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Idaho Outfitters discuss grim salmon steelhead outlook

Clearwater River steelhead outfitter Jeff Jarrett summed up the state of Idaho’s famed B-run of steelhead in blunt language at a forum discussion Tuesday.


WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Idaho salmon group still getting its sea legs as members struggle to define scope of work

Members of Idaho’s Salmon Working Group continued to feel each other out Friday to determine if, when and how they might eventually tackle controversial issues such as the ever-present question …


Members of Idaho governor’s salmon working group say actual solutions are still many meetings away

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Idaho’s effort to craft new salmon recovery policies won’t reach fruition in just one meeting — or even several.


Salmon Cannon demonstration next week

The Salmon Cannon, an invention of Seattle-based Whooshh Innovations, will debut to the public on the Columbia River on Tuesday.


Third tribal salmon release scheduled Friday

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.


State fish managers to discuss Columbia salmon, invite pulbic

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 …


Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.


Salmon merging onto new ‘highway’ in Seattle, complete with rest stops and restaurants

Next time you’re visiting Seattle’s downtown waterfront and gazing out across Elliott Bay toward the majestic Olympic Mountains, look down. You might see a shoal of silvery baby salmon, each …


Colville Tribes’ First Salmon ceremony illustrates power of salmon restoration

On May 23, the Colville Tribes celebrated salmon in a ceremony that dates back at least 13,000 years.


Colville Tribe nets 28 pounds female northern pike in the Sanpoil River, 17 miles from Grand Coulee Dam.

Northern Pike continued to make their slow, steady advance down the Columbia River system this spring.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Spokane Trout Unlimited working to restore Hangman Creek, return salmon to their native waters

In a long steel container hundreds of salmon fry flit about in coordinated flight. Above them 10 volunteers from the Spokane chapter of Trout Unlimited peer at the tiny fish, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Washington OKs money to study impacts of breaching Lower Snake River dams

Washington will lead an as-yet undefined process exploring how to help farmers, shippers, utilities and others if the four lower Snake River dams were removed to help recover threatened chinook …


Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s determined to see fish runs recovered in his lifetime

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.


Meager numbers of returning chinook has state fishery managers wary

Spring chinook managers and anglers find themselves in a familiar position, wondering if the meager counts of fish passing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River signal a late run, a …


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


Vandals kill 700,000 chum salmon in Canada

Vandals killed 700,000 chum salmon in Vancouver late in December.


Salmon deal to add more spillage at region’s dams

A short-term agreement over fish passage operations at Snake and Columbia river dams could help researchers determine whether spilling more water there can significantly boost survival of juvenile salmon and …


WDFW to hear public input on Columbia River salmon and sturgeon policies

The state’s wildlife commission will discuss Columbia River salmon management policies and take public comments on Lower Columbia sturgeon management Friday and Saturday.


Bill to protect salmon, steelhead from sea lions clears U.S. Senate

A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River and select tributaries passed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.


Invasive northern pike found 10 miles from Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane Tribe catches 45-inch fish

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.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

WDFW commission to discuss Columbia River fisheries

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

Steelhead forecast downgraded again

There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

Rare Columbia River salmon fishing closure mix of bad ocean, bad river conditions in 2015

This week’s rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of a double-whammy of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Much of Columbia River closing to salmon, steelhead fishing

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.


Steer clear of chinook salmon nests

Boaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River are urged to steer clear of chinook salmon spawning nests, or redds.


Salmon, steelhead fisheries on Columbia restricted

State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …