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Potholes Bass Tournament draws plenty of competitors and good catches

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at the MarDon Resort: The 2015 Potholes Open Bass Tournament was a complete success with volunteers from the Moses Lake-based bass club doing an excellent job presenting this bass tourney for the 36th year in a row. This tournament is always the...

Barbed hooks allowed on certain sections of the Wind River and Drano Lake

Anglers headed to the Wind River and Drano Lake will be able to use barbed hooks for spring chinook and steelhead fishing. The section where the new rule is now in effect through June 30 is the Wind River from mouth (boundary line markers) upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls, and Drano Lake from...

Lots on the Lake Chelan fishing plate for anglers to feast upon

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service: Alas, things do eventually change, even on Lake Chelan. While the Trench and the Barrens have cooled off, trolling for Lake Trout is hot on Lake Chelan in Manson Bay and along Colyar Ledge. Kokanee Fishing is spotty, but...

Enchanted Valley in Olympics closed to camping because of bear threat

Olympic National Park has closed the Enchanted Valley area to camping for at least the next month because of a threat from black bears. Visitor reports say bears have approached hikers in Enchanted Valley and have acquired and eaten human food, park officials said in an emailed announcement Friday. “Bears that eat human food come...

Final preliminary Lower Columbia River spring chinook catch data

Here is the final preliminary latest Lower Columbia River in-season catch and angler effort estimates by state Fish and Wildlife (NOTE: The lower river sport fishery is now closed for spring chinook, steelhead and shad): Last Thursday, April 16, anglers on the Lower Columbia made 6,290 trips and caught 2,460 adult chinook (1,970 kept and...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities Spring Chinook angling is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles Pool until the respective guideline of 100 legal white sturgeon is met. Walleye fishing...

No change in Columbia River spring chinook return figures

Here are some updated facts on this season Columbia River spring chinook returns: The 2015 forecast for upriver spring Chinook is 232,500 adults to the Columbia River mouth. Bonneville Dam passage of Chinook through April 19 totals 41,223 adults.  On average the run is around 5% complete by April 19 (range 0-17%) and the 50%...