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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

An angler prepares to release a wild steelhead caught on the lower Deschutes last September.
 (Ryan Brennecke  / The (Bend) Bulletin)

Deschutes River steelhead rally anglers

FISHING -- Although the steelhead have been slower to make their way upstream to the Snake River, the run has arrived on the Lower Deschutes River, along with a palpable excitement among anglers, reports Mark Morical of the Bulletin in Bend, Ore. "Each year, the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Chelan tailrace opening to salmon fishing

FISHING -- Starting Saturday, fishing for chinook salmon will be allowed at the Lake Chelan Project Tailrace to target fish returning to a net pen release area. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the season will run Sept. 1-Oct. 15 from the railroad...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012

The Gallo family of Puyallup display a nice catch of Brewster Pool sockeye salmon. (Anton Jones)

Lake Wenatchee sockeye on Labor Day agenda 

SALMON FISHING -- Although the the season still could be closed on short notice, it appears as though Lake Wenatchee will be open to sockeye fishing through Labor Day, thanks to a record-busting run to the upper Columbia River. About 50,000 sockeye have turned into...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Sockeye salmon ride home in a fisherman’s cooler from the Brewster Pool, the stretch of the Columbia River near Brewster, Wash., on July 22. Sockeye are generally smaller than other varieties but still popular for their flavor.

Sockeye limit increased at Lake Wenatchee

SALMON FISHING -- Starting tomorrow (Aug. 18), the daily limit for sockeye at Lake Wenatchee will increase to five fish 12 inches or longer. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just anounced the change along with an extension of the sockeye fishing season at...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012


TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012



A salmon jumps in a saltwater farm pen near Eastport. (Robert Bukaty / The Spokesman-Review)

Virus draws attention to salmon farms

FISHERIES -- Alexandra Morton, the Canadian biologist that sounded the alarm last fall with her findings of a virus that had killed millions of farmed fish in Chile in wild salmon off the British Columbia coast, is busy these days, after another virus found in...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 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)

Wind River springer limit boosted to 6

SALMON FISHING -- Up to six hatchery origin spring chinook salmon may be retained on the Wind River from the railroad bridge upstream starting Saturday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife has just announced. Up to four of the fish can be adult chinook. Similar limit...

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

Salmon season closing in Snake today

SALMON FISHING – Fishing for spring chinook salmon will close on the last two sections of the Snake River at an hour past sunset Today (May 22). By then, the catch of Snake River spring chinook salmon is expected to reach harvest guidelines based on...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Icicle River salmon fishing opens Saturday

SALMON FISHING -- The spring chinook salmon fishing season on the Icicle River in Chelan County will open Saturday (May 19), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this afternoon. The closing date, subject to change, is July 31. Daily limit: Daily limit two...

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