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Tag: Yakima

March
5th

Fishing report: Conditions improve on Olympic Coast rivers

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will run in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Columbia: During the first three days of March they state checked 760 anglers who had caught 17 spring chinook and eight steelhead. All but one of the chinook were caught by boat anglers from Kalama to Vancouver. The steelhead were caught from Vancouver downstream. During Saturday’s effort flight count, there were 280 boats and 355 bank anglers. Sturgeon has been on the slow side below and above Bonneville Dam.

Olympic Coast: After being blown out over the weekend, rivers are dropping and the steelhead

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Jan.
4th

Fishing report: Decent river action, lakes a little slow

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Cowlitz: Anglers are catching mostly steelhead these. The best action has been around the trout hatchery. Fish close to the brush with small gear with current river conditions.

Lewis: Anglers are catching steelhead and some fall chinook, primarily from the North Fork around the salmon hatchery. Most of the chinook were released.

Olympic Coast: The steelhead action has been pretty good with the rivers in really good shape. The Hoh has been fishing as well as any other river in the area. There is

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Dec.
7th

Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources launch new winter recreation pass requirements

From the Washington Department of Natural Resources:

Washington State Parks and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announce changes in requirements to visiting winter recreation areas in Washington state. The changes affect whether a Sno-Park permit or a Discover Pass will be required to access state-managed winter recreation areas and Sno-Parks.

 

Visitors who have a current seasonal Sno-Park permit will not need to purchase a Discover Pass to visit a designated Sno-Park area between November 1 and March 31 for winter recreation activities. The seasonalSno-Park permit is $40. A one-day Sno-Park permit is $20. Some non-motorized Sno-Parks require a Special Groomed Trail sticker

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Aug.
3rd

DNR: Discover Pass reopens Snow Cabin Campground

The Washington Department of Natural Resources announced today the reopening Snow Cabin Campground in Ahtahum State Forest near Yakima. The DNR says the new Discover Pass is the reason for the reopening.

Here’s the statement from the DNR:

One month after the state launched the Discover Pass on July 1, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reopened Snow Cabin Campground in the Ahtanum State Forest. DNR closed the campground in 2009 after experiencing a nearly 50-percent cut to its recreation funding. The same year, DNR also closed or reduced services to about two dozen recreation facilities, trailheads, and

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