The Powerdale Fish Facility trapped its last fish on June 30, 2010. This trap has operated since 1992, trapping adult salmon and steelhead and collecting biological data from each fish sampled.
This facility will be removed along with the Powerdale (Copper) Dam during the months of August and September 2010. After removal the Hood River will be open to fishing from the mouth of Hood River upstream to the East Fork Hood River and in the West Fork Hood River upstream to 200 feet below Punchbowl Falls.
A new temporary weir will be installed at an upstream site early 2011 to trap and sample adult winter steelhead and spring Chinook salmon. Please check the ODFW web site for updated changes to the Hood River fishing regulations.