Outdoors blog 3/26

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter



Eighteen commercial test-fishing drifts in the lower Columbia River caught 38 chinook and 29 steelhead. Eighty-four percent of the chinook were fin-clipped, while 69 percent of the steelhead were marked.

There will be a Columbia River Compact meeting by telephone at noon to consider a commercial fishing period. I'll have a story online shortly after conclusion of the session. The states are proposing eight hours of gillnetting between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday