Bulk of Steelhead Over Bonneville, Heading Upstreamby Rich Landers
Spokesman-Review, August 31, 2011
STEELHEAD FISHING -- With 262,300 steelhead reported over Bonneville Dam for this summer run, the counts are subsiding.
Now the fish are pouring upstream. Even though the fishing has been good in Idaho's Clearwater River -- four hours per fish caught -- the bulk of the fish have yet to arrive.
Even last weekend with temperatures over 100 degrees, the Dworshak Dam releases have kept the Clearwater River at 53 -56 degrees.
The big unknown is how much the fish will react when the Dworshak releases subside in the next few days or weeks.
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