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Fishing report, Feb. 18

February 17, 2021, 5:11pm Outdoors

A variety of opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon fishing seasons for 2021 have been scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story

Karen Trandum of Sandy, Ore., fights an ocean coho during one of the last really good years. Returns have suffered recently, but this year's ocean return of coho to the Oregon and Washington coast is expected to be an astounding 1.7 million adults.

Coho run projections excite Columbia River anglers

Karen Trandum of Sandy, Ore., fights an ocean coho during one of the last really good years. Returns have suffered recently, but this year's ocean return of coho to the Oregon and Washington coast is expected to be an astounding 1.7 million adults.

February 17, 2021, 5:10pm Outdoors

There’s a big number being floated around on websites and among local fishermen’s circles, and that number is 1.7 million. That figure is the ocean abundance projection for this year’s adult coho salmon return to the Washington-Oregon coast in 2021. That big number is causing excitement, but it is deceiving… Read story

Mount Jefferson in central Oregon with Jefferson Park in the foreground.

Hiking permits for Oregon’s Cascades set for summer

Mount Jefferson in central Oregon with Jefferson Park in the foreground.

February 13, 2021, 6:06am Northwest

A new permitting system for hikers and backpackers in Oregon’s central Cascade Mountains will finally be implemented this summer, after years of development and a year after it was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Fishing report: Feb. 11

February 10, 2021, 9:02pm 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 Feb. 9. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

Idaho congressman unveils plan to breach dams, save salmon

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

February 8, 2021, 7:51am Latest News

SEATTLE — A Republican congressman has proposed removing four hydroelectric dams in the Northwest as part of a sweeping new plan to address the decades-long problem of how to save salmon populations without upending a system that provides power to millions of people. Read story

Fishing report: Feb. 4

February 3, 2021, 8:46pm 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 Feb. 1. Read story

Steelhead fishery to open on Skagit, Sauk rivers

January 29, 2021, 8:23am Northwest

Portions of the Skagit and Sauk rivers will open to steelhead fishing Monday. Read story

Fishing report: Jan. 28

January 27, 2021, 9:49pm 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 Jan. 26. Read story

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Lockdown leads to surge of new anglers, hunters in region

Anglers try their luck for trout at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver recently. With most indoor recreation shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are turning to fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Newsletter

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the people of Washington state recreate. Read story

Fishing report: Northern pikeminnow program meets its goal

January 20, 2021, 9:06pm Outdoors

The Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program met its annual goal to remove 10% to 20% of pikeminnow in the Columbia and Snake rivers that prey on juvenile salmon and steelhead, the Bonneville Power Administration reported. Read story