Alan Liere's Fishing-hunting
by Alan Liere
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From the mouth of the Snake River (Burbank to Pasco railroad bridge at Snake River mile 1.25) to the Couse Creek Boat Ramp will remain closed to fishing for salmon and steelhead until March 31. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reviewed the adult run size for both A- and B-run summer steelhead passing Ice Harbor Dam. WDFW believes it is important to provide continued protection for these to maximize survival and return of both wild- and hatchery-origin B-run steelhead.
The daily limit for steelhead in the Walla Walla, Touchet, Tucannon and Grande Ronde rivers will be reduced to one hatchery fish effective Jan. 1. The Columbia River upstream of McNary Dam remains closed to steelhead fishing
The good news is that the Clearwater River will open for the spring 2020 steelhead season Jan. 1. Fishing should be hot as this river has been untouched for the past three months. The South Fork of the Clearwater River will also reopen on Jan. 1, but the North Fork Clearwater River will be closed to steelhead fishing during the 2020 spring season. All other season dates remain the same as what is printed 2019-21 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules brochure.
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Steelhead Closure Extended In Eastern Oregon by Staff, KXI, 12/26/19
Steelhead Closure Extended on Columbia River by Staff, The Astorian, 12/23/19
Limited Steelhead Season Approved by Eric Barker, Moscow-Pulmman Daily News, 12/19/19
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