“This week, after seven years of opposition to a hydropower proposal put forth by the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) for the South Fork Skykomish River, local activists, tribes, paddlers, river recreationists, and anglers got some good news at the April 10 SnoPUD meeting, when the SnoPUD commission and staff agreed to cancel the Sunset Falls hydropower project and request the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to close the docket on the current application.”
Finally! Falls would have been reduced to a trickle if hydro project approved.
Monday, February25, 2013 Winner of a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. February 25, 2013 at2:55 PM State Fish and Wildlife westside river and lake fish checks IPosted by Mark Yuasa Rivers and lakes Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Feb. 18-24: 33 bank anglers caught no fish; 27 boats with 48 anglers caught one chinook and one steelhead; two bank anglers caught no sturgeon; three boats with seven anglers caught no sturgeon. Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Feb. 18-24: 10 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; two bank anglers caught four walleye; one boat with four anglers caught no walleye. Columbia River in John Day Pool — Feb. 18-24: 12 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; 17 boats with 36 anglers caught three sturgeon and released 14; nine bank anglers caught no steelhead; 13 boats with 31 anglers caught six walleye and released one; one boat with one angler caught one bass. Bogachiel/Quillayute River — Feb. 18-21: Three bank anglers and 40 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 11 for 301.5 hours fished; Feb. 22-24: 21 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released one for 178.5 hours fished. Calawah River — Feb. 18-21: Two bank anglers and 13 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 24 for 93.5 hours fished; Feb. 22-24: One bank angler and 39 boat anglers caught 14 steelhead and released 23 for 325.0 hours fished. Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Feb. 18-21: 21 bank anglers and 48 boat anglers released 32 steelhead for 366.5 hours fished; Feb. 22-24: 31 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers released three steelhead for 161.5 hours fished. Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary — Feb. 18-21: 11 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers released 16 steelhead, one bull trout and three whitefish for 130.5 hours fished; Feb. 22-24: 11 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers released 14 steelhead and one bull trout for 215.0 hours fished. Washougal River – 30 bank anglers released two wild steelhead; 14 boat anglers caught one hatchery steelhead and released six wild steelhead. Klineline Pond — Feb. 22-24: 13 bank anglers caught five rainbow trout. (Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.) FEBRUARY 25 – 3:08 PM It’s Reel Time trivia so put on your fishing thinking cap FEBRUARY 25 – 2:55 PM State Fish and Wildlife westside river and lake fish checks FEBRUARY 25 – 1:04 PM State Fish and Wildlife saltwater fish checks FEBRUARY 24 – 1:08 PM Women’s one-day waterfowl hunting workshop is March 23 in Monroe FEBRUARY 24 – 10:58 AM Pesky northern pike eating up native fish species prompting fisheries officials to eradicate them http://blogs.seattletimes.com/reeltimenorthwest/2013/02/25/state-fish-and-wildlife-river-fish-checks/