Category Archive: Newsletter: The Wild Steelheader

The Wild Steelheader Dec. 2016

 December 28, 2016 It’s been more than two years since Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative left the boat ramp. This initiative was born of committed steelhead anglers whose hope for a brighter future for wild steelhead is matched by their stubbornness in fighting for the improvements in habitat and policy required to realize this vision. … Continued

Washington’s most recent Wild Steelhead Gene Bank

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced their most recent Wild Steelhead Gene Bank designation which will be situated on the Grays and Chinook Rivers in the Lower Columbia. It is the final of four gene banks planned for the region.   “Gene banks are an important tool for the recovery of wild fish … Continued

The Wild Steelheader Jan 2016

  January 19, 2016 Hello, As I write this, we are deep in the heart of winter steelhead season. Snow levels have crept down in elevation and river gauges resemble roller coasters.  One thing is now certain: We finally have water. After a summer of lethal river temperatures and wildfires, is it ok to complain … Continued