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Fishing report, July 21

July 21, 2021, 3:45pm 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 July 19. Read story

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

‘Five in Five’: Seattle team first to achieve goal in Washington peaks

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

SEATTLE — As Seattleites languished in hotels and lined their windows with foil during the recent historic heat wave, Trevor Kostanich and Scott Rinckenberger reached a mountaineering milestone. They climbed, summited and skied down the state’s five volcanoes in five days. Read story

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

Prepare for bears if visiting Mount Rainier

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

TACOMA — It’s hiking and camping season, and Mount Rainier National Park is a great spot to do both. Read story

Salmon returns hit 10-year averages

July 14, 2021, 8:09pm Northwest

WENATCHEE — It hasn’t been the worst year for salmon returns. It hasn’t been the best year for salmon returns. Read story

Fishing report, July 14

July 14, 2021, 3:34pm Outdoors

Counts from July 10 in Southwest Washington Read story

A climber tests a beginners wall, learning top-roping techniques during a Climbing 101 class at Stone Gardens in Seattle.

Washington a rock climber’s playground; here’s a primer on how to start rock climbing

A climber tests a beginners wall, learning top-roping techniques during a Climbing 101 class at Stone Gardens in Seattle.

July 11, 2021, 6:00am Life

SEATTLE — Featuring alpine granite, towering basalt columns and gargantuan boulders, Washington offers no shortage of varied rock-climbing terrain. Read story

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