Hunting and Fishing

Statewide fishing ban ordered by Washington wildlife managers

No recreational fishing or shell fishing will be allowed through at least April 8, WDFW says.


Pass Lake in Skagit County can be challenging, but rewarding

The lake near Deception Pass is better in the fall when trout rise in the water to plump up for winter.


On Black Friday, cast a line, don’t stand in one

State officials planted some big hatchery fish in a few lakes to attract people to fall fishing.


Head to this Whidbey lake if you’re seeking peace and quiet

Lone Lake, a selective-rules fishery located near Bayview, offers small crowds and good fall fishing

A day reeling in a mess of perch is good for the soul

Head to Lake Washington for large schools of the easy-to-catch fish.

Washington state is ‘a mushroom hunter’s paradise’

All the state and national forests, plus the rain, make this an ideal place for mushrooms to grow.

It’s a great time to fish for sea-run cutthroat

Where to go and what type of gear to use as you seek out these trout trying to fatten up for the winter.

Local anglers get chance to fish for Pink salmon

A recently announced fishery on the Snohomish River opens Sunday through Sept. 3.

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.

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

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.