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FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

The Spokesman-Review Steelhead and salmon make their way up the Snake River through the viewing window at Lower Granite Dam. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

East Side meetings tackle 2015 salmon seasons

FISHING -- Eastern Washington anglers have a chance to get details about salmon fishing season setting at two public meetings next week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled meetings starting at 6 a.m.: Tuesday, March 24, in Clarkston at Walla Walla Community...

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Idaho sockeye salmon success could be blueprint 

FISHING -- The fishing scene is roughly beginning to resemble the good-ol' days on the Snake-Salmon river systems of Idaho. You've read about the spring and fall chinook plus the coho comeback this year. Here's the latest good news on sockeye recovery. By KEITH RIDLER/Associated...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

Yakima River stretch opening for coho

FISHING -- A coho fishing season will open on the “middle” Yakima River on Wednesday, Oct. 22, -- for both hatchery and wild fish, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has just announced. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap to the “closed...

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Ethan Crawford caught a 9.4-pound coho in the Clearwater River to set an Idaho state record during the weekend of Oct. 18-19, 2014.

Idaho record coho caught on Clearwater 

FISHING -- Idaho's first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan Crawford caught a 9.4-pound coho in the Clearwater and had it officially weighed, according to...

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A pile of 15 coho and one chinook is a limit of 16 salmon for the eight anglers aboard the Coho King fishing out of Ilwaco, Wash., earlier this month.

Coho count nice way to end September

FISHING -- It's been a good year for Columbia River spring chinook, a record year for sockeye, a record or near-record year for fall chinook, and now the latest about coho.... drum roll, Please: "The 181,514 adult coho counted at Bonneville Dam through Sept. 30...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014

A pile of 15 coho and one chinook is a limit of 16 salmon for the eight anglers aboard the Coho King fishing out of Ilwaco, Wash., earlier this month.

Coho angling record set on lower Columbia

FISHING -- Coho are the latest of the Pacific salmon species prompting records on the Columbia River this year. From August 1 through September 21, there have been an estimated 119,885 angler trips and 22,483 Chinook, 6,842 steelhead, and 4,919 coho kept, according to Joe...

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Salmon fishing guide Dave Grove nets a fall chinook for David Moershel of Spokane while fishing on the Columbia River. (Rich Landers)

Hanford Reach flotilla sacking chinook

FISHING -- The number of boat pursuing fall chinook on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia has virtually doubled each week since late August -- and the crowd hasn't curbed the catch. Here's the latest report on Hanford Reach fall chinook fishing from Paul Hoffarth,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

A Snake River sockeye is captured in Stanley, Idaho, for its genes after swimming more than 900 miles to reach its spawning grounds. A program to replenish the dwindling population of salmon in the river is working, but at a high cost.

Snake River sockeye running toward recovery

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Once on the brink of extinction and still too close for comfort, Snake River sockeye surpassed an important milestone this week. Through Friday, 1,348 sockeye have been trapped in the Sawtooth Basin, the most since the run was placed on regulatory life...

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