Outdoors

Nature’s Feast: Cedar Planked salmon

September 20, 2017, 10:45 PM

This simple method of cooking any kind of salmon or steelhead originated with the Native Americans that lived in the Northwest. The smoky cedar aroma enhances the flavor of the fish, and the indirect heat means the meat is not dripping all its juices into the fire. What you end up with is a very moist and tasty end product.

Fishing report, Sept. 21

September 20, 2017, 10:42 PM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details). An estimated 613,800 fall Chinook and 319,300 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.

Out and About: Suspects in large poaching ring named

September 20, 2017, 10:41 PM

Outdoors news items from around the Northwest

Hatchery seeks better Rogue River salmon returns

September 15, 2017, 11:39 AM

TRAIL, Ore. — Dave Pease always gets a bit nervous when he sends a few hundred thousand of his charges to freedom in a not-so-ceremonious way.

High school scoreboard 9/15

September 14, 2017, 11:18 PM

Fishing, hunting, hiking all impacted by fires in gorge

September 13, 2017, 10:24 PM

Raging wildfires, forest closings, unhealthy air warnings and more have made it a tough week for Clark County outdoors enthusiasts. Hikers, hunters, fishermen, mushroom hunters and berry gatherers are among those stymied by the Eagle Creek Fire currently burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

Fishing Report, Sept. 14

September 13, 2017, 10:21 PM

Weekly updates on Southwest Washington fisheries.

Out and About: Bonneville fish update, pheasant hunt and more

September 13, 2017, 10:17 PM

Bonneville dam fish counts suspended, Youth pheasant hunt and more.

Study: More Americans partake in outdoors activities

September 13, 2017, 10:15 PM

More Americans are enjoying outdoor activities, including fishing and wildlife watching, according to a study by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and published by the US Dept. of the Interior. The study shows gains made in every category but hunting.

Oregon hunters file lawsuit, seek to protect elk habitat

September 12, 2017, 9:11 AM

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Hunters Association has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, claiming its plan to build more than 130 miles (209 kilometers) of off-highway vehicle trails in the Ochoco National Forest could hurt elk habitat.

As kayaking catches big wave, authorities cite rookie risks

September 8, 2017, 9:30 AM

PORT AUSTIN, Mich. — The conditions seemed ideal: wispy clouds against a blue sky, light wind, temperatures in the high 70s. But two kayakers lasted less than an hour in Lake Huron, making a U-turn back to shore due to choppy waves that couldn’t be easily detected from a marina in northeastern Michigan.

Washington’s fish farms governed by decades-old guidelines

September 7, 2017, 6:43 PM

Washington state’s guidelines for fish farms include things such as where they should be located and how many fish can be farmed in how much water.

Cycle Oregon offers refund for ride canceled due to wildfire

September 7, 2017, 9:29 AM

PORTLAND — Cycle Oregon organizers are offering a partial refund to registrants of the weeklong bicycle ride that was canceled due to wildfires along the tour route.

Bitten at Buoy 10

September 6, 2017, 11:02 PM

ASTORIA, Ore. — “There’s a sea lion heading your way!”

Fishing Report, Sept. 7

September 6, 2017, 11:01 PM

Anglers at Buoy 10 averaged 1.73 Chinook and 1.71 coho caught per boat. In the gorge, boat anglers averaged 1.00 Chinook caught per boat, while anglers fishing in Troutdale averaged 0.11 Chinook caught per boat. In the Portland to Tongue Point area, boat anglers averaged 0.44 Chinook and 0.01 coho caught per boat, while anglers fishing in the estuary above Tongue Point averaged 1.42 Chinook and 0.56 coho caught per boat. Bank anglers fishing in the gorge averaged 0.07 Chinook caught per angler.