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April 24, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA 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 to the…

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April 23, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Custom knife show to be held this weekend in Kirkland

Those looking for that new one-of-a-knife to bring along on your next fishing or outdoor should check out Blade Gallery’s Seattle International Custom Knife Show this weekend (April 26-27) at the Heathman Hotel, 220 Kirkland Avenue, in Kirkland. The show will be geared toward custom knife makers, and will feature more than 26 knife makers who…

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April 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Lower Columbia spring chinook fishery ends on a good note

Here is a rundown by state Fish and Wildlife on the Lower Columbia River sport fishing season which closed after Saturday, April 19: On April 19th, sport anglers on the lower Columbia River made 7,006 trips and caught 2,089 adult Chinook (1,698 kept and 391 released).  Based on Visual Stock Identification (VSI) sampling, upriver spring Chinook…

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April 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching a mix of spring Chinook and winter run steelhead.  Most of the action was between the hatcheries. Anglers should note the south side of the river from Mill Creek to the Barrier Dam is closed to all fishing from May 1 through June 15 per permanent regulations. Last week Tacoma Power…

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April 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill casts advice for opening day

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: It’s the biggest weekend of the year for anglers all over the state, and particularly Central Washington. Something like 400,000 anglers will be hitting the water for the annual lowland lake opener, and a very high percentage of them head…

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April 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

April 20, 2014 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Everett Public Ramp 10 21 4 0 0 0 0 Gig Harbor Ramp 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 Misery Point Ramp 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 Olson’s Resort 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 • Black rockfish (1) • Lingcod (4) Area 4 east of Tatoosh. Olson’s Resort 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 • Kelp greenling (7) Area 5 Divers spearfishing from beach. Point Defiance Public Ramp 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 • Pacific herring (3) Salsbury County Park Ramp 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 April 19, 2014 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Everett Public Ramp 13 27 4 0 0 0 0 Point Defiance…

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April 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Women’s three-day fly fishing class held May 16-18 in Cle Elum

A Women’s Fly Fishing School that benefits the Washington State Casting for Recovery Program will be held May 16-18 in Cle Elum. This event provides women a chance to fly-fish or learn the sport, getting instruction from top women fly fishers in Washington and Oregon, build on fly-fishing skills to take it the next level, and…

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