Outdoors

Oregon reopens south coast to mussel harvesting

By Associated Press April 4, 2014 10:37 a.m.

PORTLAND — The state Department of Agriculture says a portion of the south coast has been reopened to recreational and commercial mussel harvesting.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/4

April 4, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Count and water conditions for Thursday

Columbia anglers to get more time for spring chinook

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 2:38 p.m.

States extend season in lower river through April 14 except closed this coming Tuesday

Oregon timber bid motivated by lawsuit threat

April 3, 2014 10:15 a.m.

PORTLAND — An Oregon company says it bid on land in the Elliott State Forest as a challenge to environmental groups who have promised lawsuits to protect a threatened seabird.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/3

April 3, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Wednesday

Fishing report 4/3

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook catches finally improving in lower Columbia but water conditions far from ideal

Wind River steelhead add to coastal bird buffet

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Substantial percentage of tags found on East Sand Island in estuary

Smelt make it past Bonneville Dam this spring

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:02 a.m.

It's not unprecedented for the silvery fish to get that far upstream

Out & About

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about reductions to elk hunting permits near Mount St. Helens, the Klineline Pond youth fishing event, free skiing at Mount Hood Skibowl and a cycling tour in Trout Lake

State to halt Puget Sound winter steelhead releases

April 2, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Wild Fish Conservancy suing over hatchery program operation

Willamette River fish checks

April 2, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Weekly angler checks for fishermen downstream of Willamette Falls ending Sunday

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/2

April 2, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Recreation day passes now online

By The Columbian April 1, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Day-use passes needed at 31 sites in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, 10 in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Netters to fish Tuesday for spring chinook in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas March 31, 2014 2:31 p.m.

Hearing scheduled at noon on Thursday to consider extending sport season beyond Monday

Bonneville Dam fish count 3/31

By The Columbian March 31, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Thursday's and Saturday's counts, plus water conditions