Never too late: How to nab a Washington summer campsite

Think outside of the tent, so to speak, and look for campgrounds run by low-profile agencies in places you’ve never been.

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Anglers have plenty of chances at catching shad

Some of the best spots are located just off Highway 14 about two miles past the town of North Bonneville. Take the right hand turn by the transmission towers, and the access road allows anglers about three miles of excellent shoreline access.

Latest state Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia River spring chinook catch estimates

Here is the latest Lower Columbia River in-season catch and angler effort estimates by state Fish and Wildlife: From May 16-17 on the Lower Columbia anglers made 6,258 trips and caught 1,099 adult spring Chinook (773 kept and 326 released), 70 summer steelhead (64 kept and 6 released) and three sockeye (released).  Based on VSI...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Effective Saturday May 16, angling for spring Chinook and summer steelhead is open between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam. Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam. Sturgeon retention is open in the John Day Pool until the respective guideline of 500 legal white sturgeon is...