A Washington man was arrested and charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of illegal poaching last week, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife press release.
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Oregon and Washington just adopted spring Chinook salmon and sturgeon fishing seasons for the Columbia and Willamette rivers yesterday during a joint state hearing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).
The Columbia River spring Chinook seasons are based on a forecast of 470,000 returning upriver spring Chinook, said ODFW. As a conservative measure, the two states decided to adopt a 40 percent buffer, leaving a combined harvest guideline of 17,200 fish in the sport fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam. Similarly, the sturgeon seasons are based on a recreational harvest guideline of 19,200 fish, including 3,600 in the Willamette.
Today, September 29, hatchery steelhead fisheries open on the upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan rivers, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) press release.
Anglers, salmon season on the Columbia River is here! And with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) predicting a generous number of returning coho and chinook salmon, there’s no better time to fish.
A staggering 700,000 coho salmon are expected to return this fall as well as 500,000 chinook salmon. If estimates are correct, this will be the largest coho return since 2001.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is hosting another free fishing event for youth. On Saturday, May 16th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alton Baker Canoe Canal in Eugene, youngsters are invited to come and discover the joys of fishing.
ODFW staff and volunteers will be available to help teach casting, reeling, and landing a fish. Fishing equipment will be provided for those who do not possess their own, but participants are encourgaed to bring their own fishing gear as well.
Youngsters, grab your fishing gear! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites you to its free youth fishing event on Saturday, May 2 at Reinhart Pond in Grant Pass from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As a part of ODFW’s Youth Angling Enhancement Program, the event is co-sponsored by Crater Bass Club and ODFW, who will provide staff, fishing equipment, and angling instruction. ODFW says they are stocking 600 legal-sized rainbow trout especially for this event.
It’s a calm, quiet morning, and you’re sitting on the shore with pole in hand. Your fishing gear is resting on one side, your lunch on the other. All is peaceful and well. A mere two minutes later, you’re up on your feet, heart pounding, and you’re grinning with pride at one the most beautiful rainbow trouts you’ve ever seen.
Quite the exciting experience, I’d say. And with dozens of trout-stocked lakes in eastern Washington open to fishing tomorrow (March 1), here’s your chance to live it.