Outdoors

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014


Coho angling record set on lower Columbia

FISHING -- Coho are the latest of the Pacific salmon species prompting records on the Columbia River this year. From August 1 through September 21, there have been an estimated ...


Hanford Reach flotilla sacking chinook

FISHING -- The number of boat pursuing fall chinook on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia has virtually doubled each week since late August -- and the crowd hasn't curbed ...

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

First salmon in 102 years return to Elwha River

FISHING -- The Elwha River dams removal is one of the great "return-to-nature" stories to follow into the next decade.... Read the latest from the (Olympic) Peninsula Daily News. “When ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Snake River sockeye running toward recovery

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Once on the brink of extinction and still too close for comfort, Snake River sockeye surpassed an important milestone this week. Through Friday, 1,348 sockeye have been ...


THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014

Unmarked salmon bonus day on lower Columbia

FISHING – Anglers fishing a section of the lower Columbia River will have one extra day to retain unmarked fall chinook salmon this month under an agreement reached today by ...

MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014

Hanford Reach chinook not biting, yet

FISHING -- Patience. A record run of fall chinook is headed to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River below Priest Rapids Dam. But they ain't there yet, according to ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014


FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

Limit upped to 2 chinook at Westport

FISHING -- Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit, the Washington Department ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2014

25-pound king tops Brewster Salmon Derby

FISHING -- Although there were a few jokes about the prevalence of "smoked fish," the sentiments were genuine last weekend as the ninth annual Brewster King Salmon Derby dedicated proceeds ...

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Fires scorch hopes for sockeye fishermen

FISHING -- The heat and smoke of wildfires is forcing some anglers to temporarily chill their enthusiasm for catching a share of the record run of sockeye heading into the ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

It’s a record run! Sockeye limit upped to 6

FISHING -- A rocketing spike of sockeye salmon up the Columbia River set run records this week and prompted the Washington Department of Fish Wildlife to increase the daily limit ...

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014

Return tags in salmon, steelhead for $25

FISHING -- Area fishermen can get a $25 bonus if they catch a fish with a radio telemetry tag in the Snake, Columbia or Willamette Rivers. Just return the tag ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


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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