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WDFW approves 7 days of razor clam digging

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Seven days of razor clam digging will get underway beginning Sunday, Jan. 28, on various coastal beaches. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams
(More...) (Thursday, January 25, 2018)

First Trip set for March 10th

by RHETT WEBER / Slammer Charters
Opening day of Lingcod season is March 10. I’m already ready already! $145 per person every day through May 30 for Lingcod and Rockfish. Book online at Deep Sea Charters.
(More...) (Wednesday, January 24, 2018)

WDFW director resigns to pursue other personal and professional goals

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA — After three years as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Dr. Jim Unsworth today informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission that he will resign his position effective Feb. 7. "This has been a challenging,
(More...) (Wednesday, January 24, 2018)

Steelhead bag limits reestablished for Oregon’s Snake River and Tributaries

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Now that 2018 is here, anglers are reminded they are once allowed to harvest three hatchery summer steelhead per day in the Snake, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha Rivers, consistent with permanently-adopted regulations. Bag limits had been reduced during the fall through
(More...) (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)

States set Columbia River sturgeon seasons

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today set recreational white sturgeon seasons for the Columbia River estuary and Bonneville Pool. In the estuary, from the Wauna power lines downstream approximately 40 miles to Buoy 10, sturgeon retention will be allowed three
(More...) (Friday, June 2, 2017)

40 Pound Ling

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
The Hula Girl checked in from Westport Charters out of Westport, WA. Today we had 20 anglers catch limits of Lingcod and Rockfish. We also had this beautiful 40 pound lingcod today! Wow! What a beautiful
(More...) (Saturday, April 1, 2017)

States set Columbia spring Chinook seasons

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
 Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River Thursday during a joint state hearing in Vancouver, Wash. The recreational springer season on the Columbia River from the mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam is scheduled
(More...) (Friday, February 24, 2017)

Buoy 10 Book Release

by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
Every year between August 1st and Labor Day — just 31 days — 100,000 anglers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Buoy 10 on the Columbia River to fish for the millions of salmon that funnel through this
(More...) (Sunday, August 7, 2016)

Buoy 10 salmon fishery opens August 1

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens to Coho and Chinook fishing Monday, Aug. 1, with another strong return of nearly one million fall Chinook predicted. The Buoy 10 fishery is
(More...) (Friday, July 29, 2016)

Slammer Fish Report

by RHETT WEBER / Slammer Charters
Captain Rhett Weber checked in from the Slammer out of Deep Sea Charters in Westport, WA. Today we had 20 anglers caught 200 Black Rockfish on Light Tackle and 14 Lingcod on Flounder. August 2 we had a group
(More...) (Friday, July 22, 2016)

States cancel second Bonneville Reservoir summer sturgeon season

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Much better than expected sturgeon harvest during the first of two scheduled summer sturgeon seasons on the Columbia River prompted fishery managers from Oregon and Washington to cancel the second sturgeon retention season originally scheduled for July
(More...) (Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

Columbia Chinook season reopens; sturgeon season closes

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today reopened a Chinook salmon fishery and closed a recreational sturgeon fishery on the Columbia River. Chinook fishing on the lower Columbia River will be open Friday May 27 through Monday May
(More...) (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)

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