posted by Mike on 06/28/2016
Hanford Reach to open for sockeye fishing
Actions: Opens sockeye salmon to retention
Effective date:June 28 through Aug. 15, 2016
Species affected: Sockeye salmon.
Area 1: Columbia River from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to the Interstate 182 Bridge at Richland near Columbia Point (CRC 534).
Daily Limit: Daily limit of three (3) salmon, of which one (1) may be an adult hatchery chinook and two (2) may be sockeye. Release wild adult chinook.
Area 2: Columbia River from the Interstate 182 Bridge to Priest Rapids Dam (CRC 535, 536)
Daily Limit: Daily limit of six (6) salmon, of which two (2) may be adult hatchery chinook and three (3) may be sockeye. Release wild adult chinook.
Other information: Anglers must use barbless hooks when fishing for salmon and must have a current Washington fishing license as well as a Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement (CRSSE). Anglers with the Two-Pole Endorsement may fish with two poles, except for sturgeon.
Reason for action: The sockeye run has exceeded the pre-season forecast of 102,000 fish returning to the river mouth. Approximately 240,000 sockeye passed Bonneville Dam through June 26, with the total return now projected to reach 400,000. Barring extreme high water temperatures like those that caused unprecedented pre-spawning mortality in 2015, the spawning needs in the both the Wenatchee and Okanogan rivers should be realized. More than 110,000 sockeye have crossed McNary Dam, allowing a fishery upstream of the Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam.
After the loss of nearly all spawning sockeye in the Okanogan River in 2015, fishery managers are proceeding conservatively until spawning escapements into the Wenatchee and Okanogan Rivers are assured. Provided that water temperatures remain below lethal levels, sockeye seasons above Priest Rapids Dam are likely as the run progresses upriver. Anglers should watch WDFW's for further actions.
posted by Mike on 06/27/2016
With the Skykomish being closed to fishing since the first of June everyone was jumping at the bit when the news came down this past Friday that the river was reopened. Many droped everything they were doing and went to the river anticipating that the fishing would be fantistic as fish would be stacked up with the additional time in which the river was closed. We did hear of fish being caught though it was not as everyone had anticipated. There were some steelhead caught in the Reiter Pond / Cable Hole section of the river, but not overly exciting for opening weekend. A few of the guys targeted Chinook in the middle and lower sections of the river and some managed to connect. One guide that I know managed to get 8 Chinook and 4 steelhead for his clients out of this section of the river one day this weekend.
Though fishing was not super productive at least we finally have the opprotunity to fish. Remember that August 31 will be the last of the fishing on the Snohomish system. It will be closed in September and Octoober to protect the few Coho that are returing.
posted by Mike on 06/24/2016
We are finally back on the water and able to fish for Sockeye on the lower Skagit from Hwy 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy Bridge) up to the mouth of Gilligan Creek. This fishery will run through July 15th unless we reach our guidline of 4,600 fish. There are fish in the river as they have been trapping them in the Baker River and transporting them to the lake for over a week now. This fishery for the most part is a bank plunking show with anglers fishing a size 4 or 6 Spin N Glo baited with either fresh sand shrimp or coon stripe shrimp. The amount of lead will vary with the river flow but somewhere in the 4 - 12 ounce range will be needed. These fish travel on the edge of the current seams and will be found in water from 2 - 6 feet. In many areas this will be just a few feet from the bank so long casts are genereally not needed. These are the primest Sockeye that the state has to offer as they are right out of the saltwater and into the cold glaciated waters of the Skagit in a very short timeline. Not only are these prime fish but are the largest sized wise with fish averaging 6 -7 pounds with some pushing 10. Make sure to bleed your fish promptly, gill and gut them and get them on ice to have the best table fare one can procure. This season we have a three fish limit per lisenced angler.
We have lots of gear in stock for this fishery and will be more than happy to help you out in getting set up for this fishery. We will keep you posted on the reports from the river as we get them.
posted by Mike on 06/24/2016
2016 Puget Sound-area Fishing Seasons Update
Last updated: June 24, 2016
Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing
Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed during an impasse in salmon-season negotiations have reopened.
Fisheries in Puget Sound marine waters, rivers and lakes are open as listed in the 2015-16 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Anglers should check WDFW's fishing rule change webpage for exceptions.
WDFW closed many Puget Sound-area fisheries on May 1, after the previous federal authorization to conduct fisheries expired.
