Once Extinct, Now Re-Introduced Coho Passing Lower Granite Dam In Big Numbers; Fishing Opened On Grande Ronde, Clearwater, Snake

October 14th, 2021

Once extirpated in much of the Snake River basin, coho salmon are making a big return this year to basin tributaries, allowing Idaho and Oregon to open rivers to coho angling. Both states announced this month the opening of coho angling in the Grande Ronde and Clearwater rivers.

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Another Year Of Low Numbers Of Idaho Steelhead Passing Lower Granite Prompts Harvest Restrictions; Clearwater Wild Spawners Expected To Be About 2,500 Fish

October 14th, 2021

With a run of steelhead into Idaho that is one-third of the 10-year average and the third worst run in the last ten years, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is dialing back the number of fish that recreational anglers can retain to one per day and three in possession.

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Though Poor Steelhead Returns Continue, Good Fall Chinook, Coho Runs Have Harvest Managers Approving More Recreational, Commercial Fishing

September 17th, 2021

Columbia River harvest managers have now opened recreational salmon angling from Bonneville Dam to Astoria to take advantage of a good fall chinook return (record passage at Lower Granite Dam) and a booming coho run. In contrast, the steelhead return during this period is still dismal.

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