Wide wings over rippled water

READER'S LENS: Seattle Times reader Steven Bishofsky’s photo of a great blue heron flying at the Ballard Locks.

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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...

Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRUsRVMS80 The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out, but a version...

Icicle and Wenatchee rivers are decent options for hatchery spring chinook fishing

The spring chinook fishery on the Icicle River is open Wednesday (May 20) through July 31, and the Wenatchee River will open Saturday until further notice. Each are expected to produce some fairly good action right from the get-go. State fisheries managers in-season predictions call for about 6,000 spring chinook heading to the Icicle, and...