Overshooting happens when steelhead ascend one or more dams upstream of their natal tributaries and must eventually pass back through the hydro system and downstream fish passage facilities that are not designed to accommodate adult fish. Here’s why the John Day River is critical to understanding more about this phenomenon.
One angler’s thoughts on smallie fishing on Oregon’s Umpqua river system and their effect on salmonoid populations.
Oregon’s North Umpqua River is legendary for its summer steelhead fishery, and for the special fishing regulations that have helped sustain the unique character and history of this water. Now, for only the second time since Oregon began to regulate fishing on the North Umpqua, the summer steelhead fishery will be closed in 2023 due to poor returns of adult fish.
The Oregon Legislature recently completed its 2023 legislative session. Wild Steelheaders United is pleased to report on several positive bills for steelhead and rivers.
Last week, the Oregon legislature passed two bills that are good for wild steelhead
As the largest river restoration effort in history moves forward, Oregon and California plan for fish reintroduction and monitoring
Last week the Oregon Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 12, honoring legendary wild steelhead advocate Frank Moore for his lifetime of service to Oregon and his remarkable conservation legacy.
In Oregon, anglers call in a helicopter to upgrade fish habitat on the Clackamas
On January 17th, the Oregon legislature commenced a “long session” that will continue into June. Wild Steelheaders United is tracking quite a few bills – and concepts that haven’t yet been filed as bills – that would affect wild steelhead.
TU partnership secures permanent water protections for salmon and a historic mill in Oregon’s Rogue River basin