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State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic Coast steelhead checks

Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours Fished Comments Kept Released Kept Released Dec.4-7 184 0 1 66 4 993.0 98 bank anglers and 86 boat anglers interviewed. Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water. Dec.12-14 101 0 1 14 3 495.5 66 bank anglers and 35...

More spring chinook counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River

The seasons are based upon a 2015 Columbia River spring chinook prediction of 312,600. The largest spring chinook return on record was 440,336 (364,600 was the forecast) in 2001, and the worst was 12,792 (12,000) in 1995. If the run comes in as predicted it would be the sixth-largest return since 1980, and overall the...

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead March 15 is the last day to fish on Abernathy, Cedar (Clark Co.), Germany, Mill (Cowlitz Co.), Rock (Skamania Co.), and Salmon (Clark Co.) creeks and on the Coweeman, Elochoman, Grays, East Fork Lewis, South Fork Toutle, and Washougal rivers. Cowlitz River – 12 boat anglers kept 8 steelhead.  21 bank anglers kept 3...

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State fisheries forecasting a robust pink salmon return of more than 6.7-million

State Fish and Wildlife unveiled salmon forecasts Monday (March 2), and the hot topic is the forecast of more than 6.7-million pink salmon (6.2-million in 2013) returning to Puget Sound this summer. “We are expecting a pretty good pink return, especially in places like the Nisqually,” said Ryan Lothrop, a state Fish and Wildlife recreational...

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks

March 1, 2015 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Camano Island State Park Public Ramp 12 26 0 0 0 0 0 Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Public Ramp 19 32 21 0 0 0 0 Edmonds Marina 11 16 2 0 0 0 0 Everett Public Ramp 34 67 4...

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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill banks on Banks Lake for producing walleye

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: If I was going to be in the area and not at the Outdoor Expo in Tri-Cities I would be headed for Banks Lake to do some walleye fishing. I spent the day there on Monday and had a...

Public invited to make proposals on future freshwater fishing rules

Folks who’d like to see improvements in freshwater fisheries around Puget Sound and the coastal areas should submit their ideas to state Fish and Wildlife by March 31. These proposals affect all fish species outside of salmon for freshwater areas of the Puget Sound and coast, including their rivers, streams or lakes. Ideas can be...