Stories tagged: steelhead
Fri., May 29, 2020
The WDFW issued a fishing rule change on Thursday, allowing sockeye retention and reducing the steelhead daily limit in portions of the Columbia River.
Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has started its annual effort to enlist anglers to help collect steelhead from the South Fork of the Clearwater River for spawning at …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
More dismal steelhead news. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed the Chehalis River and its tributaries.
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
A new poll from Boise State University indicates that Idahoans are roughly split in their support for removing the four lower Snake River dams in Washington to save the Gem …
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
A group of former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners is urging the current commission and the state’s Fish and Game Department to step up and be advocates for imperiled salmon …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Clearwater River steelhead outfitter Jeff Jarrett summed up the state of Idaho’s famed B-run of steelhead in blunt language at a forum discussion Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Fisheries officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Nez Perce Tribe are now optimistic they will be able to trap enough adult, B-run steelhead to meet spawning …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
The steep decline of threatened Snake River steelhead over the past five years has triggered a review under an adaptive management provision of the federal government’s plan to protect the …
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
The Northwest’s salmon and steelhead fisheries are on the ropes. Passionate anglers and hunters are doing what they can.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
Fisheries managers in the Columbia River Basin delivered a tiny sliver of good news about the otherwise dismal steelhead run.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
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
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
Count the annual Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby among the casualties of declining steelhead runs over the past four years.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
Fisheries managers have downgraded their forecast for the return of steelhead to the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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
The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.
Fri., July 26, 2019
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
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 …
Sat., April 6, 2019
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
Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
A research study published this past weekend by the American Fisheries Society will almost certainly heat up the hatchery vs. wild debate about steelhead.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
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., Nov. 21, 2018
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.