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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Monster fall chinook return expected for Columbia River

By Allen Thomas March 4, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Third largest run on record expected back in 2015, however need to protect lower river fish might restrict seasons somewhat

North Lewis River smolt shortage prompts questions

By Allen Thomas February 25, 2015 10:33 p.m.

ARIEL — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife expects to be short about 55,000 young spring chinook for release in the North Fork of the Lewis River this fall and next spring.

Outdoorsman happy to take the lead

By Allen Thomas February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

By his very rough calculations, Lehman Holder is approaching 1,000 trips in his lifetime as an outings leader for the Sierra Club — about 400 of those in Southwest Washington during the past 15 years.

Klickitat rail-to-trail features winter eagles

By Allen Thomas February 19, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Lower two miles of the route from Lyle to Fisher HIll Bridge a nice location to jumpstart the hiking season

Fishing report 2/19

By Allen Thomas February 19, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Mild weather, early bite by kokanee results in lots of angling effort at Merwin Reservoir

Guide masters Merwin's kokanee in winter

By Allen Thomas February 12, 2015 6:10 a.m.

Tasty fish can be challenging to find and catch in winter and early spring months

Fishing report 2/12

By Allen Thomas February 12, 2015 6:06 a.m.

Cowlitz River open again for smelt dipping on Saturday morning; first spring chinook counted this week at Bonneville Dam

Volunteers sought to survey elk for hoof disease

By Allen Thomas February 11, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Citizen scientists will drive in March and April though 10 Southwest Washington counties to record the total number of elk and the ones showing signs of the crippling affliction

Another strong coho run forecast for Columbia

By Allen Thomas February 10, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Although not as many fish as 2014, coho should provide for good sport-fishing opportunities

Fishing report 2/5

By Allen Thomas February 5, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Dippers hope to have success Saturday, the first of two scheduled open days in the Cowlitz River

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