The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced that there will be no fishing season for steelhead this year for the upper Columbia River. The announcement was made on the heels of a report that said the run is only at 33 percent of the ten-year average of counts at Priest Rapids Dam. More information can be found at wdfw.wa.gov.
Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."