Experiment to settle whether wild steelhead are really better biters than hatchery steelhead

  • by: JEFF BARNARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 25, 2014 - 1:45 AM

In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers have declined.

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