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Columbia steelhead fishing improves at Ringold

FISHING -- Here's encouraging news for Columbia River steelhead anglers in the Ringold area of the Hanford Reach in today's creel report from Paul Hoffarth, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist in the Tri-Cities:

Fishing has finally improved in the Ringold area steelhead sport fishery.  This past week WDFW staff interviewed 26 anglers (14 bank, 12 boat) with 18 steelhead (all hatchery).  Bank anglers averaged 16 hours per fish and bank anglers did much better at <6 hours per fish.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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