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Tag: chinook

Aug.
16th

Anglers can keep two chinook off Westport, Neah Bay starting Friday

As of Friday, anglers fishing off Westport and Neah Bay can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit, the state announced earlier today.

With that change, anglers will be allowed to keep two chinook per day in ocean waters off Westport (Marine Area 2), LaPush (Marine Area 3) and Neah Bay (Marine Area 4). Those fishing Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will continue to be limited to one chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit.

All ocean areas are open to salmon fishing seven days a week. Wild coho must be released in

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July
31st

Fishing report: Hot salmon fishing at Sekiu

Here are some early reports as I work on the fishing report for Wednesday’s newspaper:

Saltwater

Hood Canal: A few chinook are being caught, but the action is far from hot and heavy, Adams said.

Sekiu: The salmon fishing has been very good, with anglers catching mostly chinook but also a fair number of coho. There were 281 anglers checked by the state at Sekiu docks Saturday and their catch included 111 chinook and 66 coho.

Lakes

Merwin: The lake is fishing well for tiger muskies. The fish are holding amid the growing weed beds and among fallen trees along

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June
23rd

Weather opening could allow team to recover ranger Nick Hall’s body this morning

Recovery teams are hopeful a promising forecast will allow them to remove the body of ranger Nick Hall from Mount Rainier’s icy Emmons Glacier this morning.

Hall fell to his death Thursday while rescuing four injured climbers.

Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said a helicopter is on standby at Kautz Creek on the south side of the mountain and a Chinook helicopter is on standby at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The chopper would retrieve climbing rangers from Camp Schurman and then fly to the scene. A group of rangers is currently hiking to Hall’s location.

If weather permits, Hall’s

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March
20th

FISHING REPORT: Some good news for steelhead anglers

Here is an early peek at Wednesday’ fishing report as I compile information from around the region:

Rivers
Columbia: The abundance of spring chinook is increasing in the lower river, but catch rates were poor last weekend. In the Portland-to-Longview area, boat anglers averaged 0.09 spring chinook per boat, while boat anglers in the estuary averaged 0.07 spring chinook caught per boat. Sturgeon fishing has been slow.

Cowlitz: Fishing has been off and on, but showing signs of improvement. Boaters putting in at Blue Creek are doing well for steelhead and getting a few spring chinook, said Marshall Borsom

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March
4th

Salmon, steelhead limit raised on Klickitat

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife late yesterday afternoon announced that Klickitat River anglers will be able to retain two hatchery chinook, hatchery steelhead or one of each as part of their daily limit.

The change will be in effect from April 3 through May 31. The river will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

The rule change covers the stretch of the Klickitat from mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge, located about 3 miles upstream from the mouth.

The state made the change because 4,500 adult spring chinook are expected to return to the Klickitat this

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