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Trouble in Idaho

In Idaho, Oregon by Nick ChambersLeave a Comment

By Michael Gibson:   No matter how you frame it, wild steelhead in Idaho are in big trouble.     While wild steelhead numbers have never really rebounded—as expected—after the listing of the species in 1997, 2017 and 2018 returns have been exceptionally poor. In 2017, fewer than 12,000 wild fish cleared Lower Granite Dam, the last of the lower …

Oregon Wildlands and Frank Moore Bills Need Your Help

In Oregon by Kyle SmithLeave a Comment

Thanks to the leadership of elected officials in Oregon who understand the importance of wild places, and the value salmon and steelhead bring to our outdoor economy, there’s a decent chance that Oregon could end up with some new public lands protections in the next few days. As we posted last week, the halls of Congress are a flurry of …

The Maury Povich Steelhead Show: You are all the father

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Took a short break from our Science Friday posts to do some actual science (on Olympic Peninsula winter steelhead) and to weigh in on some important policy issues. But now, like anglers looking for fresh winter chrome: we’re b-a-a-a-c-k.   As you know, in the Science Friday forum we discuss a wide range of topics important to the management and …

Lame Duck Hope

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As you’re reading this, we’re right in the middle of the 2018 lame duck session of the US Congress. The lame duck session of Congress is that period following an election, but before newly elected legislators assume their roles and outgoing members bid farewell to their offices. This is a time when both parties try to push their priority legislation over …

The General Practitioner

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  By: Sean Dahlquist   Today’s post was graciously provided by Sean Dahlquist. Sean lives on the Olympic Peninsula, where he loves fishing for steelhead and trout, and of course, tying flies. Not only is Sean a fine tier, but he is also a historian on the topic.  Check out Sean’s Instagram @sean_dahlquist page for more great patterns and examples.  …