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Summer chinook retention in the Columbia River is closing as of Saturday, July 1, 2023, although fishing for steelhead and sockeye will remain open.

Summer chinook fishing on Columbia River to close Saturday

Summer chinook retention in the Columbia River is closing as of Saturday, July 1, 2023, although fishing for steelhead and sockeye will remain open.

June 28, 2023, 4:46pm Latest News

Summer chinook retention in the Columbia River from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to Priest Rapids Dam will be closed beginning Saturday (July 1), although fishing for steelhead and sockeye will remain open. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for June 19-25

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 28, 2023, 2:10pm Outdoors

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for June 19-25. Read story

It's smiles all around for these anglers who were lucky enough to take a limit of summer Chinook while fishing with Bill Monroe Outdoors. Summer Chinook bite well when they are on the move, so stationary methods work best.

Summer salmon fishing is slow for moment, but bite expected to get better

It's smiles all around for these anglers who were lucky enough to take a limit of summer Chinook while fishing with Bill Monroe Outdoors. Summer Chinook bite well when they are on the move, so stationary methods work best.

June 24, 2023, 5:55am Editor's Choice

The Columbia River opened for summer salmon fishing on June 16. However, fishing has been slow to start. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for June 12-18

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 21, 2023, 3:45pm Outdoors

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for June 12-18. Read story

The Snohomish River in Washington.

Summer Chinook fishing on premier Washington rivers called off as salmon struggle

The Snohomish River in Washington.

June 21, 2023, 9:45am Latest News

Wallace River Hatchery, SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A year-old Chinook, no bigger than a Swiss army knife, zipped through a clear tube as it was siphoned into a massive whirring machine where thousands of salmon are automatically measured and sorted, and get their adipose fins clipped. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for June 5-11

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 14, 2023, 2:46pm Outdoors

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for June 5-11 Read story

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington, seen Oct.

As the West’s dam removal movement presses on, could the Lower Snake be next?

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington, seen Oct.

June 14, 2023, 11:48am Latest News

The controversy over removing the four Lower Snake River dams in the Columbia basin has simmered for decades as salmon runs struggle. Yet Indigenous leaders and other proponents are watching closely as the nation's biggest dam removal project gets underway in Northern California. Read story

The preseason forecast for upper Columbia summer Chinook at the mouth of the Columbia River is  85,400 compared to a return of 78,494 in 2022.

Columbia River summer Chinook salmon fishing opens June 16

The preseason forecast for upper Columbia summer Chinook at the mouth of the Columbia River is  85,400 compared to a return of 78,494 in 2022.

June 7, 2023, 3:00pm Editor's Choice

Summer Chinook salmon, sockeye and steelhead fishing on sections of the Columbia River opens from June 16 through July 31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco and from Richland to Priest Rapids Dam. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for May 29-June 4

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 7, 2023, 2:48pm Outdoors

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary May 29-June 4. Read story

Lower Columbia River spring Chinook salmon seasons closed June 1, 2023, due to low salmon returns.

Salmon, steelhead fishing closed on Columbia River

Lower Columbia River spring Chinook salmon seasons closed June 1, 2023, due to low salmon returns.

May 31, 2023, 6:59pm Latest News

The recreational fishery for spring Chinook salmon and steelhead on the lower Columbia River are now closed. Read story