General Marine Fish Bag Limit Decreasing to 4 Fish Beginning July 1

Beginning July 1, 2018, the general marine fish bag limit will decrease to 4 fish per angler per day.  The general marine fish bag limit includes all species of rockfish (yelloweye rockfish prohibited at all times), greenlings, skates, and all other marine species not listed on pages 81-82 of the … Continue reading

Spring Chinook Fishing Extended With Increased Bag Limit; So Far, Jacks Passage Very Low

Spring Chinook Fishing Extended With Increased Bag Limit; So Far, Jacks Passage Very Low Posted on Friday, June 08, 2018 (PST)With high river flows, low visibility and an apparent lack of angling success, Washington and Oregon extended spring chinook angling downstream of Bonneville Dam and increased the bag limit for … Continue reading

Halibut Update through week 20 (May 20) there is not an all-depth halibut opener this week, June 1-3*

Halibut Update through week 20 (May 20) *Correction; there is not an all-depth halibut opener this week, June 1-3*   Columbia River Subarea All-Depth—CLOSED, not enough quota remains for additional openings. Nearshore—there have been no landings in the Columbia River Subarea nearshore fishery yet.  The remaining quota from the all-depth season has been … Continue reading

‘No-Go’ Zone To Protect Foraging Orcas…Puget Sound Boaters Asked To Observe

    ‘No-Go’ Zone To Protect Foraging Orcas Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 (PST) State fish and wildlife managers are asking anglers and other boaters to avoid an area along the west side of San Juan Island in an effort to protect a dwindling population of southern resident killer … Continue reading

Salmon Farms Not Being Managed Adequately To Protect Wild Fish

Canadian Audit Finds Salmon Farms Not Being Managed Adequately To Protect Wild Fish Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 (PST) Canada released an audit of salmon aquaculture along the coasts of British Columbia and provinces of the eastern seaboard, an industry that in 2016 was the fourth largest in the … Continue reading

The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Issue number 863

The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Weekly Fish and Wildlife News www.cbbulletin.com February 23, 2018 Issue No. 863 ——————————– Table of Contents * Corps Considers Mixing Tower At Detroit Dam, Would Be One Of Three In Oregon http://www.cbbulletin.com/440264.aspx * States Set Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishing, Hear Concerns About Upriver Allocations http://www.cbbulletin.com/440263.aspx … Continue reading

Columbia Basin Bulletin Friday 2/16/2018

Columbia Basin Bulletin The links that follow are a summary of the current Columbia Basin Bulletin publication. There is something here for everyone, that is if you are a serious outdoors person. * Independent Science Panel Reviews Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook Recovery Efforts http://www.cbbulletin.com/440227.aspx   * By The Numbers: … Continue reading