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Out and About: States close Columbia salmon, steelhead seasons

September 26, 2019, 6:01am Outdoors

The Columbia River will close to all salmon and steelhead fishing effective today at 12.01 am from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco. Read story

Fishing Report, Sept. 26

September 26, 2019, 6:01am Outdoors

The fall salmon season is now closed from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line up to the Highway 395 bridge near Pasco. The closure remains in effect through Oct. 31 downstream of Bonneville Dam and through Dec. 31 upstream of Bonneville Dam. Read story

Columbia coho run short of expectations

September 25, 2019, 10:01pm Outdoors

The 2019 coho run does not seem to be coming in as strong as fisheries managers expected, and hatchery mark rates have been lower than expected as well. Read story

Toutle River re-opens to Chinook salmon fishing

September 24, 2019, 9:01am Northwest

LONGVIEW — Anglers may now keep one adult hatchery Chinook salmon from the Toutle River and North Fork of the Toutle River, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials announced Saturday. Read story

Out and About: Washington announces fall razor clam digs

September 18, 2019, 7:04pm Outdoors

Shellfish managers for Washington have published a list of proposed razor clam digs for ocean beaches in October, November and December. Unlike last year, there are ample dates for Long beach, starting with three September digs. Read story

Fishing report, Sept. 19

September 18, 2019, 7:02pm Outdoors

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing. Read story

Tempers rise as wolves move closer to SW Washington

September 18, 2019, 6:56pm Outdoors

Since their reintroduction, gray wolves have continued to spread over the Washington landscape, and a fierce debate has followed them. Read story

Out and About: Youth pheasant hunts scheduled for September

September 11, 2019, 9:09pm Outdoors

Youth hunters will get the first crack at planted pheasants this season at the Shillapoo Wildlife Area and Vancouver Lake on September 21 and 22. The youth hunts are organized by the Vancouver Wildlife League, and will be held at two locations: La Frambois Rd (new pavilion) and the Caterpillar Boat Launch. Read story

Fishing report, Sept. 12

September 11, 2019, 9:01pm Outdoors

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam. However, the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is closed to the retention of chinook. Anglers may still keep two hatchery coho a day. Read story

High Hoh: Olympic National Park’s high country shines in early Autumn

September 11, 2019, 8:43pm Outdoors

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Hiking in Olympic National Park is flat, until it’s not. Read story