The state and treaty tribes reached an agreement on this year's Puget Sound salmon fisheries on May 26, several weeks after the annual season-setting process usually ends.
The extended timeframe of negotiations led to a lapse in federal approval needed to conduct fisheries in Puget Sound, where some fish stocks are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The co-managers typically request the federal permit by mid-April.
On June 24, NOAA gave WDFW the OK to reopen the Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed May 1. Most recreational salmon fisheries begin in July. Fisheries information for July 1 and later can be found in the 2016-17 sport fishing rules pamphlet.
A few salmon and steelhead fisheries in Puget Sound-area waters that are open in June include:
- The Skykomish River for hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead fishing.
- The Cascade River for hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead.
- The Skagit River for sockeye salmon, hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead fishing.
- Anglers must release coho salmon in marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) and 13 (south Sound) and in the Tulalip bubble fishery, where anglers also are required to release wild chinook.
- Anglers fishing at most year-round piers within Puget Sound must release all coho while those fishing at year-round piers within Sinclair Inlet are only required to release wild coho.
posted by Mike on 06/21/2016
Anglers will be able to harvest hatchery sturgeon
starting July 1 in the upper Columbia River
OLYMPIA – Beginning July 1, recreational anglers will have the opportunity to harvest hatchery sturgeon from Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs, state fishery managers announced today.
This is the first time in two decades that anglers will be allowed to retain sturgeon in this section of the Columbia River, said Chad Jackson, district fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Several thousand juvenile sturgeon were released into the upper Columbia River in 2003. Recent surveys indicate many of these hatchery fish have grown to harvestable size. About 4,000 hatchery sturgeon are estimated to reside in Wanapum Reservoir and roughly 2,000 in Priest Rapids Reservoir.
"We believe reducing the number of hatchery fish in these reservoirs will help regional conservation efforts to recover wild sturgeon populations," Jackson said. "We're hoping to remove as many of these hatchery sturgeon as possible."
As part the plan to recover the white sturgeon populations, state fish managers approved this fishery to reduce interaction between wild fish and hatchery sturgeon. WDFW is implementing a size restriction for this fishery that is designed to target hatchery sturgeon while protecting larger wild fish, Jackson said.
Between July 1 and Sept. 30, anglers will be allowed to retain two hatchery sturgeon daily that are between 38 and 72 inches (fork-length) from Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs. Sturgeon caught in these reservoirs will not count toward an angler's annual limit for sturgeon. Anglers will not be required to record sturgeon harvested from the two reservoirs on their catch record cards.
Angler participation and success will determine whether WDFW will reopen the fishery after its scheduled closing date of Sept. 30, Jackson said. WDFW will monitor angler catch and compliance closely.
"We know there are thousands of these hatchery fish residing in Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs," he said. "We don't know whether this will be a onetime opening or if there will be future fishing opportunities."
More details about this fishery can be found on WDFW's webpage at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/
posted by Mike on 06/20/2016
The kokanee fishing at Lake Stevesn has continued to produce well recently. Many of our customers have been getting limits of nice fish in the 13 - 15 inch range. The fish are much healthier than last years and are very plump to say the least. Fish have been in the 30 - 60 foot zone, so downriggers are a must for controlled depth fishing. Fish have been coming on a varily of diferent lures. The one consistant thing is that the most productive anglers have been scaling down thei presentations going to smaller size 0 or 1 spinner blades, size.9 Smile Blades from Mac's Lures or small #14 Spin N Glos from Yakima Bait. Most anglers are still baiting with Shoe Peg corn scented with Bloody Tuna Anise or Garlic from Pro Cure. Some days the kokanee seem to want one scent over another - so provide them with some choices and see what they prefer that day.
There seems to be a very good population of fish in the lake this season so we should continue to see good fishing for quite some time. Just have to fish deeper as the water temperatures continue to climb this summer.
posted by Mike on 06/18/2016
As of yesterday 77,513 Sockeye have gone over Bonneville compaired to 62,998 last season. With the better numbers does this mean that we are getting a better return than was predicted or are the fish just early? With the loss of many salmon fisheries this season it would be nice to see one that comes back in better numbers that may allow a fishery that was not expected.
The preseasons estimate for sockey above Bonneville was 102,000, destined for the Snake and the upper Columbia to Lake Wenatchee and the Okanogan River. We'll just have to wait and see what happens!
posted by Mike on 06/18/2016
We have stillbeen getting good fishing reports from the customers going down to Bonneville to fish shad. The numbers of shad going over Bonneville have still been quite good. On Wednesday the 15th saw 49,912, Thursday 54,892 and Friday 91, 502. With numbers like this we should continue to see good fishing at least for another week or two before numbers decrease.
