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…

Waters Below Grand Coulee Closed To Fishing Since 9-11 To Reopen

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EMERGENCY RULE-CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Action: Open the closed waters section on Rufus Woods Lake to recreational fishing.

Effective Date: April 15, 2014 until further notice.

Species affected: All species

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With Springers On The Way, WDFW Says Backup Wanapum Trucking Plan Ready To Roll

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

As construction workers race against the clock to make fish ladders at Wanapum Dam operational, state fishery managers are standing ready with an alternate plan to …read more…

Washington Big Game Permit Levels Tweaked By Commission

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types …read more…

ODFW Posts 2014 Spring Turkey Forecast

THE FOLLOWING IS THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE’S SPRING TURKEY HUNTING FORECAST

Trask and Willamette Units: Turkey hunting in the Trask and the Willamette Unit (north of Woodburn) remains difficult for hunters who do not have access to …read more…

A Few Dead Trout At Devils Lake Might Just Be Normal Mortality After Release

Word that a Central Coast lake is suffering from a fishkill might be a little bit of overkill.

John Spangler, an Oregon fisheries biologist acknowledges seeing 20 to 25 dead rainbow trout at Devils Lake in Lincoln City this week, …read more…

WDFW Successfully Performs Hair Transplant On Wolverine?

Hair transplants aren’t just for middle-aged men — they work for wolverines too!

Check out these before and after pics taken by WDFW surgical specialists of their patient Logan, a mustelid roaming the North Cascades that was suffering from premature …read more…

Elk Hoof Rot Discussed At Another SW WA Town Hall

Two newspapers report on a meeting last week between state wildlife managers and concerned residents over elk hoof rot issues in Southwest Washington.

WDFW believes the problem is the Treponema bacteria, which is primarily associated with livestock but can spread …read more…

3,000 Trout Head For Hebo Lake’s Free Fam Fishing Day

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

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release more than 3,000 feisty rainbow trout into Hebo Lake next week in preparation for a free family …read more…