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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 27, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Buoy-10 Salmon Challenge is Aug. 21-22

The Lower Columbia Buoy-10 Salmon Challenge hosted by the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is Aug. 21-22 at Warrior Hall at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon. This year more than 2.5 millon salmon will be flooding into the big river including a possible record king return. Cost is $100 per person. Biggest king is worth $1,000 and largest coho is worth $500. The…

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July 26, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Washington Outdoor Women weekend workshop is Sept. 12-14

The Washington Outdoor Women (WOW) is hosting a Women and Girls Weekend Workshop to learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills is Sept. 12-14 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend. This new workshop coordinated by WOW, a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship, targets getting women and girls…

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July 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Share a picture of your catch in our new fishing gallery

Have you got a nice shot the fish you caught recently? We’d like to see it! Use the gallery uploader below to upload your picture to share with readers of the blog. Don’t forget to tell us who is in the picture, plus where and when the fish was caught. You will need to enable JavaScript in…

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July 26, 2014 at 8:27 AM

South King County PSA Salmon Derby is Aug. 2

The South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby is Aug. 2 from daylight until 1 p.m., and is part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series. Fishing is allowed in Marine Catch Areas 10, 11 and 13 only. The weigh in stations will be at the Des Moines Marina, Point Defiance Park Marina in Tacoma and…

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July 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Lots of sockeye fishing options in central Washington

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Good news for those who are after sockeye salmon this season. Fishing is good at the Brewster Pool. Most days are smoke clear and my brother Rick limited his boat in just two hours recently. I would encourage people to visit…

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July 25, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow catch figures

Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River. The harvest total from July 14-20 was 6,544 pikeminnow (down from 8,969 the week before) from 861 anglers for a catch average of 7.6 fish per angler (down from 9.5 the week before) with eight tags recovered (same as eight the week before). There was…

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July 25, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Guide Anton Jones reports hot bite for Lake Chelan lake trout

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: What’s hot is trolling the tip of Wapato Point on Lake Chelan in the mid-morning for Mackinaw. Also hot is the evening bite for Lake Trout along Manson Bay. Finally, hot, is the early morning bite on Lake Chelan for Mackinaw either…

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July 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Latest state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon figures

Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife: Ilwaco – 221 anglers checked from May 31-June 1 caught 196 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.88 per angler catch average; 458 anglers from June 2-8 caught 237 hatchery-marked chinook for 0.52 per angler catch average; 319 anglers from June 14-15 caught 54 chinook and…

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July 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Fishing for sockeye, adipose fin-clipped summer steelhead and adipose fin-clipped summer Chinook is open between the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles Pool through Thursday, July 31. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1 – July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the…

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