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Cold Water Refuge For Steelhead

Cold Water Refuge For Steelhead

By: Mark Bachmann

This information came to me through Dave Moskowitz, Executive Director of The Conservation Angler an angling conservation organization. As you probably know, the Columbia River gets to be near lethal temperature for anadormous salmonids during peak summer temperatures, July 15 through September 15. The exception are a few springs and tributaries that are cooler than the rest of the river where fish congregate to cool off. These places have become well know to predatory sport and commercial fishermen. These places have now been designated a thermal refuges, and are now off limits to fishing during the hot water period of July 15 through September 15. I'm in favor of it and hope you are too...

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