Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Another halibut opening slated

THOSE FINAL HALIBUT dates last weekend? They weren’t so final after all. Halibut quota remaining is enough to ensure marine areas 3-10 will be open… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut wraps up Saturday, saltwater salmon getting started

HALIBUT AND CHINOOK limits are possible for anglers fishing in the waters of marine areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) on Saturday. Yes,… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: New head of Department of Fish and Wildlife appointed; Puget Sound Anglers meet Thursday in Sequim; Kokanees on the move

MEET THE NEW boss, hopefully a change for the better from the old boss. Olympia’s Kelly Susewind, who has worked for the state Department of… Continue reading

PRO BASEBALL: Uvila first North Olympic Peninsula product drafted since 2015

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS whose fastball can’t clock 80 MPH on the radar gun coming out of high school typically aren’t coveted by Major League Baseball organizations.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut season extended by three more days

SOME GOOD NEWS for halibut anglers, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife added three more days to the recreational flattie fishery in marine areas… Continue reading

Fisheries and Oceans Canada A wide swath of the Canadian portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has been closed (in blue) to all recreational finfish fishing, including salmon, in an effort to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales.

OUTDOORS: Canada closes recreational fishing along much of its side of Strait of Juan de Fuca to protect orcas, chinook

IN ANOTHER BLOW to recreational fishing, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced a complete closure of finfish fishing in the Canadian waters of the Strait of… Continue reading

Fisheries and Oceans Canada A wide swath of the Canadian portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has been closed (in blue) to all recreational finfish fishing, including salmon, in an effort to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales.

OUTDOORS: State numbers show big catch

GO AHEAD HALIBUT anglers and pat yourselves on the back. Despite anecdotal evidence pointing toward tough fishing and the lowest reported catch totals in recent… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Kids’ Fishing Day canceled in Sequim

STASH THE SNOOPY fishing rods for a little while, kids. Saturday’s annual Kids Fishing Day at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim has been canceled due… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut in hiding during opening weekend

THE EFFORT CERTAINLY wasn’t lacking for halibut anglers off the coast and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca last Friday and Sunday, during the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut season opens Friday; Kid’s Fishing Day in Sequim is May 19

THE FLATFISH GOLD rush begins Friday, the opening day of halibut season off the coast, along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and in much… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Anglers fish through rainy opening day

LAST SATURDAY’S LOWLAND lake trout opener was held in gray, rainy conditions across much, if not all of western Washington. “One of the common themes… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Lowland lakes opener Saturday, Lake Leland plant set Wednesday

SATURDAY MARKS THE official opening day of lowland lake trout season as hundreds of lakes statewide open for a six-month season. More than 12 million… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: All you need to know about shrimp

ALL SEVEN SHRIMP species commonly harvested by sport shrimpers typically undergo a sex change in their life cycles at the bottom of the Puget Sound… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Port Townsend’s Burke and Meehan catch blackmouth beauty; flatfish limit changes off the coast

LINGCOD SEASON IS underway off La Push and Neah Bay, and while limits didn’t change for these ugly but delicious fish, recreational anglers fishing off… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut tactics and techniques presented Thursday night in Sequim

ANGLER, AUTHOR AND guide John Beath of Sequim will present his Top 10 Tactics for Catching Halibut in the Strait of Juan de Fuca at… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Poaching violations on the North Olympic Peninsula

improperly harvesting animals such as fish, deer, elk or natural resources like timber — is common.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Chinook reductions, coho opportunities highlight finalized salmon seasons

GOOD AND BAD news comes with the release of finalized Pacific Ocean, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound salmon seasons by the Pacific… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Kid’s Fishing Derby Saturday in Port Angeles; halibut talks next week; blackmouth biting and more

WARM BEVERAGES AND plenty of patience will be sought-after commodities Saturday morning for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Lincoln Park Ponds in Port… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Salmon season proposals released

HEADING INTO THE back stretch of North of Falcon, the annual salmon season setting process, anglers should be cautiously optimistic about potential saltwater and Puget… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Rules changes coming in July

NEW SIMPLIFIED FISHING rules will go into effect throughout Washington in July, highlighted by the repeal of mandatory hatchery steelhead retention, the separation of trout… Continue reading