This young angler catches his first Coho on the Quilcene river.

First time angler Kirill Perfilev of Bremerton Washington lands his first Coho of the year. New to the area young Perfilev joined friends and family for a day of fishing on the Quilcene.  As school after school of Chum went swimming by with only a few silvers to be seen, Perfilev never lost hope. cast after …

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 …

NOAA Looks to Hijack Emergency Fishermens Funds

Gloucester Daily Times Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:11 am The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has in recent weeks been casting about for a pool of money to tap for its controversial on board fishing vessel monitoring program. Efforts to make fishermen pay directly for the program — yet another unfunded federal mandate — have so …

Russian River bag limit doubled to 6 sockeye salmon

Alaska Dispatch News, June 22, 2015 Think the popular Russian River is crowded with anglers?  Just wait. Beginning Tuesday morning, the bag limit will double to six fish, 12 in possession. The affected area is from Skilak Lake upstream on the Kenai River to a Fish and Game marker about 300 yards upstream of the Sportsman’s …

Groundbreaking event to celebrate Skagit Bay restoration project

WDFW – June 17, 2015   OLYMPIA – A groundbreaking celebration is scheduled June 30 to mark the start of a two-year construction project in the Skagit River Delta that will support salmon recovery, protect farmland, and improve access to a popular bird-watching destination. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is sponsoring the …

ADFG Relaxes Regs Due To Strong Salmon Returns

ADN – Mike Campbell, Beth Bragg, June 11, 2015  Boats crowd the mouth of the Deshka River to fish for king salmon in this June 15, 2007 file photo. Strong early returns of king salmon mean restrictions there and on the Anchor River will be eased. These are giddy days for Southcentral king salmon anglers, who …