Outdoors

OUTDOORS: Marine Area 6 west of Ediz Hook closed to salmon fishing

Marine Area 6 west of Ediz Hook will be closed to all salmon fishing from Wednesday through Aug. 15. The Washington State Department… Continue reading

Clallam Bay angler Brandon Rodriguez found success while shore fishing for king and coho in Marine Area 5 along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Clallam Bay angler Brandon Rodriguez found success while shore fishing for king and coho in Marine Area 5 along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Chinook selective fishery within Marine Area 6.

OUTDOORS: Chinook will be open daily at Sekiu

Salmon fishing at Sekiu — Marine Area 5 — will return to seven days a week after Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Chinook selective fishery within Marine Area 6.

OUTDOORS: Shellfish harvesting closures added in Clallam and Jefferson counties

Numerous beaches in both Clallam and Jefferson counties have been added to shellfish closures due to elevated levels of marine biotoxins. The… Continue reading

Angler Rob Robinson of Double R Squid Jigs said a thresher shark took this bite out of his hooked king before he could bring it on board. Robinson was fishing off La Push with Outlander Charters.
Angler Rob Robinson of Double R Squid Jigs said a thresher shark took this bite out of his hooked king before he could bring it on board. Robinson was fishing off La Push with Outlander Charters.
Port Townsend crabber Max Raymond had success off Kala Point, finding four large Dungeness and one rock crab during a recent trap pull.

OUTDOORS: Salmon schedule changes continue out west

Neah Bay west of Tatoosh-Line reopens for kings July 25

Port Townsend crabber Max Raymond had success off Kala Point, finding four large Dungeness and one rock crab during a recent trap pull.
Janell McCullough caught this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing off of Sekiu over the Marine Area 5 salmon opener last weekend.

OUTDOORS: Salmon season starts strong off Port Angeles

Anglers enjoyed a successful Fourth of July weekend, catching solid numbers of chinook out west and finding even better catch rates in the waters near… Continue reading

Janell McCullough caught this good-sized hatchery chinook while fishing off of Sekiu over the Marine Area 5 salmon opener last weekend.

Cycling tour will criss-cross Peninsula

Bicycle Rides Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula-wide cycling tour will bring more than 300 riders to the region from Saturday through July 16. The… Continue reading

Everett's Marvin Livermont caught this king with a purple haze lure while fishing the Garbage Dump off Neah Bay. Due to high king catch estimates, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended salmon fishing beginning today east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and July 5 west of the line.

Neah Bay chinook put on ice

Neah Bay fishing season fully paused Tuesday

Everett's Marvin Livermont caught this king with a purple haze lure while fishing the Garbage Dump off Neah Bay. Due to high king catch estimates, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended salmon fishing beginning today east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and July 5 west of the line.

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

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
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

Green crabs
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.