Small waters, big fish
Leveraging federal dollars and partnership muscle to unblock legendary wild fisheries on the OP Adult wild steelhead can be as long as your leg and weigh 20 pounds. Yet these remarkable fish have adapted to utilize habitats so small that a guppy might feel claustrophobic in them. A case in point is Wisen Creek on…
A lost steelhead history
Thanks to a new study, we now have a better sense of how many steelhead once returned to fabled OP rivers.
Study of past data shows declines are steep; more closures in Washington and elsewhere may become the norm. Last week, steelheaders in Washington State were dealt another tough blow with the early closure of the coastal winter steelhead season. Anglers in this region were already fishing under a second season of emergency regulations, implemented in…