Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Stability sought in halibut tonnage

If all goes as hoped at this week’s meetings in Victoria, the Makah Tribe will again play a role in maintaining access to a proper… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Backyard Birding series continues

Wildlife guide and plant ecologist Carolyn Wilcox will present “Birdscaping — Inviting Birds to Your Yard” as The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s Backyard… Continue reading

 

Frosty Moss.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Frosty Moss registration discounted until Saturday

Early pricing for the Frosty Moss Relay ends on Saturday. The cost is $95 per team member for the full relay, $75… Continue reading

 

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Runners cross the finish line in the December 2021 Jamestown S'Klallam 5K/10K held in Blyn.

OUTDOORS RECREATION: Jamestown S’Klallam Run to light up the night

The fifth and final race in the Run the Peninsula Series will take place on the Olympic Discovery Trail between Blyn and Sequim… Continue reading

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Runners cross the finish line in the December 2021 Jamestown S'Klallam 5K/10K held in Blyn.

OUTDOORS: Olympic National Park reopens coastal rivers to fishing Tuesday

An emergency closure of recreational fishing in many rivers and streams at Olympic National Park will end at 12:01 am Tuesday. The… Continue reading

West End streams re-open Monday

NO TRICKS, AND mostly a treat starting Monday for anglers looking to get back on West End rivers. Fishing is reopening on most rivers and… Continue reading

Craig Larson helps his 3-year-old son Barrett net a rainbow trout during Kids Fishing Day on April 23. It was Barrett’s first catch ever, Larson said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Craig Larson helps his 3-year-old son Barrett net a rainbow trout during Kids Fishing Day on April 23. It was Barrett’s first catch ever, Larson said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

OUTDOORS: Looking like added dates, earlier in season for 2023 halibut

Initial talks between the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the public are pointing to more halibut dates scheduled earlier in the year ahead… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Low flows closing West End rivers to fishing

A DRY SUMMER coupled with a sunny start to autumn has drawn down stream flows to mere trickles in some patches, leading to more than… Continue reading

Grady Moon (335), Tim Branham (447), Taren Reaves (362) and another runner compete in the Larry Scott Trail Run in 2021 in Port Townsend. (Courtesy of Port Angeles Marathon Association)

OUTDOORS: Larry Scott Trail run returns Oct. 15

The fourth annual Larry Scott Trail Run returns Oct. 15 along the Port Townsend waterfront. The event, which consists of 5K and… Continue reading

Grady Moon (335), Tim Branham (447), Taren Reaves (362) and another runner compete in the Larry Scott Trail Run in 2021 in Port Townsend. (Courtesy of Port Angeles Marathon Association)
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Ian Mackie of Gig Harbor prepares to launch his kayak from Pebble Beach as an iron man competitor during Saturday's Big Hurt in Port Angeles.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: A beautiful day for a Big Hurt

Ideal weather welcomes ironmen, teams

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Ian Mackie of Gig Harbor prepares to launch his kayak from Pebble Beach as an iron man competitor during Saturday's Big Hurt in Port Angeles.
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The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding a series of virtual town hall meetings on coastal steelhead management beginning Oct. 20.
Chase Gunnell/WDFW
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding a series of virtual town hall meetings on coastal steelhead management beginning Oct. 20.
Big Hurt
Big Hurt
Vancouver's Andrea Blankenship caught this cabezon while targeting bottomfish off of Neah Bay over Labor Day weekend.

OUTDOORS: 56 days of razor clamming planned from Sept. 22 to Dec. 28

A RAZOR CLAM season featuring 56 days of prospective digs ranging from Sept. 22 to Dec. 28 has been announced by shellfish managers with the… Continue reading

Vancouver's Andrea Blankenship caught this cabezon while targeting bottomfish off of Neah Bay over Labor Day weekend.
Sequim's Kyle Kautzman enjoyed an excellent day of fishing near Salt Creek on his Old Town kayak. Kautzman caught a pair of good-sized hatchery coho after spending time releasing a number of kings and lingcod.

OUTDOORS: Coho taking their sweet time to return in bulk

HATCHERY COHO APPEAR to be taking their time to return en masse to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. Fishing has been… Continue reading

Sequim's Kyle Kautzman enjoyed an excellent day of fishing near Salt Creek on his Old Town kayak. Kautzman caught a pair of good-sized hatchery coho after spending time releasing a number of kings and lingcod.
Federal Way angler James Tift had a mess of success fishing offshore at Swiftsure Bank in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) on Thursday. Tift limited on hatchery coho while catching a halibut, a lingcod and rockfish.

OUTDOORS: Archery tuneup event in Port Angeles ahead of September hunting seasons

HUNTERS LOOKING TO notch some bows in preparation for September’s start of early archery black-tailed deer and elk seasons have some opportunities. Port Angeles’ Waipiti… Continue reading

Federal Way angler James Tift had a mess of success fishing offshore at Swiftsure Bank in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) on Thursday. Tift limited on hatchery coho while catching a halibut, a lingcod and rockfish.
Port Angeles angler Justin Peterson landed this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing just off shore at the Caves near Sekiu.

OUTDOORS: Fish and Wildlife’s Recreational Salmon Manager will discuss catch number estimates at Anglers’ meeting Aug. 17

In-seasons salmon management has been a hot-button topic for North Olympic Peninsula anglers throughout 2022. Sekiu’s blackmouth season was cut short this spring after high… Continue reading

Port Angeles angler Justin Peterson landed this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing just off shore at the Caves near Sekiu.
More days of recreational shrimping are being added for the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.
(Eric Winther/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Shrimp days added for eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca

With quota remaining in the recreational spot shrimp fishery, state shellfish managers have added some final days to catch spot shrimp in several… Continue reading

More days of recreational shrimping are being added for the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.
(Eric Winther/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
SeaWalker charter skipper Fred Walker caught this good-sized chinook while fishing out of Neah Bay. Upon filetting, the flesh was found to be white, caused by a recessive genetic trait found mainly in kings from the Fraser River north to Alaska.

OUTDOORS: White kings a genetic rarity

Hatchery coho fishery until Sept. 25 in Marine Area 9

SeaWalker charter skipper Fred Walker caught this good-sized chinook while fishing out of Neah Bay. Upon filetting, the flesh was found to be white, caused by a recessive genetic trait found mainly in kings from the Fraser River north to Alaska.