Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Chinook limit cut to one off Neah Bay starting today

Weekend of fishing trims 12 percent off quota

 

Wonder of the Mekong and University of Nevada-Reno
 A 661-pound giant freshwater stingray caught and released near a remote Cambodian island in the Mekong River is the largest freshwater fish in the world. 
Wonder of the Mekong and University of Nevada, Reno

OUTDOORS: Hunter education class changes for youth

World’s largest freshwater fish caught

 

Green crabs

OUTDOORS: Extra spot shrimp day added for Hood Canal

With quota remaining in the recreational spot shrimp fishery, state shellfish managers have added an extra day to catch spot shrimp in several… Continue reading

 

Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula chapter
A full Dungeness crab pot awaits crabbers during a run to check pots on the Strait of Juan de Fuca last summer.
Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula chapter
A full Dungeness crab pot awaits crabbers during a run to check pots on the Strait of Juan de Fuca last summer.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Big Hurt registration now open

Registration is now open for the Big Hurt multi-sport race which takes place in and around Port Angeles on Sept. 22. The… Continue reading

Puget Sound Anglers

A Dungeness crab discussion will be presented by members of the North Olympic Peninsula chapter of Puget Sound Anglers at Wednesday's club meeting at the Sequim Elks Lodge.

OUTDOORS: Fishing, clamming free this weekend

Work begins on stretch of Quillayute River June 20

Puget Sound Anglers

A Dungeness crab discussion will be presented by members of the North Olympic Peninsula chapter of Puget Sound Anglers at Wednesday's club meeting at the Sequim Elks Lodge.
John Mauro of Port Townsend crosses the line as the men’s winner Sunday in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Runners conquer conditions, race course

Larson family takes men’s, women’s 10-kilometer events

John Mauro of Port Townsend crosses the line as the men’s winner Sunday in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Youths take off from the starting line of Saturday’s Kids’ Marathon, a family-friendly feature of the Olympic Discovery Marathon, along the Waterfront Trail at Port Angeles City Pier. About 300 children were expected to take part in the 1.2-mile fun run. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

KIDS’ MARATHON: Even the little ones run on marathon weekend

Youths take off from the starting line of Saturday’s Kids’ Marathon, a family-friendly feature of the Olympic Discovery Marathon, along the Waterfront Trail at Port… Continue reading

Youths take off from the starting line of Saturday’s Kids’ Marathon, a family-friendly feature of the Olympic Discovery Marathon, along the Waterfront Trail at Port Angeles City Pier. About 300 children were expected to take part in the 1.2-mile fun run. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Lauren Larson, Langdon Larson and Leia Larson celebrate their victories at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Lauren won the women's 10K, Langdon the men's 10K and Leia the women's 5K. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Lauren Larson, Langdon Larson and Leia Larson celebrate their victories at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Lauren won the women's 10K, Langdon the men's 10K and Leia the women's 5K. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Humboldt squid brian burke

OUTDOORS: Humboldt squid off coast

A potential rarity to watch for this summer, the return of non-native Humboldt squid to the waters of the North Pacific Ocean, Strait of Juan… Continue reading

Humboldt squid brian burke
Courtesy of Riley Nachtrieb
Ultramarathoner Riley Nachtrieb of Seattle, left, recently became the first person to run the Olympic Discovery Trail's entire length from Port Townsend to La Push non-stop, finishing the 135-mile journey in 41 hours 29 minutes.
Courtesy of Riley Nachtrieb
Ultramarathoner Riley Nachtrieb of Seattle, left, recently became the first person to run the Olympic Discovery Trail's entire length from Port Townsend to La Push non-stop, finishing the 135-mile journey in 41 hours 29 minutes.
Washington Sea Grant Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant have captured a male European green crab Seabeck in Kitsap County, the first known detection of European green crabs in Hood Canal.

