When fishermen catch trophy class winter steelhead along Oregon’s coastal rivers, they have volunteers to thank.
Broodstock programs for the fish are successful because of people like Dave Booth, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife volunteer who died this past February.
Booth, who lived in Beaver, was a longtime salmon and steelhead angler, and important to the program capturing wild steelhead on the Nestucca River. He accepted a leadership role as a volunteer to make it possible for bank anglers on the Nestucca to capture wild steelhead and get them to the Cedar Creek Hatchery.
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