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The federal government is adding several stocks of fish to its list of overfished species, including a pair of salmon that is popular with seafood fans.
Three adult coho salmon, the first from an effort by the Nez Perce Tribe to re-establish an extinct run, have returned to the Lostine River.
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
FISHING -- Coho salmon took a big leap toward restoration in the Grande Ronde River basin on Thursday as the Nez Perce Tribe, coordinating with Oregon Fish and Wildlife, released 500,000 coho smolts into the Lostine River. A ceremony was held to honor the salmon...
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
FISHING -- Idaho will open fall chinook salmon fishing season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater, and Salmon rivers on Tuesday, Sept. 1, as well as the second-ever coho season on the Clearwater River. The 2015 fall chinook forecast is 37,000 hatchery and naturally-produced fall...
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, 31-inches long, in the Clearwater and had it officially weighed, according to Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game Department Clearwater Region fishery manager.
ILWACO, Wash. – Deckhand Donald Pitts stood at the stern of the Coho King charter boat with his hands dangling at his sides looking a bit like a gunslinger. From his vantage point, Pitts could see the fishing rods on both sides of the 42-foot boat. They were deployed for one of the best salmon seasons in memory off the Washington coast.