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Fishing improves with the change of season (0)|
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Head to eastside lakes for trout, Puget Sound for blackmouth (0)|
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Catch trout, salmon, sturgeon on Free Fishing Weekend|
Posted by glock on Monday, June 04, 2007 (04:21:41) (10784 reads)
Anglers are reeling in sturgeon and shad on the lower Columbia River, lingcod off the coast and trout from lakes throughout the state. And, starting June 1, rivers and streams on both sides of the Cascades will open to fishing for trout and - in some cases - spring chinook salmon.
Sound like fun? Washingtonians who are interested in fishing but haven't tried it have a perfect chance to do so during Free Fishing Weekend, scheduled June 9-10.
During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle use permit will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to park at any of the 500 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
"Free Fishing Weekend is a great time to revive an old hobby or to introduce friends and family to fishing," said Joe Hymer, a WDFW fish biologist. "Adults can introduce kids to fishing on a wide variety of waters around the state."
While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits and season closures will still be in effect. (For example, no crab fishing will be allowed in Puget Sound during Free Fishing Weekend, because the fishery will still be closed as of June 9-10.) Anglers will also be required to complete a catch record card for any salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut they catch.
Catch record cards and WDFW's Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet are available free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other license dealers throughout the state. The rules pamphlet is also posted at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm.
Of course, fishing opportunities don't begin or end with Free Fishing Weekend. Those with a fishing license might want to consider heading to the north coast for halibut openings May 31, June 19 and June 21. Others can look forward to the first round of crab openings, set for June 18 in marine areas 4 (Neah Bay), 5 (Sekiu) and 13 (south Puget Sound).
Fishing improves with the change of season|
Posted by glock on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 (18:08:25) (9876 reads)
With spring fast approaching, improving weather and new recreational opportunities have given anglers new reasons to venture outdoors.
In western Washington, fishing has been good under increasingly sunny skies for blackmouth salmon on Puget Sound and steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula. On the lower Columbia River, anglers have landed the first spring chinook of the season.
East of the Cascades, anglers have been taking advantage of warmer temperatures to fish newly opened trout lakes, many covered by ice only a few weeks ago.
"Participation and catch rates will pick up at these lakes when our weather stabilizes and spring advances," said Jeff Korth, a fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Anglers aren't the only ones enjoying the change of season. Thousands of geese, ducks and other birds are descending on waterways throughout the state in their annual northward migration, drawing increasing numbers of birders into the field.
Other outdoor events worth noting in the coming weeks are:
March 16-18 - A razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled at several ocean beaches on evening tides. Final word on the dig will be announced once marine toxin tests determine whether clams on those beaches are safe to eat.
March 30-April 1 - Olympic Peninsula Birdfest in Sequim. The event features field trips, a salmon bake and a Protection Island boat trip. For information, call 360-681-4076.
Head to eastside lakes for trout, Puget Sound for blackmouth|
Posted by glock on Monday, February 26, 2007 (03:12:36) (9680 reads)
As spring approaches, winter has loosened its grip on much of the state. With calmer conditions in Puget Sound and thawing lakes east of the Cascades, Washingtonians have good reason to head outside and enjoy the outdoors.
In eastern Washington, the arrival of warmer weather is welcome news for most trout anglers. Dozens of lakes stocked with catchable-size hatchery trout will open for fishing March 1. Lakes included in the early opener - most in the Columbia Basin - are those that traditionally thaw first.
"Ice shouldn't be an issue for anglers, since the weather is warming up quickly here in the southeast part of the state," said Glen Mendel, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fish biologist stationed in Dayton. "However, soft roads may affect where and when the tanker trucks can move fish."
West of the Cascades, blackmouth fishing in Puget Sound is heating up along with the weather. Anglers have their pick of a several marine areas currently open for hatchery chinook salmon, with another - Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound) - opening March 1.
Meanwhile, fishery managers have tentatively scheduled a razor clam dig March 16-18 on evening tides at several ocean beaches. For details on the proposed dig, see the South Sound/Olympic Peninsula regional summary below.
Recent rains, followed by heavy flows have made steelhead fishing hit-and-miss in a number of rivers on the Olympic Peninsula and along the Columbia River. An increasing proportion of steelhead now entering western Washington rivers are wild fish, so anglers should make sure they know the rules for handling them before they cast a lure. Rules for retaining wild steelhead are noted on page 29 of the Fishing in Washington pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm).
Posted by fishingtherivers on Monday, January 22, 2007 (02:28:17) (10828 reads)
Most of the northern rivers are startin to come down. The color is still kind of muddy hopefully this cold and no rain well bring them back in shape.
Its been a tough season on late silvers.
There are some steelhead being caught but they are few and far between.. I have had reports on the northern part of the stilli that its pickin up.
Weekender Update November 29 - December 12, 2006|
Posted by glock on Monday, December 04, 2006 (00:37:29) (9462 reads)
Fishing a great gift idea for the holiday season
With a variety of new recreational opportunities on the horizon, outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to celebrate this season.
Razor clams, for example. Four beaches - Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, and Kalaloch - will open for razor clam digging Dec. 2 and 3 between noon and midnight each day. Twin Harbors will also be open for a third day of digging from noon to midnight Dec. 4. Copalis Beach will remain closed to digging due to an insufficient number of clams.
Meanwhile, winter-run hatchery steelhead have been moving into dozens of rivers in western Washington, setting the stage for one of the Pacific Northwest's most popular fisheries. "Right now, the focus is still on late-run coho, but steelhead are right behind them," said David Low, a fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
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