Hunting and Fishing

Chuck Morrison plays a trout that grabbed his fly at Black Pine Lake near Twisp. (Mike Benbow photo)

Fire results in bigger, more plentiful fish in Black Pine Lake

Fire danger closed the lake near Twisp for most of last summer allowing the fish to grow.

 

Spot shrimp season opens Saturday on local waters

Two windows will allow local boaters the rare chance for shrimp in May.

 

Trout season opens Saturday: Here’s where to catch them

Some 2.1 million were planted in area lakes for anglers to contend with on Saturday.

 

Welcome back spring with fishing and friends on the Yakima

There’s no better way to usher out winter than with a fly-fishing trip down the upper portion of the river.

Arlington angler lends helping hand to wounded veterans

Retired colonel Jesse Scott invented a device to help those with lost limbs tie fishing flies with one hand.

Dismal local outlook for upcoming salmon season

Aside from coho, the forecast for the upcoming salmon season on local rivers is ‘very discouraging.’

Government shutdown likely to delay Skagit steelhead fishery

The catch-and-release fishery for steelhead on the Skagit and Sauk rivers was set to open Feb. 1.

A trip to remember on the remote Sandy River in Alaska

Volcanoes, caribou, foxes, bears and some of the best steelhead fishing around.

‘So he bid her goodbye and went fishing’

Fishing bum Al Knudson, a founding member of the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club, created the Knudson Spider.

‘Robust’ numbers expected as waterfowl season opens Saturday

WDWF says it was a good breeding year for ducks and geese in Canada and Alaska.

No need to travel far for fishery unique to Northwest

Fishing for sea-run cutthroat is special to Northwest rivers like the Stillaguamish.

Incredible beauty awaits at this high mountain lake

Slide Lake, on the edge of the Glacier Peak Wilderness, offers enjoyment without the typical rugged hike.

Beat the summer heat by fishing at these mountain lakes

Trout don’t like hot water, so head up to Leech and Dog lakes at White Pass for cool summer fishing.

Five tips to help you improve your outdoor, wildlife photos

Taking the perfect outdoor photo takes planning, patience.

How and where to crab: ‘No, they don’t like smelly fish’ bait

With the recreational crab season open, here are tips and information to help you succeed.

Wind, primitive roads, missing signs and some darn fun fishing

Indian reservations, like the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, are secretly a great place to fish.

A beautiful drive and some good fishing in the Methow Valley

Head over the mountains and check out one of these three lakes near Winthrop.

May is a great time to introduce kids to fishing

There are a number of free local events designed for beginners.

Wayne Kruse says goodbye after 43 years of outdoors stories

The 80-year-old, who has been writing for The Herald since 1976, says it’s time to ‘hang up my hoochie.’

Popular Hot Plug’s Derby just around the corner

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Next up on the salmon scene is the 31st annual Bill Hayes Hot Plug’s Blackmouth Derby on March 24… Continue reading