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Fishing report: Jan. 28

January 27, 2021, 9:49pm 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 Jan. 26. Read story

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Lockdown leads to surge of new anglers, hunters in region

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Newsletter

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the people of Washington state recreate. Read story

Fishing report: Northern pikeminnow program meets its goal

January 20, 2021, 9:06pm Outdoors

The Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program met its annual goal to remove 10% to 20% of pikeminnow in the Columbia and Snake rivers that prey on juvenile salmon and steelhead, the Bonneville Power Administration reported. Read story

White Sturgeon

Local anglers stung by surprised ticket

White Sturgeon

January 20, 2021, 9:04pm Newsletter

Rick Jordan of Beaverton, Ore., took two friends out for a day of fishing for sturgeon in The Dalles Pool on Jan. 5. His friends in the boat, Rod and Neddie Morris of Vancouver, were looking forward to a day of fishing. Read story

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Time running out for Northwest salmon species, report says

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

January 18, 2021, 12:00pm Latest News

SEATTLE — A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change. Read story

Northwest Oregon park sites may see substantial changes

January 17, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing some significant changes at its Northwest Oregon park sites, including new fees, two new campgrounds and an annual access pass that could be earned with volunteer hours. Read story

People along the Redmond Watershed Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

Redmond preserve’s trails beckon

People along the Redmond Watershed Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

January 17, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

SEATTLE — If Bridle Trails State Park is the ultimate Seattle-area trail run for beginners, Redmond Watershed Preserve is the logical next step. The Washington State Parks website touts its “28 miles of well-maintained trails suitable for recreational horseback riding, walking, jogging, nature observing and general spiritual renewal.” Read story

While much of the forest near Eagle Creek is charred, some areas of forest greenery survived the 2017 wildfire. The forest floor has also started its revival.

Eagle Creek trail reopens after damage for 2017 wildfirevideo icon

While much of the forest near Eagle Creek is charred, some areas of forest greenery survived the 2017 wildfire. The forest floor has also started its revival.

January 14, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

With water dripping off the mossy gorge walls above Eagle Creek, it's hard to believe that spot was once an inferno. Read story

Fishing report: Jan. 14

January 13, 2021, 8:58pm 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 Jan. 12. Read story

A wild Idaho Salmon River steelhead is netted and released in the Salmon River in Idaho. A group convened by Idaho Gov. Brad Little to find consensus ways to bolster faltering salmon and steelhead has released a report encouraging habitat restoration and collaboration but steering clear of dam breaching.

Idaho group recommends ways to bolster salmon, steelhead

A wild Idaho Salmon River steelhead is netted and released in the Salmon River in Idaho. A group convened by Idaho Gov. Brad Little to find consensus ways to bolster faltering salmon and steelhead has released a report encouraging habitat restoration and collaboration but steering clear of dam breaching.

January 6, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

BOISE, Idaho — A group brought together by Idaho Gov. Brad Little to find ways to bolster faltering salmon and steelhead populations has agreed to encourage habitat restoration but avoided making a decision about breaching dams. Read story