OUTDOORS: Matt Schubert’s five best things to do

• Sekiu salmon –If you don’t catch a salmon while fishing at Sekiu, you’re fired.

After all, everybody else seems to be bringing in at least one these days. Creel checks conducted near Sekiu during the Aug. 15-16 weekend showed 892 anglers catching 723 pink salmon and 462 coho.

I think that’s the point when they start referring to “fishing” as “catching.”

• Fluidride Cup — The art of gravity riding returns to Port Angeles’ Dry Hill this weekend with the Fluidride Cup downhill mountain bike races.

For those who have never witnessed it, the sport is a lot like downhill skiing, except replace the skis with wheels and add a whole lore more trees.

Riders appear on the verge of disaster at almost every turn, but somehow find a way to skirt it . . . usually.

Needless to say, it’s quite entertaining to watch.

• Fly tying — Waters West, located at 140 West Front St. in downtown Port Angeles, will conduct its final free fly-tying seminar of the summer on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The seminar will demonstrate numerous freshwater cutthroat patterns.

For more information, contact Waters West at 360-417-0937.

• Dungeness Spit hike — Summer is all but over.

So while the weather is good, head to one of the best shoreline trails on the Peninsula.

The seven-mile hike isn’t overly challenging, and should be sporting more than a few migrant birds at this point in the year.

• Gibson Spit — Coho and cutthroat tend to come though this little saltwater beach fishing spot during the summer.

Fish the outgoing tide, when the bait fish are moving around in the current, and you just might hook into one.

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