Hunting and Fishing

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.

Local 10-year-old takes top prize at coho derby

The Eagle Creek Elementary student catches a 10.24-pound silver to bring home the $2,000 prize.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Upland birds

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The 2017 season for quail, chukar and Huns (gray partridges) opened Saturday, and in the northern Columbia Basin prospects… Continue reading

Coho derby set for Saturday in three local rivers

The fish are there, the derby organizer says, but it won’t be easy to get them to bite

Mule deer numbers good, but may be hard to reach

Runoff from lands burned the past couple of years has damaged a number of important access roads.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Area 10 coho

By Wayne Kruse Herald Writer Marine Area 10 continues to be a good bet for silvers going 7 to 9 pounds and with a few… Continue reading

Special pheasant hunts on tap for youth, seniors

The Ebey Slough Game Unit is one of the areas that will be planted with birds for the two hunts.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Fish/Hunt Fest

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s local celebration of Hunting and Fishing Day takes place at Camp Pigott, a Boy Scout facility on Woods… Continue reading

New coho derby rises from old derby’s ashes

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald First there was the Everett Coho Derby in the fall. Then the state felt the need to close coho… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Boats Afloat Show

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The West Coast’s largest floating boat show is camped on south Lake Union in Seattle through Sunday. Times are… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Upper Columbia fall chinook

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The end of summer, a smaller run of fall chinook to the upper Columbia, and no sockeye fishery this… Continue reading

Celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day

More Americans hunt and shoot than play baseball. — More than 34 million Americans… Continue reading

State declares open season on Atlantic salmon

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald If you’re an ecologist, you probably hate it. If you’re a sport salmon angler, maybe you hate it and… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: High country trout

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald As a beautiful summer moves toward autumn, it’s the perfect time to hit the high country for a little… Continue reading