We still have a good selection of shad gear on hand and will do our best to have it though the season.
posted by Mike on 06/18/2016
Halibut fishing will re-open June 23 in marine areas 3 and 4
Action: Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) will re-open for one additional fishing day on Thursday June 23, 2016. Catch through Saturday June 11 was 95,146 pounds leaving 12,884 pounds of quota remaining which is sufficient for another weekday fishing day but not another weekend day fishing day.
Effective date: June 23, 2016
Species affected: Pacific halibut
Location: Marine areas 3 and 4
Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining in Marine Areas 3 and 4 to open the recreational halibut fishery for another day. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202
posted by Mike on 06/14/2016
Stop by and pick up your copy of the new 2016/2017 WDFW Fishing Regulations. They just showed up this afternoon.
Just remember that though they might say fishing is open in Puget Sound Rivers for steelhead or salmon they in fact are not open until me have the federal permits in hand. Hopefully, sometime in the near future.
posted by Mike on 06/14/2016
After finding additional damage to the Edmond's fishing pier there was a scramble to find more money to be able to finish the repairs. I am glad to say that the money has been found and the repairs will continue. The only problem is that it will not be completed until around the middle of August. That means one of the few places where Chinook salmon can be caught off a dock by non boat anglers will not be available. This will be a real disapointment for many, with very little salmon fishing opportunities to start with this year this will be just one more loss! At least it is going to be repaired and will once again be able to provide lots of fishing enjoyment to the anlgling public in the future.
posted by Mike on 06/08/2016
Shad numbers over Bonneville have been fantastic the past three days. On Sunday 80,068 went over Bonneville, Monday saw 71,753 and yesterday 98,565. If you have ever wanted to give shad fishing a try, the time is here! We should see very good fishing for at least a couple more weeks before we see it start to taper off. These fish, which average 2 to 4 pounds with an occasional one larger are great sport on light tackle.
Stop by and we'll be gland to give you a hand setting your gear up.
We have lots of shad gear on hand - though we are starting to get a little low on some jig colors.
posted by Mike on 06/07/2016
WDFW announces full slate of Puget Sound crab seasons
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced recreational crab-fishing seasons for areas of Puget Sound opening in July and August, adding to the list of waters previously set to open in June.
Stretching from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the Canadian border, the new list of openings completes the schedule of summer crab fisheries in Puget Sound, said Rich Childers, WDFW shellfish policy lead.
"We were still working out the details for some fisheries when we publicized the June openings last week," Childers said. "With that work completed, we can now announce crab seasons for the rest of the Sound."
In all areas of Puget Sound, recreational crabbing is scheduled Thursdays through Mondays each week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) during the following periods:
- Marine Area 13 (south Puget Sound): Open June 2 through Sept. 5. Crabbing is now under way five days a week.
- Marine Areas 4 (Neah Bay), 5 (Sekiu), and 12 (Hood Canal): Open 6 a.m. June 16 through Sept. 5.
- A portion of Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Open 6 a.m. June 16 through Sept. 5 in waters north of the Hood Canal Bridge to a line connecting Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.
- Marine Areas 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 8-1 (Deception Pass to East Point), 8-2 (East Point to Possession Point), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), and 11 (Tacoma/Vashon): Open July 1 through Sept. 5.
- Marine Area 7 South (San Juan Islands/Bellingham): Open July 15 through Sept. 30.
- Marine Area 7 North (Gulf of Georgia): Open Aug. 13 through Sept. 30.
These seasons and details on fishing regulations, as well as an educational video on crabbing are posted on WDFW's crab fishing website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/
The daily limit for crab fishers throughout Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. Fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across.
State regulations prohibit setting or pulling shellfish gear from a vessel from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. All shellfish gear must be removed from the water on closed days.
Childers also reminds sport crabbers that they are required to record their harvest of Dungeness crab on their catch record cards immediately after retaining crab. Separate catch record cards are issued for the summer and winter seasons in Puget Sound.
Catch cards are not required to fish for Dungeness crab in the Columbia River or on the Washington coast.
posted by Mike on 06/03/2016
Anglers can fish for free June 11-12, 2016
OLYMPIA – Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on "Free Fishing Weekend," scheduled for June 11-12.
