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Spring chinook numbers on the rise

Spring chinook counts at Snake and Columbia river dams are improving, but fisheries managers are unsure how strong the run will be.


Spring chinook numbers on Snake, Columbia rivers improving

Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run, but fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure …


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.


Field reports: Wolves spread into Western Washington

PREDATORS – Gray wolves continue to gain ground across Washington with recent documentation from Mount Spokane to the western slopes of the North Cascades. A canine, apparently a wolf, was …


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 …


Taking a shine to spring chinook

Inland Northwest spring chinook anglers tend to wait for the most oil-rich of salmon to come to them. Indeed, action during short upriver seasons can be frantic when water conditions …


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 …


In brief: Vehicle passes required at fishing access sites

Vehicles parking at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing access sites must display a Vehicle Access Pass or a Discover Pass. Both passes are transferable to two vehicles starting …


Field reports: Hundreds of bald eagles wintered in Oregon

WILDLIFE – The Oregon Wildlife Commission took bald eagles off the state endangered species list recently, five years after the big birds were removed from the federal list. In 1963, …


Salmon, steelhead booming upstream

The big 2010 spring chinook run up the Columbia River is history. The record number of sockeye are still making a splash and the whopper run of steelhead is catching …


Clearwater REVIVAL

Dworshak Reservoir is the best thing that never quite lived up to its promise to Clearwater County, Idaho. But a weekly dab of fertilizer is growing more incentive for anglers …


Springers surge to Yakima

The first fish arrived Wednesday for a spring chinook season that opened Saturday on portions of the Yakima River. A good run of salmon progressing up the Columbia system should …


Chinook news good

Spring chinook salmon have started their run up the Columbia and Snake river systems in what could be the biggest numbers since 1938. Or maybe not quite that big.


Idaho likely to get huge share of springers

Spring chinook salmon are poised for a repeat of 2001, the recent high-water mark for salmon fishing in Idaho. Fisheries managers in Idaho are predicting a return of 180,000 spring …


Chinook forecast scaled down

Salmon managers in the Columbia River Basin say only about half the number of spring chinook originally predicted will return past Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River this year. Managers …