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Outdoors blog chinook archive

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Fall chinook counts over Bonneville Dam. (Fish Passage Center)

Hanford Reach chinook not biting, yet

FISHING -- Patience. A record run of fall chinook is headed to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River below Priest Rapids Dam. But they ain't there yet, according to this creek report from Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist in...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

Summer salmon fishing action can be fast and furious on Pacific Ocean charterboats off the Washington Coast. (Rich Landers)

Limit upped to 2 chinook at Westport

FISHING -- Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says. With that change, anglers will be allowed to keep two...

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013



This 50-pound fall chinook salmon was caught in September using downriggers and plug-cut herring on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Gone fishing

SALMON FISHING -- I've headed to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River to see first hand what this record run of chinook salmon is all about. Photo above shows a 50-pounder I landed there a few years ago. Think big! Stay tuned.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013


Deck hand John Banasky begins cleaning the day's catch of king and coho salmon taken by eight anglers while fishing in the Pacific Ocean on a Westport charterboat captained by Paul Mirante. 
 (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Ocean chinook quotas likely lower than 2012

FISHING -- Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will likely see a lower catch quota for chinook salmon this year, while the quota for coho is expected to be similar to last season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday night. Three options...

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