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Spring chinook update

I'll have more details on Thursday, but here's the quick-and-dirty about spring chinook in the lower Columbia River. Washington sampled 760 anglers with 17 spring chinook and eight steelhead during the […]

First spring chinook tallied

The Fish Passage Center reports the first spring chinook of 2013 was counted on Feb. 13 at Bonneville Dam. The temperature in the Columbia at the dam is 40 degrees, […]

Columbia River fish wrap

Here's the latest on sport fishing rules, conditions, etc, updated a couple of times a week: Columbia River — The forecast of spring chinook to the mid- and upper Columbia river […]

Commercials bash guides

GUIDE BASHING: At almost every meeting of the Columbia River Compact either a sport fisherman or a gillnetter takes a verbal swipe at the other group. It's just part of […]

Bonneville pool sturgeon 6/30

Bonneville pool sturgeon — This is kind of a target-gone-by post, but here are the numbers from the June 15-16 and June 22-23 sturgeon season in the Bonneville pool of […]

No gillnetting 3/19

Washington and Oregon officials have decided not to have a Columbia River Compact meeting today, meaning no gillnetting on Tuesday. Twenty test drifts on Sunday caught 28 chinook and 40 steelhead. […]

Razor clam digging approved

LONG BEACH — Four Washington beaches will be open for razor clam digging on March 24 and three on March 25. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said marine toxin […]

No gillnetting (3/12)

There will be no meeting of the Columbia River Compact today to consider a commercial fishing period in the lower river. Test netting on Sunday did not find a high ratio […]

Outdoors blog 3/9 spring chinook

Salmon fishing interest keeps building in the lower Columbia River with almost 500 boats and 436 bank rods counted on Thursday's flight. Forty-one boats and 10 bank rods were counted sturgeon […]

Trout fishing flop 10/18

I did my annual fall trout-fishing trip at Swift Reservoir last week. Normally the bite is so good that we have a rule requiring changing a lure with each fish. It's […]

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