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A group of happy fishers after a day with Matt Eleazer of East Fork Outfitters below Bonneville Dam. While Eleazer still fishes the Columbia, he has forsaken the poor fishing on tributary rivers of Southwest Washington.

Diminishing fish runs, diseased elk send local guides out of state

A group of happy fishers after a day with Matt Eleazer of East Fork Outfitters below Bonneville Dam. While Eleazer still fishes the Columbia, he has forsaken the poor fishing on tributary rivers of Southwest Washington.

September 9, 2020, 8:44pm Outdoors

Fixes to problems in Southwest Washington could be a long time coming 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 state.

Cooked salmon: Climate change, dams contribute to lethal habitat

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 state.

September 7, 2020, 6:05am Northwest

SPOKANE — The Columbia and Snake rivers have been providing sustenance throughout the northwest since man first inhabited the region first directly via the salmon that swim through their waters, then through irrigation and power generated by those waters. Read story

Fishing Report Sept. 3

September 2, 2020, 9:50pm 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 Aug. 31. Read story

The Trapper Creek Wilderness, with Mount Hood in the distance, is seen from the top of 4,200-foot Observation Peak.

Trapper Creek is a small wilderness offering a big escape

The Trapper Creek Wilderness, with Mount Hood in the distance, is seen from the top of 4,200-foot Observation Peak.

August 27, 2020, 7:04pm Latest News

Under a high canopy of old growth Douglas and silver fir, it’s easy for your senses to get trapped in the Trapper Creek Wilderness. Read story

Fishing report Aug. 27

August 26, 2020, 8:55pm 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 Aug. 24. Read story

Alaska salmon returning smaller amid climate change, competition with hatchery fish, study finds

August 25, 2020, 8:44am Northwest

Alaska salmon have gotten smaller in recent decades, a downsizing that appears to be largely driven by climate change and increased competition for food as hatcheries release some 5 billion young fish into the North Pacific each year, according to a study published this month by U.S. and Canadian researchers in the science journal Nature Communications. Read story

Fair Game: Hatcheries and refuges opened for harvest

August 21, 2020, 8:00am Northwest

LONGVIEW — In a break from recent trends hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts received good news this week when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced expanded access to public lands for recreational activities. Read story

Fishing Report Aug. 20

August 20, 2020, 8:25am Outdoors

In the Lower Columbia River mainstem from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville, 425 salmonid boats and 133 Washington bank rods were tallied in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s flight count last Saturday. Read story

Fishing Report: Aug. 12

August 12, 2020, 7:53pm Newsletter

This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend throughout Oregon. No license is needed to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. This includes the Columbia River. Read story

Anglers are eagerly awaiting the start of the Buoy Ten fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River. The season usually opens on August 1, but with poor expected salmon returns for 2020, the season was delayed until August 14.

Despite short season, low limit, anglers eager to fish for salmon at Buoy 10

Anglers are eagerly awaiting the start of the Buoy Ten fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River. The season usually opens on August 1, but with poor expected salmon returns for 2020, the season was delayed until August 14.

August 12, 2020, 7:52pm Newsletter

Shortest season in decades will start on Friday Read story