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Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure …

Power outage causes death of 6.2M chinook salmon fry

State officials say more than 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last week when strong winds caused a power outage at a state hatchery in Gig Harbor.

Fraser River chinook critical to orcas are in steep decline, new research shows

Fraser River chinook, one of the most important food sources for southern resident killer whales, are in steep decline and should be listed for protection as an endangered species, a …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Seattle’s PCC market to stop selling certain chinook to help orcas

Seattle-based PCC Community Markets says it will stop selling all chinook salmon products caught in Northwest waters to help critically endangered orcas.

Puget Sound salmon take in human drugs, which may hurt survival

Puget Sound chinook are doing our drugs, and it may be hurting them, new research shows.

U.S. considers protected status for wild spring Chinook

Federal fisheries officials said Tuesday they will consider putting the Pacific Northwest’s once-flourishing wild spring-run Chinook salmon on the list of threatened or endangered species.

Chinook seasons open through Sunday

Fishing seasons for spring and summer chinook will remain open on the Little Salmon and Lochsa rivers at least through Sunday. Idaho Fish and Game officials made the announcement Wednesday …

Tribal fishery for fall chinook salmon opens, strong harvest expected

About 778,000 fall chinook are forecast to make their way up the Columbia River this year, according to the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. That’s smaller than last summer, when …

Feds propose plans to bolster Snake River fall chinook

Federal authorities are looking at returning Snake River fall chinook salmon above the Hells Canyon Complex of dams as part of a plan to eventually lift Endangered Species Act protections.

In brief: Idaho spring chinook season opens April 25

The earliest spring chinook fishing to be approved for Idaho waters will begin April 25. The state Fish and Game Commission Tuesday approved seasons and rules for the spring salmon …

Landers: Catches are only getting bigger

The nice thing about fishing in the lower Clearwater River this time of year is that the fish you catch are either big or bigger. Steelhead have been attracting anglers …

Wild fall chinook almost ready for mainstream

Fisheries biologists say the recent surge in fall chinook returning to the Snake River is exciting, incredible and nothing short of amazing. The numbers are so high that some people …

East Side springer angling shunned

The hopes of Eastern Washington anglers to shift a larger share of the spring chinook allocation upriver and to the lower Snake River appear to be going nowhere. A seven-member …

Field reports: CdA hydroplane races leave snag for anglers

FISHING – September’s Diamond Cup hydroplane races are more than a memory for anglers trolling for chinook salmon in the Silver Beach area of Lake Coeur d’Alene. “I’ve talked to …

Anglers tapping record run of king salmon this season

Four lucky anglers found their way to the Ringold Springs boat launch in the pre-dawn darkness last week and used flashlights to find their fishing guide. They’d booked a salmon …

Landers: Steelhead keep fishermen guessing

Steelhead anglers are scratching their heads along the Snake River system. The fish run is slightly below average this year.

Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …

Colvilles, utilities agree on hatchery for salmon

After years of discussion, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have reached an agreement with a federal agency and a utility to build a new fish hatchery in north-central …

Columbia River chinook run going strong

YAKIMA – Chance Fiander breaks into a sprint across the Columbia River’s rocky bank, pulls a fishing pole from its holder and gives it a good yank. Moments later, he …

$40M salmon hatchery planned at Chief Joseph Dam

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved plans Wednesday for a salmon hatchery at the Chief Joseph Dam to help rebuild chinook runs in the upper Columbia River watershed.

Chinook spawning in new Chelan River habitat

Chelan County PUD biologists and engineers have received the “salmon stamp of approval” for their $16 million project to add nesting habitat and restore year-round flow to the Chelan River.