Outdoors

Out & About: Outdoors news and notes, Aug. 16

August 15, 2018, 10:05 PM

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that some anglers fishing from the mouth of the Columbia River up to Bonneville Dam are continuing to fish after retaining their limit. Many anglers seem unaware that this year's daily limit is one salmonid, instead of the two fish limit in years past.

Fishing report, Aug. 16

August 15, 2018, 10:04 PM

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulations Updates page for retention details). An estimated 375,500 fall Chinook and 213,600 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.

Rattlesnakes encounters can be common when walking about in the eastern side of the Columbia River G

Staying alert is best action for avoiding rattlesnake trouble

August 15, 2018, 10:02 PM

A relentless sun was beating down as I walked back to my truck. Sweating and heat-weary, I was trudging along with my head down when I heard the warning sounds of a rattlesnake.

The action has been good for coho and fair for Chinook out at the Columbia River estuary. There have

Outlook improving at Buoy 10

August 15, 2018, 10:01 PM

The Buoy 10 fishery has been open for two weeks now, and a number of fishing patterns are beginning to emerge.

Police seek tips after Ohio man goes missing near Mount St. Helens

August 12, 2018, 1:18 PM

Searchers want to speak with anyone who hiked the Blue Lake Trail near Mount St. Helens since last Thursday in an effort to find an Ohio man who since went missing in the area.

FILE- In this April 24, 2008 file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonnevi

Bill to remove problem sea lions faces time crunch

August 8, 2018, 11:08 PM

A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate would allow the states and tribal interests to remove problem sea lions in the Columbia River, including by lethal force, to reduce predation on endangered salmon and steelhead.

Out & About: Outdoors notes for Aug. 9

August 8, 2018, 10:59 PM

Statewide temporary shooting ban added

A hunter and his dog move about while waterfowl hunting at the Shillapoo Wildlife Area in the Vancou

Hunters upset by salmon habitat plan at Shillapoo Wildlife Area

August 8, 2018, 10:57 PM

Proposal would restore limit water in area during prime duck hunting months

Barbless hooks, required for Columbia salmon fishing, are unforgiving if you handle the fish wrong.

Trolling for success at Buoy 10

August 1, 2018, 11:04 PM

While opinions vary, Ramsey shares what works for him

Fishing report Aug. 2Current & Upcoming Fishing Opportunities

August 1, 2018, 10:57 PM

Effective Wednesday, the fall salmon season opened from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulations Updates page for retention details). An estimated 375,500 fall Chinook and 213,600 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.

Out & About for Aug. 2: Outdoors news and notes

August 1, 2018, 10:56 PM

Buoy Ten Challenge slated for Aug. 16-17

Marlin Lefever (center) discusses strategy with members of the Addicted team in Alaska. Addicted wil

Fishing guides use social media platform to feed passion for sport

August 1, 2018, 10:55 PM

Local fishermen’s social media platforms entertains, educates, inspires

Members of GeoGirls geology and technology field camp burst into laughter as a 5-foot helium balloon

Burst their balloon, GeoGirls will find a workaround

August 1, 2018, 10:29 PM

MOUNT ST. HELENS — Call it a poor woman’s drone.

Lower Falls on the Lewis River has become more popular than the site can handle. The U.S. Forest Ser

Officials: Lower Falls taking a beating

July 28, 2018, 5:03 PM

Thinking about hiking up to Lower Falls on the Lewis River to beat the heat? Don’t. But if you really have to see it, go on the weekdays.