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September 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports on crowning moment for Columbia kings

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Fall Chinook salmon continue to pour over Bonneville Dam. Fishing in the lower river is excellent right now and it won’t long before it gets hot in the Hanford Reach area. I talked to Shane Magnuson, Upper Columbia Guide Services, who is…

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September 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Latest Columbia River northern pikeminnow reward catch figures

Here is the weekly update on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program happening on the Columbia River. The harvest total from Sept. 8-14 was 7,385 pikeminnow (up from 5,677 the week before) from 574 anglers (up from 566 the week before) for a catch average of 12.9 fish per angler (up from 10.0 the week before) with three tags…

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September 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Guide Anton Jones finds ample lake trout action in Lake Chelan

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad’s Family Guide Service: What’s hot is trolling the face of the State Park Bay in the morning for pre-spawn lakers. The face of Manson Bay continues to provide ample action in the evenings. The fringes of the Bar and the tip of Wapato…

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September 19, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Latest state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon catch figures

Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife: (Note: Westport salmon fishing season will end on Friday, Sept. 19; and Ilwaco, La Push and Neah Bay will close on Sunday, Sept. 21. Seasons at Westport and Ilwaco were originally scheduled to close on Sept. 30 but catch quotas were achieved sooner…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details). Coho fishing is excellent at Buoy 10. Chinook fishing is fair to good between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam. White sturgeon retention is closed but remains an option…

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September 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is Saturday in Leavenworth

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The best free event for families in the region is coming up this Saturday, September 20th. It’s the 24th annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival at the National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth. This is an opportunity to learn about the outdoors, conservation…

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September 17, 2014 at 4:18 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – Chinook are being caught between the hatcheries, summer run steelhead near the trout hatchery, and coho from the lower river. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 322 summer-run steelhead 66 spring Chinook adults and 9 mini-jacks 249 fall Chinook adults and 8 jacks 76 coho adults five coho…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Westport and Ilwaco salmon fisheries to close sooner than expected

The ocean salmon fisheries at the ports of Ilwaco and Westport will end soon after reaching their salmon catch quota limits. Westport will close after this Friday, Sept. 19, and Ilwaco will close after Sunday, Sept. 21. Both ports were originally supposed to stay open until Sept. 30, but catches have been very good at both ports…

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September 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Ocean salmon fisheries going strong, but southern ports could be hitting ceilings on sport catch quotas

The ocean salmon fisheries are dominated right now by coho, and catches have been so good in the southern ports of Ilwaco and Westport that state fisheries managers will be discussing options this afternoon (Wednesday, Sept. 17) that could even mean an early closure. Westport and Ilwaco are currently open daily for salmon fishing until Sept….

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September 17, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Outdoor cooking author Tiffany Haugen provides yummy salmon croquette recipe

Fall salmon fishing options are still happening in both marine and river areas all across the state, and outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen who has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood offers tasty salmon croquette recipe. Haugen will be contributing some of her delicious recipes for the Reel Time Northwest Fishing blog. Each of her recipes…

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