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The Chinook being caught in this year's Buoy 10 fishery have been running larger than in recent years. This heavy Chinook was taken recently in guide Matt Eleazer's boat.

Fishing Report: Chinook fishing on Columbia River reopens Friday

The Chinook being caught in this year's Buoy 10 fishery have been running larger than in recent years. This heavy Chinook was taken recently in guide Matt Eleazer's boat.

September 29, 2021, 3:21pm Outdoors

Oregon and Washington agreed Wednesday to reopen chinook salmon retention Friday from Buoy 10 to Warrior Rock on Sauvie Island. Read story

A slab of granite as seen on the Selkirk Crest on August 8, 2021.

Outdoors clubs, guides in Northwest weigh COVID-19 mandates

A slab of granite as seen on the Selkirk Crest on August 8, 2021.

September 26, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

SPOKANE — In late August, the Nepalese government ordered that all visitors entering the Everest region of Nepal must be vaccinated. While the mechanism by which the government will enforce the mandate is not clear, it raises a parallel question for U.S. outdoor guides and clubs as the COVID-19 delta… Read story

The northern pikeminnow sport reward program pays a bounty from May through September for fish longer than 9 inches.

Pikeminnow reward fishery season extended to Oct. 17

The northern pikeminnow sport reward program pays a bounty from May through September for fish longer than 9 inches.

September 24, 2021, 10:31am Latest News

LONGVIEW — The northern pikeminnow sport-reward fishery season has been extended for two weeks, through Oct. 17, at certain local registration stations, giving anglers more time to turn in the fish that preys on young salmon. Read story

The Columbia River has been closed and reopened for Chinook fishing frequently this year. When it has been open anglers are catching lots of fine Chinook like this one taken with Dave's Guide Service.

Fall Chinook in Columbia still a good catch

The Columbia River has been closed and reopened for Chinook fishing frequently this year. When it has been open anglers are catching lots of fine Chinook like this one taken with Dave's Guide Service.

September 22, 2021, 11:10pm Outdoors

The salmon fishing season has been on-again, off-again this year, but when it has been open the catch has been good. Read story

Columbia River and tributaries fishing report, Sept. 22

September 22, 2021, 4:28pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Sept. 21. Read story

Recreational burn ban is lifted in Clark County

September 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

A recreational fire ban in Clark County was lifted today, though a ban on land-clearing remains in place until further notice. Read story

Columbia River and tributaries fishing report, Sept. 15

September 15, 2021, 4:05pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Sept. 15. Read story

Freshly dug burrowing razor clams lie on the Long Beach sand in lantern light at low tide.

Outdoors notes: First razor clam digs of season get green light

Freshly dug burrowing razor clams lie on the Long Beach sand in lantern light at low tide.

September 14, 2021, 10:55pm Outdoors

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the first nine razor clam digs of the 2021-22 season, with early-morning digs kicking off beginning Friday. Read story

Discover Pass-free day set for Sept. 25

September 12, 2021, 6:05am Northwest

CENTRALIA — Visitors can enter state lands without a Discover Pass on Sept. 25 to recognize National and Washington Public Lands Day. Read story

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring Chinook on the Columbia River during a past season. For the second year in a row, spring Chinook seasons will be constrained by poor projected returns.

Extreme summer heat puts enormous strain on salmon in Columbia River

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring Chinook on the Columbia River during a past season. For the second year in a row, spring Chinook seasons will be constrained by poor projected returns.

September 12, 2021, 6:00am Latest News

YAKIMA — For the first time in three years of an ongoing study, biologists decided hot weather made the risks too high to catch and tag sockeye in late June. Read story