During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to park at any of the nearly 700 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Anglers will not need a Two Pole Endorsement to fish with two poles on selected waters where two pole fishing is permitted. Anglers will also not need a Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement, otherwise required to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries.
"If you haven't fished for years, never fished in Washington, or want to introduce fishing to someone new to the sport, this is the weekend to get out there," said Larry Phillips, WDFW inland fish program manager.
Anglers have been catching daily limits of trout at lakes for the past month, and many rivers will open to trout fishing June 4 throughout the state. Other options available on Free Fishing Weekend include:
- Lingcod on the coast.
- Bass, crappie, perch and other warmwater fish biting in lakes throughout Washington.
- Shad on the Columbia River.
- Chinook salmon on the Columbia River.
- Hatchery steelhead on the mainstem Columbia River and rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.
Anglers should note that six lakes and the lower sections of most rivers that flow into Puget Sound are closed to all fishing at this time. More information is available on WDFW's webpage (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/pugetsound_salmon_update/).
For tips, new anglers should check online for the "Fish Washington" feature at the department's homepage (http://wdfw.wa.gov). The site provides details on lowland lake fishing, high lake fishing and marine area opportunities.
For those planning fishing vacations, Great Washington Getaways (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/vacation) is a WDFW web feature that showcases some of the state's best family travel and fishing opportunities.
And, for those who want even more fishing advice, the Fish Washington video page (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/videos/) provides "how to" fishing videos designed to introduce techniques to both new and seasoned anglers.
Before heading out, anglers should also check the current fishing regulations valid through June at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/
While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits and closures will still be in effect. Anglers will also be required to complete a catch record card for any salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut they catch.
Catch record cards are available free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other license dealers throughout the state. See http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ on the WDFW website to locate a license dealer.
posted by Mike on 06/03/2016
LAKE CHELAN AREA FISHING REPORT FOR 5/31/16
What’s hot is trolling for Lake Trout on Chelan early in the morning at Colyar Ledge. Also hot is trolling the face of Manson Bay for Lake Chelan Lakers. Finally, Omak Lake is hot for Lahontan cutthroat while Wapato Lake has been producing quality planter Rainbows.
When the wind lets you fish the early morning bite at Colyar Ledge, it is very good. The best depths seem to be between 220 and 270 feet. Evenings are best in Manson Bay in depths of 140 to 270 feet deep. As always, fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph. The Mack’s Lure Bead and Blade combo our guide, Jeff Witkowski has developed has been very productive. He uses a bead combo to give the rig about a 4” long profile. Bait this rig with a chunk of Northern Pikeminnow. T4 Purple Glow Flatfish and Silver Horde Kingfisher Lite spoons have also been productive.
Omak should still remain quite good for Lahontan Cutthroat. However, it can get hotter than… well, really hot down in there when we get 100+ in Chelan.
Also, Wapato Lake has still been kicking out nice limits of rainbows.
Finally, Roses Lake has become an early summer mecca for Channel Catfish. One of 16.9 pounds was recently caught.
Your fishing tip of the week is to remember scent. I use Pautzke’s Krill Juice on everything as a cover scent. You don’t want those fish to shy away as they charge your lure.
The kid’s tip of the week is to keep the fishing foray’s short this time of the year. A couple of hours is plenty. With the first big hot spell of the summer rolling in you don’t want to make it a survival test out there. Work the hours of low light and cooler temperatures. Mid-days this time of the year are good for swimming and staying cool inside.
Your safety tip of the week is to keep a sharp look out for floating debris. The lake has filled those last few inches floating some really big logs. You don’t want to hit them!
As we finish the Memorial Day weekend, I want to remember my friends, Terry Gilden who died in the 1983 Beirut embassy bombing and Randy Shughart who died in the 1993 Mogadishu incident made famous by the movie, Blackhawk Down. Both were members of Delta when they died. I had the privilege to serve with them in the Rangers when we were young. I get to do the things I love doing and spend time with my grandkids because of their sacrifice.
posted by Mike on 06/03/2016
With 45,523 shad going over Bonneville on Wednesday and 33,472 over yesterday it's time to pack up your gear and head down to bend a rod for a day or two. We have heard good reports for the past week or so from customers that have gone down. The fishing has been considerably better than last season as the water flows have been higher, which pushes the shad into areas that are more accessable to bank anglers. This fishery should be hot for the next two to three weeks.
