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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Barbed hooks OKed for salmon in Wind River area

FISHING -- Anglers will be allowed to use barbed hooks through June at Wind River and Drano Lake while fishing for hatchery chinook and steelhead, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced. Location and effective dates: Wind River from mouth (boundary line markers)...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Good spring chinook run headed for Wind, Drano

SALMON FISHING -- State biologists are forecasting good returns of spring chinook salmon this year to Wind River and Drano Lake, popular sport-fishing spots in the Columbia River Gorge. The prediction is for 8,400 adult spring chinook to enter the Columbia destined for the Wind...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

New four-salmon limit isn't all good news

SALMON FISHING -- Tuesday's announcement from Olympia that the daily catch limit for spring chinook will soon be raised to four a day at Drano Lake and Wind River is great news for some anglers, but it's not universally a good thing on those typically...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

A group of young anglers show off their salmon catch where the Wind River meets the Columbia at Home Valley, Wash.  (Associated Press)

Wind River, Drano Lake chinook hot spots

SALMON FISHING -- Creel reports are just out for Columbia River spring chinook salmon fishing over the weekend. Here are the hot spots: Wind River – Including fish released, boat anglers averaged nearly 2/3 fish per rod, an outstanding catch rate for spring chinook. Effort...

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