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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

Record book confirms salmon fishing is catching on

SALMON FISHING -- The record effort for salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River continues to grow, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department reports. Through September, an estimated 27,490 adult fall chinook have been caught in the lower Columbia mainstem sport fishery from the Rocky...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Brian Whitney of Manson with a 29lb+ Upper Columbia Chinook
 (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)

Latest salmon, steelhead fishing reports

FISHING -- Here are the latest salmon and steelhead reports from around the region: Yakima River Fall Salmon Fishery Report Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 (From WDFW): Angler effort and harvest for fall Chinook and coho continues to rise on the lower Yakima River. This...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011


A lingcod clamps its mouth on a pink salmon being reeled in by Rep. Norm Dicks, D-WA, as he fished near Sitka, Alaska. (Tony Floor)

Rep. Dicks reels in Alaska two-fer

SALMON FISHING -- While fishing near Sitka, Alaska, last month, Congressman Norm Dicks, D-WA, doubled his pleasure by hooking a pink salmon that lured in a lunker with lips only a mother could love. The monster lingcod would not let the salmon go. See more...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

No Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery this year

SALMON FISHING -- The return of sockeye salmon to Lake Wenatchee is not strong enough to allow a recreational fishery in the lake this year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced. Although more than 185,000 sockeye have passed Bonneville Dam this year,...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Noodles pairs grilled salmon with a light Asian noodle salad. The recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

One more reason to catch your own salmon

FISHERIES -- Wild-caught Pacific salmon is more myth than reality on some Puget Sound restaurant menus, a study at the University of Washington Tacoma has found. About 38 percent of samples from Tacoma-area restaurants showed a menu was promoting farm-raised Atlantic salmon as wild-caught Pacific...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011


TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Lewiston angler Chuck Thompson holds the huge chinook salmon he hooked Sunday morning in the Clearwater River. It weighed in at almost 36 pounds more than four hours after being caught.  (Courtesy photo)

Idaho chinook season to close Aug. 10

SALMON FISHING -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will close the Chinook salmon season across Idaho on the evening of Wednesday Aug. 10 at the end of fishing hours. The closure affects waters of the Mainstem Clearwater River, the Middle Fork Clearwater River,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2011


TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011


FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011


Don Burks, of Yakima, displays part of his catch, taken over a couple of days at the Brewster Pool. He and many other anglers have been doing better than usual because of the record run of sockeye salmon.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Tagged salmon must be released on upper Columbia

FISHING -- Starting Friday, all chinook and sockeye salmon with external floy (anchor) tags attached must be immediatly released if caught by anglers in the upper Columbia River system, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced Wednessday. The rule will be in effect through Oct....

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

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