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Outdoors blog sockeye archive

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016

Anglers land sockeye while fishing in Lake Wenatchee. (courtesy)

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishing closes Sept. 5

FISHING -- Fishing for sockeye salmon will close Monday after sunset, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced. Here's the rest of the info the agency posted about the Chelan County fishery. Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

Salmon anglers bag limits of sockeye and chinook in the Columbia River near Brewster. (Jerrod Gibbons / Okanogan Valley Guide Service)

Salmon fishing heats up at Brewster Pool

FISHING -- Game On! for sockeye and chinook anglers on the upper Columbia River near Brewster. Apparently the Okanogan River has finally warmed up enough to form a thermal barrier that's slowing the migrating salmon from entering the river and racing upstream toward spawning areas....

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A Snake River sockeye is handled for spawning at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in Idaho. The 2015 sockeye returns were lowest since 2007, but Fish and Game managers say they're on track to produce a record number of young fish to release for migration in 2017. (Roger Phillips / Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Snake River sockeye get cooler reception

FISHING -- Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where lethally hot water killed 99 percent of the run. The decision late last week to bump up the amount...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dave Grove of Spokane guided a client to a limit of sockeye. (Rich Landers)

Sockeye fishing to open Tuesday on Hanford Reach

FISHING -- Suddenly sockeye anglers have a fishery starting Tuesday on the upper Columbia, with more to come. Here's the announcement just posted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Effective date:June 28 through Aug. 15, 2016 Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Area 1: Columbia...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

The fourth sockeye of the season over Lower Granite Dam passes the viewing window on June 29, 2012, as it continues its 700-mile journey from the ocean back to its origin in the upper Snake River drainage.  (Don Butts)

Columbia sockeye run continues record pace

FISHING -- Sockin' it to the preseason forecast -- the Columbia River sockeye count at Bonneville Dam continues at a record pace (since at least 1938), says Joe Hymer, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife salmon specialist. Through June 20, a total of 132,854 sockeye...

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MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

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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