Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wind River Rescue

The Wind River Spring steelhead fishery was one of legend. Unfortunately, it is one you more or less read about or hear stories about the glory year. However there is now hope for this river rich in Northwest’s fishing history. This dam located on Trout Creek, a major spawning tributary to the Wind River has an outdated fish ladder built in the 1930’s. This obsolete structure makes it difficult for adult steelhead and salmon to reach their spawning grounds. It put a smile on my face today when I heard this good news. Check out more information on this brought to you by the Columbian. Now if fishermen fishing the Wind just did not need to worry about getting shot.

(Photo courtesy of the US Department of the Interior.)

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