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Fishing report: July 7

July 7, 2021, 11:59pm Outdoors

Effective through July 31, the daily catch limit on salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River from the Megler/Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam is six, with up to two adults may be retained — up to one of which may be a sockeye and up to one may be… Read story

WDFW seeks public input on coastal steelhead seasons

July 7, 2021, 6:03am Northwest

CENTRALIA — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers are hosting a suite of virtual public town hall meetings this summer and fall to gather feedback from the public as they prepare for the upcoming season. Read story

A fine Chinook taken in the ocean while fishing with Bob Rees brings a smile to the face of this lucky angler. The early one-week Chinook fishery was slow, but the fishing should pick up once the recent heat wave abates.

After slow start, ocean salmon fishing heats up

A fine Chinook taken in the ocean while fishing with Bob Rees brings a smile to the face of this lucky angler. The early one-week Chinook fishery was slow, but the fishing should pick up once the recent heat wave abates.

July 1, 2021, 5:56am Outdoors

The Pacific Ocean all-salmon fishing season on the Washington coast got under way last weekend, and although it was a slow start, it is expected to get much better over the next few weeks. Read story

Fishing report: Virtual town halls, workshop set for coastal steelhead season

June 30, 2021, 10:55pm Outdoors

With the recent and long-term declines in coastal steelhead and last season’s early closure of the coastal steelhead fishery, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers are hosting a suit of virtual public town hall meetings this summer to gather feedback from the public as they prepare for… Read story

"It's the best investment I've ever made, as far as recreation goes," Glenn Wright said of his kayak.

Clark County is a kayaker’s paradise with various routes

"It's the best investment I've ever made, as far as recreation goes," Glenn Wright said of his kayak.

June 27, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

“Paradise is anywhere with a kayak,” says the T-shirt slogan, proven true by the number of kayaks on roof racks speeding toward watery destinations. The popularity of kayaking, a relatively easy, accessible water sport, has grown by leaps and bounds — or at least several paddle-lengths. The number of kayakers… Read story

Fishing Report: WDFW director to adopt state salmon fishing regulations

June 23, 2021, 5:13pm Outdoors

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind is scheduled to adopt 2021-2022 state salmon season fishing regulations at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Read story

This undated photo shows a kayaker paddling across Upper Priest Lake, Idaho, to a remote campground. Idaho has doubled fees for out-of-state campers.

Idaho doubles out-of-state fees

This undated photo shows a kayaker paddling across Upper Priest Lake, Idaho, to a remote campground. Idaho has doubled fees for out-of-state campers.

June 17, 2021, 6:34pm Northwest

SPOKANE — Bad news for the 47,097 non-Idahoans who camped at Priest Lake State Park last year: If you want to make a new reservation, you’ll have to fork over $48 per night for a site. Read story

Solitude, rugged scenery, and un-pressured trout await anglers that hike into the many high-country lakes in southwest Washington. You can drive to some of them, which allows the use of small craft or float tubes.

High elevation trout lakes offer solitude, scenery, and hungry fish

Solitude, rugged scenery, and un-pressured trout await anglers that hike into the many high-country lakes in southwest Washington. You can drive to some of them, which allows the use of small craft or float tubes.

June 17, 2021, 5:33am Latest News

High country lakes across southwest Washington are now open for those anglers who are looking for relief from the crowds at the stocked lakes. Read story

Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing opens June 19

June 16, 2021, 6:01pm Outdoors

Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday (June 19) in all four coastal marine areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday. Read story

New hiking trail app designed to help avoid crowded trails

June 14, 2021, 9:34am Northwest

SEATTLE — Hiking season is underway in the Pacific Northwest and there’s a new app for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore some of Washington State’s most popular trails. Read story