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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

a group of Colockum Wildlife Area elk stand by confused after one elk was tranquilized by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife aerial gunner so it could be fitted a radio collar for research on the herd. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Orcas, salmon, elk on commission agenda

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- An update on the status of the Colockum elk herd is among a wide range of topics on the agenda when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meets June 7-8 in Olympia. The commission also will consider: Cabezon sportfishing regulations. Gian Pacific...

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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Boaters anchor downstream of Ice Harbor Dam. Snake River anglers caught more than 2,300 spring chinook in 2012.

Snake River springer fishing may close soon

FISHING -- Anglers harvested 21 chinook in Washington's Snake River fishery area at Clarkston last week. That leaves about 30 fish in the allocation for the Snake River. Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are considering whether to continue the Clarkston fishery through this next weekend...

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

Idaho expands chinook fishing on Clearwater

FISHING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today (May 16) expanded Chinook salmon fishing to include additional reaches of the Clearwater main stem and South Fork Clearwater rivers. The Clearwater River main stem is open from the Camas Prairie railroad bridge at Lewiston upstream...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013


Jeff Jarrett of Orofino brings a spring chinook salmon out of the net in the Clearwater River  before sunrise during the Idaho season in 2001. (Rich Landers)

Idaho spring chinook bite coming on

FISHING -- The long-term news is not great, but in the short term anglers should be prepared this weekend to take advantage of spring chinook streaming into Idaho waters. Fish have already started showing up at most Idaho salmon hatcheries. A couple adult chinook were...

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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013


FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013

Spring chinook jack count near record pace

FISHING -- On Tuesday, anglers got a heads up from an Idaho fisheries manager that jack counts were the highlight of this year's spring chinook run. He wasn't kidding. Washington Fish and Wildlif Department fisheries manager Joe Hymer in Vancouver points out that through May...

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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013


FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

Salmon hatchery proposed on Walla Walla River

FISHING – The Bonneville Power Administration may fund a salmon hatchery on the Walla Walla River proposed by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The plan is to naturally spawning spring chinook to the Walla Walla River Basin, where they’ve been missing for...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013


MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo along with Kurtis Plaster, from Idaho Fish and Game released the first sockeye salmon into Redfish Lake Creek in Aug. 2010 as part of a celebration marking the species' record upstream returns.
 (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho hatchery to boost endangered sockeye

FISHING – Construction on a once-abandoned sockeye fish hatchery project in eastern Idaho intended to bolster Idaho’s breeding program is back on schedule, Idaho Fish and Game officials said. The $13.5 million Springfield Fish Hatchery between Aberdeen and Blackfoot should be finished by November. Hatchery...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

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