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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

Oregon State Parks imposes new fee on out-of-state campers to discourage travel, raise funds

August 10, 2020, 9:01am Latest News

Camping at one of Oregon’s state parks will cost a little extra if you’re visiting from outside the state beginning on Aug. 10. Read story

7 people cited for illegal entry of the Crater Lake caldera

August 10, 2020, 8:59am Northwest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Seven people were cited for illegally entering the Crater Lake caldera, creating a hazardous situation and putting park staff at risk, officials said Saturday. Read story

Fishing Report August 6

August 5, 2020, 8:42pm 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. 4. Read story

Big halibut are hard to hold up and hard to reel up, but well worth the trouble. A rare summer season for halibut has opened on the Washington coast after the spring season was closed.

Rare summer halibut season becomes hot ticket for anglers

Big halibut are hard to hold up and hard to reel up, but well worth the trouble. A rare summer season for halibut has opened on the Washington coast after the spring season was closed.

August 5, 2020, 8:41pm Outdoors

Spots on charters are filling up quickly Read story

Another Washington dam removal — and 37 more miles of salmon habitat restored

August 5, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

The $2 million dam removal project is a collaboration between the City of Snohomish and Tulalip Tribes, and will benefit multiple species of salmon, including threatened chinook salmon, crucial food for endangered southern resident killer whales. Read story

Washington fish trap opens October, will be largest in U.S.

August 3, 2020, 11:26am Latest News

WHITE RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers will complete a fish trapping facility 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Seattle in October that will be the largest in North America. Read story

Ryan Burtchett casts into the St. Joe River shortly before dusk.

Fly fishing teaches patience for soon-to-be father

Ryan Burtchett casts into the St. Joe River shortly before dusk.

August 2, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

SPOKANE — Although I grew up in Spokane, the last thing I would consider myself is an outdoorsman. Read story