Thursday Jul 24
Fishing report 7/24
This is the final week before the fall salmon season anglers have been waiting for begins on Aug. 1. Steelhead are the vast majority of the catch in the lower Columbia, but the mark rate in the sport harvest was only 47 percent.
State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports
Like last year, anglers will be allowed to retain up to six adult hatchery coho on all tributaries to the lower Columbia River with hatchery programs.
Columbia River sockeye returns breaks sets record
With water temperatures hitting 70 degrees in many lakes, anglers need to be careful to quickly release any trout they plan to release.
Port of Kalama honored with top award for environmental excellence on navigation dredging project
The Western Dredging Association has awarded the Port of Kalama with the top 2014 Environmental Excellence Award in the navigation dredging category.
Collaboration in Kalama earns award for city, port
The city of Kalama and the Port of Kalama have won recognition in the 2014 Smart Communities Awards for their collaboration on annexation of 260 acres of port property for business and recreational purposes.
Smoke from Cottonwood Island fire drifts onto I-5
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is sending firefighters to a fire on Cottonwood Island, which lies on the Columbia River between Longview and Kalama.
Fluoride in water? Washington's Kalama, with Portland native on city council, preps for potential vote
A small Washington city is considering giving its residents a say in whether fluoride should continue to be added to city drinking water, some fifty years after the chemical was first added to local tap water.
Skagit Sockeye may still be on the way
The Skagit's in-river sockeye fishery will close as scheduled Sunday, June 29 and though the flowing waters catches have not lived up to angler expectations, the Baker Lake stanza for these reds is still going on as scheduled.