Outdoors

OUTDOORS: State outlines trout planting plans for 2018

HOT ON THE heels of Thursday’s Outdoors column, which touched on recent trout plants, comes the official release of the state Fish and Wildlife Department’s… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Wentworth Lake access not coming back soon

EARLY LAST YEAR, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife floated a proposal to purchase a parcel of land that would restore recreational fishing access… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Ocean salmon fishing options presented to public

OCEAN-GOING ANGLERS take note: salmon seasons will be reduced this summer. That’s the takeaway from the options developed by salmon managers for ocean salmon fisheries… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Canada contemplating recreational fishing ban along its side of Strait of Juan de Fuca to protect chinook

DESIGNED TO PROTECT resident killer whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has proposed either an all-fin ban or a salmon ban for sports fishing in Canadian… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State releases salmon-run estimates, conference call today

SALMON RUN ESTIMATES released recently by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife are expected to be lower this year compared to last season, including… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Last shot at derby tickets

IT’S THE LAST chance for chinook anglers to get in the running for a serious cash prize. Ticket sales for the 2018 Olympic Peninsula Salmon… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Area 9 reopens to blackmouth, razor digs announced

MARINE AREA 9 (Admiralty Inlet) reopened to blackmouth chinook fishing today and the fishery will run until encounter guidelines are met, or April 15, whichever… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State seeks testers for new fishing app; halibut catch record card passes state senate

IT DOESN’T PROVIDE anglers the ability to immediately report their catch totals, a function fishermen have been angling for for years, but the state Department… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Bycatch by Alaskan trawlers impacting halibut

HALIBUT BYCATCH, the end result of big money commercial halibut fishing, is having an impact on flatfish stocks. This is reflected in lower recruitment, the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: U.S.-Canadian halibut panel fails to find common ground on quota totals

FOR JUST THE second time in more than 90 years U.S. and Canadian members of the six-person International Pacific Halibut Commission adjourned their annual meeting… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Snow day a fitting tribute for Warren Miller

HEAD FOR THE Ridge on Saturday and Sunday, as a day spent in the snow atop Hurricane Ridge would be a fitting tribute for alpine-film… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut survey taken at poor time

RECREATIONAL ANGLING REPRESENTATIVES John Beath and Dave Croonquist of Sequim are in attendance at the International Pacific Halibut Commission in Portland this week. Beath passed… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Winter great time of year for birding on the North Peninsula

THOSE LOOKING FOR a way to beat the winter blahs should tap into some winter birding activities offered by area chapters of the Audubon Society.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Chinook plan sees a bit of light

DEVISED WITHOUT PUBLIC input in secret meetings between the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and 17 Washington tribes, and with the potential power to… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Rare brant hunt starts Saturday in Clallam County

A HUNTING REVIVAL begins Saturday when a brant (geese) hunt is held for the first time in decades in Clallam County. The state Department of… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State’s wolves are on the move

how else would there be a Grey Wolf River or the Sequim Wolves sports teams — wolves are… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby tickets on sale online

OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON Derby tickets are on sale now online at www.gardinersalmonderby.org, or at area merchants beginning Jan. 5. Set Friday through Sunday, March 9-11,… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Chinook management plan may hurt fishing opportunity

IF SALMON ANGLERS in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) think they have it bad now, just wait. Shutdowns of summer king and winter blackmouth fisheries… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Sol Duc hatchery coho season extended

ADDITIONAL FISHING TIME and the possibility of sunshine would be a nice break in the recent routine of rain, windstorm and a little more rain.… Continue reading