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Commission to discuss whale entanglements, Willapa Bay and Puget Sound salmon management at January meeting

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider ways to reduce the risk of whale entanglements at its January meeting, as well as hear updates on forest restoration projects, Willapa Bay salmon policy, and a long-term plan for
(More...) (Monday, January 13, 2020)

Grande Ronde River Report

by ORVIS COMPANY
The Ronde is leveling out near the mean flow and down from the recent peak of about 1,500 cfs. The water level has been steady for at least the past week remains good for fishing. Last weekend's creel survey found
(More...) (Monday, January 13, 2020)

Grande Ronde River Report

by ORVIS COMPANY
Water flow: 1,040 Visibility: 12 inches Water temperature at mid-day: 40 Degrees F Water condition: Moderately Turbid Best time of day to fish: Late morning until dark Best stretch: Pawatka Bridge in Oregon, downstream to the Snake and the Wallowa River in Oregon Best access point:
(More...) (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)

Everett Flats portion of Marine Area 8-2 to close during January recreational crab fishery extension

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today that the Everett Flats portion of Marine Area 8-2 will close to recreational crab harvest Jan. 1, 2020, and remain closed through the end of the month. Historically, a
(More...) (Wednesday, December 25, 2019)

Steelhead fishing closure in Columbia River upstream of McNary Dam extended through March 31

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers in Oregon and Washington are extending the Columbia River steelhead fishing closure upstream of McNary Dam to the Oregon-Washington state line through March 31, 2020. The 2019 summer steelhead return is the fifth lowest return to McNary Dam
(More...) (Monday, December 23, 2019)

Columbia River upstream of McNary Dam remains closed to steelhead fishing

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Effective dates and locations: Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020, from McNary Dam upstream to the Hwy. 395 Bridge (Pasco/Kennewick). Jan. 1 through April 15, 2020, from the Hwy. 395 Bridge (Pasco/Kennewick) upstream to the Old Hanford townsite powerline crossing. Species affected: Steelhead. Reason for
(More...) (Friday, December 20, 2019)

Sections of Snake River remain closed to steelhead fishing

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Steelhead fishing remains closed throughout lower Snake River; anglers may retain 1 hatchery steelhead upstream of the Couse Creek Boat Ramp. Effective date: Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020. Species affected: Steelhead.       Locations and rules:   Regulatory Reach 1 - From the mouth
(More...) (Friday, December 20, 2019)

Get outside this holiday season

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Despite the winter chill, Washingtonians have plenty of reasons to head outdoors during the holidays. Seasonal fisheries are underway throughout the state, waterfowl hunting is in full swing, and birders are gearing up for some prime viewing opportunities. Those planning to
(More...) (Tuesday, December 3, 2019)

Drano Lake Fisheries Reopen

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Returns Drano Lake to permanent rule as listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective date: Immediately. Species affected: All species. Location: In the waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish
(More...) (Friday, November 15, 2019)

Grande Ronde River Fly Fishing Report

by ORVIS COMPANY
Last week's creel survey found Oregon anglers averaged 15 hrs/fish for 18 fish landed and Washington anglers averaged 19 hrs/fish for 11 steelhead landed, which is good success for the small run forecast for this season. 'Hoppers are done now,
(More...) (Tuesday, November 5, 2019)

Grande Ronde River Fly Fishing Report

by ORVIS COMPANY
Water flow: 851 Visibility: 48 inches Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F Water condition: Stained Best time of day to fish: Late morning until dark Best stretch: Pawatka Bridge in Oregon, downstream to the Snake and the Wallowa River in Oregon Best access point: Troy,
(More...) (Tuesday, October 29, 2019)

Awesome Day on The Water

by TEQUILA TOO STAFF
24 fishing caught limits of Yellowtail Rockfish and the 22 that fished for lingcod caught 18 had others on that got off! Awesome day on the water.
(More...) (Monday, October 14, 2019)

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