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 […]

Buoy 10 update 8/26

Thursday's sampling from the Washington ports: 126 private boaters with 33 chinook and 15 coho; 13 charters boaters with five chinook and one coho. Monday is the final day of chinook […]

Buoy 10 update 8/25

Washington creel sampling for WEdnesday: 85 rods with 35 chinook and 11 coho. Note: Chinook catches were excellent on Wednesday and Thursday just upstream of the Astoria Bridge on the Washington […]

Buoy 10 update 8/20

Thursday's creel check from the Washington side was 42 boaters with 16 chinook and two coho. There are no numbers yet from Friday, but the fleet of boats in Blind Channel […]

Buoy 10 update 8/18

Here are the creel sampling results from Wednesday: Oregon, 291 anglers with 70 chinook, 15 coho. Washington 146 anglers with 27 chinook, 6 coho. I'll be fishing at Buoy 10 on Friday, Sunday […]

Buoy 10 update 8/17

Tuesday sampling from the Washington ports at Buoy 10: 115 anglers with 28 chinook and 6 coho. Buoy 10 numbers for Aug. 1-14: 4,711 trips with 662 chinook kept, 22 chinook […]

Columbia steelhead catch sets record 8/16

Anglers have caught a record number of summer steelhead this month in lower Columbia River with two weeks still remaining. Through Sunday, 11,639 steelhead had been handled (kept or released) between […]

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