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Fishing report: Hatchery chinook fishing extended

July 9, 2020, 6:13am Outdoors

A large portion of the lower Columbia River will remain open for recreational Chinook salmon fishing July 9 through July 15, state fishery managers announced today. Read story

Anglers ply Goose Lake for trout recently. The lake is perfect for fishing from a small craft, and fishing has been excellent. Anglers are taking trout on just about everything.

Well-stocked Goose Lake has been a hot spot for trout anglers

Anglers ply Goose Lake for trout recently. The lake is perfect for fishing from a small craft, and fishing has been excellent. Anglers are taking trout on just about everything.

July 8, 2020, 7:51pm Newsletter

More than 15,000 cutthroat and rainbow trout stocked into alpine lake earlier this year Read story

Wildflowers and Scotch broom line the Yale Reservoir Logging Road Trail on the south bank of the lake.

Yale Reservoir Logging Road Trail is scenic, accessible

Wildflowers and Scotch broom line the Yale Reservoir Logging Road Trail on the south bank of the lake.

July 1, 2020, 5:56pm Life

With gyms closed, maybe you’ve found a love of walking during the coronavirus pandemic. Maybe you're in the mood for a new trek -- something with solitude and beauty but without uneven footing or big elevation gains. Read story

Fishing Report, July 2

July 1, 2020, 5:52pm Outdoors

The new-look 2020-21 Washington Sport Fishing Rules is now online through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story

Keith Russell, program manager of urban conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, lowers his binoculars while conducting a breeding bird census June 5 at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia.

Black bird watchers draw focus to racial issues outdoors

Keith Russell, program manager of urban conservation at Audubon Pennsylvania, lowers his binoculars while conducting a breeding bird census June 5 at Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia.

June 26, 2020, 6:05am Life

Jason Ward fell in love with birds at age 14 when he spotted a peregrine falcon outside the homeless shelter where he was staying with his family. Read story

(Randall Pease/Tribune News Service)

Be ‘bear aware’ when recreating outdoors in Pacific Northwest

(Randall Pease/Tribune News Service)

June 24, 2020, 7:46pm Outdoors

People have encounters with animals every day, even in their own back yards, but some are not as intimidating as a bear. Read story

WDFW clarifies rules for fishing in ocean waters

June 24, 2020, 7:45pm Outdoors

With recreational salmon fishing now open in Washington’s ocean waters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is clarifying the rules for individual marine areas, as well as asking anglers to help ensure accurate catch estimates by cooperating with fish checkers at landing sites. Read story

A sockeye salmon, left, swims pass a chinook salmon, center front, and shad, above, at the fish counting window on June 27, 2012, at the Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore.

Sockeye and steelhead fishing to close Thursday on Columbia River

A sockeye salmon, left, swims pass a chinook salmon, center front, and shad, above, at the fish counting window on June 27, 2012, at the Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore.

June 23, 2020, 5:30pm Latest News

Sockeye and hatchery steelhead angling and retention in the mainstem Columbia River will close Thursday, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday. The closure includes the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the Oregon-Washington border (approximately 17 miles upstream of McNary Dam). … Read story

Some beloved Oregon state parks staying shuttered through summer due to COVID-19 cuts

June 22, 2020, 8:23am Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — Eight Oregon state parks and campgrounds, including some of the state’s most iconic places, won’t reopen this summer, due to budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

After months of being on lockdown, recreationists can finally return to most of their favorite trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. However, a few of the more popular and crowded trailheads remain closed.

Take A Hike! Many areas have reopened for foot traffic

After months of being on lockdown, recreationists can finally return to most of their favorite trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. However, a few of the more popular and crowded trailheads remain closed.

June 6, 2020, 6:31pm Outdoors

As of May 15, trailheads and access sites were opened all across the region, although many popular sites remain closed out of concern for public safety. Read story