Hunting and Fishing

North Sound, Admiralty Inlet open for Blackmouth

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 come on line for salmon anglers…

 

Friday Harbor Salmon Classic a hot ticket

The event is sold out, but a those interested can get on a waiting list.

 

Head of State Department of Fish and Wildlife stepping down

Dr. Jim Unsworth has resigned his position, effective Feb. 7.

 

Seattle Boat Show expands to a third location

Bell Harbor Marina joins the CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union.

Kokanee exhibit added to sportsmen’s show

The Kokanee Tank is likely to be one of the most popular additions to the sportfishing seminar lineup.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Skagit Eagle Festival

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Two full weekends remain to visit the free, annual Skagit Eagle Festival on the Skagit River in Concrete, Rockport… Continue reading

Winter steelhead fishery on the Skagit a possibility

The prosposed catch-and-release season would be the first on the river since 2010

Blackmouth open for business in the San Juans

The return of winter steelhead could be stronger than anticipated.

WDFW gives go-ahead for New Year’s razor clam digs

The traditional New Year’s razor clam dig on Pacific beaches is a go, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Department’s coastal shellfish boss Dan… Continue reading

Anglers should turn their attention to the east

The Seattle Boat Show is scheduled from Jan. 26-Feb. 3.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Winter crab

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Just three weekends remain in the winter recreational crab season, which has been, if not gunnysack, at least respectable… Continue reading

Tough year turns ‘Lucky’ for Idaho angler

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Gary March of Worley, Idaho, was not having a great year. He entered The Big One Salmon Derby on… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Whidbey Island steelhead

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Early-season steelheading on the westside Whidbey Island beaches is not necessarily a great fishery, but it does provide the… Continue reading

Some gift ideas for the hunter/angler on your list

A license for the upcoming hunting or fishing season always makes a great present.

Squid jiggers enjoying a banner season

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald This has quietly become a very good squid jigging season, according to Mike Chamberlain at Ted’s Sport Center in… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Razor clams

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Trying to decide whether or not it’s worth it to drive all the way to the coast for a… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Hood Canal chum

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Sure, the annual chum scrum in Hood Canal is a circus, but regardless of a certain lack of aesthetics… Continue reading

Winter steelhead season has little to offer

Winter steelhead fishing on many Puget Sound tributary rivers looks bleak.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Crabbing ‘out front’

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The just-past summer recreational crab season wasn’t one to remember, and the intuitive forecast for this winter season was… Continue reading

Snow goose prospects outstanding again

The increasing number of snows in the area leads to an increase in the daily bag limit and more.