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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

Grande Ronde catch-and-release steelheading could be history

FISHING -- Fisheries managers have proposed a rule that would require anglers to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch on most of southeastern Washington, including the Grande Ronde with the exception of the first 2.5 miles up from the mouth. Anglers would have to stop...

TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Hatchery steelhead must be kept on Upper Columbia and tribs

FISHING -- Starting Wednesday, Oct. 8, anglers must keep all the fin-clipped hatchery steelhead they catch in the upper Columbia River and portions of five tributaries up to their daily limit of two. Fish managers want to thin out the big numbers of hatchery steelhead...


Mandatory steelhead retention begins on Hanford Reach

FISHING -- Hanford Reach anglers must keep all fin-clipped hatchery steelhead they catch up to their daily limit starting Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has just announced. The rule applies to the Columbia between the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco and...

FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

Upper Columbia and tribs open Wednesday for steelhead

FISHING -- Starting Wednesday (Oct. 16), fishing will open for hatchery steelhead on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Methow and Okanogan rivers until further notice. In addition, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the Similkameen River will open to hatchery steelhead...

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Methow River steelhead fishing to close Sunday

FISHING -- Dang, the catching was so good, the limit of disturbance to wild fish stocks has been reached, forcing the state to announce this afternoon that fishing for steelhead and whitefish in the Methow and Chewuch rivers will close on Sunday evening. Steelheading will...

TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

It’s official: Methow steelheading opens Friday

FISHING -- The Methow River in northcentral Washington will open to fishing for steelhead and whitefish on Friday (March 1), the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced moments ago. The agency also noted that two sections of the Okanogan River will CLOSE for steelhead fishing...

THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

Methow River steelhead fishing could open in March

FISHING -- Washington fisheries managers are still working through the red tape surrounding the endangered stocks, but they're fairly confident they'll be able to open a fishing season for hatchery-marked steelhead in the Methow River starting in the first week of March. The official word...

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

Comment closes Tuesday on Washington fishing rule proposals

FISHING -- An update on proposed changes to sportfishing rules will be presented by state fish managers to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its Feb. 8-9 meeting in Olympia. See the preliminary meeting agenda here. Fishing rule proposals affecting Eastern Washington angling include:...

FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

Steelheading opens Tuesday on Upper Columbia and tribs

FISHING – Starting Tuesday (Oct. 16), hatchery steelhead fisheries will open on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today. In addition, the Similkameen River will open to hatchery steelhead retention beginning Nov....

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

Coho providing action for anglers in Wenatchee, Methow rivers

SALMON FISHING -- Anglers got some thrills last month from the Yakama Tribe's 15-year effort to reestablish coho salmon in upper Columbia tributaries. This year's count of the late-spawning salmon into the upper Columbia region is the highest in 78 years, and more are still...

TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers opening for coho fishing

SALMON FISHING -- With a strong run of coho moving up the Columbia, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced a coho fishing season that starts Wednesday (Oct. 5) on the Wenatchee, Methow and Icicle rivers, expanding fishing opportunities already under way in those...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Steelhead fishing opens in Upper Columbia and tribs

STEELHEAD FISHING -- Fishing for hatchery steelhead opens Wednesday (Sept. 28) on the upper Columbia River above Rock Island Dam, and on the Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan rivers, the , the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says. Salmon fishing will also reopen...

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

Steelheading to close April 1 on Upper Columbia and tribs

FISHING -- Steelhead fishing will close April 1 on the Columbia River from Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam and the Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan, and Similkameen rivers, the Washington Fish and Wildlife announced today. Read on for details.

Rich Landers

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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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