May 14, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Puget Sound Dungeness crab fisheries faced with summer closures south of Vashon Island due to poor abundance levels

The hey days of the Puget Sound Dungeness crab fisheries could be a thing of the past as some marine areas mainly south of Seattle will be faced with summer closures due a drastic dip in abundance. “We haven’t been this low in Puget Sound for Dungeness crab harvest since 2012, and...

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May 03, 2018 by Tom Nelson
Englefield Bay: Your annual angling trip of a lifetime!

To be completely honest, I cannot really recall how I became aware of the magnificent fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) but I'm certain that I was a very young angler that was quite impressionable. However, the reverent tones that this incredible location inspired among the anglers that...

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Apr 30, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Rain doesn’t damper spirit of anglers on opening day who found fairly good success

While the weather was a bit wet for the statewide lowland lakes trout opener on Saturday that didn’t deter many from getting out to try their luck at catching fish. “We ran into some rain, but that is a typical opening day scenario in the Pacific Northwest and we had...

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Apr 23, 2018 by Jason Brooks
Tips for Washington Special Permit Hunts

Tips for Washington Special Hunt Permit Draws! by Jason Brooks The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife published the 2018 hunting regulations last week. This means hunters need to start planning out their hunts now. Special permit applications can be filed until midnight on May 23rd so be sure to look...

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Apr 16, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Trout-fishing mania begins with statewide lowland lakes opener April 28-29

Spring is marker when the sun rises earlier and earlier over the eastern horizon, the days are getting a lot longer, the flowers and trees are blooming and so are the trout fishing opportunities. Thousands and thousands of anglers are prepping their fishing gear for the traditional statewide lowland lakes...

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Apr 12, 2018 by Rob Endsley
Kokanee and Walleye Head Up the Best Prospects for Spring

By Dave Graybill  A couple of years ago I said that Lake Chelan for kokanee and Banks Lake for walleye would share the spotlight for spring fishing in our region. Well, last year the fishing at both of these lakes was even better than I had anticipated. This year I...

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by Jason Brooks
2018 Salmon Season’s Set

by Jason Brooks North of Falcon has finished up and now we know what to expect for our salmon season’s this year. Like a tide change during a wind storm, it all depends on how you look at the opportunities, either a turbulent crashing of waves or a few rollers...

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Apr 02, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Halibut sport quotas set and season starts May 11, and salmon season process meeting is Tuesday

The halibut catch quotas were finalized this past week, and anglers can start making plans to pursue these hard-fighting bottom dwellers when the season gets underway on May 11 off the coast and open areas of Puget Sound. “The catch quota of 1.19-million pounds (for sport, tribal and non-tribal commercial...

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Mar 19, 2018 by Mark Yuasa
Preliminary salmon fishing options come to light, and Puget Sound anglers could see more time on the water

State fisheries and Pacific Fishery Management Council developed ocean salmon fishing options, and some early work was made for Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca fisheries at meetings that ended last week in Sonoma, California. Chinook and coho returns are still in the recovery phase after several grim...

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Mar 14, 2018 by Jason Brooks
Backcountry Gear Starters

Gear to get you started hunting the backcountry by Jason Brooks For the backcountry hunter and hikers there really is no “off season” but instead the “adjustment season”. When the snows are too deep to get safely into the high country then it is time to organize and critique our...

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