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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Fishing report 7/31

By Allen Thomas July 31, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Steelhead clip rate still less than 50 percent in the lower Columbia River, according to Washington sampling data

Tribes air issues with non-Indian sport, commercial fisheries

By Allen Thomas July 31, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Treaty Indian representative criticizes several aspects of management in lower Columbia River

Reel thrills: Buoy 10 salmon season opens Friday

By Allen Thomas July 30, 2014 6:14 p.m.

Fall salmon fishing is expected to be very good as more than 2 million chinook and coho are forecast to enter the Columbia River

Fishing report 7/24

By Allen Thomas July 24, 2014 6:03 a.m.

One more week of steelhead fishing before the fall salmon rules apply on Aug. 1; Merwin Resevoir stocked with chunky trout

Money sought to rebuild Battle Ground Lake boat dock

By Allen Thomas July 24, 2014 6:02 a.m.

State parks agency hopes for $517,000 grant to make improvements

Out & About

By Allen Thomas July 24, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about a boating safety class on Saturday, a meeting on Tuesday to adopt commercial fishing periods and a proposed increase in the price of a federal duck stamp

Bluff Mountain trail: Big views, wildflowers galore

By Allen Thomas July 23, 2014 6:59 p.m.

The least-used of the major routes to Silver Star Mountain in Southwest Washington is the most spectacular

Fishing report 7/17

By Allen Thomas July 17, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Summer steelhead fishing improving in lower Columbia, but only 43 percent of catch last week was fin-clipped

Catching salmon the easy way

By Allen Thomas July 16, 2014 6:49 p.m.

Charter boats off Columbia River mouth having a good season as coho are plentiful this summer

Fishing report 7/10

By Allen Thomas July 10, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Anglers get a rare chance to keep a sturgeon Friday and Saturday in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River

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