Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Chinook feeding on candlefish near Port Angeles

BLACKMOUTH ANGLERS HAVE taken advantage of the relatively benign weather and tidal conditions in recent weeks around the Port Angeles area, successfully jigging for chinook… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Hatchery chinook limit raised starting Friday in Marine Area 6

*Today refers to Friday, March 15. A TWO-HATCHERY chinook bag limit is back in effect for Marine Area 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca)… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Ocean coho quotas rising for summer season

A COHO QUOTA nearly four-times as large as last summer may await silver anglers off Neah Bay this July, August and September. Salmon season setting… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Derby anglers vying for $10K prize this weekend

ANGLERS FISHING IN the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby today through Sunday should expect all manner of conditions. Snow, rain, sunshine and cold temperatures all are… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Sequim’s Dave Croonquist seeking spot on state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission

Recreational angling advocate Dave Croonquist of Sequim is waiting to discover if he has received an appointment by Gov. Jay Inslee to… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Diggers struggle to find razor clams

DESPITE GOOD WEATHER and tides for two of three recent days of digging at Kalaloch, razor clam diggers still struggled to find clams. Results progressively… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Summer/fall salmon seasons beginning to take shape, could be a good year for coho

NORTH OF FALCON, the annual salmon season setting process in which federal, state and tribal fishery managers plan the area’s recreation and commercial salmon seasons,… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: NOAA researchers seeking clues on salmon survival

RESEARCHERS WITH THE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have set out for the Gulf of Alaska to determine what influences whether Pacific salmon stocks… Continue reading

MARKSMANSHIP: Port Angeles’ Maggard aiming for Navy JROTC championship in Alabama

Hundreds, if not thousands of hours of practice have honed the sharpshooting skills of Port Angeles freshman Cheyenne Maggard who competes in… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Government shutdown puts kibosh on Kalaloch razor clam digs

A RARE KALALOCH beach razor clam dig originally scheduled for Saturday through Monday has been scuttled due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. At the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: (UPDATE) Federal government shutdown closes Hurricane Ridge

*Editors Note: Due to the federal government shutdown Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area will not open for the season Saturday. The ridge road is… Continue reading

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                                A cackling goose, foreground, feeds alongside a Canada goose.

OUTDOORS: Steelhead off to a slow start; low snow totals push season back at Hurricane Ridge; cackling geese spotted near Quilcene

HATCHERY STEELHEAD FISHING is off to a pretty slow start out on the West End. About as slow as anglers attempting to to re-rig their… Continue reading

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                                A cackling goose, foreground, feeds alongside a Canada goose.

OUTDOORS: Lake Leland fishing dock, Point Whitney boat ramp will see improvements

A JEFFERSON COUNTY lake was stocked with 1,258 rainbow trout earlier this week, but anglers will have to find another locale for some post-Thanksgiving fishing.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: WDFW budget woes could be forestalled in future

WITH A $31 million funding gap looming for the upcoming 2019-21 budget biennieum, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has submitted a budget to… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Dungeness River re-opened after recent rains

A WEEK, ALBEIT a rainy one, was enough for the Dungeness River to recharge and return to a more normal flow for this point in… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Rain needed to lift area rivers; Dungeness River closes to fishing Friday

DEPLETED NORTH OLYMPIC Peninsula rivers and streams will welcome whatever rainfall they can receive as the weather forecast shifts to more of the traditional wet… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Return of the Blob in store off shore?

IS ANOTHER BLOB setting up shop in the northern Pacific Ocean? Yes, according to University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass. The first Blob,… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Low flows could delay Dungeness River coho fishery

NO NEWS WILL be good news for anglers looking to drop a line in the Dungeness River for the scheduled fall hatchery coho fishery Tuesday.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Razor clam digs on tap Thursday night

THE FIRST RAZOR clam digs of the fall season will get underway tonight and continue through Saturday night at three ocean beaches. Diggers can pick… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Time to forage for fungi

A RAINY SEPTEMBER has produced prime fungi-growing conditions on the West End and in eastern Jefferson County areas of Olympic National Forest. I’ve got a… Continue reading