Recreational halibut fishing to open for additional days in coastal areas

  Action: Opens recreational halibut fishing on Saturday, June 15 in Marine Areas 3 and 4 (Neah Bay and La Push). Opens recreational halibut fishing Thursday, June 20 in Marine Area 2 (Westport) and Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco and Chinook). Opens the nearshore area in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco and Chinook) seven days per week beginning …

Barbless hooks to become voluntary on much of Columbia River and tributaries

  OLYMPIA – Anglers on a large portion of the Columbia River and many of its tributaries will no longer be required to use barbless hooks when fishing for salmon and steelhead beginning June 1. In March, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to make the …

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 …

Invasive Northern Pike Threaten Columbia River salmon and steelhead stocks.

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Third weekend opening planned for Columbia River spring chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam

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WDFW and Corp work to restore vital salmon habitat on the Duckabash River

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Dam “Spill” Expected to Boost Columbia River Salmon and Benefit Orcas

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