Re: Steelhead fish farm?
There are several net pen operations on the coleville reservation near nespelem wa. The rainbows are marketed as steelhead at Safeway and in restaurants. 20 years ago a log ripped up the pens and 10’s of thousands of fish escaped. They didn’t understand how to feed them in the early days and a lot of feed ended up getting out of the pens. The escapees sat under the pens and gorged of the free food, The fishing used to be unbelievable for them and we consistently caught fish 15 years ago between 8 and 15 lbs. best smoked fish you will ever taste. They are short and fat. One of the prettiest areas in the world. Word got out on the internet and it was over in just a few years, now it’s a great walleye area.