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Big halibut are hard to hold up and hard to reel up, but well worth the trouble. A rare summer season for halibut has opened on the Washington coast after the spring season was closed.

Rare summer halibut season becomes hot ticket for anglers

Big halibut are hard to hold up and hard to reel up, but well worth the trouble. A rare summer season for halibut has opened on the Washington coast after the spring season was closed.

August 5, 2020, 8:41pm Outdoors

Spots on charters are filling up quickly Read story

Another Washington dam removal — and 37 more miles of salmon habitat restored

August 5, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

The $2 million dam removal project is a collaboration between the City of Snohomish and Tulalip Tribes, and will benefit multiple species of salmon, including threatened chinook salmon, crucial food for endangered southern resident killer whales. Read story

Washington fish trap opens October, will be largest in U.S.

August 3, 2020, 11:26am Latest News

WHITE RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers will complete a fish trapping facility 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Seattle in October that will be the largest in North America. Read story

Ryan Burtchett casts into the St. Joe River shortly before dusk.

Fly fishing teaches patience for soon-to-be father

Ryan Burtchett casts into the St. Joe River shortly before dusk.

August 2, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

SPOKANE — Although I grew up in Spokane, the last thing I would consider myself is an outdoorsman. Read story

Bella and Maverick take a break on Liberty Creek Loop for a quick photograph.

Anyone can be in ‘hiking shape’

Bella and Maverick take a break on Liberty Creek Loop for a quick photograph.

August 2, 2020, 6:03am Life

SPOKANE — There’s this term I keep hearing from friends when I ask them to go for walks in the woods. Read story

Gillnetting on the Columbia River has been scheduled for 14 days in August.

Commercial fishing dates set for section of Columbia River

Gillnetting on the Columbia River has been scheduled for 14 days in August.

July 31, 2020, 3:44pm Outdoors

Columbian staff, news services Read story

Washougal River access area to limit public hours beginning Monday

July 30, 2020, 5:26pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will temporarily close the County Line Water Access Area along the Washougal River in Clark County from Aug. 20 through Oct. 15, 2020. Prior to this closure, the water access area will have limited afternoon hours for public access starting Aug. 3. Read story

Crystal Gail Welcome hikes through the Superior Hiking Trail between Castle Danger and Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, Minn., on June 14.

10 tips for becoming stronger hiker

Crystal Gail Welcome hikes through the Superior Hiking Trail between Castle Danger and Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, Minn., on June 14.

July 28, 2020, 6:05am Health

As I crested the hill on the slopes of Mount Hood, working my way slowly through alpine meadows and quiet forests, I leaned up against the trunk of a tree to rest and was hit by an unsettling realization: My body was not prepared to hike. Read story

Columbia Land Trust recently completed its final purchase in the acquisition of nearly 11,000 acres in the Klickitat Canyon area.

Columbia Land Trust inks record-making dealvideo icon

Columbia Land Trust recently completed its final purchase in the acquisition of nearly 11,000 acres in the Klickitat Canyon area.

July 25, 2020, 10:00am Clark County News

The largest land acquisition in Columbia Land Trust’s nearly 30-year history is a done deal. Read story

A happy father and sons, clients of guide Bob Rees, show off a fine sturgeon taken in the Columbia River. The estuary of the river is full of big sturgeon in this class right now.

Stellar sturgeon fishing happening, with a catch (and release)

A happy father and sons, clients of guide Bob Rees, show off a fine sturgeon taken in the Columbia River. The estuary of the river is full of big sturgeon in this class right now.

July 22, 2020, 7:44pm Newsletter

Ancient fish are everywhere, but you just can’t keep them Read story