in Idaho’s Clearwater River, …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
Anglers question Yakama Tribe fishing platforms at Drano Lake
COOK, Wash. — Tribal fishermen have built about a dozen platforms off the Columbia River along Drano Lake, a move likely to spark conflict with long-standing non-Indian salmon and steelhead …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011
Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River
Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …
TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010, 11:48 A.M.
Court halts sea lion killing at Columbia River dam
Sea lions that have faced death by lethal injection for making banquets of endangered fish in the Columbia River won a reprieve today when a federal appeals court told Oregon …
MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010, 4:44 P.M.
Spokane angler second in steelhead derby
More than 550 anglers competed to catch the biggest steelhead and the most steelhead in the annual Clearwater-Snake Steelhead Derby.
FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 6:17 P.M.
1,000 steelhead dead at Dworshak
Dworshak Dam workers rallied to save 511 steelhead they discovered trapped by a maintenance project, but twice that many fish perished
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010, 6:39 P.M.
Steelhead rescued at Dworshak Dam
All hands at Dworshak Dam called in to rescue steelhead trapped by a maintenance project.