The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is committed to helping to advance conservation of coastal steelhead while maximizing possible angling opportunities.
Supplemental resources for reference
- Key terms
- Statewide Steelhead Management Plan
- Catch record reports
- North coast creel surveys
- Hatchery escapement reports
See below for suggested research papers, materials and recordings from our public meetings, and a timeline of events in our steelhead management process.
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Suggested Research Papers
- An integrated population model for estimating the relative effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on a threatened population of Pacific trout
- Anadromy and residency in steelhead and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): a review of the processes and patterns
- Clearwater River Wild Steelhead Spawning Timing
- Climate vulnerability assessment for Pacific salmon and steelhead in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem
- Estimating the Ratio of Hatchery-Produced to Wild Adult Steelhead on the Spawning Grounds using Scale Pattern Analyses
- Evaluation of creel survey methodology for steelhead fisheries on the Quillayute and Hoh rivers
- Increasing Coupling Between NPGO and PDO Leads to Prolonged Marine Heatwaves in the Northeast Pacific
- Is Marine Survival for Puget Sound’s Wild Steelhead Really That Bad? A Nisqually River Case Study Evaluating Estimates of Productivity and Survival of Oncorhynchus mykiss
- Marine and freshwater regime changes impact a community of migratory Pacific salmonids in decline
- Newaukum Adult Salmon and Steelhead Spawner Abundance, 2019-2020
- Ocean distribution and migration of steelhead
- Ocean ecology of steelhead
- Ocean migration and behavior of steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss kelts from the Situk River, Alaska
- Past and future ocean warming
- Population genetic analysis of Chehalis River watershed winter steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
- Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019
- Upper Ocean Temperatures Hit Record High in 2020
- Spawner Abundance and Distribution of Salmon and Steelhead in the Upper Chehalis River, 2019 and Synthesis of 2013-2019
- Steelhead vulnerability to climate change in the Pacific Northwest
WDFW Coastal Region fishery managers held a second virtual town hall Nov. 27 to report on public fishery proposals, provide analysis, and discuss the co-manager plan for fisheries.
View the Nov. 27 PowerPoint presentation and see the meeting recording below.
The first virtual town hall was held Oct. 25. WDFW staff solicited fishery proposals and present information on steelhead management, trends, environmental indicators, and forecasts.
View the Oct. 25 PowerPoint presentation and see the meeting recording below.