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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #150 on: November 13, 2018, 15:10:05 PM »


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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #151 on: November 13, 2018, 15:29:22 PM »
This is a fish story about the steelhead trout that got away and then returned to Napa after a sojourn to the sea.
This threatened species journeys from the freshwater they are born in to the ocean and back to fresh water to spawn. Scientists have long assumed that adult steelhead in the Napa River are Napa natives.
But only this year has the Napa County Resource Conservation District (NCRD) verified scientifically that this case. Tiny tags implanted in the fish and an underwater antenna provided the proof.

Two Napa steelhead have beyond any doubt come home.
“That’s what we had hopes for,” NRCD senior biologist Jonathan Koehler said.
A thriving steelhead trout population in the Napa River would be a local triumph. Millions of dollars have been spent restoring fish-friendly habitat. State regulations require vineyard owners to reduce sediment runoff from their property to help steelhead and other fish.



https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/fish-fastrak-system-shows-napa-steelhead-come-home/article_7bd2d455-3df7-5145-8ee4-e29e070550d7.html

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Re: Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...
« Reply #152 on: December 03, 2018, 11:26:53 AM »
Salmon River businesses brace for impact of suspended steelhead season

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River was cut short this year, after a threat of a lawsuit from conservation groups forced the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to indefinitely suspend the season.
Businesses that rely on steelhead fishing are bracing for the suspension's economic impact and some are already feeling the effects.
The busiest times for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River are typically late fall and early spring. The season typically runs from approximately Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 to April 30. Fishing outfitters and guides along the river, from Salmon to Riggins, already are seeing spring booking cancellations due to the unknown status of spring steelhead season.

"It's going to hurt the whole community, all of the communities along the Salmon River and the Clearwater," said Jess Baugh, owner of Mountain River Outfitters, a family-owned fishing outfitter based in Riggins.

https://www.postregister.com/business/salmon-river-businesses-brace-for-impact-of-suspended-steelhead-season/article_3425b7ca-9f77-5670-8838-b3d5b9677fad.html