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Additional 1-day smelt dip set for Tuesday, March 5 on Cowlitz River

March 1, 2024, 3:36pm Latest News

There will be another opportunity to dip for smelt in the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved an additional one-day recreational fishery from 1… Read story

WDFW approves 11 days of razor clam digs on Washington coast

March 1, 2024, 3:40pm Latest News

Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging opportunities on coastal beaches beginning March 7, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed today. Read story

Mindi Eleazer, the wife of fishing guide Matt Eleazer, with a fine spring Chinook salmon she took from the Columbia River.

Shorter Spring Chinook season off and running

Mindi Eleazer, the wife of fishing guide Matt Eleazer, with a fine spring Chinook salmon she took from the Columbia River.

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Editor's Choice

Oregon and Washington state fisheries managers have finalized and announced the recreational spring Chinook salmon season on the Columbia River for 2024. Anglers will get to fish the big river for these highly prized fish through April 5. Read story

A Columbia River angler with a nice spring Chinook taken in the reach below Bonneville Dam while fishing with East Fork Outfitters. The spring Chinook seasons were released by the states on Wednesday.

Field Notes: Comments sought for setting salmon seasons

A Columbia River angler with a nice spring Chinook taken in the reach below Bonneville Dam while fishing with East Fork Outfitters. The spring Chinook seasons were released by the states on Wednesday.

February 23, 2024, 5:00pm Outdoors

Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have scheduled several opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon seasons in 2024-2025, beginning with a hybrid statewide forecast meeting on March 1. Read story

The clams dug in 2023 have been smaller than the past two seasons. This limit of 15 was taken south of the Oysterville Approach at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula.

Field Notes: Clam digs set for next week

The clams dug in 2023 have been smaller than the past two seasons. This limit of 15 was taken south of the Oysterville Approach at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula.

February 17, 2024, 6:02am Outdoors

Razor clam diggers will have opportunities to hit the beaches starting next week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish managers confirmed Thursday. Read story

Much of the funding allocated through the Great American Outdoors Act helped improve trails and facilities overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the Lewis River Recreation Area.

Projects in Washington get a boost from federal act

Much of the funding allocated through the Great American Outdoors Act helped improve trails and facilities overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the Lewis River Recreation Area.

February 17, 2024, 6:01am Outdoors

Washington reaped its fair share of benefits from the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act. Read story

A smelt dip on the Cowlitz River brings about a festival atmosphere as folks gather to have fun, and hopefully end up with a mess of smelt.

One-day Cowlitz River smelt dip approved for Thursday

A smelt dip on the Cowlitz River brings about a festival atmosphere as folks gather to have fun, and hopefully end up with a mess of smelt.

February 12, 2024, 5:00pm Latest News

Smelt-dipping will return to the banks of the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved a one-day recreational fishery on Thursday. Read story

The spring goose season within the Northwest Goose Permit Zone is an excellent opportunity for waterfowlers to enjoy some late season action. If you do not have access to private lands, there are other options.

Spring permit goose season sees low-pressure hunt largely on private land

The spring goose season within the Northwest Goose Permit Zone is an excellent opportunity for waterfowlers to enjoy some late season action. If you do not have access to private lands, there are other options.

February 10, 2024, 6:05am Outdoors

Hunting the spring season in the Northwest Goose Permit Zone is a hunting opportunity that does not see anywhere near as much hunting pressure as the regular goose seasons. It is a chance to hunt un-pressured birds, but there are special rules involved with this hunt. Read story

Thousands of Chinook wasted as bycatch in B.C. fishery, new report finds

February 9, 2024, 7:33am Business

Nearly 30,000 Chinook salmon were wasted as bycatch in the Canadian trawl fishery, which was targeting hake and walleye pollock, a new report from Canadian fisheries officials found. Read story

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

Clark County Council OKs Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program at Vancouver Lake

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

February 8, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County students and residents will continue to have access to Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program for Vancouver Lake now that the county council has approved a 2½-year agreement. The council approved the contract, valued at $175,000, during its regular meeting Tuesday. Read story