Dave Graybill: The Fishin' Magician

Print Article

Dave Graybill

Fishing for summer-run salmon on the upper Columbia is the best that it has been in years. The forecast for the return of summer salmon was first updated from 73,000 to 85,000 and now I have seen estimates of over 115,000 coming to the upper Columbia.

The count for summer-runs over Bonneville Dam has passed 160,000 and there are an additional 170,000 jacks. These numbers are the highest since 1960 and the third highest in recent history. If you haven't tried fishing for summer salmon this would be the year to get out and do it.

Also, the ratio of adipose fin clipped, or hatchery fish, is higher this year so the odds of getting a keeper is better this year.

Print Article

Read More NW Hook & Bullet

Warm weather beacons the outdoor-minded

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald My, my do I dare believe my eyes? Just checked the 10-day weather forecast for Moses Lake and found what could be considered fair weather for this time of year. The daytime highs are in the 40s, wit...

Comments

Read More

End of seasons are news of the week

January 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald The last day of the pheasant season is Monday Jan. 15. The limit is three roosters a day. The quail season also ends on Monday, with a bag limit of 10 birds a day. The chukar and Hun season closes on...

Comments

Read More

What to do in the middle of Winter

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald The middle of winter is here. This week is a bit unusual, as the weather is above freezing. Usually the temperatures this time of year is below freezing and, sometimes, near zero. The 10-day forecas...

Comments

Read More

New beginning at first of year

January 04, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Our readers know my first column of the year is always about giving back to the Great Outdoors. This is fitting, as it sets a positive tone for the rest of the year. Picking up after others There a...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X