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RAZOR CLAM DIG FOR THE WASHINGTON COAST NOVEMBER 22ND - 25TH

posted by Mike on 11/16/2018

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Nov. 22

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Nov. 22.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

  • Nov. 22, Thursday, 5:55 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Nov. 23, Friday, 6:36 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 24, Saturday, 7:20 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 25, Sunday, 8:05 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly in the fall when the best low tides come after dark, he added.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Dec. 6-9, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container.

NOVEMBER 15TH LAST DAY TO SALMON FISH IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 11/14/2018

Though there has not been a lot of salmon fishing activity in Marine Area 10 recently contributed by the weather and lack of fish. None the less it will close after tomorrow, November 15th and will not reopen until January 1st. You can still fish Marine Area 11 and 13 which remain open. Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will open December 1st for Winter Blackmouth, giving us at least some opportunity to wet a line. Generally, these areas are not fantastic fishing at that time of year, but come into there own in February, March & April.  Marine Area 9 will open January 1st and is one area that will commend  lots of interest as it produces well. At the end of September we were seeing good numbers fo Blackmouth being caught incidentlly while fishing Coho. Hopefully, they have stayed in the area.

CORONET BAY SMELT FISHING

posted by Mike on 11/14/2018

For those of you looking for something different to do, you might want to think about going up to Coronet Bay and doing a little smelt jigging. I was up that way this past weekend and stopped by to see if anything was going on. There were just a hand fult of folks on the docks which generally means that things are a little on the slow side, but when I took a look in their buckets I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone had a respectable number of smelt in their buckets, and all good sized.

We have lots of Gamakatsu Smelt/Herring Jigs in stock and we'll be more than happy to show you how to rig up and exactly where you need to go.

Once you have your smelt back home you will be overjoyed with their table quality. They are in fact one of my favorite fish to eat.

WHATCOM CREEK CLOSING TO FISHING EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15TH

posted by Mike on 11/14/2018

Part of Whatcom Creek to close to fishing

Action: Closes part of Whatcom Creek to all fishing.

Effective date: Nov. 15 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location:  From the mouth to the markers below the footbridge downstream of Dupont St.

Reason for action: The return of chum to Whatcom Creek is currently below the number needed to meet egg-take goals for 2018. Closing the fishing season in Whatcom Creek is necessary to ensure broodstock are available for future hatchery returns.

Additional information: The fishing season will be reopened if egg-take needs are projected to be met. Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for further information on fishing seasons.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, 425 775-1311. 

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

 

 
 
 
 
 

LONE LAKE FLY FISHING REPORTS

posted by Mike on 11/10/2018

Generally, late October and early November brings some of the best reports from Lone Lake on Whidbey Island. This year is no exception with fly fisherman catching good numbers of rainbows in the 14 - 20 inch range. These fish are feeding heavily putting on he feed bag before their metabolic rate declines with the colder winter water temps. We should see good fishing for at least a few more weeks. 

Most fly guys have been fishing a variety of leech patterns in black, olive or maroon. 

This might be a good bet if you are looking for something to do on one of the few nice days we see in November.

PUGET SOUND SQUID REPORTS

posted by Mike on 11/09/2018

This squid season has been quite differet from the past couple of banner seasons. We see a multitude of folks every day stopping by with squiding reports and virtually everyone is saying that it is no way like it was the past couple of years. Everyone is working har for what they are getting and if anyone has caught their 10 pounds they have put in a long night to do such. We have not heard any outstanding reports from any of the normal squid jigging spots here in Puget Sound.

Though squidding isn't anything like the past few years you can still go and get a couple of pounds if you pu in a little time and effort. Just don't go thinking that it's going to be like last year!

Ted's has everything you need to go squiding, just stop by and we'll be glad to help you out and point out some of the more popular spots.

LEWIS RIVER & CEDAR CREEK TO SEE FISHING RESTRICTIONS & CLOSURES

posted by Mike on 11/09/2018

Fishing closures set for Lewis River and Cedar Creek

Action: Closes salmon retention on the Lewis River from the mouth to Johnson Creek. Closes the Lewis River to all fishing between Johnson and Colvin creeks. Closes Cedar Creek to all fishing from the mouth to the Grist Mill Bridge.

Effective dates: Nov. 13, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Locations: Lewis River: from the mouth to Colvin Creek. Cedar Creek: from the mouth to the Grist Mill Bridge.

Reason for action: The Lewis River wild fall chinook salmon run is tracking below the pre-season forecast and is currently projected to fall short of the escapement goal for this population. The returns of hatchery coho is also tracking well below forecast and the hatchery broodstock goals. Closing the lower Lewis River and Cedar Creek to salmon retention will increase the number of wild chinook spawning and the number coho returning to the Lewis River Hatchery. The will help to ensure fishing opportunities in future years.

Additional information: The lower Lewis River remains open to harvest of hatchery steelhead downstream of Johnson Creek. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information.

