GUEST COLUMN: A-Run Steelhead, B-Run Steelhead, What Do Those Terms Mean?

November 20th, 2020

Anglers fishing for steelhead in the Snake River basin, particularly the Clearwater River, often hear the terms A-run, B-run or A-Index, B-Index steelhead but what exactly do those terms mean? The terms A and B are unique to steelhead management in the Columbia and Snake river basins and does not classify specific populations.

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Science Panel Would Like To See Fish Passage Center’s Annual Salmon Survival Report Include ‘Impact Report’ Communicating Key Messages

November 12th, 2020

The Fish Passage Center’s annual Comparative Survival Study, providing smolt-to-adult return data and analysis for Columbia/Snake River salmon and steelhead for 25 years, should include an “impact report” to communicate “the most critical take-home messages” for policymakers.

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Wild Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Long Way From Recovery, Less Than 1 Percent Return To Spawning Grounds

October 30th, 2020

Wild Upper Columbia spring chinook are “pretty far from de-listing,” said Dan Rawding, Columbia River Salmon Recovery Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a presentation at this month’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting.

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With Decent Daily Fall Chinook Passage At Bonneville Dam (17,000 On Sept.8), States Open Another Three Days Of Columbia River Salmon Fishing, Gillnet Days

September 11th, 2020

Although there has been no change in expected returns, passage of fall chinook at Bonneville is sufficient to reopen recreational angling opportunities for the fish from Buoy 10 to the Oregon and Washington border, according to the two-state Columbia River Compact at a hearing Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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