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Post 07/29/2015

WDFW reducing drought effects on hatcheries

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state.

More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are experiencing low water levels or high water temperatures as a result of this year’s drought. Those conditions increase the likelihood of disease and can be fatal for fish.
Post 07/27/2015

July 27 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 328 spring Chinook adults, 57 jacks, 72 mini-jacks, and 730 summer steelhead during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 07/27/2015

Coho salmon caught in lower Columbia must be released

OLYMPIA – The early arrival of coho salmon in the lower Columbia River has prompted state fishery managers to clarify a fishing regulation issued earlier this month.

A new rule issued today specifically states that anglers must release any coho caught in waters currently open to salmon fishing from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to a point nearly 300 miles upstream on the Columbia River.
Post 07/20/2015

Meeting to discuss Fall fisheries on Kalama, Washougal rivers

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host a public meeting July 30 to discuss salmon-management policies on the Kalama and Washougal rivers.

The meeting is scheduled 6-8 p.m. at WDFW’s Region 5 Office, 2108 Grand Blvd., in Vancouver.
Post 07/16/2015

Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures.