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A November report says shad, a silvery member of the herring family which were first introduced to the West Coast in the 1880s, now make up more than 90 percent of recorded upstream migrants on the Columbia River.

Shedding light on Columbia shad

A November report says shad, a silvery member of the herring family which were first introduced to the West Coast in the 1880s, now make up more than 90 percent of recorded upstream migrants on the Columbia River.

December 26, 2021, 6:00am Northwest

On any given day at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, the most common fish fighting its way up the dam’s fish ladders is a silvery member of the herring family. Read story

A brace of Chinook is collected at the Merwin Dam trap to be trucked above Swift Reservoir to spawn. Fish passage would allow more fish to access the upper Lewis River.

Groups want to see fish passage on Lewis River

A brace of Chinook is collected at the Merwin Dam trap to be trucked above Swift Reservoir to spawn. Fish passage would allow more fish to access the upper Lewis River.

December 22, 2021, 7:35pm Outdoors

In 2004 a settlement agreement signed by PacifiCorp and several tribal, state, and federal government agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) required the installation of fish passage as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process of relicencing the three hydro-electric dams along the Lewis River in southwest Washington. Read story

The WDFW has approved the next round of razor clam digs of 2022.

New year’s clam digs get approval on Washington coast

The WDFW has approved the next round of razor clam digs of 2022.

December 22, 2021, 3:00pm Outdoors

Razor clam enthusiasts can head to coastal beaches to ring in the new year as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife today confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Dec. 30 through Jan 5. Read story

FILE - A female grizzly eyes her new habitat in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana as she leaves a culvert trap on Oct. 2, 2005. The bear, trapped in the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage, Sept. 30, 2005, was transplanted to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem in order to help boost the struggling grizzly bear population. Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals.

Montana advances grizzly plans that may allow hunting

FILE - A female grizzly eyes her new habitat in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana as she leaves a culvert trap on Oct. 2, 2005. The bear, trapped in the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage, Sept. 30, 2005, was transplanted to the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem in order to help boost the struggling grizzly bear population. Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals.

December 16, 2021, 7:45pm Nation & World

Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, if states in the U.S. northern Rockies succeed in their attempts to lift federal protections for the animals. Read story

Sturgeon fishing can be very good above the Bonneville Dam, but anglers must be ready for bad weather and high winds. Make sure you fish from a boat that can get you back to the ramp if the weather turns nasty.

Sturgeon fishing to open Jan. 1 on several portions of Columbia River

Sturgeon fishing can be very good above the Bonneville Dam, but anglers must be ready for bad weather and high winds. Make sure you fish from a boat that can get you back to the ramp if the weather turns nasty.

December 16, 2021, 5:09pm Newsletter

The popular white sturgeon fishery opens Jan. 1 on select sections of the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam, though the area between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam — commonly known as The Dalles Pool — will only open three days per week, state fishery managers announced Thursday. Read story

Guide Matt Eleazer with a client and a fine spring Chinook caught during last year?s season. Prospects and projections for spring and summer salmon are up this year, and anglers could be looking at the best season they have seen in a number of years.

Columbia River spring Chinook projections are up for 2022

Guide Matt Eleazer with a client and a fine spring Chinook caught during last year?s season. Prospects and projections for spring and summer salmon are up this year, and anglers could be looking at the best season they have seen in a number of years.

December 15, 2021, 8:15pm Newsletter

Washington and Oregon have announced their spring and summer salmon run forecasts, and there is reason for optimism in the numbers. Read story

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic, pictured last season, is a heated day-use facility for warming and eating lunch.

Teacup Nordic season is open

The Ray Garey Cabin at Teacup Nordic, pictured last season, is a heated day-use facility for warming and eating lunch.

December 15, 2021, 8:10pm Outdoors

Teacup Nordic, the popular cross-country ski trail network on the east side of Mount Hood, opened for the season last Saturday. Read story

Hikers look out at the Badlands Wilderness from Flatiron Rock. The trail to Flatiron Rock is one of the Badlands' more popular routes.

Oregon’s Badlands: Hiking the Flatiron Rock Trail

Hikers look out at the Badlands Wilderness from Flatiron Rock. The trail to Flatiron Rock is one of the Badlands' more popular routes.

December 10, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

Unseasonably warm weather in Central Oregon has extended hiking season into December. Read story