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Daily steelhead catch limit increases beginning Sunday on Kalama River

A larger than expected hatchery steelhead return to the Kalama River will allow anglers to keep more fish in their daily catch limit beginning March 1 until further notice. Those fishing on the Lower Kalama from boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below fishway at the upper salmon hatchery will be allowed to...

State’s first wildlife service dog and his handler retire from chasing bears

SEATTLE (AP) — It's retirement time for a Washington state Fish and Wildlife officer and his canine partner, who have spent years helping to save and protect problem bears and other wildlife. KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/zbEX4Y ) that Officer Bruce Richards is retiring after 41 years of service. His Karelian Bear Dog, Mishka, will stay with...

Mammoth catfish caught in Italy, great white shark lurking off Wash. coast

There were a couple of “believe it or not” occurrences happening in the marine waterways, including one that came from clear across the globe in Europe and the other just along the surf line off Ocean Shores on the south-central Washington coast. The Associated Press reported Italian angler Dino Ferrari caught what could be a...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Steelhead angling was fair in the John Day pool last week. Effective Jan. 1 through March 1, 2015 sturgeon retention is open in the Bonneville Pool. The catch guideline for Bonneville Pool is 1,100 legal white sturgeon. Anglers are catching a few legals. Effective Jan. 1, 2015 sturgeon...

Coastal razor clam digs approved to begin Monday at Long Beach and Twin Harbors

The next coastal razor clam digs are set to begin Monday through Thursday (March 2-5) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors. "Clam digging was very good during the previous digs (Feb. 15-22), and we saw a decent turnout," said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. Digging is open from noon...