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Tag: Wenatchee River


Fishing report: Record catch at Roche Harbor salmon derby

Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that will appear in the Sports section of Wednesday’s paper:


Cowlitz: The fishing has been slow. A state creel check of six bank anglers showed they released two steelhead and one cutthroat. Last week, Tacoma Power recovered just 23 winter-run steelhead, eight coho adults and two jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been fair, in terms of numbers of fish, but good in terms of the size of fish. Water levels are down and the water clear,

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Wenatchee, Icicle rivers reopen to steelhead fishing Feb. 8

Fishing for steelhead will reopen Friday on the Wenatchee and Icicle river. Anglers also will be able to fish for whitefish on the Wenatchee. The fishing will be open until further notice.

Areas that will open to fishing for steelhead one hour before sunrise on Friday are the Wenatchee from the mouth to 400 feet below Tumwater Dam, including the Icicle River from the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.

Fishing for whitefish will be allowed on the Wenatchee from the mouth to the state Route 2 bridge at Leavenworth.

A recent analyses

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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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