The diminished run prompted officers in Idaho to not enable for the retention (i.e. killing) of any steelhead on the Snake river. That’s for each wild and hatchery fish. However, the river has remained open for catch-and-release fishing. There are loads of components accountable: dams, mismanagement, an ever-warming globe. Add to that report warmth and lack of precipitation we’ve been experiencing right here within the Pacific Northwest and also you’ve bought the makings of one of many worst summer season steelhead seasons ever.
Columbia river steelhead are struggling. That’s outdated information. They’ve been having a tough go of it for some time now. Since Whitey confirmed up, actually. However, the numbers out of the Large C and it’s feeder rivers are particularly unhappy this summer season. Unprecedented, say some officers. Early summer season counts have been placing simply four,000 steelhead previous the Bonneville dam. That’s down from 20,000 the earlier 12 months.
LINK (The Flyfish Journal)