Fishing report 4/10

By Allen Thomas April 10, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Monday final scheduled day of spring chinook angling in lower Columbia River

Study: Mount St. Helens elk herd reduction accomplished

By Allen Thomas April 10, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Five years of research show hunting antlerless animals reduced the population as intended by Department of Fish and Wildlife

Out & About

By Allen Thomas April 10, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about youth archery shooting, a merger of sports camps on Mount Hood and offerings of the Mount St. Helens Institute

Columbia anglers to get more time for spring chinook

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 2:38 p.m.

States extend season in lower river through April 14 except closed this coming Tuesday

Fishing report 4/3

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook catches finally improving in lower Columbia but water conditions far from ideal

Wind River steelhead add to coastal bird buffet

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Substantial percentage of tags found on East Sand Island in estuary

Smelt make it past Bonneville Dam this spring

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:02 a.m.

It's not unprecedented for the silvery fish to get that far upstream

Out & About

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about reductions to elk hunting permits near Mount St. Helens, the Klineline Pond youth fishing event, free skiing at Mount Hood Skibowl and a cycling tour in Trout Lake

Netters to fish Tuesday for spring chinook in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas March 31, 2014 2:31 p.m.

Hearing scheduled at noon on Thursday to consider extending sport season beyond Monday

Sturgeon retention dates set for Bonneville pool

By Allen Thomas March 27, 2014 12:15 p.m.

Anglers to get four summer days to keep fish; spawning sanctuary created downstream of The Dalles Dam

Fishing report 3/27

By Allen Thomas March 27, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Spring chinook fishing remains very slow in the lower Columbia

Forest Service analyzing Gifford Pinchot road system

By Allen Thomas March 27, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Local forest road budget not enough to maintain 4,100 miles

Out & About

By Allen Thomas March 27, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about a spring chinook fishing seminar, vandalism at Benson Bridge, a kokanee fishing clinic and applying for multi-season hunting permits

State thinks it has cause of elk hoof disease

By Allen Thomas March 26, 2014 6:55 p.m.

Public meeting scheduled April 15 in Vancouver to share findings, answer questions

Netting for chinook delayed a week

By Allen Thomas March 24, 2014 5:11 p.m.

Commercials say river is full of debris and marine mammals and Tuesday's weather will be bad

More salmon, but similar seasons likely

By Allen Thomas March 20, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Fall fishing in the lower Columbia River will look a lot like the 2013 regulations

Fishing report 3/20

By Allen Thomas March 20, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Spring chinook angling in the lower Columbia remains very slow, but kokanee catches improving in Merwin Reservoir

Fix suggested for weak winter steelhead runs

By Allen Thomas March 20, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Advisory group would like to see new broodstock tried in Washougal, North Fork Lewis rivers

Meetings set to discuss new Marble Mountain Sno-Park shelter

By Allen Thomas March 20, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Sessions scheduled in Vancouver, Stevenson, Battle Ground, Longview and Woodland

Fishing report 3/13

By Allen Thomas March 13, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Washington yet to sample an angler with a spring chinook from Columbia River

Wind, Drano to open Sunday for chinook

By Allen Thomas March 13, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring salmon catches don't ramp up until late April to mid-May

East Fork Lewis designated wild steelhead gene bank

By Allen Thomas March 11, 2014 6:01 a.m.

State announces hatchery releases will end in popular Clark County stream, plus in North Fork-Toutle/Green river

Sea lions feast on big smelt run

By Allen Thomas March 10, 2014 6:59 p.m.

It appears smelt are returning to the Columbia River and some tributaries in big numbers for a second straight winter, with sea lions gorging on the silvery fish Monday in the North Fork of the Lewis River.

Trio of easy-to-get-to hikes to satisfy those with urge to get out for late-winter hike

By Allen Thomas March 5, 2014 11:26 p.m.

Here are a trio of hikes -- none particularly challenging -- as March is here and the urge to get outside returns.

