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Fishing effort and catched in the Columbia River just upstream of Corbett, Ore., are beginning to slow as most of the chinook run has more farther upstream.

Entire Columbia River opening for salmon fishing on Saturday

Fishing effort and catched in the Columbia River just upstream of Corbett, Ore., are beginning to slow as most of the chinook run has more farther upstream.

September 28, 2022, 5:06pm Latest News

Salmon fishing will reopen Saturday in the entire lower Columbia from Bonneville Dam downstream to the mouth of the river. Read story

Clam diggers scour the beach on the Washington coast.

WDFW approves 3 days of razor clam digs beginning Sept. 28

Clam diggers scour the beach on the Washington coast.

September 28, 2022, 3:53pm Latest News

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers confirmed Wednesday the first round of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Copalis from Sept. 28-30. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 19-25

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

September 28, 2022, 3:44pm Outdoors

Flight count from Saturday, Sept. 24 on lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam had 278 salmonid boats and 42 Washington bank rods tallied. Read story

Outdoor reporter Terry Otto with a typical fall Chinook taken while fishing the mouth of the White Salmon River with guide Bill Monroe Jr.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 12-18

Outdoor reporter Terry Otto with a typical fall Chinook taken while fishing the mouth of the White Salmon River with guide Bill Monroe Jr.

September 21, 2022, 3:00pm Outdoors

Flight count from Saturday, Sept. 17 on lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam saw 275 salmonid boats and 104 Washington bank rods tallied. Read story

The 2022-23 razor clam digging season on the Washington coast as been delayed due to climbing toxin levels.

Razor clam digs on Washington coast postponed due to rising toxin levels

The 2022-23 razor clam digging season on the Washington coast as been delayed due to climbing toxin levels.

September 16, 2022, 4:58pm Latest News

The recreational razor clam season — originally scheduled to begin Sept. 22-26 on Washington coastal beaches — is postponed until further notice. Read story

After netting a Chinook, (lower picture), fishing guide Bill Monroe Jr juggles guides his boat between other boats crammed into the tight confines of the mouth of the White Salmon River on the Columbia. All the while he must orchestrate his clients actions to avoid tangling the lines.

Guides find it difficult navigating Buoy 10 salmon fishing openings and closings

After netting a Chinook, (lower picture), fishing guide Bill Monroe Jr juggles guides his boat between other boats crammed into the tight confines of the mouth of the White Salmon River on the Columbia. All the while he must orchestrate his clients actions to avoid tangling the lines.

September 15, 2022, 5:55am Outdoors

Our planned trip to the Buoy 10 fishery underwent a forced change, following the state’s decision to close the Columbia River from the mouth to Bonneville Dam. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 5-11

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

September 14, 2022, 3:50pm Outdoors

The Sept. 10 flight count from the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

A fine Buoy 10 Chinook salmon caught while fishing with guide Cameron Black. Black reports that before it was closed this past Wednesday, the Chinook bite had been fantastic. Black has been trolling spinners with 360 flashers.

Columbia River reopens for salmon fishing at Buoy 10 beginning Thursday

A fine Buoy 10 Chinook salmon caught while fishing with guide Cameron Black. Black reports that before it was closed this past Wednesday, the Chinook bite had been fantastic. Black has been trolling spinners with 360 flashers.

September 13, 2022, 7:06pm Latest News

Salmon fishing will reopen Thursday, Sept. 15 in two portions of the lower Columbia River — at Buoy 10 and between Reed Island and Bonneville Dam. Read story