Talk to anyone who catches salmon in the Pacific Northwest, and they’ll have an opinion on fish hatcheries. They’re good, they’re bad; they’re essential, they’re ruining the fishery; they need to make more, they need to make less… Everyone has a thought on the matter, but not a lot of people know the facts.
So, we went out to visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Fish Hatcheries in the Columbia Gorge to find out what exactly they do, how, and why they do it! The following videos highlight work at the Little White Salmon, Spring Creek and Carson facilities, but they all operate in generally the same fashion. The hatcheries we visited focused on chinook salmon - coho, steelhead and trout are the responsibility of other hatcheries including both state and tribal.
If you’ve ever wanted to know where your (hatchery) spring chinook come from or why on Earth do they make Tule salmon, these are the videos for you!
USFWS Hatcheries Tour Pt1
USFWS Hatcheries Tour Pt2
USFWS Hatcheries Tour Pt3
USFWS Hatcheries Tour Pt4
Salmon Spawning at USFWS Carson National Fish Hatchery
Every weekend on Outdoor GPS, we try to bring you the best and most up-to-date information for fishing and hunting the Pacific Northwest. This past weekend was no different! We were fortunate enough to have some of the most knowledgable and experienced outdoors people, in their particular regions, on the show to share some fantastic info that you can utilize to be successful this fall.
Live, from Tillamook Bay, we had Big Dave Manners, filling you in on the late fall salmon and upcoming steelhead runs.
From out east, we had Bryan Bell! He's a professional walleye angler and guide, who also just happens to be our rep from Pure Fishing.
Lastly, LIVE in the woods on the Olympic Peninsula, Ashley Nichole Lewis, aka Bad Ash. She was out chasing elk and deer, but provided some excellent insight into the current fishing conditions in the region as well.
Check out all their videos below!
To get all this and more, in real time, tune in to Outdoor GPS on Saturday and Sunday mornings! Each week, we'll feature some of the most knowledgeable and trusted names in the outdoors providing up to the minute information (literally) on what's happening around the entire Pacific Northwest!
Fishtime - Big Dave Live from Tillamook Bay
Fishtime aka HuntTime with Ashley Nichole Lewis aka Bad Ash
Fishtime - Bryan Bell getting ready for Walleye!
If you haven't yet heard, Owin is going on an antelope hunt in Wyoming in October. Only catch is he drew a rifle tag and before this fall, didn't own a rifle! Thanks to Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor, and Leupold rep, John Childs, he not only owns a rifle, but got set up with top of the line optics and ammo. Follow along through all these videos as John coaches Owin up on rifle calibers, bullets and their construction, scope rings, rifle scopes, optics and range finders to get him completely set up for his fall hunt! And, check back next week as we follow Owin and John out to the range to get Owin sighted in! If you're an old pro or just a beginner, there's something to learn for everyone in these videos!
Selecting a Rifle with John Childs
Selecting Optics for Your Rifle
What to look for in optics
The Importance of Good Scope Rings
Picking the "Best" Bullet
With the Buoy 10 season for chinook now past the halfway point, have a look at all the great content, expert interviews, tips and tricks, and live fishing footage we've put together so far this year! To continue to get content like this, make sure to check back often, here, on our website! The only place you can find video content from Outdoor GPS!
To catch this type of content LIVE, when it happens, tune in to Outdoor GPS on NBC Sports Northwest - Comcast channel 737 - or on Hulu Live, Youtube TV, or Playstation Vue!
Fish Time with Bryan Bell
Bil Monroe Jr from Buoy 10
Nick Popov Live from Buoy 10
Buoy 10 VIP - Part 1
Buoy 10 VIP - Part 2
Fishing with 360 Flashers
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