Latest Chinook salmon Stories
By ERIK ROBINSON A sea lion hitches a ride aboard a barge transiting the lock at Bonneville Dam earlier this year. Observers with the Army Corps of Engineers estimate sea lions devoured about 2.8 percent of this year's spring salmon migration.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 27--Sea lions consumed a smaller proportion of the spring salmon run at Bonneville Dam this year, but federal authorities figure human intervention had little to do with it.
Ocean salmon angling opens Sunday off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts, with fishing not expected to be particularly good or the season lasting very long. Angling will be allowed Sundays through Thursdays with a two- fish limit.
By The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 26--Ocean salmon angling opens Sunday off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts, with fishing not expected to be particularly good or the season lasting very long. Angling will be allowed Sundays through Thursdays with a two-fish limit.
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 25--It's not often you get invited to a tasting event for a species the organizers are looking to save.
What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return.
State biologists eyeing the low harvest to date in the famed Copper River salmon fishery said June 6 that the catch level may be an indicator of a possible later than usual run.
By Anonymous Chinook salmon off the coast of California and most of Oregon are safe this year from commercial and recreational fishermen. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to cancel the fishing season to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of the fish.
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF DENNYSVILLE - Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate.
By ALLEN THOMAS Closed for a month, summer steelhead fishing in the lower Columbia River reopens on Monday. Washington and Oregon officials agreed Thursday to open angling for hatchery steelhead and hatchery summer chinook jacks from Interstate 5 downstream to the ocean.
Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...
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