After recent pressure from local anglers, guides, and conservation groups, the State Commission closed the Umpqua System to harvesting of all wild steelhead this winter. This closure has sparked a heated debate that ultimately will decide the fate of the river’s wild steelhead stocks.
Please sign the petition to show ODFW and the State commission that the harvest of wild Steelhead WILL NOT be tolerated. http://www.petitiononline.com/umpqua08/petition.html
To read more visit Scott Howell's website.
Big Bend Pool photo by Marty