Additional public meeting planned to discuss sturgeon regulations in Washington

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled an additional public meeting in Montesano to discuss possible changes to sturgeon regulations, including a night closure on the Chehalis River. The first meeting was held in The Dalles, Oregon on May 22. Upcoming meetings scheduled by WDFW and the Oregon Department …

California Inland Salmon Seasons Approved at Fish and Game Commission Meeting

  California’s inland salmon anglers can look forward to a better salmon fishing season than last year. A projected return of 379,600 spawning Sacramento River fall-run Chinook Salmon to Central Valley rivers has allowed fishery managers to return to a two salmon daily limit with four salmon in possession. This is a welcome increase over …

WDFW seeks public input on sturgeon fishing regulations

Photo courtesy of Oregon Fishing Guides Columbia River Fishing Adventures   OLYMPIA – State fish managers are hosting a series of public meetings in May and June to discuss sturgeon fishing regulations in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) have scheduled public meetings …

Public meetings to be held in Oregon to discuss Fall Chinook fisheries

Photo by Steve W. – ODFW   SALEM, Ore.—Meetings to discuss regulation changes in response to low returns of fall Chinook are kicking off tonight in Nehalem. See full list of meetings below. ODFW is proposing temporary harvest limits and closures for coastal wild fall Chinook fisheries due to low escapement in 2018 and poor …

Invasive Northern Pike Threaten Columbia River salmon and steelhead stocks.

  Northern pike are some of the most troubling aquatic invasive species in the Northwest. So far, they haven’t made it past Washington’s Lake Roosevelt. Two dams stand in their way. And lots of people trying to stop them. If the fish make it past Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River, they could greatly harm imperiled salmon downstream. …