Information contact: Tom Wadsworth, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6709.

 

HANFORD REACH TO CLOSE FOR STEELHEAD - NOVEMBER 10TH

posted by Mike on 11/08/2018

Hanford Reach steelhead fishery to close Nov.10

Action: Closes steelhead fishing on the Columbia River from the Highway 395 Bridge (Pasco/Kennewick) upstream to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers.

Effective date: Nov. 10 until further notice.

Species affected: Steelhead.

Location: Highway 395 Bridge (Kennewick/Pasco) upstream to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers.

Reason for action: Steelhead returns to Ringold Springs Hatchery this fall are extremely low (96). The closure is needed to ensure sufficient numbers of steelhead will be available for broodstock to meet hatchery production. 

Additional information: This year's return of Ringold Springs Hatchery steelhead is the lowest return on record in the past 18 years. A total of 300,000 fertilized eggs are needed at Ringold Springs Hatchery this spring to meet the production of 180,000 juvenile steelhead scheduled for release in 2020.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284.

 

RAZOR CLAM DIG APPROVED - NOV. 8 THROUGH NOV. 11TH

posted by Mike on 11/03/2018

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Nov. 8

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Nov. 8.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

  • Nov. 8, Thursday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 9, Friday, 7:36 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Nov. 10, Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Nov. 11, Sunday, 8:56 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly in the fall when the best low tides come after dark, he added.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Nov. 22-25, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

 

DUNGENESS RIVER TO REOPEN TO ANGLING

posted by Mike on 11/01/2018

Dungeness River to reopen to fishing

Action:  Reopens a portion of the Dungeness River to permanent rule as listed in the Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet.

 Effective date:  Nov. 1, 2018.

Species affected:  All species.

Location:  Dungeness River from the mouth to Gray Wolf River at Dungeness Forks Campground.

Reason for action: River levels have returned to normal allowing for sufficient upstream passage of coho such that the Department expects to achieve egg take goals at the hatchery.

Additional information: Salmon daily limit will return to 4 hatchery coho, all other salmon must be released.

Information contact: Region 6 Office, (360) 249-4628.

 

FISHING SEASON EXTENDED IN PADDEN LAKE THOUGH JANUARY 6TH 2019

posted by Mike on 11/01/2018

Gamefish season extended at Whatcom County’s Padden Lake   

Action:  Extend the fishing season for gamefish at Padden Lake.

Effective date:  Nov. 1, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019.

Species affected:  Trout and other game species.

Location:  Padden Lake (Whatcom County).

Reason for action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) stocked 1,100 catchable-size rainbow trout for a Heritage Fishing Day event conducted by the Sportsman’s Alliance Foundation. There are many fish left in the lake and WDFW is expanding the fishery so anglers can enjoy them through the holidays. 

Additional information: Padden Lake will be closed to fishing on Jan. 7, 2019.  The lake will re-open to fishing on the fourth Saturday in April. 

No internal combustion motors are allowed on Padden Lake.

Anglers should also be aware that invasive New Zealand mudsnails (https://wdfw.wa.gov/ais/potamopyrgus_antipodarum/) wererecently discovered in Padden Lake. To prevent the spread of this prohibited species to other water bodies, WDFW urges anyone coming into contact with Lake Padden to inspect and follow the Clean/Drain/Dry strategy on all clothing, gear, and watercraft. For more details on the prevention methods, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/ais/youcanhelp.html.  

Information contact: Justin Spinelli, Region 4 fisheries biologist, 360-466-4345, ext. 242.

 

DUNGENESS RIVER CLOSE TO FISHING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 26TH, 2018s

posted by Mike on 10/25/2018

A portion of the Dungeness River closes to fishing until coho abundance improves

Action: Closes all fishing for a portion of the Dungeness River.

Effective date: October 26, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Dungeness River from the mouth to the Gray Wolf River at the Dungeness Forks Campground.

Reason for action: Currently the number of coho salmon that have returned to the Dungeness River is below pre-season expectations. To help ensure escapement needs are met, the river will close to angling until further notice.    

Additional information: Fishery co-managers will continue to monitor escapement. Once there is greater certainty that broodstock needs and spawning objectives will be met, the fishery will re-opened.

Information contact: Region 6 Office, (360) 249-4628.

 

RAZOR CLAM DIGS - OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH

posted by Mike on 10/22/2018

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Oct. 25.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

  • Oct. 25, Thursday, 7:55 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 26, Friday, 8:36 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 27, Saturday, 9:19 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
  • Oct. 28, Sunday, 10:08 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly in the fall when the best low tides come after dark, he added.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Nov. 8-11, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container.

 

SALMON FISHING TO OPEN ON NASELLE RIVER

posted by Mike on 10/16/2018

Salmon angling to open Oct. 16 on the Naselle River

Action: Opens salmon fishing in the Naselle River. Salmon daily limit is 6 fish, up to 2 adults may be retained, and no more than 1 adult may be a wild coho. Release all chinook.

