2019 End-of-Year Report on Wild Fish Conservation Activities

2019 has been a tough year for the wild steelhead and salmon that we love.  The Conservation Angler’s mix of policy analysis and aggressive advocacy based on the best available science held ground in many cases, but true “victories” for wild fish were difficult to come by. Please read our assessment of our accomplishments and … Continue reading 2019 End-of-Year Report on Wild Fish Conservation Activities

2020 Wild Steelhead Return Downgraded

Fire on the Mountain - August 2020 Summer – Fall Columbia River Report                                 September 8, 2020 The Sliding Scales The 2020 wild A-run Columbia River summer steelhead return was just downgraded from the pre-season forecast of 85,900 fish to 80,300 fish – about a 7% slide. Dam counts and passage numbers are too low … Continue reading 2020 Wild Steelhead Return Downgraded

ODFW’s Proposed Angling Regulation Change will harm Wild Sandy River chinook and Steelhead

Sandy River Morning Photo by Marty Sheppard The ODFW Proposal can be found here along with information about how to comment. Please read TCA's detailed analysis of the ODFW Proposal here. Public Comments on this proposed rule are due by May 26, 2020 You can open our Action Alert here and forward it to your … Continue reading ODFW’s Proposed Angling Regulation Change will harm Wild Sandy River chinook and Steelhead

Compelling Comments on the Columbia River DEIS from Idaho

These Comments to Columbia and Snake River Dam Operators from Five Former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners - Urging Removal of the Lower Snake River Dams to Recover Wild Steelhead and Salmon in the Snake River Country of Oregon, Washington and Idaho deserve our attention and thanks. The Columbia and Snake River Dam DEIS Comments … Continue reading Compelling Comments on the Columbia River DEIS from Idaho

Stand up for Cold Water Refugia and Wild Steelhead Conservation

Public Meeting on Thermal Angling Sanctuaries Wednesday March 25 @5:30 PM PST ODFW will hold a virtual public meeting to present proposed protective regulations governing cold water refugia sites along the Columbia including Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and the Deschutes River confluence and hear from the interested public (that is you!) When: Wednesday March 25 … Continue reading Stand up for Cold Water Refugia and Wild Steelhead Conservation

The Latest Osprey Journal Available

The Osprey - The International Journal of Salmon and Steelhead Conservation has released its latest edition. Issue No. 94 published in early October 2019 leads with an article by Dr. Greg Ruggerone titled "Hatchery Pink Salmon Hog North Pacific Salmon Habitat" which is an incredibly illuminating read on one of the principle threats to healthy … Continue reading The Latest Osprey Journal Available

2019 Report on Columbia and Snake River Wild Steelhead and Salmon Returns

The Conservation Angler has analyzed the 2019 wild steelhead and salmon return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers. While final analysis is not possible, this detailed snapshot will provide a fairly crisp idea of where things stand. Here is the link to the Report. 2019 Report on Columbia and Snake River Wild Steelhead and Salmon … Continue reading 2019 Report on Columbia and Snake River Wild Steelhead and Salmon Returns