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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Low-snow winter means early start to summer recreation season

By Allen Thomas May 21, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Most of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is free of snow, with campgrounds open and trails available for hiking

Columbia River fishing report May 2015

By Allen Thomas May 21, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Canyon Creek, Little White Salmon River open Saturday; kokanee bite begins at Yale Reservoir; spring chinook angling perks along in lower Columbia

Drought puts Lewis reservoir boat ramps at risk

By Allen Thomas May 20, 2015 6:41 p.m.

If water levels keep dropping, the ramps on Merwin, Yale and Swift reservoirs will be dry and boating will end

Salmon, steelhead recolonizing upper North Fork Lewis River

By Allen Thomas May 14, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Fish trucked and released into upper watershed seem to be homing in on a few favored spots instead of scattering widely

Columbia River fishing report May 14

By Allen Thomas May 14, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook, summer steelhead retention reopens Saturday in lower Columbia; kokanee fishing good at Merwin Reservoir

Columbia River fishing report May 7

By Allen Thomas May 7, 2015 6:06 a.m.

Spring chinook salmon retention will be allowed Saturday in the lower Columbia River

Spring chinook fishing to be open Saturday in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas May 5, 2015 4:26 p.m.

States also extend salmon retention through Sunday between Bonneville Dam and Washington-Oregon border

Spring chinook season to reopen for weekend in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas April 30, 2015 2:28 p.m.

Sport fishermen will get to fish on Saturday and Sunday; commercials to net on Monday

Columbia River fishing report April 30

By Allen Thomas April 30, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Huge spring chinook counts at Bonneville Dam should bode well for anglers at Wind, Klickitat rivers plus Drano Lake; Goose Lake to be planted on Monday

New trails await in Columbia Gorge

By Allen Thomas April 29, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Slightly more than 6 miles ready for hikers, horsemen, bikers at Dalles Mountain Ranch in Columbia Hills State Park

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