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Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
Anglers can sometimes be folks of few words when the talk turns to fishing holes, lure types and catch sizes, so they have to make those words count. “They’re just having a blast,” is how Lance Rider of The Outdoorsman sporting goods store in Winthrop describes the current success fishermen...
Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

By Mike Maltais

A special season for coho salmon on the Methow River opened Saturday (Oct. 4) and will continue through Nov. 30 on that portion of the river from its mouth upstream to its confluence with the Chewuch River at Winthrop. A concurrent season for Chinook will also open on …

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Strong runs of salmon and steelhead that are predicted in the Columbia River this year are getting the attention of sports fishermen this summer. Some 281,000 adult summer steelhead are expected to move upriver in the Columbia in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). As always, anglers are...
Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Comment on Methow Valley river projects

Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered...
Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam say they have met their initial goals.

Construction workers have retrofitted the fish ladders...

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who have scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam believe they have met their initial goals. Construction workers have …

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

By Marcy Stamper
It’s a 150-mile swim from Wanapum Dam to Winthrop, but fish biologists in the Methow Valley are keeping careful tabs on proposed fixes that will enable salmon to get through when the first spring Chinook reach the dam next month, en route …
Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

By Ann McCreary A project designed to restore salmon habitat by re-creating a historic side channel of the Methow River northwest of Twisp is expected to get underway this summer. The “1890s Side Channel Restoration” project will restore a channel that once carried water along the valley wall parallel to Highway 20 north of Twisp....

Salmon recovery: County gets answers, but questions persist

By Marcy Stamper
Although the Okanogan County commissioners learned a lot about enhancing habitat for endangered fish, volunteer efforts that reduce erosion, and upgrades to fish screens that benefit …

WDFW proposes to monitor fish in Methow streams, rivers

By Ann McCreary Submerged antennas would be placed in up to 19 streams and rivers in the Methow Valley to monitor endangered fish species through a project proposed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing to issue a five-year special use permit to WDFW to install and...