Stories tagged: Yakima River
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Mixed news for steelhead on Columbia Basin
It’s projected that fewer than 131,000 steelhead will come through Bonneville Dam this year. That’s the lowest number in more than three decades and represents a fall of at least …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Army Corps of Engineers thinking big about restoring Yakima River
As it flows from Selah Gap to Union Gap, the Yakima River provides a rare urban habitat for wildlife, opportunities for fishing and boating and plenty of scenery for those …
Fri., July 15, 2016
‘Salmon cannon’ an intriguing experiment
The so-called “salmon cannon” is a 21st-century approach to what 20th-century dams have done to migrating fish throughout the region.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Study looks at future water in Columbia River Basin
Warming temperatures in the future will produce changes in the Columbia River Basin, with more precipitation in winter months and less during the summer, according to a new study released …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Editorial: Competing Yakima Basin groups develop productive plan
Thirty-year, $3.8 billion plan would help irrigators, restore salmon runs.
Sun., April 26, 2015
Yakima fly fishing peaks with dry run
Fly fishing can sometimes be just like any other method for hooking a trout. Sometimes fly fishers get their jollies casting a weighted Woolly Bugger and stripping it back as …
Sun., March 15, 2015
Officials assessing oil-spill damage in Yakima River
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. – The emergency response to an oil spill in Sunnyside is winding down, and officials say they’re turning their attention to signs of long-term damage. The spill, discovered …
Sun., April 13, 2014
Skwalameister pattern rocks the Yakima River
The skwala stonefly hatch on the Yakima River isn’t anything to shout about. No clouds of insect plastering pickup windshields. Even the fly shops don’t pump it up that much …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
Hunting and fishing
Fly fishing The Spokane River got a pick-me-up with increased flows starting Tuesday as Avista began the annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., March 4, 2012
Skwala stonefly hatch coming soon, but why wait?
The meat show on the region’s trout streams is still a few weeks away, but that didn’t stop us from showing up early for the party. We knew the reception …
Thu., April 15, 2010
Streams offer reason to stay close to home
Eastern Washington has numerous stream-fishing experiences to try. Among them: The Spokane River has a good rainbow trout fishery in certain stretches. Some of the best trout fishing is in …