Stories tagged: steelhead
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
Members of the Idaho River Community Alliance recently made a desperate plea to Idaho Gov. Brad Little and members of the state’s congressional delegation to consider all alternatives, including dam …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
Count the annual Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby among the casualties of declining steelhead runs over the past four years.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
A bad year for anglers got even worse Friday, when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to close steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River basin and on a short …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
A group of state, tribal and federal salmon managers has downgraded the expected return of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers for a second week in a row.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Fall chinook permits issued to Idaho, Oregon and Washington, allowing for additional harvest of unclipped fish
Fall chinook season is now open on the Clearwater River and its North Fork, and anglers have the option of harvesting unclipped fall chinook in Idaho and parts of Washington.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:32 p.m.
Fisheries managers have downgraded their forecast for the return of steelhead to the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners to vote on proposals for chinook, steelhead angling when they meet Thursday in Nampa
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners are scheduled to vote on a proposal to open a fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River during their meeting Thursday at Nampa.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
If all stakeholders would work together, just imagine the economic benefit and cultural resurgence the Pacific Northwest would experience if we return to the wild salmon and steelhead populations of …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 6 a.m.
Steelhead anglers and fans of the fish hoping for better returns this year, especially for the large B-run fish, may want to lower their expectations.
Mon., July 22, 2019, 6 a.m.
Steelhead anglers are being enlisted to help researchers at the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game measure angling effects on wild steelhead, and in some cases …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 4:40 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little says a salmon and steelhead recovery workgroup he formed should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little on Friday also …
Sat., April 6, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
Bye bye barbless? Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead
Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead and other species in much of the Columbia River Basin.
Thu., March 21, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 2:39 p.m.
Idaho received its long-awaited steelhead fishery permit from the federal government Friday, ending months of uncertainty over the future of the ongoing steelhead season.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
In an effort to get a better picture of how wild steelhead are affected by fishing, the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game will enlist the …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Permit writers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are hopeful they can meet a March 15 deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, but an agency spokesman said the …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
In a frantic letter to Gov. Brad Little, the Idaho Conservation League calls attention to the federal government shutdown threatening Idaho’s ability to keep hatchery-based steelhead season open.
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
A research study published this past weekend by the American Fisheries Society will almost certainly heat up the hatchery vs. wild debate about steelhead.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
‘The damage is already done’: Anglers celebrate revival of steelhead season, but say economic impacts will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism
Those who would have been affected by the closure of the steelhead fishery in Idaho came together Sunday to celebrate an agreement reached Friday that will leave most areas in …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
After Idaho steelhead closure anglers, outfitters and businesspeople find themselves at odds with their usual conservation allies
There was a time when businesses in Riggins proudly displayed small signs in their storefront windows proclaiming “Salmon Mean Business.”
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
Steelhead fishing outfitters, guides and anglers from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Clearwater Valley have formed a Clearwater chapter of the Idaho River Community Alliance and are planning a protest and …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
A crowd of more than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13