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Salmon & Steelhead

While Columbia River fall salmon projections won?t be ready until February, initial analysis reported by the WDFW shows a fall Chinook return somewhat similar to 2022. Coho jack numbers dropped a bit last year, which could point to a slightly lower run of coho in the fall.

Many happy returns for Columbia River salmon

While Columbia River fall salmon projections won?t be ready until February, initial analysis reported by the WDFW shows a fall Chinook return somewhat similar to 2022. Coho jack numbers dropped a bit last year, which could point to a slightly lower run of coho in the fall.

January 4, 2023, 6:04pm Latest News

Oregon and Washington have started publishing their forecasts for 2023 Columbia River salmon runs, and with a few exceptions, most of the news is good. Read story

August 15, 2000 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Dozens of boats patrol the waters off Buoy 10 in the Columbia River as salmon season at the mouth of the river starts today.

Officials work to avoid repeat of disastrous fall salmon fishing season

August 15, 2000 -- Jeremiah Coughlan -- Dozens of boats patrol the waters off Buoy 10 in the Columbia River as salmon season at the mouth of the river starts today.

December 21, 2022, 8:48pm Outdoors

Last season was cut short by month-long closure Read story

Washougal River system dam-removal project wins $2.57M in funding

December 15, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Washougal River system is going to receive millions of dollars to help restore the Columbia River watershed’s salmon and steelhead populations. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling, Dec. 5-11

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

December 14, 2022, 7:00pm Outdoors

Washington Columbia River tributary sampling report for the week of Dec. 5-11: Read story

FILE - A Chinook Salmon passes the viewing window in the visitor center at Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore., in this Sept. 24, 2010, file photo. Chinook salmon are one of many important seafood species that have declined in the face of climate change and might not come back.

Feds announce nearly $40M for dam removal, other projects to help salmon in Washington

FILE - A Chinook Salmon passes the viewing window in the visitor center at Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore., in this Sept. 24, 2010, file photo. Chinook salmon are one of many important seafood species that have declined in the face of climate change and might not come back.

December 14, 2022, 5:41pm Latest News

Projects to help fish navigate Washington’s rivers could get a boost of nearly $40 million from the federal government. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling, Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

December 7, 2022, 5:02pm Outdoors

Washington Columbia River tributary sampling report for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Read story

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

Last call for salmon on Southwest Washington rivers

A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

December 1, 2022, 5:58am Editor's Choice

Local rivers have been full of fall salmon over the last three months, and we are now in the last weeks of the action. Late run coho are still to be found in most southwest Washington rivers right now. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling, Nov. 21-27

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

November 30, 2022, 4:21pm Outdoors

Washington Columbia River tributary sampling report for the week of Nov. 21-27 Read story

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

Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling, Nov. 14-20

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

November 23, 2022, 6:03am Outdoors

Washington Columbia River tributary sampling report for the week of Nov. 14-20: Read story

Juvenile salmon, the progeny of adults trapped and trucked into the upper Lewis River, are collected at Swift Reservoir and released downstream of Merwin Dam. The 2004 agreement signed by PacifiCorp requires both upstream and downstream passage for wild salmon and steelhead.

Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling, Nov. 7-13

Juvenile salmon, the progeny of adults trapped and trucked into the upper Lewis River, are collected at Swift Reservoir and released downstream of Merwin Dam. The 2004 agreement signed by PacifiCorp requires both upstream and downstream passage for wild salmon and steelhead.

November 16, 2022, 11:59am Outdoors

Washington Columbia River tributary sampling report for the week of Nov. 7-13: Read story