Anglers who catch steelhead with a hole punched in their tails in the upper Columbia River from Oct. 1 through Dec. 6 must release them. The punch hole serves as a warning that they have been sedated with a chemical anesthetic, MS-222, during sampling at Priest Rapids Dam.
Anglers who catch steelhead with a hole punched in their tails in the upper Columbia River from Oct. 1 through Dec. 6 must release them. The punch hole serves as a warning that they have been sedated with a chemical anesthetic, MS-222, during sampling at Priest Rapids Dam. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Anglers who catch steelhead with a hole punched in their tails in the upper Columbia River from Oct. 1 through Dec. 6 must release them. The punch hole serves as a warning that they have been sedated with a chemical anesthetic, MS-222, during sampling at Priest Rapids Dam. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Angler warning: Don’t eat Columbia steelhead with holes in tails

September 30, 2016 02:23 PM