Hunting and Fishing

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Coastal albacore and salmon

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The coastal summer/fall tuna fishery is underway for those anglers equipped to run a fair piece offshore or willing… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Buoy 10 chinook

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery on the lower end of the Columbia opened Aug. 1, and according to… Continue reading

Sockeye fishing on Baker Lake not living up to billing

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Baker Lake recreational sockeye fishery is not living up to its billing this summer, according to Washington Department… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Coastal salmon

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald After a slow start to the season, boats out of Westport are now enjoying great weather and good fishing… Continue reading

Tough salmon fishing restrictions hit Marine Area 9

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald It appears we’ve reached a new low this summer in north Sound salmon management. Not just a cut from… Continue reading

Chinook finally show up on Possession Bar

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Decent numbers of chinook finally showed on Possession Bar late last week, bringing the marine area 9-10 hatchery king… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Sockeye derby

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The second annual Baker Lake Sockeye Shootout rolls around this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and while the timing is… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Neah Bay kings

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The last couple weeks of July have traditionally been the time to make the long drive to Neah Bay… Continue reading

Midchannel Bank is hotspot for hatchery chinook

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Midchannel Bank, which runs northwesterly from Marrowstone Island toward Point Wilson, has become the go-to spot for salmon anglers… Continue reading

Popular chinook fishery opens on Sunday

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald The stars seem to be aligning for Sunday’s opening of the always popular hatchery chinook season in Marine Areas… Continue reading

Baker Lake sockeye season opens Saturday

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Baker Lake sockeye season, which opens Saturday, is truly a win-win situation. Catch a couple of these prime… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Sekiu salmon opener

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s salmon opener at Sekiu was a little on the slow side, according to Glen Teeter at Van Riper’s… Continue reading

Prospects look good for local crab opener

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Serious crab grabbin’ comes on line Saturday morning with the opening of arguably the most popular fishery in Puget… Continue reading

Skykomish offering mix of chinook, steelhead

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Skykomish River anglers have enjoyed an exceptional season since the June 1 opener, according to Andrew Moravec at Three… Continue reading

Dungeness crab numbers are down this year

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald After enjoying three productive seasons in a row, recreational crab grabbers may have to face reality this summer. Test… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Bubble kings

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Tulalip “bubble” terminal fishery off Tulalip Bay is having a pretty good season for chinook. State Department of… Continue reading

High water might help Skagit River sockeye anglers

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald The Skagit River/Baker Lake sockeye fishery has been mostly the Baker Lake sockeye fishery the past few years, with… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Local trout

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Gissberg Ponds at Twin Lakes County Park were the big winners in the hatchery truck sweepstakes last month.… Continue reading

Don’t put your shrimp pot in storage just yet

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald In this time of growing population and increasing pressure on our natural resources, it’s a little surprising to find… Continue reading