Please take some time to read Colin Wiseman's article about the current challenges facing wild steelhead in the Hoh River on the Olympic Peninsula.

Get those bobbers and eggs off of your line, or if you choose to fish for them that way, be happy with 1 or 2 fish a day. If we continue to practice our current fishing techniques and guide catch expectations, we will love these beautiful fish to death. Too many out of state guides and too many bobber doggers are making the fish catch rates skyrocket with an already dwindling fish population. Check out the article for yourself and think about how your actions effect the Hoh steelhead fishery.

Hoh River Steelhead

Idaho Fish and Game is about to make a horrible management decision.

Idaho department of fish and game is considering opening up the Clearwater to fall Chinook fishing upstream from Memorial Bridge in Lewiston this fall. This will lead to more fishing pressure on the already crowded clearwater river and will also most likely lead to bi-catch deaths of wild Steelhead. The return numbers of steelhead in the Snake river tributaries last year (2018) were piss poor at best and this year is looking even worse. Considering these low return years and an overall decline in Steelhead numbers, I don’t see how adding more pressure to the river, could be of any benefit to rivers health?

Please read the article and comment! Thanks!

The Public Scoping meetings have been announced for the Draft EIS on the Columbia and Snake River Dams

The Public Scoping meetings have been announced for the Draft EIS on the Columbia and Snake River Dams. This includes the following dams, Libby, Albeni Falls, Dworshak, Chief Joseph, Lower Granite, Little Goose, Lower Monumental, Ice Harbor, McNary, John Day, The Dalles, Bonneville, Hungry Horse and Grand Coulee Dams. The Army Corp, BOR and BPA will hold 15 public scoping meetings during the fall and winter of 2016 to invite the public to comment on the EIS. The 15 public meetings will be held on: 

October 24, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.
Wenatchee, Washington

October 25, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Town of Coulee Dam, City Hall, 
300 6 Lincoln Ave.,
Coulee Dam, Washington.

October 26, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Priest River Community Center
5399 Highway 2,
Priest River, Idaho

October 27, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, 
7169 Plaza St.,
Bonners Ferry, Idaho

November 1, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, 
20 North Main St.
Kalispell, Montana.

November 2, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City of Libby City Hall, 
952 E. Spruce St.
Libby, Montana

November 3, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
3720 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, Montana.

November 14, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Historic Davenport Hotel, 
10 South Post Street
Spokane, Washington.

November 16, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Seaport Room
621 21st St.
Lewiston, Idaho.

November 17, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Courtyard Walla Walla, The Blues Room
550 West Rose St.
Walla Walla, Washington

November 29, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho.

December 1, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Town Hall, Great Room, 1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, Washington.

December 6, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, River Gallery Room
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon.

December 7, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon. 

December 8, 2016, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Loft at the Red Building
20 Basin St.
Astoria, Oregon.

For more information go to the US Army Corps of Engineers page:

http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/960321/federal-agencies-begin-scoping-process-for-columbia-river-system-operations-eis/