Dalles Pool sturgeon season to close effective Jan. 20th

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) will close effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states decided to close the sturgeon sports fishery based on catch projections which indicate the 100 fish …

WDFW Commission to consider simplified sportfishing rules

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on proposed simplified recreational fishing rules for Washington rivers, streams and lakes during its public meeting Jan. 18-20 in Ridgefield. The commission also will receive a briefing, and potentially provide guidance, on a proposed management plan for harvesting Puget Sound chinook salmon. The …

WDFW seeks public comments on Willapa Bay salmon priorities

  OLYMPIA – State fishery managers will hold a public workshop Jan. 23 in Raymond to solicit public comments on priorities for upcoming sport and commercial salmon-fishing seasons in Willapa Bay. The workshop, sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Raymond Elks Club on 326 Third St. Annette Hoffmann, …

WDFW Commission to receive briefing on proposed plan for Puget Sound chinook salmon

  OLYMPIA – State fish managers will update the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during a conference call Jan. 12 on a proposed management plan for harvesting Puget Sound chinook salmon. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will convene the call at 2 …

Razor clam digs set for December 1st in Washington

  OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers will have the opportunity to fill their limits during a four-day dig beginning Dec. 1 on various ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the Dec. 1-4 dig on evening tides after marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon. Some …

Positions open on Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for four vacant positions on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries. The Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board’s primary role …