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Portion of Cowlitz open for smelt on Tuesday

February 26, 2021, 7:56pm Latest News

Anglers will have an opportunity to dip for smelt in 2021 during a limited-opening recreational fishery on Tuesday, March 2. Read story

Columbia River spring Chinook seasons set

February 24, 2021, 6:23pm Editor's Choice

State fisheries managers from Washington and Oregon held a joint online meeting on Tuesday, and set the 2021 spring Chinook sport fishing seasons for the Columbia River and its tributaries.… Read story

Fishing report, Feb. 25

February 24, 2021, 6:21pm Outdoors

A variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon fishing seasons for 2021 have been scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story

Warming seas could wipe out Snake River chinook by 2060, scientists predict

February 18, 2021, 8:16am Northwest

Snake River spring-summer chinook could be nearly extinct by 2060 and interventions are “desperately needed” to boost survival in every stage of their lives, scientists warn. Read story

Fishing report, Feb. 18

February 17, 2021, 5:11pm Outdoors

A variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon fishing seasons for 2021 have been scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story

Karen Trandum of Sandy, Ore., fights an ocean coho during one of the last really good years. Returns have suffered recently, but this year's ocean return of coho to the Oregon and Washington coast is expected to be an astounding 1.7 million adults.

Coho run projections excite Columbia River anglers

Karen Trandum of Sandy, Ore., fights an ocean coho during one of the last really good years. Returns have suffered recently, but this year's ocean return of coho to the Oregon and Washington coast is expected to be an astounding 1.7 million adults.

February 17, 2021, 5:10pm Outdoors

There’s a big number being floated around on websites and among local fishermen’s circles, and that number is 1.7 million. That figure is the ocean abundance projection for this year’s adult coho salmon return to the Washington-Oregon coast in 2021. That big number is causing excitement, but it is deceiving… Read story

Mount Jefferson in central Oregon with Jefferson Park in the foreground.

Hiking permits for Oregon’s Cascades set for summer

Mount Jefferson in central Oregon with Jefferson Park in the foreground.

February 13, 2021, 6:06am Northwest

A new permitting system for hikers and backpackers in Oregon’s central Cascade Mountains will finally be implemented this summer, after years of development and a year after it was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Fishing report: Feb. 11

February 10, 2021, 9:02pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Feb. 9. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

Idaho congressman unveils plan to breach dams, save salmon

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

February 8, 2021, 7:51am Latest News

SEATTLE — A Republican congressman has proposed removing four hydroelectric dams in the Northwest as part of a sweeping new plan to address the decades-long problem of how to save salmon populations without upending a system that provides power to millions of people. Read story

Fishing report: Feb. 4

February 3, 2021, 8:46pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Feb. 1. Read story