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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Steelhead closure rocks angling economies

Last month, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission closed all steelhead fishing on the Clearwater River because of projected low returns of hatchery B-run steelhead. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game projects too few of the fish will return to meet spawning goals at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery. Steelhead fishing has also been shuttered on the Snake River downstream of the Couse Creek boat ramp in both Idaho and Washington.