(Update as of 8 pm 8/16/12) The steelhead numbers continue to be totally dismal across Ice Harbor Dam. Steelhead at about 80 percent less than the 10-year average and wild steelhead numbers aren't much better--perhaps 30% of the 10-year average.
A small water temperature difference is a big deal to migrating steelhead.
Click here to read the full story.
Fall steelhead are currently chillin' in Lake Wallula waiting for the Columbia River's water temperature to match the Snake River below Ice Harbor Dam.
Steelhead passage numbers through Ice Harbor are a fraction of those through nearby McNary. Click here for our "longread" on the subject. It's complete with lots of graphics. We plan to update this story daily so check back often.
(We're reorganizing how we present fishing news--click here to read our explanation about the new format.)