• 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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Deadly Virus Found In Wild Oregon Rabbit; A First That Follows Ou …

The USDA Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory last week confirmed rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a wild black-tailed jackrabbit collected in Lake County ...

Official Word On Area 11 June 16 Salmon Opener

Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 will begin June 16, 2021 as agreed upon with co-managers during the 2021 North of Falcon season setting process. ...

Wolf Poached In Northern Stevens County

What's believed to have been the breeding female of a Northeast Washington wolf pack was shot and killed earlier this spring and a reward of ...

Former WDFW Commissioner Honored With National Conservation Award

A North-central Washington lifelong hunter, conservationist and former state Fish and Wildlife Commission member has been honored with a prestigious national award for an individual. ...

Wynoochee, Satsop Habitat Work Will Restrict Access On 2 Sections …

Starting this month, construction will begin to restore habitat in sections of the Satsop and Wynoochee rivers to benefit salmon and other aquatic species. Work ...

Oregon’s Central Coast Reopening For Razor Clamming

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of all razor clam harvesting on the ...

Puget Sound Summer Crab Seasons Begin July 1; Areas 10-11 Again O …

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced Puget Sound summer crab-fishing seasons, which will get underway July 1 in most marine areas. ...

Columbia Chinook Limit Boosted, Keeper Sturgeon Day Added In Estu …

Columbia anglers can keep a second Chinook in the coming days and they'll have one more day to retain a sturgeon in the estuary this ...

North-Central Oregon Couple Pinched For Crab Violations

OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers began an investigation after receiving a call on the TIP Line reporting crab advertised for sale on Facebook. Investigators followed ...

Purchase Of Former Alpaca Ranch Near Tenino Hailed As Future Stat …

“Beautiful and ecologically-rich ranchlands like this one face high threats of development,” said Gates Watson, northwest director of The Conservation Fund. “Our purchase of the ...

36 Puget Sound Shoreline Restoration Projects Receive $15.7M In G …

“Projects funded this year involve restoring beaches for fish habitat and public use, correcting barriers that prevent salmon from reaching key rearing and feeding areas, ...

SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (6-7-21)

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 204 bank anglers kept 22 Chinook, three jacks and released 13 Chinook and three jacks. 3 boats/7 rods kept one Chinook. ...

Wild Fall Chinook Restrictions Again On Most SW OR Rivers; No Sal …

ODFW is enacting temporary restrictions on coastal wild adult Chinook salmon harvest in the Southwest Zone due to low forecasted returns. ...

June 12-13 Is Free Fishing Weekend In Washington

Anglers across Washington will be able to fish without a license on the state’s lakes, rivers, and marine waters during this year’s annual Free Fishing ...

‘Must Take This Threat Seriously’: Oregon Hunters Ass …

An initiative to dramatically expand animal cruelty laws and which could be on Oregon's November 2022 ballot has hunting organizations redoubling warnings about the consequences ...

Spring Chinook Rules Loosened On Several Washington Rivers

THE FOLLOWING ARE EMERGENCY RULE-CHANGE NOTICES FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE Kalama River fisheries return to permanent rules  Action:  Restores ...

WDFW Confirms AHD Outbreak In San Juan Islands Blacktails

Wildlife managers confirmed a viral infection known as adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD) is affecting deer on the San Juan Islands this month. ...

Free Fishing, Clamming, Crabbing Coming Up This Weekend In Oregon

Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. ...

Little Goose Tailrace Reopening For 2 More Days Of Spring Chinook …

WDFW announces that the waters immediately below Little Goose Dam on the Snake River will reopen June 4 and 6 for spring Chinook retention. ...

ODFW Concerned About Drought Conditions, Warns Of Possible Impact …

ODFW is bracing for a serious drought as summer arrives, with the entire state being impacted. Currently, 72 percent of the state is in severe ...

NMFS Opens Comment On Chinook Low Abundance Threshold Measures Fo …

NOAA Fisheries is asking for public input on a Pacific Fishery Management Council recommendation to reduce impacts from fishing off the West Coast. The recommendation ...

SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (6-1-21)

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 85 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook and one jack. 4 boats/7 rods kept one ...

Puget Sound’s Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 To Open June 2 For More …

The quota count is in and more shrimp fishing is on the way for many marine areas in northern and southern Puget Sound in early ...

Switching More OR Blues Bow Elk Hunts From General To Controlled …

ODFW staff are preparing to brief the Commission at their June 18 meeting and seek input on how to best proceed with potential changes to ...

INWC Pushes Back On Call To Relist Wolves In Northern Rockies

A Spokane-based hunting and conservation organization is pushing back on national groups' call to relist wolves in the Northern Rockies, including the eastern third of ...

Steelhead Poached From Coquille Trib Fish Trap By Multiple People …

Multiple people accessed the trap. One person, identified through surveillance footage, entered the trap to net fish, then shot one camera and stole another. Troopers ...

Retention Of Copper, Quillback, China Rockfish Temporarily Paused …

Beginning June 1, retention of copper, quillback, and China rockfish when fishing from a boat is prohibited during the recreational sport bottomfishing season. This temporary ...

Shad Reported Caught In Lake Washington

As shad anglers ready their darts and Dick Nites and keep a close eye on the daily count at Bonneville Dam, the East Coast fish ...

SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (5-24-21)

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 304 bank anglers kept 26 Chinook, six jacks and released seven Chinook and one steelhead. 12 boats/28 rods kept six ...

More Springer News: NF Nooksack, Umatilla Opening, Cascade Closin …

Managers have seen a higher than predicted return of both wild and hatchery spring Chinook salmon to the Umatilla River basin. Last month, the adult ...