Outdoors

Steve Hazard of Angler's Hideaway in Sekiu caught this good-sized hatchery chinook Wednesday morning while fishing with good friend Morris Bond, age 83, in the Turquoise Avenger.

OUTDOORS: Anglers catching healthy kings

FOOTBALL-SHAPED CHINOOK of the clipped adipose fin variety are being found by anglers from Neah Bay to Port Angeles Harbor. Sekiu and Port Angeles opened… Continue reading

 

Arlington angler John Nunnally caught this king in July 2020 while fishing near Skagway off Neah Bay with his cousin Chad Huffman. The fish weighed in at 31.7 pounds at Mason's Resort in Sekiu.

OUTDOORS: King quota up off Neah Bay, coho totals down

OCEAN-GOING ANGLERS will open the summer salmon season next Friday when the chinook fishery opens off Neah Bay (Marine Area 4) and La Push (Marine… Continue reading

 

Cyclists ride around Worthington Park in Quilcene as part of the Bon Jon Pass Out in 2023. More than 300 cyclists are expected to descend on Quilcene this weekend. (David Goetze)

PENINSULA ADVENTURE SPORTS: Gravel Unravel returns to Quilcene with more than 300 cyclists expected

The biggest gravel race in Jefferson County returns this Saturday in the hills and forests between Quilcene and Blyn. The Bon Jon Pass… Continue reading

Cyclists ride around Worthington Park in Quilcene as part of the Bon Jon Pass Out in 2023. More than 300 cyclists are expected to descend on Quilcene this weekend. (David Goetze)
Spot shrimp seasons are open or opening up soon in various marine areas around the Olympic Peninsula. (Chuck Ridley/WDFW)

OUTDOORS: Recreational shrimp seasons opening up

Recreational shrimp harvesting in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Admiralty Strait, excluding the Disocvery Bay Shrimp District, is open or will… Continue reading

Spot shrimp seasons are open or opening up soon in various marine areas around the Olympic Peninsula. (Chuck Ridley/WDFW)

OUTDOORS: United Way Hike-a-Thon benefit begins July 1

Enjoy the great outdoors and raise funds to support United… Continue reading

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An otter shows off a starry flounder catch in Sequim Bay in April. The North Olympic Flounder Pounder derby in Port Angeles on June 8 will pay out the top five heaviest fish with a $3,000 first-place prize.

OUTDOORS: Flounder derby makes debut June 8 in Port Angeles

Cash prizes totaling $5,500 going to the top five flatfish

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An otter shows off a starry flounder catch in Sequim Bay in April. The North Olympic Flounder Pounder derby in Port Angeles on June 8 will pay out the top five heaviest fish with a $3,000 first-place prize.

OUTDOORS: Olympic National Park will help with boat cleaning

Olympic National Park is launching a new aquatic invasive species program to protect Lake Crescent and Lake Ozette with free boat cleaning… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Be mindful of May’s tidal swings

Puget Sound anglers at 13-percent of halibut quota

OUTDOORS: Lowland lakes trout opener Saturday statewide

A BOOMING BELLY laugh was all it took to know John Brewer was at work at the Peninsula Daily News offices. You could hear the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Last day of Sekiu king fishery is today (Friday)

Limit reaches 98-percent before final days

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Dave Johnson caught this chinook while fishing off of Neah Bay. The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted ocean salmon season recommendations on Wednesday.

OUTDOORS: Neah Bay salmon season opening June 22

Coastal Cleanup targets Jefferson County state parks April 20

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Dave Johnson caught this chinook while fishing off of Neah Bay. The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted ocean salmon season recommendations on Wednesday.
Spot shrimp season begins on May 16 and May 17 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal, depending on the specific marine area. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Spot shrimp season begins on May 16 and May 17 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal, depending on the specific marine area. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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Halibut angler John Beath, operator of SquidPro Charters, caught this halibut while fishing off Port Angeles with some buddies on opening day of halibut season Thursday.
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Halibut angler John Beath, operator of SquidPro Charters, caught this halibut while fishing off Port Angeles with some buddies on opening day of halibut season Thursday.
Anglers enjoyed a successful fishing outing out of Sekiu in 2021 with captain Tom Burlingame and Excel Fishing Charters.

OUTDOORS: Bigger halibut limit, more days to fish

Halibut season is coming up quickly in April with some positive changes for halibut anglers. The annual limit will be raised to six fish from… Continue reading

Anglers enjoyed a successful fishing outing out of Sekiu in 2021 with captain Tom Burlingame and Excel Fishing Charters.
Frosty Moss relay.

OUTDOOR SPORTS: Frosty Moss Relay coming this Saturday

The first Peninsula Adventure Sports endurance event of the year takes place Saturday with beautiful early spring weather and clever costumes and… Continue reading

Frosty Moss relay.

OUTDOORS: Bottomfish limits, management topic of WDFW public meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. March 20 to discuss management options for… Continue reading

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Floats for the City of Port Angeles' boat launch on Ediz Hook sit on the ground near the launch on Friday after they were removed to prevent storm damage.

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles anglers staring at limited boat launch options ahead of April’s halibut opener

Ediz Hook Boat Launch floats damaged by storms and waves, manufacturer out of business

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Floats for the City of Port Angeles' boat launch on Ediz Hook sit on the ground near the launch on Friday after they were removed to prevent storm damage.
Janell McCullough caught this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing off of Sekiu over the Marine Area 5 salmon opener last weekend.

OUTDOORS: State salmon forecasts released

Chinook down a bit; coho should be solid

Janell McCullough caught this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing off of Sekiu over the Marine Area 5 salmon opener last weekend.
Peninsula Adventure Sports’ Olympic Adventure Trail run returns April 13. Here, Debbie Proctor of Vancouver (307) and Sherry Xiong of Port Angeles (343) run in the half-marathon of the OAT Run in 2021. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)

PENINSULA ADVENTURE SPORTS: Trail running season begins this spring

There are a number of trail running events and activities coming up this spring on the Olympic Peninsula and now is the… Continue reading

Peninsula Adventure Sports’ Olympic Adventure Trail run returns April 13. Here, Debbie Proctor of Vancouver (307) and Sherry Xiong of Port Angeles (343) run in the half-marathon of the OAT Run in 2021. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)