Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure to protect broodstock fish destined for the basin’s hatcheries.
Following a week of record catch rates and angler turnout, state fishery managers from Washington an
The 2015 coho forecast to the Columbia River is for a strong return of 539,600 adults, which includes 377,300 early stock and 162,300 late stock.
“What’s new this month is that this could be one of the strongest El Niños” since 1997, said Mike Halpert, deputy director of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center
One of the newly disclosed documents is an analysis by U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists concluding that killing double-crested cormorants would not benefit Snake River steelhead.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary helps Buoy 10 stay humming
A new rule issued Thursday specifically states that anglers must release any coho caught in waters currently open to salmon fishing from the Astoria Bridge to a point nearly 300 miles upstream on the Columbia River.