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Tag: Washington steelhead fishing

March
16th

Steelhead fishing reopens on Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers

The state has reopened, effective today, selective fisheries for hatchery-reared steelhead on the Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers on a short-term basis.

Anglers also will be allowed to catch whitefish in the Wenatchee and Methow rivers so long as those rivers are open to steelhead fishing.

Steelhead fisheries in all three rivers are scheduled to run through March 31, but could end sooner if fishing impacts on wild steelhead reach annual federal limits, said Jeff Korth, regional fish manager.

“These limited openings are designed to support wild-steelhead recovery by reducing the number of hatchery fish on the spawning grounds,” Korth

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