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 (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Lake Roosevelt water levels forecast posted

WATERSPORTS -- The revised forecast has been released for water levels at Lake Roosevelt this spring as water managers predict how how much the Columbia River reservoir will be drawn down to accommodate spring runoff and how fast it will refill to summer elevations of...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016

Researchers use an instrument to check a Lake Roosevelt wild redband trout for an implanted transmitter. (COURTESY OF COLVILLE TRIBES / Courtesy of Colville Tribes)

New rules adopted to protect Roosevelt reband trout

FISHING -- New rules to protect wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt were adopted in a conference call today by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, which voted to change the daily catch limit on trout in the Columbia River reservoir and extend a closure in a section of the Sanpoil River during a trout spawning...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

Counts of fall chinook over McNary Dam before the salmon enter the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. (Fish Passage Center)

Fall chinook run peaks in Hanford Reach

FISHING -- The 2016 fall chinook run has peaked over McNary Dam, and Columbia River anglers are hauling in good catches as salmon have stacked up through the Hanford Reach below Priest Rapids Dam. Here's the latest report from Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016

While fishing the Deschutes with guide Bob Toman, ODFW NW Regional Manager Chris Wheaton landed a double, a summer steelhead and smallmouth bass, while casting a single FAT Fish plug in the half ounce size. Although not unheard of, it's rare to catch a steelhead and smallmouth bass on the same lure and cast. Bob and client were fishing about 3 miles upstream from the mouth of where the Deschutes River enters the Columbia.

 (Courtesy photo)

Summer steelhead: slow start or bad news?

FISHING -- Comparing Columbia River dam fish counts from year to year can be insightful or simply frustrating. For what it's worth, here's the latest on summer steelhead from Joe Hymer of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department in Vancouver: Summer steelhead crossing Bonneville Dam...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dave Grove of Spokane guided a client to a limit of sockeye. (Rich Landers)

Sockeye fishing to open Tuesday on Hanford Reach

FISHING -- Suddenly sockeye anglers have a fishery starting Tuesday on the upper Columbia, with more to come. Here's the announcement just posted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Effective date:June 28 through Aug. 15, 2016 Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Area 1: Columbia...

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