Hunting and Fishing

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

Blackmouth opener lives up to expectations

State creel checkers tallied roughly one chinook for every 2.5 Area 9 anglers on opening day.

North Sound, Admiralty Inlet open for Blackmouth

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 come on line for salmon anglers tomorrow, and there should be fair to good numbers of blackmouth available, albeit… Continue reading

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.