Merwin kokanee on Black Friday

ARIEL — Hearing there had been a decent kokanee bite at Merwin Reservoir recently, but not really believing it, I decided to check it out on Black Friday. Normally, I stop fishing Merwin in late July and shift to fall chinook in the Columbia. I’ve caught kokanee in Merwin as late as Dec. 2, but […]

Hunting camps photo contest

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for photographs of hunting camps for the cover of the 2014 big-game pamphlet. Submissions are due by March 1. Photos should not include items that could appear to endorse specific companies or problems, such as logos or labels on sporting goods, alcoholic and non-alcoholic […]

How long for no sturgeon retention?

Sturgeon retention will not be allowed in the lower Columbia River in 2014. That’s not news, but it begs the question: Is the non-retention rule a one-year deal? “It hasn’t been discussed,” said John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildife. Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners, during the discussions in 2012 […]

Swift Reservoir trout fishing

Saturday at Swift Reservoir most likely was closing day of the 2013 fishing season for me. I might try pulling Wiggle Warts for coho at Lady Island, or for steelhead at the mouth of Oregon’s John Day River, although I doubt it. (It’s time now to walk through southeast Washington under the pretense of pheasant […]

Thorns Celebrate Title at Jeld -Wen today

The last time a Portland franchise won a title was the 1977 Trail Blazers.  That changed Saturday in Rochester, NY. After beating the Western NY Flash on the road, and returning home to a pretty large crowd at PDX, Portland Thorns FC are officially celebrating today at Jeld-Wen Field. Party starts at noon, or you […]

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