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Salmon & Steelhead

Grants awarded to East Fork Lewis River restoration project

September 29, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Fresh off the success of its Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge habitat restoration project, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership has set its sights on another historic project. This time, the… Read story

Entire Columbia River opening for salmon fishing on Saturday

September 28, 2022, 5:06pm Latest News

Salmon fishing will reopen Saturday in the entire lower Columbia from Bonneville Dam downstream to the mouth of the river. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 19-25

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

September 28, 2022, 3:44pm Outdoors

Flight count from Saturday, Sept. 24 on lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam had 278 salmonid boats and 42 Washington bank rods tallied. Read story

Outdoor reporter Terry Otto with a typical fall Chinook taken while fishing the mouth of the White Salmon River with guide Bill Monroe Jr.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 12-18

Outdoor reporter Terry Otto with a typical fall Chinook taken while fishing the mouth of the White Salmon River with guide Bill Monroe Jr.

September 21, 2022, 3:00pm Outdoors

Flight count from Saturday, Sept. 17 on lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam saw 275 salmonid boats and 104 Washington bank rods tallied. Read story

After netting a Chinook, (lower picture), fishing guide Bill Monroe Jr juggles guides his boat between other boats crammed into the tight confines of the mouth of the White Salmon River on the Columbia. All the while he must orchestrate his clients actions to avoid tangling the lines.

Guides find it difficult navigating Buoy 10 salmon fishing openings and closings

After netting a Chinook, (lower picture), fishing guide Bill Monroe Jr juggles guides his boat between other boats crammed into the tight confines of the mouth of the White Salmon River on the Columbia. All the while he must orchestrate his clients actions to avoid tangling the lines.

September 15, 2022, 5:55am Outdoors

Our planned trip to the Buoy 10 fishery underwent a forced change, following the state’s decision to close the Columbia River from the mouth to Bonneville Dam. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 5-11

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

September 14, 2022, 3:50pm Outdoors

The Sept. 10 flight count from the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

A fine Buoy 10 Chinook salmon caught while fishing with guide Cameron Black. Black reports that before it was closed this past Wednesday, the Chinook bite had been fantastic. Black has been trolling spinners with 360 flashers.

Columbia River reopens for salmon fishing at Buoy 10 beginning Thursday

A fine Buoy 10 Chinook salmon caught while fishing with guide Cameron Black. Black reports that before it was closed this past Wednesday, the Chinook bite had been fantastic. Black has been trolling spinners with 360 flashers.

September 13, 2022, 7:06pm Latest News

Salmon fishing will reopen Thursday, Sept. 15 in two portions of the lower Columbia River — at Buoy 10 and between Reed Island and Bonneville Dam. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 29-Sept. 6

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

September 7, 2022, 3:58pm Outdoors

The Sept. 3 flight count from the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

Barbless hooks, required for Columbia salmon fishing, are unforgiving if you handle the fish wrong.

All salmon fishing now closed below Bonneville Dam

Barbless hooks, required for Columbia salmon fishing, are unforgiving if you handle the fish wrong.

September 1, 2022, 3:27pm Latest News

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington closed all salmon and steelhead fishing, including both retention and catch-and-release fishing, on the Columbia River from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Read story

Lucienne de Boer (left) and Melissa Peterson with Buoy 10 Chinook they caught recently while fishing with guide Bob Rees. Chinook fishing was too good this year, and the states were forced to close the fishery for Chinook. Coho remains open.

Chinook fishing too good as Buoy 10 closes

Lucienne de Boer (left) and Melissa Peterson with Buoy 10 Chinook they caught recently while fishing with guide Bob Rees. Chinook fishing was too good this year, and the states were forced to close the fishery for Chinook. Coho remains open.

August 31, 2022, 9:30pm Outdoors

The Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River has been a victim of its own success. Read story