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More days added to Columbia spring Chinook fishery

May 19, 2022, 2:57pm Latest News

As the number of upriver spring Chinook continues to exceed expectations, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Wednesday agreed to allow 11 more days on the lower Columbia River… Read story

Permits will soon be needed for scenic Columbia River Gorge drive

May 12, 2022, 5:55am Clark County Life

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge wishing to drive the historic highway waterfall corridor after May 23 will need a permit to do so. Read story

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.
Two morel mushrooms in Eastern Washington.

Last year’s wildfires may affect this year’s mushroom crop

Two morel mushrooms in Eastern Washington.

May 15, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

Morel mushroom harvesting season is underway in Washington and last year’s wildfires might offer clues on the best spots to forage. Read story

Peter Fox stands next to a pair of rafts in the driveway of his Bend, Ore., home.

‘Rowing is my happy place’: Whitewater rafting trailblazer finds his thrills in Oregon

Peter Fox stands next to a pair of rafts in the driveway of his Bend, Ore., home.

May 15, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

Peter Fox still manages to get out on the water about 50 days a year. Read story

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

Columbia River to reopen for spring Chinook fishing below Bonneville Dam

A chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville.

May 11, 2022, 10:15pm Latest News

With Chinook returning in greater numbers than anticipated, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Wednesday agreed to reopen the lower Columbia River for recreational spring Chinook fishing beginning Thursday, May 12. Read story

This spring Chinook was taken by Richard Twing on the Cowlitz River while fishing with guide Dave Mallahan a few years ago. After a two-year hiatus, anglers can once again keep spring Chinook salmon they catch on the Cowlitz River.

Mt. Hood Skibowl bans mountain bikes after losing lawsuit

May 9, 2022, 6:39pm Northwest

Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon will keep cyclists off its forested trails this summer after losing a lawsuit from a man who said he slammed into a signpost and was paralyzed from the waist down. Read story

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, left, chats with Juliette Fernandez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they check out a view of the Columbia River from a new viewpoint at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. The refuge reopened to the public on May 1.

Steigerwald refuge gains more trails, wetlands, wildlife

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, left, chats with Juliette Fernandez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they check out a view of the Columbia River from a new viewpoint at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. The refuge reopened to the public on May 1.

May 8, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

When Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge reopened May 1, visitors were likely surprised to see all the changes that have taken place. But the crew members working to remove an old aqueduct, fish ladder and water diversion infrastructure along Gibbons Creek had one of the biggest surprises. Read story

Ed Wilder fights a Chinook salmon while Buzz Ramsey waits with the net. They were fishing the 2018 Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge held this last Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Fishing report: Columbia River spring Chinook fishing closed above Bonneville Dam

Ed Wilder fights a Chinook salmon while Buzz Ramsey waits with the net. They were fishing the 2018 Buoy 10 Salmon Challenge held this last Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River.

May 4, 2022, 4:23pm Outdoors

With the fishery expected to surpass its allowable catch in the coming days, the spring Chinook recreational fishery on the Columbia River mainstem above Bonneville Dam will closed Wednesday (May 4), fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced. Read story