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 […]

Silver Lake fishing tip

When I mentioned to a couple of hard-core salmon anglers that I went crappie fishing recently at Silver Lake in Cowlitz County, their responses were: "I'm sorry'' and "Why?'' I realize […]

New coho harvest proposal

State fishery managers will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2108 Grand Blvd., with sport and commercial advisory group members to review a […]

Fall chinook numbers update

Approximately 1.2 million adult fall chinook will have entered the Columbia River by the time the counting is done in December. Robin Ehlke of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

Best spots for lower Columbia fall chinook

For the lack of a better term, we'll call it the "biteability index,'' or perhaps "encounter rate.'' It's simply the arithmetic showing what your chances were of catching a salmon […]

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 […]

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