Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Public following no fishing order

‘People are realizing the seriousness of the situation’

 

OUTDOORS: Anglers upset with statewide closures

Fishing, shellfishing closed statewide; area golf courses shut down

 

OUTDOORS: WDFW closes all recreational fishing, shellfish harvesting

Rule change in response to Gov. Inslee’s Stay at Home mandate

 

OUTDOORS: A safe respite awaits

AVOIDING CONTACT WITH others? Anglers, hunters and hikers have followed that advice for eons. The outdoors beckons, maybe more vibrant now than ever before. Getting… Continue reading

SALMON DERBY: Despite the chop, it was ‘fish on’

Derby survives high winds and cold weather

OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY: Friday catch ends up the winner

Brandon Leeper’s 15.7-pound blackmouth caught Friday morning held up as the winner of the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, though several anglers did their… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Bigger, older chinook at play in Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby?

THOSE FISHING IN this weekend’s Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby could encounter something that participants in last weekend’s Murray’s (Geoduck) Salmon Derby hooked into when bringing… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Ocean fishery options, GPS tuning, multi-season tags

OCEAN-GOING SALMON anglers can comment on three season alternatives adopted earlier this week by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The council works with tribal, federal… Continue reading

FISHING: Gardiner Salmon Derby returns

Friday event boasts $10,000 prize for first place

OUTDOORS: Blackmouth fishery off to a good start in Strait

Razor clam digs start Friday; derby tickets on sale

Matt Sagen A member of Atlas Athletes from Olympic leads the pack at the second annual Frosty Moss relay race held along the Olympic Peninsula on Saturday. Atlas Athletes won the 80-mile race in a time of 9 hours, 29 minutes, 15 seconds.
Matt Sagen A member of Atlas Athletes from Olympic leads the pack at the second annual Frosty Moss relay race held along the Olympic Peninsula on Saturday. Atlas Athletes won the 80-mile race in a time of 9 hours, 29 minutes, 15 seconds.

OUTDOORS: Are baleen whales and salmon competing for resources off Pacific Coast?

BLACKMOUTH ANGLING OPENS Sunday in Marine areas 5 (Sekiu) and 6 (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), so salmon anglers take note. Sunday also is… Continue reading

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Frosty Moss Relay returns Saturday

Participation doubles, trails clear ahead of Saturday race

Scientists study effects of microplastic pollution

Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Salmon season-setting gets started Feb. 28

THESE BRIGHT, SUNNY days are perfect for chasing fish. Catching them? That’s a different story. Anglers fishing for blackmouth off Port Townsend in Marine Area… Continue reading

Teens lead Tarboo Valley tree-planting

On a rare break from the rain, students from Port Townsend High School led a tree-planting event in Tarboo Valley. The Feb. 8… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Coho returns looking grim

A GOOD PREDICTOR of potential ocean fishing seasons off our coast, the Oregon Production Index, was released by Oregon state fisheries officials. The index is… Continue reading