WDFW says no need to wait until spring to catch fish

02/02/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   Washington and Oregon anglers alike can’t hardly wait for spring chinook season on the Columbia Temperatures are warming, birds are singing and the lower Columbia River will soon be teeming with spring chinook salmon. Spring is still a ways off, but February offers plenty of …

State releases 2016 spring chinook forecast!

Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter 12/11/2016   State, federal and tribal biologists are forecasting that 188,800 spring chinook salmon will enter the Columbia River in 2016 destined for waters upstream of Bonneville Dam, a 100,000 drop from this year. However, an excellent run of 93,300 summer chinook also is predicted, although that, too, is down …