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Post 06/29/2015

Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills

OLYMPIA - Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by several Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts.
Post 06/29/2015

June 29 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 407 spring Chinook adults, 82 jacks, 43 maxi-jacks and 168 summer steelhead during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 06/26/2015

Boundary for using barbed hooks modified on lower Cowlitz River

Action: Anglers may use barbed hooks for hatchery salmon and hatchery trout.

Effective dates: July 1 through July 31, 2015

Species affected: Hatchery salmon, hatchery steelhead, and hatchery sea run cutthroats

Location: From Lexington Drive Bridge (Sparks Road Bridge) upstream to 400 feet or posted markers below the barrier dam.
Post 06/22/2015

WDFW public meeting to discuss Kalama River steelhead management

VANCOUVER, Wash. - State fishery managers have scheduled a public meeting Thursday (June 25) in Vancouver to discuss changes in the way the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is managing this year's return of hatchery steelhead to the Kalama River.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at WDFW's Region 5 office at 2108 Grand Blvd.
Post 06/01/2015

Merwin fishing event set for special kids

VANCOUVER - Children with disabilities will have a chance to reel in some big trout during a special fishing event July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Merwin Fish Hatchery, east of Woodland.

More than 100 young people and their families are expected to turn out for the 17th annual Merwin Special Kids Day, sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Pacific Power and GoPAW.