Hunting and Fishing

High water might help Skagit River sockeye anglers

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald The Skagit River/Baker Lake sockeye fishery has been mostly the Baker Lake sockeye fishery the past few years, with… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Local trout

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Gissberg Ponds at Twin Lakes County Park were the big winners in the hatchery truck sweepstakes last month.… Continue reading

Don’t put your shrimp pot in storage just yet

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald In this time of growing population and increasing pressure on our natural resources, it’s a little surprising to find… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Salmon in the ‘bubble’

The Tulalip “bubble” salmon fishery, outside Tulalip Bay, opens for wild chinook and coho Friday, offering at least a fair shot at adult summer kings.… Continue reading

Kokanee Derby results similar to last year’s

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The eighth running of the Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby on Saturday turned out to be pretty much a carbon… Continue reading

Kokanee, kids in the spotlight this weekend

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald There’s a big fishing weekend coming up, with the Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby for those of a competitive bent… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Kokanee seminar

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club will host a how-to kokanee fishing seminar this evening, aimed at participants in… Continue reading

Catch numbers down for annual trout opener

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s lowland lakes trout opener, if judged solely by catch numbers tallied by the state Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Traditional lowland trout opener set for Saturday

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald It’s a rite of spring, a day for sleepy dads and moms, hyper kids, wet dogs, cold coffee and… Continue reading

Trout appear to have survived a tough winter

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Chad Jackson, a biologist in the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Region 2 office in Ephrata, oversees a… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Coastal bottomfish

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Despite worse weather than is the norm this time of year, charter boats out of Westport and other coastal… Continue reading

Resurrected Monroe Sportsman Show on tap

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The resurrected Monroe Sportsman Show, bigger and better than ever, is on tap Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Hot lure

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The general trout opener is on the horizon, and there has been a lot of buzz among trout and… Continue reading

Blackmouth derby overlaps with trout opener

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The 30th running of the Stanwood Eagles Blackmouth Derby is set for April 22-23, and, yes, organizer Ed Keller… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Sea-Run cutthroat

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald From now through July or August, sea-run cutthroat will be hanging out along gravel beaches near the mouths of… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Lake Stevens kokanee

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Cold water temperatures in Lake Stevens have delayed the spring kokanee bite, according to Greg Rockenbach at Greg’s Custom… Continue reading

Walleye are starting to bite in Eastern Washington

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Many knowledgeable fishermen say the best time of year to catch walleye in the big Eastern Washington impoundments is… Continue reading

Pilot Point a good bet for chinook as Marine Area 9 runs dry

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald The Marine Area 9 winter blackmouth season dropped off significantly after the first week, according to charter owner and… Continue reading

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Lake Roosevelt rainbows

Lake Roosevelt is full of big, beautiful triploid rainbows, planted from net pens by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and two Native American… Continue reading