Buoy 10 8/16 update

Here are Monday's Washington and Oregon creel summaries from Buoy 10: Oregon: 132 anglers with 40 chinook and two coho; Washington 36 boaters with one coho. Oregon biologists report the catch […]

Buoy 10 update 8/15

Chinook catches are improving slowly with almost a fish per every other boat on Sunday. A few more coho also are showing. Oregon's creel estimate for Sunday was 456 boaters […]


The water level in Merwin Reservoir was dropped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, leaving the ramp at Speelyai Bay too low to launch boats. That forced at least five boats that […]

ACCESS FEE: Updated 3/2

Phil Anderson, state wildlife director, told me Tuesday in Olympia there has been an amendment added to the Discover Pass legislation that would allow hunting and fishing license holders to […]

Updated 2/23

I enjoyed this excerpt so much from Roger Phillips's column in the Idaho Statesman, I thought I'd just copy and present it verbatim: ANOTHER ROUND OF FOREST SERVICE PLANNING If a tree […]

UPDATED 2/15/11

Here's something from the not-a-lot-of-trust department: Bruce Jim, representing the Columbia River treaty tribes, told the Columbia River Compact last week the tribes don't have a lot of faith in […]

Updated 1/17

OLYMPIA — A request for $3.8 million to upgrade the water intake at Skamania Hatchery on the North Fork of the Washougal River was not included in the state's capitol […]

SALMON: Updated 1/11/11

The Columbia River Recreational Advisers Group meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2108 Grand Blvd., was cancelled due to the weather forecast. It […]

Updated 01/07/11

Two meetings are on tap regarding Columbia River spring chinook fishing seasons for 2011. The Columbia River Recreational Advisory Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Department of […]

Sturgeon decision

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has revised its schedule and now will adopt new lower Columbia River sturgeon management guidelines on Saturday, Jan. 8, instead of Friday, Jan. 7. The […]

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