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Salmon & Steelhead

Local anglers are gearing up for winter steelhead right now, and hoping for better returns than then the last few years. Indicators are mixed this year, but there are signs that salmon and steelhead runs are doing better overall.

Projections for winter steelhead prove elusive

Local anglers are gearing up for winter steelhead right now, and hoping for better returns than then the last few years. Indicators are mixed this year, but there are signs that salmon and steelhead runs are doing better overall.

December 23, 2020, 7:51pm Newsletter

Winter steelhead are beginning to move into local rivers, but it is difficult to say with any certainty what kind of winter run the local rivers will receive this year. Fisheries managers are hesitant to go out on a limb with projections. Read story

Fishing report: Dec. 17

December 16, 2020, 8:13pm 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 Dec. 16. Read story

Fishing report: Crabbing closes on south coast

December 9, 2020, 8:21pm Outdoors

Effective immediately, the recreational Dungeness crab fisheries on the Washington coast south of the Queets River will close due to elevated marine toxin levels, state shellfish managers announced today. Read story

Fishing report: Dec. 3

December 2, 2020, 7:54pm 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 Dec. 2. Read story

Fishing Report: Nov. 26

November 26, 2020, 9:34am 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 Nov. 25. Read story

Fishing report: Clamming closed through Dec. 12

November 18, 2020, 8:47pm Outdoors

Washington’s ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest until at least Dec. 12 after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Read story

The final projections for 2020 ocean and Columbia River salmon returns are out, and once again low numbers will constrain fisheries. Chinook numbers will be a bit better for the Buoy 10 fishery, but coho returns will be dismal.

Could future fish returns be heating up? ‘Maybe’

The final projections for 2020 ocean and Columbia River salmon returns are out, and once again low numbers will constrain fisheries. Chinook numbers will be a bit better for the Buoy 10 fishery, but coho returns will be dismal.

November 18, 2020, 8:46pm Outdoors

Data is mixed, but still offers some optimism Read story

Fishing report: Nov. 12

November 11, 2020, 7:52pm 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 Nov. 9. Read story

Fishing Report: Washington beaches stay closed to clamming

November 4, 2020, 7:19pm Outdoors

Washington’s ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest until at least December after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Kalaloch and Copalis indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Read story

Fishing report Oct. 29

October 28, 2020, 7:58pm 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 Oct. 26. Read story