Updated lower Columbia River hatchery genetic management plans available for review

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept public comments through Oct. 5 on updated draft management plans that will be used by the agency to operate several hatchery programs in the lower Columbia River. Of … Continue reading →

SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD Fall Season (August 1-December 31)

All Permanent Regulations apply unless noted otherwise Buoy 10 upstream to Tongue Point/ Rocky Point (Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 line upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the WA shore through red buoy #44 to the … Continue reading →

New weeklong fishery for hatchery chinook opens on the lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be allowed to retain adult hatchery chinook salmon along the 70-mile stretch of the lower Columbia River during a weeklong pilot fishery that starts Monday (Sept. 10). The new pilot fishery, approved by fishery managers from … Continue reading →

Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament to Honor Wounded Warriors Nov. 9-11

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Anglers are to honor the nation’s heroes while competing alongside wounded warriors during the inaugural Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament. The event is set for Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, in Islamorada, known as the sport-fishing … Continue reading →