OUTDOORS: A silver smolt success story

A FISH SUCCESS story while anglers wait for silvers to stream down the Strait of Juan de Fuca in bigger numbers: coho catch totals are… Continue reading


OUTDOORS: Banner fishing days along the kelp line

Also: DFW seeks fishing guide advisers; hunters eligible to buy unsold deer and elk tags


OUTDOORS: Lyre River Conservation Area offers Strait-side solitude

A MISSED TURN turned out to provide one of the better walks I’ve enjoyed recently as well as a possible beach casting spot along the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State Fish and Wildlife Commission approves big funding request

Guide logbooks approved; Anglers meet Tuesday in Port Townsend

OUTDOORS: More pinks showing up along Strait

Pinks are running in pretty good numbers through the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Neah Bay all the way to Port… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Hatchery king fishing hit or miss along Strait of Juan de Fuca

DEJA VU ALL over again in the salmon fishery to paraphrase the late, great Yogi Berra. It’s a report similar to last Friday as salmon… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Area 9 anglers seek success at Midchannel Bank

SALMON SEASON IS underway, finally, in the waters of Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet). Hatchery chinook retention is only open through Sunday, so anglers targeting… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: King bite picks up along Strait, but so does the wind and waves

AFTER A LULL over the weekend, the hatchery chinook bite picked up Tuesday and Wednesday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off Sekiu and… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Fines and boat forfeiture for salmon poacher

FINES AND FORFEITURE of a fishing boat are the outcome for a Bainbridge Island angler who willfully disregarded just about every salmon fishing regulation on… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Chinook retention closed starting Sunday off Neah Bay

Shrimping now open seven days a week in all parts of Marine Area 6 except Discovery Bay

OUTDOORS: Surfperch anglers sought for survey

A TEAM OF biologists is seeking the public’s help in a surfperch survey of the Pacific Ocean off our coast and along the Strait of… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Red-hot chinook fishing off Neah Bay may require rule change; Sekiu going strong for kings and silvers

The end of chinook retention may come sooner rather than later in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). No rule change has been made as of… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: State seeks Sekiu boat launch

Owner wants to ensure public access for future generations

OUTDOORS: King season in full swing

Buffeted by blustery winds, the first few days of salmon fishing off of Port Angeles in Marine Area 6 did not provide optimal conditions for… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: King bite comes on strong off Neah Bay

THE KING BITE picked up in a big way over the last two days off of Neah Bay, with some impressive results Thursday for charter… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Three straight days of halibut to wrap season; coho summer underway

ANGLERS HAVE A three-day stretch to hunt for that final halibut of the season as the flatfish fishery is on today through Saturday along the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Port Angeles; local angler hauls in huge Alaskan halibut

Forward momentum can be impossible to stop when the wheels of government get in motion. That’s the takeaway when taking a deep dive into the… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut date added to ocean fishery

Crabbing workshops coming to Clallam and Jefferson Counties

OUTDOORS: Strait is the spot to be for halibut this Saturday

THE STRAIT IS the place to be Saturday to fish for halibut on the North Olympic Peninsula. Marine Area’s 5 (Sekiu), 6 (East Strait of… Continue reading