• SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (8-3-21)
    Lower Columbia mainstem Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam – 59 salmonid boats and 34 Washington bank rods were tallied during Tuesday’s (8/3) flight count. 





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SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (8-3-21)

Lower Columbia mainstem Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam – 59 salmonid boats and 34 Washington bank rods were tallied during Tuesday’s (8/3) ...

Area 9 Chinook Fishing Suspended After Wednesday; Clipped Coho St …

 The current estimate of Chinook harvest is 4,418 (94 percent) of the total 4,700 harvest quota agreed up in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF). ...

Ocean Off Westport Switches To 7-day-a-week Salmon Fishing

Action: Marine Area 2 will be open seven days per week through Sept. 15. ...

Area 6 Chinook Fishing Suspended; Pinks, Hatchery Coho Still Open

 The current estimate of total legal-sized Chinook encounters is 6,843 (100 percent) of the total 6,843 legal-sized encounters agreed upon in this year’s List of Agreed Fisheries (LOAF).  ...

Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Opens Wednesday

Based on current sockeye passage analysis at both Tumwater Dam and mainstem Columbia River Dams, WDFW projects 29,000 total sockeye are destined for Lake Wenatchee. ...

Hoenes Named WDFW Region 2 Director

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced Brock Hoenes as its new North Central Region, Director. ...

WDFW, Angler Advocate, Tribe React To Corps’ PNP Boat Ramp …

WDFW and a sportfishing advocate are reacting with disappointment to this week's news that the local head of the Army Corps of Engineers has denied ...

Corps Denies WDFW Permit For New Point No Point Ramp

A federal official has denied WDFW a permit to build a small new boat ramp at the site of an old fishing resort at Puget ...

ODFW Researchers To Survey Important Rockfish Populations

ODFW researchers are about to embark on a nearly 10-week at-sea survey of black, blue, and deacon rockfish in Oregon’s nearshore waters. The crew of ...

Oregon Agencies Tout Outdoor Programs For Vets, Active Duty, Move …

Ask anyone about communing in the outdoors, whether hiking, biking, fishing, boating, camping or just “being,” and many will share a long list of benefits ...

Fish Group Files For Preliminary Injunction On Sound Salmon Fishe …

An Anacortes-based fishing organization has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on fishing for Puget Sound Chinook and other salmon species. ...

Registration Open For ODFW Free Youth Pheasant Hunts Around Orego …

Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state starting in September, with an additional ...

Dash Point Pier Closed As Heart Of Salmon Season Arrives

Bad news for bank-bound South Sound salmon anglers and crabbers: The popular Dash Point Pier by Tacoma and Federal Way is closed for a "comprehensive ...

More Washington Halibut Days Coming In August

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that sport halibut fishing will re-open along the north coast (Marine Areas 3 and 4) and in Puget ...

Oregon AG Files Friend-of-court Papers In Wolf Delisting Lawsuit

Even as gray wolves continue to spread south beyond the bounds of the state, Oregon filed a friend of the court brief last week in ...

ODFW Releases ‘Final Archery Elk Proposal’ Ahead Of A …

ODFW has released the final proposal for Commission consideration regarding changes to how archery elk season is managed for portions of eastern Oregon within the ...

Columbia, SW WA Fishing Report (7-27-21)

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 13 bank rods kept two steelhead and one cutthroat. 21 boats/73 rods  kept 36 steelhead.  ...

How USFWS Hatcheries, Partners Worked To Save Salmon Ahead Of  …

Mike Clark and a team of fisheries professionals watched the weather forecast for late June and knew it meant serious problems for the more than ...

Washington Fishing Pamphlet Delivery Delays Continue

First it was pandemic-related printing material shortages and now wildfires are leading to further delays of the arrival of WDFW's 2021-22 fishing pamphlet at license ...

From Portland To Possession Bar For Kings

I'm not saying one is better than the other, but two recent fishing trips gave me the opportunity to compare and contrast Chinook angling near ...

WDFW, ODFW Commission Members To Meet On Columbia Fishery Policie …

Members of the Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissions will hold a virtual meeting next week to discuss policy for the shared waters of ...

Neah Bay King Limit Dropping To 1 A Day

While there are available Chinook remaining in the Area 4 quota, the recent closure of adjacent Catch Area 5 to Chinook retention is expected to ...

DNR Lands East Of Cascades Closing To Public Access; WDFW Eastsid …

DNR lands in Eastern Washington will temporarily close to public access starting this Friday, impacting campgrounds and other recreational sites and areas managed by the ...

SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (7-19-21)

Sec 8 (Longview) – 158 bank anglers kept 10 steelhead and released 19 steelhead. 12 boats/27 rods released 1 steelhead. ...

Wildlife Area Units, Water Access Closures In Methow Due To Cub C …

A pair of wildlife area units near Winthrop and a boat access site on a nearby lake have been closed for public safety and to ...

Central Coast To Open Every Thurs.-Sat. For Summer All-depth Hali …

ODFW is changing the Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) summer all-depth Pacific halibut season open dates to increase angling opportunities. ...

Tulalip Bubble, Skykomish, Area 5 To Close For Chinook As Quotas …

Several Puget Sound waters will close earlier than anticipated to fishing for or retention of Chinook salmon, state salmon managers announced today. ...

‘Hoot Owl’ Fishing Restrictions Lifted On Lower Santi …

Thanks to cooler water temperatures, “hoot owl” restrictions that closed salmon, steelhead and trout fishing at 2 p.m. have been lifted on portions of the ...

Entire NW Nat’l Forest Temporarily Closed Due To Fire Dange …

Underlining the critically dry and dangerous fire conditions across much of the Northwest, an entire national forest spanning two states has just been temporarily shut ...

Lake WA Sockeye To Be Taken From Locks To Hatchery To See If More …

Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River isn't the only place in Washington where salmon managers will capture and truck heat-sensitive sockeye around too-warm waters ...