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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure …


Spokane-area couple travels to Alaska for fish, bears as retirement celebration

A long-planned adventure, celebrating the author’s wife’s retirement from teaching, takes one Spokane couple to Alaska.


Researchers use banned traps for selective salmon fishing

Researchers are exploring the viability of using previously banned fish traps as a more sustainable way to catch salmon on the Columbia River.


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 …


Klickitat River has hedge against season’s grim fish run forecasts

The Klickitat River is a bright spot in the otherwise grim news of this year’s lagging steelhead and salmon runs, a veteran fishing guide says.


Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016

Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.


Snake River spring chinook seasons set in Idaho, pending in Washington

Idaho will open a four-day-a-week spring chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River, and daily fishing seasons on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the lower Salmon and Little …


Columbia salmon, endangered species on commission agenda

The Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will decide in the next two months whether to implement fully in 2017 the biggest overhaul of Columbia River salmon policies in …


Puget Sound re-opens to salmon fishing after impasse

SEATTLE – State fish managers have reopened Puget Sound marine areas, rivers and lakes that were previously closed because of an impasse between tribal and state officials. The Washington Department …


Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen

Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.


Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast

Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all …


Snake River could have short – but sweet – spring chinook season

The Snake River in Washington could see a short but sweet spring chinook season, according to state fisheries managers.


Salmon anglers can cash in on Hanford Reach broodstock project

The 2015 fall chinook run has made a splash in the record books and if that wasn’t enough, the fishing season in the Hanford Reach is ending with a chance …


Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip

Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …


Sockeye salmon season cut short for anglers

The sockeye salmon fishing season will come to an early end on the upper Columbia River after this weekend. Half of this year’s big run toward spawning grounds already has …


Fishing guide devotes Columbia salmon opener to family as he tunes up for clients

Opening day is a slam-dunk money-maker for any fishing guide. But one Washington outfitter devoted the first day of the upper Columbia River salmon season to his family instead of …


With lower flows, spring chinook make quicker trip

How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …


Kings, coho, pinks coming back strong

Early forecasts for the 2015 runs of chinook, coho and pink indicate an excellent 2015 salmon season in the Columbia River system and Puget Sound, the Washington Department of Fish …


Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence

FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …


Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return

Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …


Out & About: Idaho family lands Washington fishing resort

Outbuy: One of Washington’s oldest sport fishing resorts – Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, operated by Arlen and Donnalynn Olson – was sold last week with an agreement the new buyers …


Outdoors notes: biologist catches Idaho record coho

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 …


Landers: Catches are only getting bigger

The nice thing about fishing in the lower Clearwater River this time of year is that the fish you catch are either big or bigger. Steelhead have been attracting anglers …


Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s …


Coho fishermen enjoying banner summer season

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 …


Brewing salmon: Brewster booms with salmon craze

BREWSTER, Wash. – Salmon snobs are not among the parade of boats trolling the shoreline near this orchard town this month. Salmon-fishing jocks would be in the main Columbia River …


Washington town highlights its salmon fishing history

The small Pacific Coast town of Westport, Washington, is celebrating its centennial this summer, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with salmon fishing resembling the “good old days.” Located …


Salmon migration steady despite dam repairs

Salmon appear to be migrating up the Columbia River unimpeded by fish ladder extensions prompted by the drawdown and repairs to Wanapum Dam. However, fish biologists are still concerned whether …


Salmon anglers turning out for record season

Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The …


Guide: It’s a dam f ine season for chinook, sockeye

It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season …