Latest Chinook salmon Stories
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.
Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing.
California officials said salmon fishing in the Central Valley will be limited this year to a small stretch of the Sacramento River.
Key advisers pushed Tuesday for a near-complete closure of the Pacific Ocean salmon fishery off the Oregon and California coasts, leaving room only for extremely limited commercial trolling and sportfishing.
A recent study indicates that wild salmon may account for just 10 percent of California's fall-run chinook salmon population, while the vast majority of the fish come from hatcheries.
Business was good this year for some of the charter fishing operators on Lake Michigan - in spite of expensive gasoline, a weak Michigan economy, smaller salmon, and threats from invasive species and fish diseases.
By Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times Nov. 15--This is the height of the chum salmon fishing season, and more than 1.4 million fish are expected to flow into Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
One of the Puget Sound's key populations of sockeye salmon will receive a major boost from the reconstruction of the world's only successful system for moving juvenile fish around a large, deep-water hydropower dam.
On his first cast of the season, Jim Walker pitched a lure resembling a baby salmon into the dark green waters of the Columbia River and - BAM! - hooked a 24-inch fish with a $4 bounty on its head.
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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