Outdoors

From left, Harper McGuire and Ella Schulz, members of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association

ROWING: OPRA returns to competition

The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association traveled this past Saturday to its first race since late 2019 on Bainbridge Island. The… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: McCurdy Point near Port Townsend productive over halibut opener

The far edge of Marine Area 6 may have been one of the better spots for last week’s halibut fishing opener. “Rumor has it McCurdy… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Salmon season quota numbers available

A number of the agreed-upon 2021-22 salmon season fisheries have been posted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife after last week’s blanket salmon… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: 2021-22 salmon seasons announced

CONTINUED LOW RUNS of wild kings and certain coho stocks will limit salmon fishing seasons despite good coho projections, state fishery managers announced. The state’s… Continue reading

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Spot shrimp season will begin in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal on May 19.

OUTDOORS: Recreational shrimp season begins May 19

Puget Sound will open for recreational spot shrimp fishing beginning May 19, shellfish managers with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced… Continue reading

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Spot shrimp season will begin in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal on May 19.

OUTDOORS: Elwha River fishing moratorium extended

A year-long extension to the now 10-year old moratorium on commercial and recreation fishing on the Elwha River and its tributaries through… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Rockfish rebound leads to larger limits off the coast

In time for the weekend bite, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a Saturday opener for coastal recreational bottomfish and lingcod fishing with… Continue reading

Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while fishing out of Mason’s Resort in Sekiu. The blackmouth chinook fishery will run through April 30 in Marine Area 5. Neighboring Marine Area 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will not open for blackmouth fisheries this year. (Mason’s Resort)

OUTDOORS: Radio host finds blackmouth success off Sekiu

Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while… Continue reading

Joey Pyburn, left, and Tom Nelson, the host of 710 AM ESPN Seattle’s The Outdoor Line radio show, display a 17.5-pound blackmouth chinook caught while fishing out of Mason’s Resort in Sekiu. The blackmouth chinook fishery will run through April 30 in Marine Area 5. Neighboring Marine Area 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca) and 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will not open for blackmouth fisheries this year. (Mason’s Resort)
Port Angeles resident Hal Force stands at the summit of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet), Africa's highest peak and the fourth-tallest mountain in the world. (Photo courtesy Hal Force)

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles’ Hal Force reaches summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak

Eleven different changes to his airline itinerary, 52-hours of one-way travel and thousands of feet of elevation gain eventually resulted in the… Continue reading

Port Angeles resident Hal Force stands at the summit of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet), Africa's highest peak and the fourth-tallest mountain in the world. (Photo courtesy Hal Force)

OUTDOORS: Maple syrup tapping time on the Peninsula

NEED A BREAK from the winter doldrums or just an excuse to go outside and get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise?… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Three-day brant hunting season starts Saturday in Clallam County

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OUTDOORS: Steelheaders plan boat rally against new rules in Forks

TRAILERED DRIFT BOATS are a common sight in Forks during the winter time as anglers visit the West End for the chance to land and… Continue reading

Conservation common thread for new members of Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission

AFTER SPEAKING WITH Port Townsend’s Lorna Smith, one of Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent appointees to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, and researching the background… Continue reading

Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission

OUTDOORS: Port Townsend’s Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission

The North Olympic Peninsula once again has representation on the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, a nine-person citizen panel appointed by the governor to set… Continue reading

Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission
Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.
Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.

Clallam County closes Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches to shellfish

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Division announced late last week closed recreational shellfish harvest of all… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Hurricane Ridge readies for opening as government shutdown looms

THE PIECES ARE in place for an epic winter holiday for skiers, snowboarders and tubers at Hurricane Ridge, with mountain snow in the immediate forecast… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)