Steelhead on the Brink

As the winter steelhead season got underway on Washington’s coast and Olympic Peninsula, the editors of Fly Fisherman Magazine reached out to the Wild Steelhead Coalition with an opportunity to write an article about the current state of steelhead on the iconic rivers of the OP and the need for new conservation-focused angling rules to protect, and hopefully begin to rebuild, fragile stocks of wild fish after years of declining numbers.

WSC board member and co-founder Rich Simms (a past Fly Fisherman “Conservationist of the Year”), along with a team of board members and allies, put together a beautiful, informative article about the need for this winter’s rule changes. The article originally ran in the April 2021 issue.

 Read: Steelhead on the Brink

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