Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October.
A massive fall chinook run predicted to return to the Columbia River and its tributaries later this year could lead to a wild change in fishing regulations.
Did you know that when young salmon swim downstream to enter the ocean, they travel backwards – tail first, 20 to 60 miles a day? That’s just one of the unusual things about migrating salmon that scientists have learned as they’ve researched the fish in the Columbia River.
Four lucky anglers found their way to the Ringold Springs boat launch in the pre-dawn darkness last week and used flashlights to find their fishing guide.
Salmon on display at Van's Evergreen IGA. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has recently joined a thin bipartisan majority on the Senate Appropriations Committee to require labeling of genetically modified salmon.
If you’ve always wanted to fish in Alaska, but thought it would cost you a small fortune, Dave Allen has a suggestion.
Kent Brown holds a male pink salmon, commonly known as a humpback or humpy for its humped back.
Rick Herr marvels at the sockeye salmon gathered near his feet as he fishes the Russian River.
Doug Hutcheson, left, and Dave Allen hold up salmon they caught fishing the Glory Hole on Montana Creek.
A brown bear searches for salmon as a boatload of people float past.
The anglers brought a variety of fly styles and colors.
The anglers rented two boats to access some off-the-beaten-path waters during their tour of Alaska.
The crew of six included, from left, Ron Bailey, Mike Blohm, Doug Hutcheson, Kent Brown, Rick Herr and Dave Allen. The RV provided transportation as well as a place to sleep and eat.
Brown bears seemed unconcerned about the nearby presence of humans as they fished for salmon.
Dave Allen fishes one of the small creeks the anglers stopped at during their tour of Alaska.
Spawning salmon leap the fish ladders at the Macaulay Fish Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska.
Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next.
BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts seafood company is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium listeria monocytogenes.
Scotty Scott took time off from his job at a Colorado outdoor gear manufacturer to work. The job he took vacation time to toil at was guiding salmon anglers on the Mulchatna and Koktuli rivers in Alaska.