Tag Archives: Fish/Fishing

Editorial: Look for new solutions to fish problems

Much of the Pacific Northwest and California have been embroiled in a legal fur ball for the past several decades. At its center: fish. To be exact, several populations of salmon and steelhead that migrate up the region’s rivers to spawn are blocked by dams. That is the simple version of the issue. Source: Editorial: […]
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ODFW says average catch time for steelhead in Northeast Oregon is about 10 hours

Prized by anglers for its beauty, challenge and raw bursts of power, the Pacific steelhead is referred to in fishing lore as the “fish of a thousand casts.” For those fishing local steelhead streams like the Grande Ronde, Wallowa and Imnaha rivers this year, it might be more like the fish of 27 hours. That’s […]
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Express lane for fish: Migrating salmon get a boost past dams

Eight years ago, Vincent Bryan III was field testing his prototype of an apple harvest-assist machine in his family’s orchard near the Columbia River southwest of Quincy, Wash. Helicopters passed overhead with large buckets of water dangling from them. He was curious about their mission and later found out they were moving salmon over a […]
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Company seeks to farm steelhead after Atlantic salmon escape

The events recalled the hectic summer of 2017, when hundreds of thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped a similar Cooke Aquaculture Pacific structure in the Salish Sea. Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island. A hole in a pontoon […]
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Controversial Pesticides Are Suspected Of Starving Fish

There’s new evidence that a widely used family of pesticides called neonicotinoids, already controversial because they can be harmful to pollinators, could be risky for insects and fish that live in water, too. The evidence comes from Lake Shinji, which lies near Japan’s coast, next to the Sea of Japan. Source: Controversial Pesticides Are Suspected […]
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Fall is the time to harvest those planter trout

Late October might mean Halloween to some, but to much of the Pacific Northwest’s ag community, it marks the final harvest. Frost and winter are just around the corner, and it’s time to harvest what was planted, including planted trout. Oregon stocks five to six million trout annually. This is nothing compared to the 30 […]
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Steelhead returns low; season may be curtailed

Steelhead season is a cold-weather institution for Wallowa County fishermen. But this year’s steelhead run is going to be small, according to ODFW fishery biologist Kyle Bratcher. “We’re well into the steelhead run this year and we’re getting a clearer picture of what returns will look like,” he said. “It’s going to be a pretty […]
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Fish rescue planned for Deschutes shallow channels

Volunteers will rescue fish as water flows from Wickiup Reservoir are dialed back. A rescue operation in the Upper Deschutes is planned for this weekend — but it’s not the kind involving distressed kayakers, boaters or swimmers. In need of help are trout, kokanee, sculpin and other fish that will soon be left high and […]
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Federal Judge Sets Deadlines For Oregon To Redo River Temperature Guidelines

A U.S. district court says Oregon must develop new plans to keep the state’s rivers from getting too warm for fish. A ruling Friday set a series of deadlines that cover more than a dozen rivers, including the Willamette, Umpqua, Rogue, John Day, Columbia and Snake. Source: Federal Judge Sets Deadlines For Oregon To Redo River Temperature […]
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We’re Pulling Tuna Out Of The Ocean At Unprecedented — And Unsustainable — Rates

If you’re in the mood for a tuna poke bowl or an old-school tuna niçoise salad, here’s a tip: Don’t hit up the Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland. It has been nearly six years since chef Jonathon Sawyer became a “tuna evangelist” after attending a meeting of like-minded chefs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was […]
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