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Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

Limited fishery remains open upstream

LOWER GRANITE DAM — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing effective Jan. 4.

The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream to Lower Granite Dam.

Above the dam to the Idaho-Oregon state line, fishermen may now only keep one steelehead per day, officials said.

No native steelhead – those with unclipped adipose fins – may be kept, officials said, noting only barbless hooks are allowed when fishing for steelhead.

The change in the steelhead season is effective through March 31.

Officials said the change in fisher...

 

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