Oregon rivers set to open for salmon season

  J.W. Snyder NWFN, 07/31/2015   Oregon Salmon Season Openers.   Oregon fishing season is well underway and even with the warmer than usual weather conditions the fishing has been great. Several of Oregon’s the top salmon fishing destinations are getting ready to open in August. Here are the rivers and creeks that will be opening …

Several top salmon fishing rivers in Washington set to open for the fall salmon season

J. W. Snyder, NWFN  7/30/2015 Ton’s of great fishing destinations are getting ready to open for salmon retention. Here are the areas set to open on the fist day of August. Freshwater Areas Whatcom Creek  – Fishing regulation area (884) from mouth to yellow markers below Dupont Street. open to Salmon retention from August 1st to …

Lake Wenatchee will open for Sockeye in 2015 after all

J. W. Snyder NWFN 7/28/2015   WDFW announces that Sockeye numbers are good enough they will open Sockeye fishing on Lake Wenatchee Good news for Washington anglers, even with the warm weather and significant closures, lake Wenatchee will open for Sockeye after all. Initially on July 16th the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closing …

Warm weather conditions cause Washington to further restrict access to fishing area’s

J. W. Snyder, NWFN, 7/16/2015   Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions on numerous rivers   OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures. The closures and restrictions take effect Saturday …

Salmon season gets under way in several popular Washington fishing areas

Deal of the Week! Use Promo Code LUNKER and save 20% off when booking with Water West   It’s that time of year, dust off your hip waders, and gear up because several of Washington’s top fishing destinations are opening to salmon retention.   Freshwater Areas Chambers Creek – Fishing regulation area (714) from mouth …

Warm water killing fish across Oregon

By Bill Monroe | For The Oregonian/OregonLive  6/27/2015 In 1990, the late Charlie White brought his then-innovative underwater cameras to Oregon, filming fish in numerous locations as we dangled baits and lures for them to bite. While filming smallmouth bass with the late Denny Hannah on the Umpqua River during warm, summer water temperatures, we were startled …

Kenai River to allow king salmon fishing with restrictions

Peninsula Clarion By Rashah McChesney June 26, 2015 Anglers will soon be able to target Kenai River king salmon, but with restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Thursday released a batch of emergency orders designed to allow limited king salmon fishing on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. In July, anglers must fish no-bait and …

$34 million in fish threatened by state government shutdown

Michael Konopasek, KING 5 News June 26, 2015 SEATTLE – Millions of dollars in fish could be at stake if state lawmakers can’t agree on a budget and avoid a government shutdown. Dozens of hatcheries across Washington, where fish are raised, could be temporarily closed. There are millions of fish being raised by the Department …

Alaska trollers outraged by low king salmon quota set by Pacific Salmon Commission

SitNews June , 26, 2015 Quota of 237,000 Chinook salmon shows broken forecast system   Juneau, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Trollers Association are expressing outrage that the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) has capped Alaska’s harvest of king salmon this summer at 237,000 fish. With the summer troll season set to begin this week, …

Oregon changes Umpqua River fishing Rules due to drought

By Associated Press Published – Jun 23, 2015 at 12:55 PM PDT ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed emergency restrictions to protect steelhead in the mainstem of the Umpqua River due to the drought. District biologist Greg Huchko said Tuesday flows are 50 percent of normal, and temperatures are approaching …