OUTDOORS: Invasive green crab found near Seabeck on Hood Canal

An invasive European green crab has been found for the first time in Hood Canal, the farthest southerly intrusion into the Salish Sea for this… Continue reading

Washington Sea Grant Volunteers with Washington Sea Grant have captured a male European green crab Seabeck in Kitsap County, the first known detection of European green crabs in Hood Canal.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
An excavator moves dirt on Thursday at the site of a pump track under construction at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Volunteers are sought to help with asphalt installation from May 25 to June 1.

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles pump track project seeking volunteers May 25-June 1

Asphalt installation portion of new bicycle pump track

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
An excavator moves dirt on Thursday at the site of a pump track under construction at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Volunteers are sought to help with asphalt installation from May 25 to June 1.
Sailors Ella Schultz, middle, and Ozzy Minard earned a first-place finish in the first Kelly Cup Regatta hosted by the Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields and the Port Angeles Yacht Club (represented by Doug Mecham).

SAILING: Port Angeles Sea Scouts qualify for Boston race

Sea Scout sailors from Port Angeles, Seattle, Port Orchard and Portland came together to compete on the waters of Port Angeles Harbor.… Continue reading

Sailors Ella Schultz, middle, and Ozzy Minard earned a first-place finish in the first Kelly Cup Regatta hosted by the Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields and the Port Angeles Yacht Club (represented by Doug Mecham).

OUTDOORS: Statement win for Sounders, cup hopes

The size and scope of the biggest win in Sounders FC franchise history/the entire 25-plus year existence of Major League Soccer is even more impressive… Continue reading

Runners take off from the start of the Railroad Bridge race of the Run the Peninsula Road Race Series on Saturday at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. The event, which consisted of a 5K and 10K run on the Olympic Discovery Trail, was second of the series, which also includes upcoming races on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend, the Jamestown S’Klallam Reservation in Blyn and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Runners take off from the start of the Railroad Bridge race of the Run the Peninsula Road Race Series on Saturday at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. The event, which consisted of a 5K and 10K run on the Olympic Discovery Trail, was second of the series, which also includes upcoming races on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend, the Jamestown S’Klallam Reservation in Blyn and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News


Jim Dunn, from Port Orchard, show off his trout catch to son, Joshua, 8,  and daughter Alia, 10, while fishing on the opening day of trout fishing at Anderson Lake.

OUTDOORS: Lowland lakes opener tradition is Saturday

Three Jefferson County lakes have been planted with prizes as part of the annual statewide fishing derby that begins Saturday, the traditional opener to the… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News


Jim Dunn, from Port Orchard, show off his trout catch to son, Joshua, 8,  and daughter Alia, 10, while fishing on the opening day of trout fishing at Anderson Lake.
Participants in the 2021 Railroad Bridge Run outside of Sequim compete. More than 350 competitors are expected for the event this year. (Run the Peninsula)

Railroad Bridge Run returns to Sequim

The next Run the Peninsula Series race will take place Saturday in Sequim with the annual Railroad Bridge 5K/10K. The race begins at… Continue reading

Participants in the 2021 Railroad Bridge Run outside of Sequim compete. More than 350 competitors are expected for the event this year. (Run the Peninsula)
Runners start the 12K portion of the annual Olympic Adventure Trail run along Kelly Ridge west of Port Angeles this weekend. Heavy snow, sleep, hail and rain greeted runners during this year's race. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Neither snow nor rain stop OAT runners

The Olympic Adventure Trail run truly was an adventure this year, thanks to a cranky Mother Nature. Despite freakish April hail, rain,… Continue reading

Runners start the 12K portion of the annual Olympic Adventure Trail run along Kelly Ridge west of Port Angeles this weekend. Heavy snow, sleep, hail and rain greeted runners during this year's race. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)
Port Ludlow's Johnson family found success on the opening day of halibut season last week. Caleb Johnson, age 12, caught this 43-pound specimen held by his dad Jeremiah. The family planned to target lingcod on their next family fishing outing.

OUTDOORS: Halibut season starts slowly

Recreational spot shrimp season begins May 25 in most shrimp districts

Port Ludlow's Johnson family found success on the opening day of halibut season last week. Caleb Johnson, age 12, caught this 43-pound specimen held by his dad Jeremiah. The family planned to target lingcod on their next family fishing outing.