Hunting and Fishing

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

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Salmon in the ‘bubble’

The Tulalip “bubble” salmon fishery, outside Tulalip Bay, opens for wild chinook and coho Friday, offering at least a fair shot at adult summer kings.… Continue reading

Kokanee Derby results similar to last year’s

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The eighth running of the Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby on Saturday turned out to be pretty much a carbon… Continue reading

Kokanee, kids in the spotlight this weekend

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald There’s a big fishing weekend coming up, with the Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby for those of a competitive bent… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Kokanee seminar

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club will host a how-to kokanee fishing seminar this evening, aimed at participants in… Continue reading

Catch numbers down for annual trout opener

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s lowland lakes trout opener, if judged solely by catch numbers tallied by the state Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Traditional lowland trout opener set for Saturday

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald It’s a rite of spring, a day for sleepy dads and moms, hyper kids, wet dogs, cold coffee and… Continue reading

Trout appear to have survived a tough winter

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Chad Jackson, a biologist in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Region 2 office in Ephrata, oversees a… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Coastal bottomfish

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Despite worse weather than is the norm this time of year, charter boats out of Westport and other coastal… Continue reading