Announcement: exciting new partnership with The Fly Shop

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership courtesy of The Fly Shop®, one of the largest and most recognizable names in fly fishing retail and international travel. As a lean organization, partnerships like this enable us to build our capacity and grow our impact, and we are very grateful for their support. How does … Continue reading Announcement: exciting new partnership with The Fly Shop

United States Supreme Court oral arguments will be heard today, April 18th in an important salmon protection and recovery case.

In an important legal case involving the decades-old US v. Washington federal court case (known as the Boldt Decision) affirming the tribal treaty rights of Native American tribes in Washington and Oregon (through a companion case known as US v. Oregon), Washington-based tribes have sued the State of Washington for failing to address fish passage … Continue reading United States Supreme Court oral arguments will be heard today, April 18th in an important salmon protection and recovery case.

TCA asks ODFW to rescind decision on Deschutes sport fishery

On Monday April 9, The Conservation Angler (TCA) requested that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) rescind its decision to open a sport fishery on the Deschutes River for spring Chinook in 2018. This opening is not warranted as the 2018 forecast for wild spring Chinook is even lower than the 2017 during … Continue reading TCA asks ODFW to rescind decision on Deschutes sport fishery

Science and Conservation Report 3

Hatchery removal can be an effective strategy for salmon recovery. Abstract Recent genetic studies, meta-analyses, and retrospective analyses have documented reduced productivity of wild salmon and steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss that interbreed with hatchery-reared fish, raising concerns about the longterm viability and recovery of at-risk stocks. In 2007, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife discontinued a … Continue reading Science and Conservation Report 3

2018 Columbia and Snake River Wild Salmon and Steelhead Forecasts Remain Low

Washington and Oregon fishery managers released the 2018 forecasts for summer and fall salmon and steelhead returns just past mid-March. Based on the initial look, wild steelhead numbers are anticipated to bump up – hopefully indicating that 2017 will be the new historic lowpoint for wild B-run steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Basins. The … Continue reading 2018 Columbia and Snake River Wild Salmon and Steelhead Forecasts Remain Low

Idaho’s once famous wild Clearwater and Salmon River steelhead in a state of collapse

Fish & Game Still Allowing Angling. Time to Shut ‘Er Down Boys! Idaho, still famous for potatoes, used to be famous for big wild steelhead.  How big? The biggest in the lower 48 States. How famous? Ted Trueblood among others became famous fishing for what are surely the most famous freshwater gamefish  and perhaps the … Continue reading Idaho’s once famous wild Clearwater and Salmon River steelhead in a state of collapse