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Hanford Reach catch rate up slightly

The fishing wasn’t red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was up from the previous week and catch rates were slightly higher, according to survey results provided by Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife area fisheries biologist.

Hanford Reach chinook fishing improves to 1.3 salmon per boat

FISHING -- The fishing wasn't red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was up from the previous week and catch rates were slightly higher, according to...

Hanford Reach fall chinook bite slowly improving

FISHING -- Columbia River anglers fishing for fall chinook in the Hanford Reach upstream from the Tri Cities have had lots of elbow room and low rates of success so far this season. But numbers from last week indicate the tide is changing. "Fishing continues...

King salmon retention stopped in southeast Alaska saltwater

FISHING -- Bad news for late-season Alaska salmon anglers from Ketchican to Yakutat: the state Department of Fish and Game announced today that the retention of king salmon is prohibited in all Southeast Alaska salt waters. King salmon may not be retained or possessed, any...

Idaho spring chinook fishery to close Wednesday because of weak run

FISHING -- Idaho's spring chinook season will close on both the Salmon and Clearwater Rivers at the end of fishing hours on Wednesday, May 24, because of a weak run that's already closed some downstream fisheries in Washington, says Brett Bowersox, Idaho Fish and Game...

Washington ends Snake River spring chinook fishing with a whimper

FISHING -- Spring chinook fishing has been closed on the Washington stretches of the Snake River that opened on April 28 in reaction to the downsized expectation for the 2017 run, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced today. The spring chinook run size to...

Washington to open Snake River areas to spring chinook fishing

FISHING -- Washington will open certain areas of the Snake River on certain days to fishing for spring chinook starting April 28, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Idaho had previously announced its season would open April 22. Don't get too revved...