Sunday, December 16, 2018
Breaking News
Home » Tag Archives: salmon

Tag Archives: salmon

New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 4, 2017

Today in New West news: bill introduced to change definition of consent in Montana rape laws, Native American site agency enters Snake River dam debate, and Longmont tech company severs $48M Hong Kong deal.

Read More »

New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 8, 2016

Today in New West news: proposed net-metering rule causes solar spike in Utah, racial slur drawn on Idaho Black History Museum, a twist in the Idaho wild salmon conversation, and Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Technologies.

Read More »

New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 28, 2016

Today in New West news: Bozeman leaders discuss planning documents, MSU registers newly discovered bacterium for commercial use, federal dams and Northwest salmon, and Englewood’s new economic incentives program.

Read More »

New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 9, 2016

Today in New West news: Montana politics, Tesla petitions Utah Supreme Court to allow it to sell cars in state, and federal judge reinvigorates push to remove dams from the Snake River.

Read More »

Changes in the Idaho Salmon Fishing Season

The spring Chinook salmon season closes Wednesday, May 30, on the mainstem Clearwater River from the railroad bridge at Lewiston upstream to the Cherrylane Bridge, and on the North Fork below the Dworshak Dam. Fishery managers estimate that the harvest target for the recreational fishery share of surplus Dworshak National Fish Hatchery adult Chinook salmon has been met, according to an Idaho Fish and Game press release. In addition, the season closes on the Lower Salmon River-Hammer Creek one hour after sunset on Saturday, June 2. This section stretches from the Hammer Creek boat ramp upstream to the Time Zone Bridge. This section is being closed because the harvest target of hatchery spring Chinook adults bound for Rapid River Fish Hatchery is expected to be met. The good news is that fishing remains open until further notice on these waters:

Read More »

More Steelhead Released into Boise River

Last Thursday, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials released about 330 steelhead into the Boise River. That brings the total steelhead released into the Boise to 670 in the past eight days. Anglers are already out catching what they can. The fish were released from the Idaho Power Co. Oxbow Fish Hatchery, and even though they were raised on an electric farm, they are supposedly safe. (Just don’t put them in the microwave. Ha!) If you are an angler, you can also go after some of the 500 steelhead in the Hells Canyon Reservoir that were released at the request of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. My friend Uncle Pickle did, and his catch was delicious. The hatchery release program will end later this month and officials are predicting about 2,000 excess steelhead will be released for area anglers – though permits allow a three-fish per day limit and 20 for the season.

Read More »

Idaho Republican Helen Chenoweth-Hage Dies in Car Crash

Former U.S. Rep. and longtime Idaho republican Helen Chenoweth-Hage died Monday in a car crash. Chenoweth-Hage, 68, served in Congress from Idaho from 1994 through 2000. The report was issued Monday night after Chenoweth-Hage, apparently not wearing her seatbelt, flew from the passenger seat when the car driven by her 24-year old daughter-in-law, Yelenda Hage, swerved and went off the road near the family’s Nevada ranch.

Read More »

Idahoan Kayaks 900 Miles to Support Salmon

Idahoan Bill Erickson is going where no man has gone before. Truth is I can’t verify that fact, but he is definitely going somewhere no man regularly goes: on a 900-mile kayaking trip from the Salmon River near Stanley to the Pacific Ocean. Erickson is kayaking the route of Idaho’s wild salmon through the Salmon, Snake and Columbia Rivers to highlight the decline of wild salmon in the Pacific and to draw attention to the problems caused by dams. “I’m making the journey downstream in a kayak and will be facing the same obstacles that sockeye encounter as young fish while heading to the ocean,” Erickson says. “The largest of these obstacles, and the biggest killer of all salmon, are the four dams on the lower Snake River.” I spoke to Erickson before he set sail. Today he is four days into his trip that will end in Astoria, Ore., on September 27.

Read More »

Fish and Game Closes Spring Salmon Season, Opens Summer Season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced yesterday that it closed spring Chinook salmon fishing statewide. Alas, the harvest target for spring hatchery Chinook has been reached. Anglers had reached the limit, and fish experts were concerned that additional fishing would exceed the state's harvestable share (about 1,000). Fishers have no reason to be blue, however, for a summer Chinook salmon season was approved by the commission for the South Fork Salmon River starting June 29.

Read More »

Fish and Game Approves a Limited Spring Salmon Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, if you are an Idaho angler: The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited spring Chinook salmon season. It opened over the weekend on the Upper Snake River in Hells Canyon, Lower Salmon River, the North and South Forks of the Clearwater River, and the Little Salmon River.

Read More »