Outdoors

Ollie Thibault of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., competes in the NW Cup mountain biking downhill race at Dry Hill on Sunday. More than 500 racers took up the challenge on the Dry Hill courses this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

MOUNTAIN BIKING: NW Cup brings huge crowds to Olympic Peninsula

More than 500 mountain bike daredevils from all over the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest descended, literally, upon Port Angeles this weekend… Continue reading

Ollie Thibault of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., competes in the NW Cup mountain biking downhill race at Dry Hill on Sunday. More than 500 racers took up the challenge on the Dry Hill courses this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles’ Anthony Owen caught this blue-mouthed cabezon while fishing off of Sekiu.

OUTDOORS: Sequim, Discovery, South Dungeness Bay derelict crab pot removal begins May 20

double the expected estimate — were discovered in recent sonar surveys of Sequim Bay, Discovery Bay… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Anthony Owen caught this blue-mouthed cabezon while fishing off of Sekiu.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Razor Clams openings are set for the outer coast later this week.

OUTDOORS: Season’s final razor clam digs announced

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers this weekend confirmed that final coastal razor clam digs of the season can proceed as… Continue reading

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Razor Clams openings are set for the outer coast later this week.
Nearly 300 runners take off in the Run the Peninsula's Sequim Railroad Bridge run Saturday morning. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Nearly 300 runners take off in the Run the Peninsula's Sequim Railroad Bridge run Saturday morning. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Manchester's Harold Hordyk caught this blackmouth chinook while fishing off Sekiu. State fisheries managers said Marine Area 5 will close to salmon retention beginning Monday.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Chinook retention closing Monday off Sekiu

Anglers have today and Sunday to reel in the last blackmouth chinook of the season.… Continue reading

Manchester's Harold Hordyk caught this blackmouth chinook while fishing off Sekiu. State fisheries managers said Marine Area 5 will close to salmon retention beginning Monday.
Brooke Pederson, 9, of Joyce reels as parents Erik and Paula watch. She soon caught her first fish during the 2022 Kids Fishing Day. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

OUTDOORS: Area lakes stocked and ready for lowland lake opener

With such thrilling fishing experiences available on the waters on and off the North Olympic Peninsula, it can be a bit difficult to get excited… Continue reading

Brooke Pederson, 9, of Joyce reels as parents Erik and Paula watch. She soon caught her first fish during the 2022 Kids Fishing Day. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

MOUNTAIN BIKING: NW Cup returns to Dry Hill for season’s first race

The annual Northwest Cup races returned to Dry Hill this weekend with hundreds of mountain bikers from around the Pacific Northwest trying… Continue reading

Marleigh Olson of Arlington runs in the half-marathon in the 10th annual OAT run held in the hills south of Joyce on Saturday. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)

OAT Run: More than 400 runners live the adventure this weekend

10th trail race attracts competitors from three countries and 14 states

Marleigh Olson of Arlington runs in the half-marathon in the 10th annual OAT run held in the hills south of Joyce on Saturday. (Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films)
Jhene Laugayan, 5, of Port Angeles, caught the biggest fish of the Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday. Her rainbow trout was measured at 19 1/2 inches. She won a fishing pole, a tackle box and a hat from sponsor Olympic Peninsula Flyfishers. Her mom Jessica Laugayan helped with landing Jhene's fish. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Kids’ fishing derby returns after hiatus

Above, Finnegan Mosely, 6, is helped by his grandfather Roger Mosely at the Kids’ Fishing Derby held Saturday at the Lincoln Park pond. Below, Jhene… Continue reading

Jhene Laugayan, 5, of Port Angeles, caught the biggest fish of the Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday. Her rainbow trout was measured at 19 1/2 inches. She won a fishing pole, a tackle box and a hat from sponsor Olympic Peninsula Flyfishers. Her mom Jessica Laugayan helped with landing Jhene's fish. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Mitchell Nunnally caught this 14.6-pound blackmouth off Sekiu while using a Flutter King spoon in the Husky Fever finish last Saturday.
Mitchell Nunnally caught this 14.6-pound blackmouth off Sekiu while using a Flutter King spoon in the Husky Fever finish last Saturday.
Razor clam digs on the outer Washington coast begin Thursday. (WDFW)

OUTDOORS: WDFW approves coastal razor clam digs beginning Thursday

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers Tuesday confirmed the next round of coastal razor clam digging can proceed as planned from… Continue reading

Razor clam digs on the outer Washington coast begin Thursday. (WDFW)
Subalpine Tees Race Team runner Chris Cummings hands the baton to brother and teammate Jon Cummings at the Port Angeles Yacht Club transfer zone during Saturday's Frosty Moss Relay. The event that stretches from the Sol Duc Valley to Blyn featured 48 relay teams and four individuals. The Subalpine Tees finished sixth in the 80-mile race. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

FROSTY MOSS RELAY: The moss truly was frosty in Saturday endurance race

Despite being postponed for six weeks, the Frosty Moss Relay Race managed to remain pretty frosty. Running in a rare April cold… Continue reading

Subalpine Tees Race Team runner Chris Cummings hands the baton to brother and teammate Jon Cummings at the Port Angeles Yacht Club transfer zone during Saturday's Frosty Moss Relay. The event that stretches from the Sol Duc Valley to Blyn featured 48 relay teams and four individuals. The Subalpine Tees finished sixth in the 80-mile race. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Additional Area 6 chinook and non-selective coho are salmon season possibilities

A recent state Department of Fish and Wildlife North of Falcon presentation shed a little more light on what the 2023 salmon season for the… Continue reading

Angler Joseph Ebsworth landed this good-sized lingcod while fishing out of Neah Bay on the lingcod and bottomfish opener last Saturday.
Angler Joseph Ebsworth landed this good-sized lingcod while fishing out of Neah Bay on the lingcod and bottomfish opener last Saturday.
BigNativeKing
Excel Fishing Charters' Tom Burlingame shows off a native king caught off Neah Bay during the 2022 salmon season.
BigNativeKing
Excel Fishing Charters' Tom Burlingame shows off a native king caught off Neah Bay during the 2022 salmon season.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Bottomfish season opens in Washington coastal marine areas on March 11.

OUTDOORS: Seasons set for razor clams, bottomfish, halibut

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers this week confirmed coastal razor clam, halibut and bottomfish spring seasons. Coastal razor clam digging… Continue reading

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Bottomfish season opens in Washington coastal marine areas on March 11.
Port Townsend's John Steurer caught this blackmouth while fishing in February 2020.
Port Townsend's John Steurer caught this blackmouth while fishing in February 2020.
Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films
The Frosty Moss was held in May in 2021 due to a landslide along the Olympic Discovery Trail. Team costumes are part of the fun for the event. It was returned to a winter event in 2022.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Frosty Moss Relay returns Saturday

The adventure sports season begins this weekend with the return of the Frosty Moss Relay and Mini Moss in the hills and… Continue reading

Matt Sagen/Cascadia Films
The Frosty Moss was held in May in 2021 due to a landslide along the Olympic Discovery Trail. Team costumes are part of the fun for the event. It was returned to a winter event in 2022.

OUTDOORS: WDFW seeks comment on 2023-24 hunting seasons

From today through March 27, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept written public comments on proposed rule changes to regulations… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Stability sought in halibut tonnage

If all goes as hoped at this week’s meetings in Victoria, the Makah Tribe will again play a role in maintaining access to a proper… Continue reading