Angling Closes For John Day River Steelhead Due To Low Wild Fish Return; Chinook, Coho Return To Date Not As Grim

Angling for steelhead in central Oregon’s John Day River will close next week because the minimum abundance threshold for wild steelhead has not been met at Bonneville Dam. The count so far this summer is 25 percent short of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s abundance goal that would have allowed the John Day to remain open.

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