Death by a thousand cuts, hatcheries, hydro, harvest, habitat, the warm water blob, mismanagement……
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted on Friday to close steelhead fishing on the Clearwater River due to low returns of the threatened species.
In a news release, Fish and Game said the closure goes into effect at midnight Sept. 29 and “covers the Clearwater River upstream to the confluence of the Middle Fork and South Fork, along with the North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork tributaries. The section of the Snake River downstream from the Couse Creek boat ramp to the Idaho/Washington state line will also be closed to protect Clearwater-bound steelhead.”
LINK (via: Idaho Statesman)