View Full Version : Salmon back in Nevada!

06-06-2015, 01:54 PM
Hope this trend continues!

Salmon are swimming in the Owyhee River for the first time since 1928, and Shoshone Paiute tribal fishermen are catching them in Nevada.

The historic event, engineered in part by Buster Gibson, the vice chairman of the Shoshone Paiute Tribes Business Council, restores for now the spring chinook salmon that migrated into Nevada for centuries before dams cut them off from the Pacific. Working with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and federal fisheries officials, the tribe placed 199 salmon collected in a trap below Hells Canyon Dam and held temporarily at the Rapid River Hatchery near Riggins.

The fish were released May 28 after the tribe held a sacred “first salmon ceremony,” the last celebrated 87 years ago.