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Outdoors blog salmon archive

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 with salmon graphics. (Courtesy photo)

Alaska Airlines lands a whopper salmon

FISHING IN YOUR DREAMS -- Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute on Monday unveiled the world’s largest king salmon. Stretching nearly 129 feet, the fish-themed design will adorn a Boeing 737-800 this fall. The new "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II" design is derived from an earlier...

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Salmon River, Idaho. (Wapiti River Guides)

Sacred Salmon Ceremony set for May 26

SALMON FISHING -- Dorey boat fishing guides and elders of the Nez Perce Tribe will row around a big eddy on May 26 and pray for a safe return of spring chinook to the Salmon River during the 11th annual Sacred Salmon Ceremony and Friendship...

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

Spring chinook salmon counts over Bonneville Dam, reported May 10, 2012. (Fish Passage Center)

Columbia salmon surge: better late than never

SALMON FISHING -- Shortly after the 2012 spring chinook run expectations were downsized, the surge in a late-holding run finally began. Biologists are watching closely; anglers are baiting up. The largest single-day count of spring chinook of the last nine years climbed over Bonneville Dam...

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

Salmon anglers pose with their spring chinook at The Guide Shop in Orofino, Idaho, last Sunday after returning from a Clearwater River fishing trip.

Spring chinook seasons coming up in Snake

SALMON FISHING -- Four sections of the Snake River in southeast Washington will open progressively to fishing for spring chinook salmon, starting on April 20 with the stretch below Ice Harbor Dam. Three other sections of the river, near Little Goose Dam, Lower Granite Dam...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

A family group does some heavy lifting after a successful day of Columbia River salmon fishing with Adventure Guide Service. (Adventure Guide Service)

Seminar to cover Columbia River salmon fishing

FISHING -- Michael Cordon and Benita Galland of Adventure Guide Service will present a free seminar on fishing for Columbia River salmon Thursday, 6:30 p.m., as the 2012 Spring Fishing Seminar Series continues at Mark's Marine in Hayden. Last week in the series, Jeff Smith...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

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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FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

Montana wildlife photographer braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap this photo last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The grizzly cub seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work of providing food for a meal.
 (Jaime Johnson)

Grizzly cub lets mom worry about dinner

WILDLIFE -- Montana wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson braved clouds of mosquitoes to snap these photos last summer in Alaska as bears converged on rivers to feast on spawning salmon. The cub (top left) seems to be content to daydream while its mother does the work...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

Chance Fiander adds another spring chinook salmon to his stringer on the Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Tuesday. The spring chinook run this year is one of the largest in decades.  (Associated Press)

Salmon anglers get good forecast for 2012 runs

SALMON FISHING -- Preliminary forecasts for salmon returns, announced this week, give anglers three good reasons to look forward to 2012: Upriver spring chinook, expected to be the fourth largest since at least 1980. Summer chinook, could be the largest since at least 1980. Sockeye,...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2011

No virus found in B.C. salmon; testing continues

FISHERIES -- Canadian government officials said Tuesday they have found no signs of a potentially deadly, infectious salmon virus in British Columbia, according to an Associated Press report. Researchers with Simon Fraser University in British Columbia announced last month they had detected infectious salmon anemia,...

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