Hunting and 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.

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