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Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Fishing report: License now required to fish for smelt, crawfish and carp

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 8, 2024, 5:32am Outdoors

Washington fishers are now required to have a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish, and carp. Read story

Sunset over the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.

Roll on, Big River: Book explores the Columbia River, its diversity of landscapes and cultures

Sunset over the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.

June 7, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

The river that one white explorer named after his own ship in 1792 — the Columbia — has been called many things in many languages, but perhaps the simplest, broadest name is also the truest: Big River. Read story

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring chinook on the Columbia River. It was announced Wednesday, May 29, 2024, that the spring chinook season has been extended from June 1-15.

Fishing report: Spring chinook season extended on Columbia River

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring chinook on the Columbia River. It was announced Wednesday, May 29, 2024, that the spring chinook season has been extended from June 1-15.

May 31, 2024, 5:20pm Latest News

The Columbia River spring chinook salmon season has been extended, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. Read story

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

Field notes: Lots of salmon fishing opportunities for Memorial Day weekend

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

May 25, 2024, 5:36am Outdoors

Spring Chinook salmon angling in the lower Columbia River got an extra day in addition to the weekend of June 12-15, Washington and Oregon fishery officials announced. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of May 18

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

May 25, 2024, 5:35am Outdoors

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of May 18, plus recent area trout plants of May 20-22 Read story

Wesley Thomas of Beaverton, Ore., holds two of the five rainbow trout he caught at Swift Reservoir.

Field notes: Fishing at Swift Reservoir begins next week

Wesley Thomas of Beaverton, Ore., holds two of the five rainbow trout he caught at Swift Reservoir.

May 18, 2024, 6:01am Outdoors

Fishing at popular Swift Reservoir begins May 25; notice of trail closures at Mount St. Helens; and the weekly Columbia River tributaries fishing report. Read story

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

Lower Columbia River spring chinook salmon fishing to reopen for two weekends plus 4 days in June

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

May 15, 2024, 3:01pm Latest News

Spring chinook salmon angling in the lower Columbia River will reopen for the two coming weekends, plus June 12-15, Washington and Oregon fishery officials agreed Wednesday. Read story

Chance Crocker, 18, of Vancouver enjoys the sunshine Friday afternoon while catching a ride on a jet ski along Northwest Lower River Road. Vancouver&rsquo;s high temperature was expected to reach 90 degrees. Clark County Public Health officials warn residents to use caution around lakes and rivers, which are still cold enough to immobilize even the strongest swimmers.

Stay safe on the water this warm weekend: Clark County Public Health urges caution in area’s cold, fast-moving waters

Chance Crocker, 18, of Vancouver enjoys the sunshine Friday afternoon while catching a ride on a jet ski along Northwest Lower River Road. Vancouver&rsquo;s high temperature was expected to reach 90 degrees. Clark County Public Health officials warn residents to use caution around lakes and rivers, which are still cold enough to immobilize even the strongest swimmers.

May 11, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

It’s an unusually warm weekend for mid-May. The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny and could reach 89 degrees, with just the faintest of breezes cooling things off. Sunday will also be sunny, with a high temperature near 81 degrees. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River tributary fishing report, week of May 5

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

May 11, 2024, 5:57am Outdoors

The latest Columbia River tributary fishery reports. This sample was taken during the May 5 flight count. Columbia River tributaries SALMON/STEELHEAD Cowlitz River I-5 Bridge downstream — 55 bank rods kept one steelhead, released two Chinook and one jack; two boats/seven rods released one Chinook. Cowlitz River above the I-5… Read story

Another limit of Drano Lake springers via Cody Luft. Drano Lake should fish well into June, but the lake closes to sport fishing every Wednesday.

Spring Chinook head down to Drano

Another limit of Drano Lake springers via Cody Luft. Drano Lake should fish well into June, but the lake closes to sport fishing every Wednesday.

May 4, 2024, 5:55am Outdoors

Spring Chinook passage over Bonneville Dam has increased during the last week, and the fishing at Drano Lake and the Wind River has picked up. Read story