Out & About



Registration open for fall salmon fishing derby

WOODLAND — Registration is open through Aug. 26 for Southwest Washington Anglers’ annual Columbia River Fall Salmon Derby, scheduled for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Contestants may enter as individuals for $40 or two-person teams for $70. Open water is the lower Columbia River from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam.

Prizes will include $400 for the first-place individual and $200 for second place. The top team wins $800 with $400 for the runners-up. Prizes also are awarded through fifth place for teams and 10th place for individuals.

The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Woodland High School, 757 Park St.

The first 200 entries will receive a wobbler by Brad’s Killer Fishing.

For derby information, rules and entry forms, go online to www.swwa.org.

Help needed for trail work in Southwest Washington

Volunteers are needed for trail maintenance parties at Whipple Creek Park in Clark County, plus Indian Heaven Wilderness, Glacier View Wilderness and Mount St. Helens in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

The Washington Trails Association will be working at Whipple Creek on Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. Work is planned from 9 a.m. until noon to reroute a section of trail that is often muddy.

Whipple Creek Park is 300 acres west of the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Help is needed Aug. 24 and 25 on Indian Racetrack trail on the southwest side of Indian Heaven Wilderness and Sept. 7 and 8 at Glacier View Wilderness west of Mount Rainier.

On Sept. 14 and 15, the final 300 feet of Ape Cave Viewpoint trail will be built.

No experience is necessary for WTA projects. Tools and instructions are provided.

To register, go online to www.wta.org.

Fall chinook fishing seminar scheduled Aug. 15 in Portland

PORTLAND — A free seminar on fall chinook salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive.

Thad Tyler of Broken T Guide Service will be the guest speaker.