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Allen Thomas

outdoors reporter

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Recent Stories

Fishing report 12/25

By Allen Thomas December 25, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Winter steelhead streams a bit high for fishing but likely to drop; trout stocked in Battle Ground Lake, Klineline Pond

States adopt winter sturgeon season for Bonneville pool

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Angling will be open daily Jan. 1 through March 1 or until catch guideline is filled, whichever comes first; winter success rates were poor in 2013, 2014

Spring chinook forecast: Mediocre outlook in Willamette, Cowlitz

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Kalama, Lewis rivers likely to have fishing restrictions again due to weak runs

Winter steelhead kelts make Swift Reservoir home

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Sportsmen occasionally catch fish which are attempting to recover and make another spawning run

Fishing report 12/18

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Coho count at Cowlitz Hatchery exceeds 100,000 for year; researchers capture handful of smelt in lower Cowlitz

Biologists optimistic about Columbia spring chinook run

By Allen Thomas December 11, 2014 7:01 p.m.

Forecast is for 232,500 spring salmon to enter Columbia headed for upstream of Bonneville Dam

Sturgeon population slowly improving in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas December 11, 2014 6:05 a.m.

State biologists estimate a 5 percent gain in 2014, the first year of no retention in sport or commercial fisheries between Bonneville Dam and the ocean

Fishing report 12/11

By Allen Thomas December 11, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Lacamas Lake stocked with 8,500 rainbow trout, while Klineline Pond got 3,100 trout

Washington eyes fishing license fee increases

By Allen Thomas December 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Some hunting costs might be reduced to encourage more participation, add revenue

Easy Christmas gift ideas for sportsmen

By Allen Thomas December 4, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Most of these suggestions are simple to find and won't drain your bank account

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