Outdoors

Progress slow on Columbia commercial fishing license buyback

By Allen Thomas January 29, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Columbia River reform policy calls for license reduction program, but agency director says it is "easier said than done''

Fishing report 1/29

By Allen Thomas January 29, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Six lakes stocked with trout to offer winter fishing opportunity; Bonneville pool sturgeon angling remains slow

Sportsmen's Show opens Wednesday at Expo Center

January 29, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Five-day event features exhibits of hunting, fishing and camping gear; seminars by guides and outfitters; trophy scoring, youth trout pond and more

Vancouver Wildlife League meets Wednesday

January 29, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Members to hear about federal wildlife refuges in Southwest Washington

Outings

January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Hiking, cycling, kayaking and other outings offered by local organizations

Mount St. Helens climbing permits go on sale Monday

January 28, 2015 5:37 p.m.

Permits will be sold online through the Mount St. Helens Institute and cost $22

States set spring chinook, smelt seasons

By Allen Thomas January 28, 2015 2:36 p.m.

Sport fishing in lower Columbia River projected to last until April 10 before early-season allocation is caught

Razor clam digging resumes Friday at Long Beach

January 27, 2015 7:15 a.m.

State approves eight days of digging with eight more days tentatively slated for mid-February

States to adopt Columbia spring chinook fishing seasons

January 27, 2015 7:03 a.m.

Sport salmon season lasting until about April 10 anticipated along with limited smelt dipping opportunities

Over the rainbow?

By ERIC BARKER, Lewiston Tribune January 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Another monster Clearwater River trout, another missed chance for the Idaho record book

Bonneville Dam fish count

January 22, 2015 6:45 a.m.

Counts and water temperature at Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River Gorge

Fishing report 1/22

By Allen Thomas January 22, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Sturgeon angling still slow in Bonneville pool of Columbia River; Merwin producing some kokanee

Snow report 1/22

January 22, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Conditions at winter recreation parking areas in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Commercial fishermen unhappy with Columbia River reforms

By Allen Thomas January 21, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Netters: Changes to benefit sportsmen waste salmon while hurting lower Columbia River economy

Columbia River fisheries reforms: A two-year report card

By Allen Thomas January 21, 2015 5:09 p.m.

State Fish and Wildlife Commission gets update on changes adopted in 2013 to prioritize sport fishing in the main river, boost off-channel opportunities for commercials