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Better clam than crab

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – Many of the commercial crabbers are pulling their gear as commercial keepers are becoming a rare catch in the lower Columbia estuary. There are still plenty of sport legals however although few are motivated to pursue them. A high tide series this weekend won’t produce optimum options either.…

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Crabbing might be it

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – With nothing going on in the mainstem below Bonneville, crabbing is the only real option for those needing to recreate on the north coast. High winds however is scaring away more participants, even though weather forecasters have been wrong about 9 out of the last 10 times. What…

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Not much left on the lower Columbia

Not much left for fishing opportunity on the lower Columbia. Even crabbing prospects are dwindling as the commercial fleet started their program in late November. Commercial catches have been good out of Hammond but commercial crabbers are reporting fair numbers of sport legal, yet undersize commercial legal sized crab available. [it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″]The Guide’s Forecast –…

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This fishery is over

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] With the exception of crabbing, this fishery is over. Extreme tides challenged crabbers last weekend as the window of opportunity was small. The high tide exchange, especially the strong minus (evening) outgoing, buries crab pots and made it unproductive to catch crab. Action was still fair to good for those diligent in their…

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Crabbing is great if you tried

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Columbia River Fishing Report – It’s a crabbing show now and given the rough weather this week, effort was low. For the few that did brave the conditions, action was great; limit crabbing as a matter of fact. That is, if you crabbed in the right location. The Guide’s Forecast – Commercial crab…

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