Stories tagged: salmon fishing
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016
Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.
Sat., April 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Snake River spring chinook seasons set in Idaho, pending in Washington
Idaho will open a four-day-a-week spring chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River, and daily fishing seasons on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 5 a.m.
Columbia salmon, endangered species on commission agenda
The Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will decide in the next two months whether to implement fully in 2017 the biggest overhaul of Columbia River salmon policies in …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse
SEATTLE – State fish managers have reopened Puget Sound marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen
Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast
Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Snake River could have short – but sweet – spring chinook season
The Snake River in Washington could see a short but sweet spring chinook season, according to state fisheries managers.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 1:57 p.m.
Salmon anglers can cash in on Hanford Reach broodstock project
The 2015 fall chinook run has made a splash in the record books and if that wasn’t enough, the fishing season in the Hanford Reach is ending with a chance …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip
Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …
Sat., July 25, 2015
Sockeye salmon season cut short for anglers
The sockeye salmon fishing season will come to an early end on the upper Columbia River after this weekend. Half of this year’s big run toward spawning grounds already has …
Sun., July 5, 2015
Fishing guide devotes Columbia salmon opener to family as he tunes up for clients
Opening day is a slam-dunk money-maker for any fishing guide. But one Washington outfitter devoted the first day of the upper Columbia River salmon season to his family instead of …
Thu., May 14, 2015
With lower flows, spring chinook make quicker trip
How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …
Thu., March 19, 2015
Kings, coho, pinks coming back strong
Early forecasts for the 2015 runs of chinook, coho and pink indicate an excellent 2015 salmon season in the Columbia River system and Puget Sound, the Washington Department of Fish …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence
FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return
Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Out & About: Idaho family lands Washington fishing resort
Outbuy: One of Washington’s oldest sport fishing resorts – Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, operated by Arlen and Donnalynn Olson – was sold last week with an agreement the new buyers …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Outdoors notes: biologist catches Idaho record coho
Idaho’s first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan Crawford caught …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
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 …
Thu., Sept. 11, 2014
Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king
The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s …
Sun., July 27, 2014
Coho fishermen enjoying banner summer season
ILWACO, Wash. – Deckhand Donald Pitts stood at the stern of the Coho King charter boat with his hands dangling at his sides looking a bit like a gunslinger. From …
Thu., July 17, 2014
Brewing salmon: Brewster booms with salmon craze
BREWSTER, Wash. – Salmon snobs are not among the parade of boats trolling the shoreline near this orchard town this month. Salmon-fishing jocks would be in the main Columbia River …
Thu., July 10, 2014
Washington town highlights its salmon fishing history
The small Pacific Coast town of Westport, Washington, is celebrating its centennial this summer, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with salmon fishing resembling the “good old days.” Located …
Thu., July 10, 2014
Salmon migration steady despite dam repairs
Salmon appear to be migrating up the Columbia River unimpeded by fish ladder extensions prompted by the drawdown and repairs to Wanapum Dam. However, fish biologists are still concerned whether …
Thu., July 3, 2014, 5:42 a.m.
Salmon anglers turning out for record season
Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Guide: It’s a dam f ine season for chinook, sockeye
It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, 4:45 a.m.
2013 outdoors: Fishing highlights
The total 2013 count of about 953,225 adult fall chinook in the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam this year smashed the record of 610,244 set in 2003. The chinook run …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
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 …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013
Landers: Chinook too young to be mammoth
Two hot fishing topics emerged this week: • Where are the behemoths in the Columbia River’s record run of chinook salmon?
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Father, son steelheaders have method to their madness
In a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein, it’s said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By that standard, you might …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
Field reports: Pink salmon flood into Puget Sound
FISHING – More than 6.2 million pink salmon are surging into Puget Sound this month in their return that occurs on odd-numbered years, according to the Washington Department of Fish …