Outdoors

OUTDOORS: New round of razor clam digs approved

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers approved coastal razor clam digging days beginning Nov. 12. Not all beaches are open… Continue reading

From left, Christine Buchanan from Camano Island, Michele Harmeling from Palmer, Alaska, and Elizabeth Castillo from Tacoma run in the Salt Creek 24 event held this weekend at the Salt Creek Recreation Area. More than $7,000 was raised during the charity event. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

SALT CREEK 24: They truly went the distance

Three women ran more than 100 miles and roughly $7,000 was raised for local charities in the first Salt Creek 24 event… Continue reading

From left, Christine Buchanan from Camano Island, Michele Harmeling from Palmer, Alaska, and Elizabeth Castillo from Tacoma run in the Salt Creek 24 event held this weekend at the Salt Creek Recreation Area. More than $7,000 was raised during the charity event. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Salmon limit reduced for area rivers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week that daily limit for salmon will be reduced beginning today on Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: WDFW approves razor clam digs beginning Friday

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers confirmed Wednesday another round of coastal razor clam digging opportunities beginning on Friday. “The… Continue reading

Salt Creek 24.

PENINSULA ADVENTURE SPORTS: First Salt Creek 24 arrives Saturday

You’ve heard of 24 Hours at Le Mans? Get ready for 24 hours at Salt Creek. Only instead of race cars, feet… Continue reading

Salt Creek 24.
The 2022 Larry Scott Trail 5K, 10K and half-marathon is part of the Run the Peninsula series that also includes the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Run the Peninsula)

RUN THE PENINSULA: Larry Scott Trail Run set for Saturday

The fifth annual Run the Peninsula Larry Scott Trail run will take place Saturday in and around Port Townsend. The race, the… Continue reading

The 2022 Larry Scott Trail 5K, 10K and half-marathon is part of the Run the Peninsula series that also includes the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. (Run the Peninsula)

OUTDOORS: 2024 Halibut planning moving forward

Klahanie Campground meeting Tuesday in Forks

OUTDOORS: Quillayute River system reopens Sunday

First razor clam dig approved for Friday through Monday

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Jennifer Higgins of Bozeman, Mont., crosses the line as top womans racer in the ironman category of Saturday's Big Hurt in Port Angeles.

BIG HURT: Biggest race ever sees return champion

In the biggest Big Hurt ever, a local favorite won the Ironman again and a veterinarian from Montana won the women’s Ironman.… Continue reading

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Jennifer Higgins of Bozeman, Mont., crosses the line as top womans racer in the ironman category of Saturday's Big Hurt in Port Angeles.
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Ian Mackie of Gig Harbor prepares to launch his kayak from Pebble Beach as an iron man competitor during the 2022 Big Hurt in Port Angeles.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Big Hurt bigger than ever

Look for bikers, runners and kayakers plying the hills, trails and waters in and around Port Angeles, the crown jewel of Peninsula… Continue reading

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Ian Mackie of Gig Harbor prepares to launch his kayak from Pebble Beach as an iron man competitor during the 2022 Big Hurt in Port Angeles.

OUTDOORS: High gas prices beaching anglers?

A WAVE OF beach casters has descended on the beaches of Admiralty Inlet this salmon season including Point Wilson at Fort Worden and Marrowstone Point… Continue reading

Camano Island angler Wade La Fontaine caught this state-record dolphinfish (also known as mahi mahi or dorado) while charter fishing off Westport on Aug. 25. The 21-pound fish measured 48 inches in length.
Camano Island angler Wade La Fontaine caught this state-record dolphinfish (also known as mahi mahi or dorado) while charter fishing off Westport on Aug. 25. The 21-pound fish measured 48 inches in length.
The Big Hurt.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Big Hurt returns to Port Angeles Sept. 23

Prepare for an unparalleled celebration of athleticism, camaraderie and sheer determination as The Big Hurt multisport weekend makes its return on Sept.… Continue reading

The Big Hurt.

OUTDOORS: Wild coho, Chinook closed in western Strait

Salmon fishing east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line in Marine Area 4 has been closed through Sept. 30, though wild coho west of the… Continue reading

The WDFW is allowing two additional pink salmon per days in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca because of a strong run of Fraser River pinks. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Bonus pink salmon catch approved by WDFW

Pink salmon daily limit increased this weekend in Marine Areas 5, 6, and 7 (Sekiu, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and the… Continue reading

The WDFW is allowing two additional pink salmon per days in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca because of a strong run of Fraser River pinks. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Lake Stevens' Chelsey Schiessl reeled in her first-ever king while fishing out of Van Ripers' Resort in Sekiu with her husband MatthewSchiessl.
Lake Stevens' Chelsey Schiessl reeled in her first-ever king while fishing out of Van Ripers' Resort in Sekiu with her husband MatthewSchiessl.
Lake Steven's Taylor Morris found success chinook fishing off Sekiu last weekend before the king fishery closed Aug. 15.

OUTDOORS: With kings now closed, pinks take over Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound

IT’S A PRIME time for pinks as the humpbacked, odd-year schools make their way along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. “Last week was the… Continue reading

Lake Steven's Taylor Morris found success chinook fishing off Sekiu last weekend before the king fishery closed Aug. 15.
A Puget Sound coonstripe dock shrimp. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

OUTDOORS: Non-spot shrimp open in Marine Area 6

Marine Area 6 (Strait of Juan de Fuca from Low Point east to Point Wilson, Port Townsend) opened Tuesday for the recreational harvest… Continue reading

A Puget Sound coonstripe dock shrimp. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Mason's Resort
Sam Rutledge caught this good-sized king while fishing Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) out of Mason's Resort.

OUTDOORS: Great American Outdoors Act leads to free day in National Parks Friday

Today is a free day in our national parks as part of Great American Outdoors Day. Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John D. Lewis,… Continue reading

Mason's Resort
Sam Rutledge caught this good-sized king while fishing Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) out of Mason's Resort.