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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Okanogan River steelhead fishing to close Friday

FISHING -- Two sections of the Okanogan River will close to fishing for steelhead one hour before official sunrise on Friday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says. Okanogan River: From the first power line crossing downstream of the Highway 155 Bridge in Omak...

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...

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...

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....

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012


Colvilles install salmon weir across Okanogan River

FISHERIES -- A temporary picket-style salmon weir recently has been installed on the Okanogan River about 15 miles upstream from its confluence with the Columbia River near Brewster, the Colville Tribe reports. The structure spans the Okanogan river, but leaves room along the west bank...

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

Steelhead size overstated, so what’s new?

STEELHEADING -- A few sharp-eyed readers noticed that fish in the photo of the "27.5-pound" steelhead (see two blog posts below this one) I hooked Tuesday in the Okanogan River either didn't look that big or the guy holding the fish, Jerrod Gibbons, must have...

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

Steelhead in the bag; I’m calling it a day

FISHING -- Steelhead don't care if it's snowing, and neither does a serious steelhead fisherman. Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service holds a 27.5-inch long hatchery hen I hooked at 10 a.m. this morning on an orange 1/4-ounce jig under a bobber. We were...

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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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