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Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:57:28 PM »
Anyone keeping an eye on Salmon Steelhead fishing for this summer/fall. I finally have a boat that I trust to take me places reliably. I want to Fish for Salmon and Steelhead on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. from McNary Dam upriver and From Ice Harbor to Little Goose Dam. Last couple years the steelhead fishing got shut off so hopefully this year......
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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 06:15:13 PM »
Been watching the dam counts for a while. Looks like the steelie's are starting their run. My little boat is down so I am not looking at salmon on the Columbia but will be hitting the bank above Ice harbor for metal heads, If they dont shut us down again or go to under 28". Check the reg's for around the Tri-Cities. Looks like they changed things up a bit.

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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 06:16:35 PM »
Been watching the dam counts for a while. Looks like the steelie's are starting their run. My little boat is down so I am not looking at salmon on the Columbia but will be hitting the bank above Ice harbor for metal heads, If they dont shut us down again or go to under 28". Check the reg's for around the Tri-Cities. Looks like they changed things up a bit.
That was one of my favorite spots that you're talking about. You wouldn't happen to have a link for me would you?
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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 06:24:22 PM »
http://www.fpc.org/currentdaily/HistFishTwo_7day-ytd_Adults.htm   This is where I go for Dam counts. Every thing else is in the new reg book.  Also, make sure to check on the emergency rule changes on WDFW's site. A guy could get in trouble if not careful. There is nothing on the snake listed at this time, but that could change.

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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 06:47:38 PM »
One other thing, If you are new to boating around the area, I hope you have a depth finder.

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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »
One other thing, If you are new to boating around the area, I hope you have a depth finder.
I am not new. haha I have destroyed a prop just above Boise Cascades plant. that was long ago. I'd have a heart attack if I did that in my new boat
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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:28 AM »
I thought I read somewhere a month or two ago that they are forecasting the runs to be horrible again?

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Re: Snake River and Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 08:46:08 AM »
I thought I read somewhere a month or two ago that they are forecasting the runs to be horrible again?

That's correct.  I believe the term was "substantially" or some such.

 

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