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Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

Limited fishing remains open upstream


January 6, 2022

Laura Mahoney I USFWS

A steelhead makes its way upstream at a dam.

LOWER GRANITE DAM - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing.

The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream to Lower Granite Dam.

Above the dam to the Idaho-Oregon state line, fishermen may now only keep one steelhead per day, WDFW officials said.

No native steelhead – ones with unclipped adipose fins – may be kept, officials said, noting only barbless hooks are allowed when fishing for steelhead.

The change in the steelhead season is effective through March 31.

Officials said the change in fisher...

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