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Steelhead Fishing Record Set
on Lower Columbia

by Rich Landers
Spokesman-Review, August 10, 2012

Steelhead swim up to 900 miles from the ocean to the headwaters. FISHING -- Steelhead anglers continue the record-setting success at catching the returning sea-run fish in the Columbia river below Bonneville Dam.

The fishery developed big time last year as unusually high, cool flows turned anglers on to turned-on fish.

Here's the report for August 1012 just posted by Joe Hymer of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Vancouver.

Total of 20,451 steelhead were kept and released from the lower Columbia mainstem below Bonneville last month. The previous record for any single month was 18,516 in August 2011.

Rich Landers
Steelhead Fishing Record Set on Lower Columbia
Spokesman-Review, August 10, 2012

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