If you haven’t already been slinging for Idaho steelhead, you may want to do so soon. October is prime time on the Snake and Clearwater rivers and it can be pretty good on the Salmon, too. According to managers, the B-run of steelhead headed for and arriving in the Clearwater River is above average and should provide good options this year. Unfortunately, those fish will have to swim around tribal nets in Washington and Oregon to get there. Here are the details, straight from the Columbia Basin Bulletin. Regardless of the netting, again, October would be a great time to steel away for a three-day weekend to catch steelhead.
A near record upriver fall chinook salmon run up the Columbia River, and burgeoning coho salmon numbers, enabled the states of Oregon and Washington, in a joint decision made Wednesday, to add another chapter to the fall commercial fishing season for treaty fishers.
Steelhead trout spawner numbers too are higher than expected, in particular the large “B” fish headed for Idaho’s Clearwater River.
The Columbia River Compact on Wednesday READ MORE