Outdoors

Angler Kevin Pennington brought in these two coho last weekend.
                                Mason’s Olson Resort

OUTDOORS: Wade through the wild stock to find keeper coho

A WAVE OF wild coho swept in along the Strait of Juan de Fuca after the recent rains. It’s done little to knock down catch… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: No razor digs at Kalaloch this year, possibility exists in 2019

KALALOCH BEACH WASN’T included on a tentative schedule of fall razor clam digs announced by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife this week. The… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Silvers running off Sekiu, in Hood Canal

SILVERS ARE RUNNING in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and on down to Hood Canal, so it’s time to rig the Coho Killers and… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Solid chinook season coming to a close in Strait of Juan de Fuca

*Editor’s Note: A portion of this column includes a mention of fishing the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Freshwater Bay. The waters of Freshwater… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Warmwater species thriving in recently re-opened Crocker Lake

WARMWATER FISH SPECIES such as sunfish, bluegill and brown bullhead catfish have repopulated Jefferson County’s Crocker Lake in the two decades since the state Department… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles Harbor crabbing has risks/rewards

THE QUESTION POPS up once or twice a year from readers and came into my email inbox again this week: is it safe to eat… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Good catches at Freshwater Bay; king limit upped to two Saturday off Neah Bay

FRESHWATER BAY PROVED productive for an experienced batch of salmon anglers recently. Avid angler and lure designer Pete Rosko of Port Angeles loves to fish… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Crescent trail hike offers serenity

THE SPRUCE RAILROAD Trail is open and plenty busy. If you want to enjoy some amazing views of Lake Crescent, it’s best to come as… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Mixed results for salmon, crab

BIGGER KINGS ARE out there in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off Port Angeles but they aren’t being brought to shore because they are… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Salmon season off to a good start

GOOD SALMON FISHING on the split openers along the Strait of Juan de Fuca off Sekiu (Marine Area 5); from Sunday on and Port Angeles… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Crabbing, salmon fishing get going in earnest shortly

EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING … or will be soon when seasons for king and coho salmon and Dungeness crab open and a variety of rule changes… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Another halibut opening slated

THOSE FINAL HALIBUT dates last weekend? They weren’t so final after all. Halibut quota remaining is enough to ensure marine areas 3-10 will be open… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut wraps up Saturday, saltwater salmon getting started

HALIBUT AND CHINOOK limits are possible for anglers fishing in the waters of marine areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) on Saturday. Yes,… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: New head of Department of Fish and Wildlife appointed; Puget Sound Anglers meet Thursday in Sequim; Kokanees on the move

MEET THE NEW boss, hopefully a change for the better from the old boss. Olympia’s Kelly Susewind, who has worked for the state Department of… Continue reading

PRO BASEBALL: Uvila first North Olympic Peninsula product drafted since 2015

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS whose fastball can’t clock 80 MPH on the radar gun coming out of high school typically aren’t coveted by Major League Baseball organizations.… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut season extended by three more days

SOME GOOD NEWS for halibut anglers, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife added three more days to the recreational flattie fishery in marine areas… Continue reading

Fisheries and Oceans Canada A wide swath of the Canadian portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has been closed (in blue) to all recreational finfish fishing, including salmon, in an effort to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales.

OUTDOORS: Canada closes recreational fishing along much of its side of Strait of Juan de Fuca to protect orcas, chinook

IN ANOTHER BLOW to recreational fishing, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced a complete closure of finfish fishing in the Canadian waters of the Strait of… Continue reading

Fisheries and Oceans Canada A wide swath of the Canadian portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has been closed (in blue) to all recreational finfish fishing, including salmon, in an effort to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales.

OUTDOORS: State numbers show big catch

GO AHEAD HALIBUT anglers and pat yourselves on the back. Despite anecdotal evidence pointing toward tough fishing and the lowest reported catch totals in recent… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Kids’ Fishing Day canceled in Sequim

STASH THE SNOOPY fishing rods for a little while, kids. Saturday’s annual Kids Fishing Day at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim has been canceled due… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Halibut in hiding during opening weekend

THE EFFORT CERTAINLY wasn’t lacking for halibut anglers off the coast and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca last Friday and Sunday, during the… Continue reading