Three Steelhead Seen Climbing Fish Ladder

By Daryl Kelley

Three adult steelhead trout were discovered climbing the Robles Fish Ladder on the Ventura River in recent days, the first such sightings of the endangered fish at the ladder in two years, authorities said. Images of all three trout — ranging in length from 21 to 25 inches — were captured by underwater cameras from last Thursday through Saturday. The fish were swimming upstream through a $9.5-million fish ladder built to allow them to migrate up the Ventura River around the Robles Dam, which diverts water to Lake Casitas. The steelhead will

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