Oregon Halibut Seasons, Coastal Hatchery Plan On Commission Agenda

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider the 2014 sport and commercial halibut seasons when it meets at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 25 in …read more…

Update On Puget Sound Steelhead Lawsuit

WDFW says it will oppose a motion to have a federal judge keep it from releasing early winter steelhead in the coming weeks.

Not that the agency has any plans to let those 900,000 hatchery smolts loose into the Green, …read more…

Alsea Cleanup Tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the annual cleanup on the Alsea River on Oregon’s Central Coast.

Base camp is the day-use area of Blackberry Park, the U.S. Forest Service campground 18 miles east of Waldport and 40 miles west of Philomath.

THE …read more…

Oregon Irrigators Find Way To Help Listed Steelies On Hot Days

THE FOLLOWING IS A STORY FROM THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

A new locally developed system for balancing the water needs of farms with the safety of protected steelhead is helping keep temperatures in north-central Oregon’s Fifteenmile Creek cool enough …read more…

Grant PUD Says Springers Navigating New Wanapum Ladder

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GRANT COUNTY PUD

Initial results reveal that modifications to Wanapum and Rock Island dam’s fish ladders are allowing safe passage to upstream migrating adult salmon and steelhead. Direct observation studies demonstrate salmon …read more…

About The April Northwest Sportsman Cover

We’ve had a few questions and comments about our April cover image, the one showing Mandy Watson holding a nice Lake Chelan kokanee, caught last spring.

Keying on the left side of the picture, they wonder if a fish held …read more…

Hunters, Anglers Blast 5 US Senators Who Want To Strip EPA From Regulating Pebble Mine

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPORTSMAN’S ALLIANCE FOR ALASKA

Today, 14 leading sportsmen’s and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from …read more…

SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (4-15-14)

STURGEON FISHING'S PRETTY MUCH ALL CATCH-AND-RELEASE, BUT SO WHAT, SAYS MARI COBB STUART WHO LANDED THIS ONE OVER THE WEEKEND NEAR THE ST. JOHNS BRIDGE. (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT IS FROM JOE HYMER, PSMFC

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching spring Chinook and winter steelhead.

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 747 winter-run steelhead and seven spring Chinook salmon during five days of operations at …read more…

As Fish-haul Program Begins, Wanapum Dam Operators Say One Fish Ladder Now Ready For Salmon

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE GRANT COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITIES DISTRICT

Modifications of the left-bank fish ladder at Wanapum Dam and location 1 on the right bank of Rock Island Dam are now in place for migrating adult …read more…

Columbia Springer Fishing Report (4-15-14)

RAY COOPER SHOWS OFF A SPRING CHINOOK CAUGHT ON THE COLUMBIA ON THE LAST DAY OF SEASON. (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

THE FOLLOWING IS A FISHING REPORT FROM TANNA TAKATA OF THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND FORWARDED BY JOE HYMER, PSMFC

SALMON AND STEELHEAD

Salmonid catch rates ranged from fair to excellent on the lower Columbia this past …read more…