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MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2015

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6, 2015

A one-day record 67,024 fall chinook went up the Bonneville Dam fish ladder and past the viewing window on Sept. 7, 2014.

2015 Columbia chinook runs at record levels 

FISHING -- The 212,618 adult fall Chinook counted at Bonneville Dam as of Friday is the 2nd highest on record (since at least 1938). The record is 260,775 fish counted from August 1-September 3, 2013. This year’s total adult Chinook count at Bonneville Dam trails...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

A record run of fall chinook “upriver brights” mostly headed for the Hanford Reach is forecast for the Columbia River this year. (Rich Landers)

Hanford Reach fall chinook fishing picking up

FISHING -- The fall chinook fishery in the Hanford Reach is starting to pick up, says Paul Hoffarth, Washington Fish and Wildlife biologist in the Tri-Cities. "This past week several nice bright chinook were harvested at Vernita, White Bluffs, Ringold, and in the Tri-Cities," he...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015

TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

Bright spring chinook have been caught in the Lower Columbia during extended seasons. (Toby Wyatt / Reel Time Fishing)

Spring chinook limit boosted on Columbia

FISHING -- With a surplus of spring chinook still in the Columbia system, Washington and Oregon fish managers are raisin the daily catch limit to two a day. Following are details just released from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Starting Wednesday (June 3),...

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

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