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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011


TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011

Condit Dam was built in 1913 on the White Salmon River, 3.3 miles upstream from the Columbia. It is 125 feet tall. Most of the river flow runs through a pipeline for three quarters of a mile downstream to a powerhouse, mostly dewatering that stretch of the river. But in the spring, when flows are up and water is spilled at the dam, there's enough to float that stretch. Once the dam is gone, that stretch will have enough flow to use a much greater time of year. (Troy Columbian / The Columbian)

Have a blast watching Condit Dam go down

FREE-FLOWING RIVERS – The demise of Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River is available for all to see online in photos and video. The demolition crew used explosives to blow out the bottom of the dam on Wednesday (Oct. 26) to let water gush...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

Record book confirms salmon fishing is catching on

SALMON FISHING -- The record effort for salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River continues to grow, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department reports. Through September, an estimated 27,490 adult fall chinook have been caught in the lower Columbia mainstem sport fishery from the Rocky...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Brian Whitney of Manson with a 29lb+ Upper Columbia Chinook
 (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)

Latest salmon, steelhead fishing reports

FISHING -- Here are the latest salmon and steelhead reports from around the region: Yakima River Fall Salmon Fishery Report Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 (From WDFW): Angler effort and harvest for fall Chinook and coho continues to rise on the lower Yakima River. This...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011

A lingcod clamps its mouth on a pink salmon being reeled in by Rep. Norm Dicks, D-WA, as he fished near Sitka, Alaska. (Tony Floor)

Rep. Dicks reels in Alaska two-fer

SALMON FISHING -- While fishing near Sitka, Alaska, last month, Congressman Norm Dicks, D-WA, doubled his pleasure by hooking a pink salmon that lured in a lunker with lips only a mother could love. The monster lingcod would not let the salmon go. See more...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

No Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery this year

SALMON FISHING -- The return of sockeye salmon to Lake Wenatchee is not strong enough to allow a recreational fishery in the lake this year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced. Although more than 185,000 sockeye have passed Bonneville Dam this year,...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011


Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Noodles pairs grilled salmon with a light Asian noodle salad. The recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

One more reason to catch your own salmon

FISHERIES -- Wild-caught Pacific salmon is more myth than reality on some Puget Sound restaurant menus, a study at the University of Washington Tacoma has found. About 38 percent of samples from Tacoma-area restaurants showed a menu was promoting farm-raised Atlantic salmon as wild-caught Pacific...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Lewiston angler Chuck Thompson holds the huge chinook salmon he hooked Sunday morning in the Clearwater River. It weighed in at almost 36 pounds more than four hours after being caught.  (Courtesy photo)

Idaho chinook season to close Aug. 10

SALMON FISHING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will close the Chinook salmon season across Idaho on the evening of Wednesday Aug. 10 at the end of fishing hours. The closure affects waters of the Mainstem Clearwater River, the Middle Fork Clearwater River,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011


Pink salmon, also known as a humpy. (Associated Press)

Humpies hammer hooks on Washington Coast

SALMON FISHING -- While the fish have just begun entering the Puget Sound area, this year's big crop of pink salmon is already making itself known to anglers along the north Olylmpic Peninsula. From LaPush all the way to the western edges of Port Angeles,...

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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Coast remains hot destination for salmon fishing

SALMON FISHING -- The Washington Coast remains the highlight of early summer salmon fishing, as two other popular inner-marine areas open today. "Ilwaco had the highest catch with 1.14 fish per person (25 percent was chinook, and the rest was hatchery coho)," Wendy Beeghly, a...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

Don Burks, of Yakima, displays part of his catch, taken over a couple of days at the Brewster Pool. He and many other anglers have been doing better than usual because of the record run of sockeye salmon.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Tagged salmon must be released on upper Columbia

FISHING -- Starting Friday, all chinook and sockeye salmon with external floy (anchor) tags attached must be immediatly released if caught by anglers in the upper Columbia River system, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced Wednessday. The rule will be in effect through Oct....

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

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