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Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

States delay decision on spring chinook reopening

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

April 20, 2024, 5:57am Editor's Choice

Washington and Oregon officials say they will wait to decide whether to reopen spring chinook salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River despite anglers having about 40 percent of their early-season allowance remaining. Read story

Mindi Eleazer, the wife of fishing guide Matt Eleazer, with a fine spring Chinook salmon she took from the Columbia River.

Salmon seasons tentatively set for 2024-2025

Mindi Eleazer, the wife of fishing guide Matt Eleazer, with a fine spring Chinook salmon she took from the Columbia River.

April 13, 2024, 5:45am Clark County News

Anglers in Washington can expect similar salmon fishing opportunities in 2024-2025 compared to last season, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers announced. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary report for April 9

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

April 13, 2024, 5:30am Outdoors

The latest Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for lower Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

A chinook salmon is hooked in Oregon.

Columbia River spring Chinook fishing extended 2 days

A chinook salmon is hooked in Oregon.

April 9, 2024, 3:50pm Latest News

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon took joint state action Tuesday by extending the recreational spring Chinook season on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam through Thursday, April 11. Read story

A client of guide Bob Rees displays a spring Chinook taken last year. Fishing so far this spring has been slow, and anglers only have a few days before the Columbia River closes.

Field notes: Columbia spring Chinook season extended 4 days; next clam digs set

A client of guide Bob Rees displays a spring Chinook taken last year. Fishing so far this spring has been slow, and anglers only have a few days before the Columbia River closes.

April 6, 2024, 6:04am Outdoors

Spring Chinook fishing in the lower Columbia River will continue through Tuesday, April 9, as Washington and Oregon officials added four days of angling time. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary report for March 25-31

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

April 6, 2024, 5:55am Outdoors

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for lower Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

Guide Austin Moser, (left), and Buzz Ramsey with a nice lower Columbia River spring Chinook. The season for spring Chinook retention on the Columbia will close after April 5.

Slow spring picks up steam for Chinook

Guide Austin Moser, (left), and Buzz Ramsey with a nice lower Columbia River spring Chinook. The season for spring Chinook retention on the Columbia will close after April 5.

March 30, 2024, 6:01am Editor's Choice

Spring Chinook fishing on the Columbia River will close after Friday, April 5, and although fishing has been very slow, there are signs that it will improve during the last days of the fishery. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for March 18-24

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

March 30, 2024, 5:55am Outdoors

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for lower Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for March 11-17

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

March 23, 2024, 5:55am Outdoors

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of March 11-17 Read story

Kathy Guo of Vancouver, center with yellow gloves, walks the shoreline with Dalton Hobbs of Portland, who caught the first smelt during the five-hour window for smelt dipping on the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon.

Smelt fishing may soon require license in Washington state

Kathy Guo of Vancouver, center with yellow gloves, walks the shoreline with Dalton Hobbs of Portland, who caught the first smelt during the five-hour window for smelt dipping on the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon.

March 19, 2024, 7:43am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee will sign a bill into law that will require Washington smelt dippers to get a license before they wade out with nets. Read story