Out & About

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Walleye clinic set Tuesday at Fishermen’s Marine

PORTLAND — A free clinic on walleye fishing techniques will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoors, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive.

Expert Tony Roach will be the featured speaker.

Guide Dave Maroon will give a program on summer chinook and steelhead strategies in the Columbia River beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 12.

Guide Jon Huston will cover summer steelhead fishing in the Cowlitz, Kalama and Lewis rivers at 6:30 p.m. June 16.

Other seminars at Fishermen’s Marine include:

Columbia River bass and walleye fishing with Bud Hartman of the Oregon Bass and Panfish Club, 6:30 p.m., July 17.

Albacore tuna with guide John Childs at 6:30 p.m. July 3.

Global positioning satellites for hunters with Gary Chandler of the Oregon Hunters Association at 6 p.m. Aug. 21.

Mule deer hunting and field judging with guide Jeremy Toman at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Mount Hood Meadows to offer weekend cross-country skiing

Mount Hood Meadows will be open for cross-country skiing on Saturday and Sunday, then again on June 8-9.

A 2.17-mile track will be set at Meadows base area. The daily track fee will be $10.

Former U.S. biathlon team member Sam Cordell will offer junior skate ski clinics on Saturday and June 8 and senior-master skate ski clinics on Sunday and June 9.

Each clinic costs $20 plus the track fee. The junior clinics will be focused on high-school age skiers. Minors need to have a legal guardian sign a release for the clinics.

Madshus will have demonstration skis on Saturday and Sunday available for a lap or two on the track.

Skiing will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinics will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Spring nordic operations are subject to cancellations due to weather. Visit www.skihood.com for updates.

Fishing free in Oregon on Saturday, Sunday

Saturday and Sunday is Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon.

Fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other rules apply including bag limits and size restrictions.

Free Fishing Weekend in Washington will be June 8-9.

Forest Service grant aims to get more youth outdoors

CHELATCHIE PRAIRIE — The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument has been awarded at $69,600 grant from the chief of the Forest Service to offer more opportunities for youth to experience the woods.

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest will implement children’s forest projects in the coming months in cooperation with the Mount St. Helens Institute, Vancouver Summer Adventures and local schools.

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