Stories tagged: columbia river
Fri., May 29, 2020
The WDFW issued a fishing rule change on Thursday, allowing sockeye retention and reducing the steelhead daily limit in portions of the Columbia River.
UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020
The Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Workgroup will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to continue its work reviewing the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s policy on salmon …
Thu., April 16, 2020
Business leaders from some of Idaho’s smallest towns located along some of its best salmon and steelhead rivers are telling the federal government that angling is vital to their economies …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
The Salmon Cannon, an invention of Seattle-based Whooshh Innovations, will debut to the public on the Columbia River on Tuesday.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
The Colville Tribes plan to release 30 more salmon into the Upper Columbia River on Friday. It’s the third release in as many weeks.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
The public is invited to attend a series of committee meetings comprised of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss the next steps in the …
Wed., July 17, 2019
The public is invited to attend a meeting of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss next steps in the review of salmon management on …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
The year was 1930, and it was freezing – literally.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31 on the Columbia River. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries Nov. 1 through 3, Thursday through Saturday, including a one-day information-sharing workshop with its Oregon counterpart.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
With dismal numbers of fall Chinook returning to Bonneville Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close salmon fishing on much of the Columbia River.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
Sockeye salmon fishing opens on the Columbia River Sunday.
Sat., May 26, 2018
Members of Congress from the Northwest are praising the decision to start negotiations next Tuesday over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs …
Fri., May 11, 2018
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for feedback on a draft assessment of a policy guiding the management of salmon in the lower Columbia River.
Fri., March 2, 2018
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho on Monday canceled its harvest season this fall and will allow only catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Washington is expected to announce similarly …
Thu., June 8, 2017
The white sturgeon anglers have been catching with high rates of success in Lake Roosevelt’s newly created fishery are big, tough critters – and they’re causing problems at fish cleaning …
Fri., June 2, 2017
Brandon Collier and Lorey Chillbeck were among a flotilla of anglers exploring the new opportunity to fish for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt last weekend. “There was a bit of …
Sat., May 27, 2017
At first glance, one might jump to the conclusion Alta Lake is a pushover. The first hole quickly changes that perception.
Sat., May 27, 2017
Desert Canyon is back to being Desert Canyon, known for its challenging 7,285-yard layout, well-manicured greens and fairways, and expansive waste areas. The course has found stability since 2011 with …
Sun., May 21, 2017
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Mon., May 1, 2017
“Catch a pikeminnow, save a salmon” is the motto for another season of fishing for dollars in the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program.
Wed., April 26, 2017
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
Sun., April 2, 2017
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Wed., March 29, 2017
Anglers have to go beyond the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to be legal when fishing portions of Lake Roosevelt this spring.