Effective date: Oct. 16 through Jan. 31, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Naselle River from the Hwy. 101 Bridge to Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge, except from 300 feet downstream of the Naselle Hatchery attraction channel to the attraction channel and from 400 feet downstream of the falls in Sec. 6 T10N R8W to the falls remain closed waters.

Reason for action: Fall chinook returns to tributaries of Willapa Bay have been significantly lower than preseason predictions. Retention of chinook is prohibited in all fisheries prosecuted in the Willapa Bay watershed as a conservation measure in order to focus harvest opportunity on coho and chum. In-season estimates for coho stock abundance are consistent with pre-season expectation and chum encounters are tracking near pre-season expectations.

Additional information: For more information on other Willapa tributaries open for salmon see https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2221.

 

DRANO LAKE TO CLOSE TO ALL FISHING

posted by Mike on 10/16/2018

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

October 15, 2018

Drano Lake to close to all fishing

Action: Closes Drano Lake to all fishing.

Effective date: Oct. 17, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: All species

Location: In the waters downstream of markers on a point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge.      

Reason for action: The return of fall chinook to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery is currently projected to be below the number needed to meet egg take goals for 2018. Closing the fishing season in Drano Lake will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns.

Information contact: Matt Gardner, Region 5 Fish Biologist, 360-906-6746

 

YAKIMA RIVER SALMON FISHERY TO CLOSE

posted by Mike on 10/12/2018

Yakima River fall salmon fishery to close

Action: Closes the Yakima River to fishing for salmon.

Effective date: Oct. 18, 2018.

Species affected:  Fall chinook and coho salmon.

Location: From the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0) approximately 1,000 feet downstream of Prosser Dam.

Reason for action: Fall chinook are returning in extremely low numbers to the Yakima River. Closure is necessary to meet conservation and hatchery broodstock collection needs for fall chinook and coho in the Yakima River Basin.  

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 fish biologist, (509) 545-2284.

 

LOWER SAMISH RIVER TO REOPEN TO FISHING

posted by Mike on 10/12/2018

Lower Samish River re-opens to fishing Oct. 13

Action:  Re-opens the lower Samish River to sport fishing.

Effective date:  Oct. 13, 2018

Species affected:  All species

Location:  Samish River from the mouth (Bayview-Edison Rd.) to I-5

Reason for action: Hatchery broodstock needs for chinook salmon have been met.

Additional information: Fishing Seasons revert back to permanent regulations as listed in WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet. Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov/ for further information on seasons.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, 425 775-1311 

 

"NEW ITEM" CRACK'N CRAB CLEANER & GAUGE

posted by Mike on 10/11/2018

Crackn

Here's a "Great" item for you crabbers. The Crack'n Crab Cleaner and Gauge will not only let you measure your crab but allows you a easy and convienant way of cleaning your catch. Take a look at the video on their web site for instructions. www.tealcrab.com

We have all used various methods of cleaning our crab, but this makes it very clean and easy. It's reasonably priced at $24.99ea.

HANFORD REACH FALL CHINOOK FISHERY TO CLOSE

posted by Mike on 10/11/2018

Hanford Reach fall chinook fishery to close Oct. 16

Action:  Closes the Columbia River from the Highway 395 Bridge (Pasco/Kennewick) upstream to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers to fishing for fall chinook salmon.

Effective date:  Oct. 16, 2018.

Species affected:  Chinook salmon.

Location:  Highway 395 Bridge (Kennewick/Pasco) upstream to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers.

Reason for action:  Based on the updated return estimate for natural origin Hanford Reach fall chinook, all adult chinook in excess of escapement will be harvested by Oct. 15. 

Additional information:  Anglers are reminded that the remaining sections of the Hanford Reach (the area from the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers upstream to Priest Rapids Dam) also closes to salmon fishing Oct. 16 as listed in the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284.

 

SKAGIT COHO LIMIT INCREASED

posted by Mike on 10/11/2018

Skagit River coho salmon limit to increase

Action:  Increase the daily salmon limit to 4 fish, including up to 2 wild coho. Release chinook and chum.

Effective date: Oct. 10, 2018.

Species affected:  Coho salmon.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the mouth to the Cascade River Road (Marblemount Bridge).

Reason for action: On Oct. 9, WDFW and co-managers revised the projection for returning Skagit River coho to 90,000 fish, up from73,000. The increased run size allows Skagit River coho daily limits to be raised.

Additional information: The Skagit River from the mouth to 200 feet upstream of the Baker River remains closed to all fishing on Oct. 10 and 11. More information on that closure can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2226.

All other rules remain unchanged. Please refer to https://wdfw.wa.gov for further information on seasons.

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425 775-1311.

 

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