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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Columbia River's bass-fishing ranking slips

By Allen Thomas July 23, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Columbia Gorge goes from No. 14 in 2014 to No. 53 this year in Bassmaster.com national ratings

Columbia River fishing report July 2015

By Allen Thomas July 23, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Warm water, low streamflows making angling tough for salmon, steelhead in lower Columbia

States close all sturgeon fishing in Columbia upstream of Bonneville Dam

By Allen Thomas July 16, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Spawning-size fish found dead in Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary pools with water temperatures eight degrees warmer than normal

Columbia River fishing report July 2015

By Allen Thomas July 16, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Summer chinook counts at Bonneville Dam at record highs as fish finally move out of Columbia estuary

Swift Reservoir boat ramp expected to stay dry for months

By Allen Thomas July 15, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Water level is now 28 feet below full pool leaving ramp at Swift Forest Camp needing at least three feet before being usable again

Kalama River steelhead management in flux

By Allen Thomas July 9, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Recycling of hatchery-origin steelhead ends in lower river; state getting money to renovate adult fish-handling facilities

Columbia River fishing report July 2015

By Allen Thomas July 9, 2015 6:02 a.m.

High lakes on west side of Mount Adams stocked with rainbow trout; warm water temperatures slowing salmon, steelhead bite in lower Columbia

Four suggestions for summer forest fun

By Allen Thomas July 2, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Spirit Lake, Council Bluff and Lewis River trails are superb hikes, while huckleberries are a tasty treat

Columbia River fishing report July 2015

By Allen Thomas July 2, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Columbia Gorge sturgeon anglers get final chance for a keeper this weekend; summer chinook season extended through July 31 with a wild fish added to daily bag limit

States extend Columbia summer chinook season

By Allen Thomas June 30, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Run will be at least 16 percent larger than initial forecast; wild chinook allowed in bag limit beginning Friday

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