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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream…

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April 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Lower Columbia reopens Saturday for spring chinook fishing

State fisheries officials met Wednesday and decided to reopen hatchery spring chinook fishing this Saturday on the Lower Columbia River from Buoy-10 upriver to Rooster Rock. Fishing would also be open for bank angling only from Rooster Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. The legal upstream boat boundary defined as: “a line projected from Rooster Rock…

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April 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Stanwood Eagle Blackmouth Derby lures 103 anglers into Saratoga Pass

The Stanwood Eagles Blackmouth Fishing Derby was held this past Saturday (April 12), and 103 anglers weighed-in 27 fish ranging from 3 to 20 pounds. First place went to Bill Doane who caught a 20.13 pound hatchery chinook at Greenbank, and took home $2,317.50. Second was Bill Hayes with a 16.07 pound hatchery chinook caught at Onamac…

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April 16, 2014 at 1:05 PM

State fisheries managers could reopen Lower Columbia for one more day of spring chinook fishing

State Fish and Wildlife fisheries officials from Washington and Oregon, and other joint fishery managers are meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 16) to discuss reopening the Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery for one more day. That day according to a source in the fisheries department says would occur on Friday (April 18) as was…

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April 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia spring chinook catch estimates

Last week on the lower Columbia River, anglers made 31,572 trips and caught 8,150 adult Chinook (6,537 kept and 1,613 released). Based on Visual Stock Identification (VSI), upriver fish comprised 85% of the kept catch. The last day of the Lower Columbia sport fishery was Mondaym April 14. From March 1-April 14, an estimated 73,900 angler…

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April 16, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Free kids fishing event at Rock Island near Wenatchee

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: This weekend is the Kids Free Fishing Day at Rock Island.  This is a great way to get your tackle together and take the family out for some trout fishing fun. The event takes place at the Pit Pond, which…

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April 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching spring Chinook and winter steelhead. Last week Tacoma Power recovered 747 winter-run steelhead and seven spring Chinook salmon during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 29 steelhead into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and one…

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April 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby winning fish weighed 21.33 pounds

The 10-week long Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby in the San Juan Islands ended Sunday (April 13th), and Brenda Schmidt took home the $1,000 first place prize with a 21.33-pound hatchery chinook. Final results: 1, Brenda Schmidt, 21.33, $1,000; 2, Chuck Payne, 20.87, $500; 3, Don Wilson, 16.33, $250; 4, Carol Holman, 16.11, $250 (also the…

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