Questions & Answers: South Fork of the Clearwater
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Q: Why did you put clipped hatchery trout in the south fork of the clear water. This is considered a trash fish to a lot of fisherman and damaging to our native rivers.
A: Every year we release over one million hatchery steelhead smolts into the South Fork Clearwater River (no hatchery rainbow trout catchables are released into this river). Two years later, many of these steelhead smolts will return as 12-16 pound steelhead that attract anglers from all over the ...