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Post 10/24/2016

October 24 Cowlitz fish report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 3,409 coho adults, 891 jacks, 469 fall Chinook adults, 37 jacks, 773 summer-run steelhead adults, two jacks, 58 cutthroat trout and two spring Chinook adults in seven days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 10/10/2016

WDFW October Weekender Report for SW Washington

Columbia River salmon/steelhead: The bulk of this year's Columbia River fall chinook run has now moved past Bonneville Dam, invigorating fisheries at Drano Lake, the Klickitat River and farther upstream. But there are still opportunities to catch some nice fish in the lower Columbia River, said Joe Hymer, a WDFW fish biologist based in Vancouver.
Post 09/01/2016

Small sanctuary created around the fish release site on the Tilton River

Action: The Tilton River (Lewis County) will be closed to all fishing from posted markers 25 feet downstream to 25 feet upstream of the fish release site ramp at Gus Backstrom Park.

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: All species including salmon.
Post 08/15/2016

Elwha, Nisqually rivers designated gene banks to protect wild steelhead

OLYMPIA –The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today designated the Nisqually and Elwha rivers as wild steelhead gene banks to help conserve wild steelhead populations.
Post 08/08/2016

Commission approves new combination license for anglers

OLYMPIA – Washington sport anglers soon will have two new options for fishing licenses after action taken by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.