Popular Hot Plug’s Derby just around the corner

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Next up on the salmon scene…


North Sound, Admiralty Inlet open for Blackmouth

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 come on line for salmon anglers…


Head of State Department of Fish and Wildlife stepping down

Dr. Jim Unsworth has resigned his position, effective Feb. 7.


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.

Marine Area 9 opens for hatchery chinook

Small fish saved our collective backsides it seems, as only a reasonable number of undersize chinook (“shakers” in the idiom) were found in Marine Area… Continue reading