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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Special Grande Ronde River spring chinook season coming

FISHING -- A new four-day spring chinook section on a stretch of the Grande Ronde River is likely to be opened starting Friday. The official announcement and details are likely to be released Wednesday morning. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife didn't get all the...

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014

Wenatchee spring chinook season first in 20 years

FISHING -- Starting Friday (June 6), the Wenatchee River will open to fishing for spring chinook salmon for the first time in nearly two decades, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has just announced. With almost 10,000 hatchery chinook expected to return to the...

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Spring chinook fishing resumes on Snake

FISHING -- Two sections of the Snake River (below Ice Harbor Dam and Lower Granite Dam) reopened to fishing for spring chinook on Sunday, June 1, while two other sections of the river (below Little Goose Dam and near Clarkston) will reopen Thursday, June 5....

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Spring chinook fishing poised to close on Snake

FISHING – Spring chinook salmon fisheries on two sections of the Snake River will close for the season after four more days of fishing in each area, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced. Fishing for spring chinook in the Clarkston area continues today...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

Lower Columbia spring chinook fishing season extended

FISHING -- Starting Thursday, May 15, anglers will have another full month to catch hatchery-reared spring chinook salmon and steelhead on the lower Columbia River under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon. Fish managers have more confidence in the run...

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

Spring chinook fishing to reopen on lower Columbia

UPDATED 5:20 p.m. with more information from WDFW. FISHING -- Spring chinook will reopen Friday, May 9, through Saturday, May 10, on the Lower Columbia River from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Rooster Rock, plus bank-angling only from Rooster Rock to Bonneville Dam....

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

Spring chinook bite coming to the Snake

FISHING -- With a big pulse of spring chinook headed upstream past Bonneville Dam, fish managers are expecting good things for upstream fishermen. Weather was generally poor through the weekend and fishing has been slow in the Snake River since the season opened last week,...

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Extra day offered for lower Columbia spring chinook fishing

FISHING -- Anglers will have one more day - Saturday (April 19) - to fish for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River prior to an updated assessment of the run size. The chinook fishery will be open to boat and bank fishing from...

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

Wind River springer fishing seasons set to start

FISHING -- The fish are still on their way, but the Washington is announcing spring chinook and steelhead seasons on the Wind River, a popular Columbia River tributary. Here are details from the Department of Fish and Wildlife: Action: The daily catch limit will be...

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

First springer heads up Columbia

FISHING -- Here's the harbinger of what should be a better than average spring chinook fishing season in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. "First spring Chinook of the year returned to Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery yesterday!" says Joe Hymer, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife salmon...

THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

2014 spring chinook forecast sees more fish

FISHING -- The chart above, just released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is an early forecast for spring and summer chinook returning to the Columbia River next year. The numbers suggest that almost twice as many spring chinook will return to the...

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

Spring chinook fishing closes on Snake

FISHING -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife commission has closed spring chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River. Here's the announcement posted this afternoon: Action: Closes spring chinook fishing on the Snake River. Effective date: Immediately Species affected: Spring chinook Location: Near Ice Harbor Dam:...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Icicle River to reopen for spring chinook fishing

FISHING -- Wow, we barely got the notice out that the Icicle River was closing to spring chinook fishing before fish managers changed their mind. Here's the notice just posted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Actions: Anglers will again be able to...


Spring chinook fishing closes today on Icicle River

FISHING -- The Icicle River's fishing season for spring chinook salmon closes today an hour after sunset. Read on for the details pertaining the closure of the Chelan County fishery from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

Spring chinook fishing may reopen in Snake, WDFW bio says

FISHING -- Snake River spring chinook fishing is likely to reopen says Glen Mendel, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish management biologist Look for an official announcement today or tomorrow -- and expect the fishing days to be different that in the original season....


Upper Klickitat opening to spring chinook fishing

FISHING -- Spring chinook action is luring anglers to the Klickitat. Here the WDFW announcement many have been waiting for. Upper Klickitat River to open for hatchery adult spring chinook Action: Up to two hatchery adult spring chinook may be kept as part of the...

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Spring chinook fishing reopening above Bonneville Dam

FISHING --The sport fishery for hatchery spring chinook salmon on the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Washington/Oregon state line will reopen Saturday (June 8) under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon. In addition, fishery managers also agreed to...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Wash. on verge of closing Snake River chinook fishing

FISHING -- Anglers picked up enough spring chinook from the Snake River sections open to fishing in Washington over the holiday to prompt the closing of the season, which could be announced soon. Here's the message from Glen Mendel, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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