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FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

Wind River salmon-steelhead fishing changes detailed

FISHING -- Rule changes for salmon and steelhead fishing, including a two-week late-March closure, will take effect next month on the Wind River, a popular Columbia River fishery. Click "continue reading" for the details posted today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Wind River springer limit boosted to 6

SALMON FISHING -- Up to six hatchery origin spring chinook salmon may be retained on the Wind River from the railroad bridge upstream starting Saturday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife has just announced. Up to four of the fish can be adult chinook. Similar limit...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Good spring chinook run headed for Wind, Drano

SALMON FISHING -- State biologists are forecasting good returns of spring chinook salmon this year to Wind River and Drano Lake, popular sport-fishing spots in the Columbia River Gorge. The prediction is for 8,400 adult spring chinook to enter the Columbia destined for the Wind...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

New four-salmon limit isn’t all good news

SALMON FISHING -- Tuesday's announcement from Olympia that the daily catch limit for spring chinook will soon be raised to four a day at Drano Lake and Wind River is great news for some anglers, but it's not universally a good thing on those typically...

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Wind River, Drano Lake chinook hot spots

SALMON FISHING -- Creel reports are just out for Columbia River spring chinook salmon fishing over the weekend. Here are the hot spots: Wind River – Including fish released, boat anglers averaged nearly 2/3 fish per rod, an outstanding catch rate for spring chinook. Effort...

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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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