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Spring steelheading starting in the Upper Salmon River

Video by Idaho Fish and Game Word is that the ice jam at Deadwater downstream from Salmon has washed out, which allows the steelhead to move upstream and is the unofficial kick off of spring fishing up there. As rivers

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New microbattery improves potential of acoustic fish tags

Acoustic fish tags have revolutionized salmon science, allowing biologists to track the movements of salmon from spawning streams to the ocean. But the technological challenge has been to create tags small enough to insert into salmon when they are smaller,

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Japanese tsunami debris swims to Idaho?

Crews at the Rapid River Hatchery near Riggins were performing a routine necropsy on a spawned out chinook salmon when they found this debris in its stomach that appears to be of Japanese origin. There are tons of trash floating

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