Study to examine steelhead interbreeding

By Allen Thomas February 27, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Five Southwest Washington streams will be checked for hatchery influence on wild fish

Fishing report 2/27

By Allen Thomas February 27, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook angling season opens Saturday upstream of Interstate 5; commercials catch smelt in lower Columbia; sturgeon retention open again in Bonneville pool

Sportsman stays busy fishing, helping state with wildlife laws

By Allen Thomas February 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Lyle Cabe of Vancouver started his career as a clerk-typist in the Oregon Air National Guard and finished as a colonel and wing commander flying F-15 fighter jets.

Bonneville pool sturgeon retention resumes Monday

By Allen Thomas February 20, 2014 1:55 p.m.

Anglers to get 14 more days through March 9

'Incredible' fall chinook run forecast for Columbia

By Allen Thomas February 20, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Record-high 1.6 million salmon anticipated in 2014

Fishing report 2/20

By Allen Thomas February 20, 2014 6:03 a.m.

No smelt in Cowlitz yet; states to consider reopening Bonneville pool for sturgeon retention

Out & About

By Allen Thomas February 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about a beginner's flyfishing course, bass-fishing tips, bear hunting and a school to teach trail-building skills

Monster coho run forecast for Columbia in 2014

By Allen Thomas February 13, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Biologists predict almost 1 million coho are in the ocean destined for the Columbia River

Study examines recycling of Cowlitz summer steelhead

By Allen Thomas February 13, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Initial year of research finds little risk to wild fish from allowing hatchery stocks a second trip up the river

Fishing report 2/13

By Allen Thomas February 13, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Smelt dippers have no luck in lower Cowlitz River

Out & About

By Allen Thomas February 13, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet, boating safety classes and seminars on kokanee, walleye and spring chinook fishing

Limited smelt dipping to return to Cowlitz River

By Allen Thomas February 6, 2014 6:08 a.m.

Sportsmen can dip from 6 a.m. to noon for the next four Saturdays

Fishing report 2/6

By Allen Thomas February 6, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Anglers already in pursuit of spring chinook with two reportedly caught in Multnomah Channel

Idaho seeks spring chinook angling change

By Allen Thomas February 6, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Washington, Oregon reject plea to delay fishing between Interstate 5 and Bonneville Dam until early to mid-May

Oregon to decide on sport-fishing closure zone

By Allen Thomas February 6, 2014 6:03 a.m.

State's Fish and Wildlife Commission will make decision Friday on angling closure inside green buoy line at Astoria during Buoy 10 season

Out & About

By Allen Thomas February 6, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about fee-free days in Washington state parks, a new website on Washington family fishing vacation tips and a request for retailers and fishing gear manufacturers to serve on an inland fish advisory committee

Local sportsmen's clubs form alliance

By Allen Thomas January 30, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Twelve groups send representatives to organizational meeting

Fishing report 1/30

By Allen Thomas January 30, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Sturgeon retention resumes Saturday in Bonneville pool of Columbia River

Langsdorf Landing boat ramp renovation begins

By Allen Thomas January 30, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Work in the water will not happen until October

Land for wildlife eyed

By Allen Thomas January 30, 2014 6:02 a.m.

North side of Merrill Lake, Simcoe Mountains on list of state's preferred habitat acquisitions

Spring chinook seasons set for lower Columbia, Gorge

By Allen Thomas January 29, 2014 11:13 p.m.

Initial portion of sport fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam projected to last through April 7

Bonneville pool sturgeon retention resumes Saturday

By Allen Thomas January 29, 2014 5:20 p.m.

Season will continue through Feb. 17 or until 300 to 350 fish kept

Lower Columbia spring chinook fishing projected to stay open through April 7

By Allen Thomas January 23, 2014 6:08 a.m.

States will adopt angling regulations for Columbia downstream of Bonneville Dam on Wednesday in Vancouver

Spring chinook outlook encouraging for Wind, Drano Lake

By Allen Thomas January 23, 2014 6:08 a.m.

Salmon returns to Columbia Gorge tributaries expected to improve in 2014

Cathlamet Channel net pens rearing spring chinook

By Allen Thomas January 23, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Channel at Puget Island to be tried as commercial salmon fishing location

Out & About

By Allen Thomas January 23, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Items about the closure of Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls and a spring chinook salmon fishing derby on April 5