Everyone does something different with their catch! Some just go for the enjoyment of catching them and release every one. Some go to collect some mighty fine bait for crab, shrimp or sturgeon. Some really like to put them on the table in various forms. I've tried them just about every way and I am really not impressed with their table qualities. There are many fish species that I much prefer.
We have lots of shad gear on hand and will be happy to show you how to set it up.
posted by Mike on 06/02/2016
Halibut fishing re-opens June 11 in marine areas 3, 4;
Marine Area 1 all-depth fishery to close June 4
Actions: Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) will re-open for one additional fishing day on June 11, 2016.
The Marine Area 1 (Columbia River) all-depth quota is projected to be taken at the end of the day Friday, June 3. Halibut retention in the nearshore area in Marine Area 1 will continue to be permitted Mondays through Wednesdays until the subarea quota is reached.
Marine Area 3 and 4: Open on June 11, 2016
Marine Area 1: Closed effective June 4, 2016
Species affected: Pacific halibut
Location: Marine Areas 1, 3 and 4.
Reason for action: There is sufficient quota remaining in Marine Areas 3 and 4 to open the recreational halibut fishery for another day. The recreational halibut quota for the all depth fishery in Marine Area 1 has reached the Pacific halibut quota reserved for this area; there is not enough quota pounds available to open this area for an additional fishing day. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC).
Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202
posted by Mike on 05/31/2016
Daily limit increase in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West; non-spot shrimp fishing reopening in several areas of Puget Sound
Action: The daily bag limit is increasing to 160 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West. Open daily.
In addition, Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11 are reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing, with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Marine Area 7 East is reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. And Marine Area 13 is reopening for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately.
Effective date: June 1, 2016.
Species affected: All shrimp species.
Location: Marine Areas 6 and 7 West (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening.
Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota remains in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West for raising the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 there is sufficient non-spot quota remaining to reopen.
Other information: After May 31 Marine Areas 7 South and 10 are closed for the 2016 season, along with the Hood Canal and Discovery Bay Shrimp Districts (where the last open fishing day was May 30).
Contact: Mark O'Toole, La Conner, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241, or Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.
posted by Mike on 05/31/2016
Some areas opening in June for recreational crabbing in Puget Sound
Action: All of Marine Area 13 will open at 6:00 am June 2 through Sept. 5. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All of Marine Area 12 will open at 6: 00 am June 16 through Sept. 5. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
A portion of Marine Area 9 - the portion north of the Hood Canal Bridge to a line connecting Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point - will open at 6: 00 am June 16 through Sept. 5. Crabbing will be allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week; closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Species affected: Dungeness and red rock crab.
Location: Marine Area 13, Marine Area 12, and the portion of Marine Area 9 north of the Hood Canal Bridge to a line connecting Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point.
Reason for action: State and Tribal co-managers have agreed that legal size Dungeness crabs will have reached the hardshell criteria for harvest by these dates. The start dates will aid in achieving 50/50 harvest goal with the Treaty Tribes.
Other information: The daily limits in all Marine Areas will be five crabs per day for Dungeness crabs and six crabs per day for Red Rock crabs. All Dungeness crabs retained during this time must be recorded on a summer catch record card.
Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.
Ted's has everything that you will be neening this crabbing season. We have a good selection of crab traps from Protoco, SMI, Promar, Danielson & Kufa. A full selection of crab bouys, leaded & poly lines, bait containers and bait bags, harnesses etc. We can help you out rigging your gear so all you have to do is bait you trap and set it out. Stop by and we'll be glad to help you out.
posted by Mike on 05/31/2016
Sunday saw 3,162 shad passing through Bonneville and Monday was over twice that with 6,626. I would have to say that by this weekend there should be good fishing below the dam. We have had some folks down the past couple of weekend s and there are at least a few fish being caught. I would say the next three or four weekends should see the peak of the shad fishing action.
Ted's has lots of shad fishing gear on hand for this seasonds fishery. We have a good assortment of shad darts, Dick Nite and baby Simon spoons.
We'll keep you posted on the shad fishing this season. Stop by if you need any help in setting up.
- June (17)
- ONE MORE DAY OF HALIBUT FISHING IN MARINE AREAS 3 & 4
- TIME TO GO SHAD FISHING - NUMBERS SOAR OVER BONNEVILLE
- Lake Chelan Report From 5/31/16 - Anton Jones
- FREE FISHING WEEKEND JUNE11TH & 12TH, 2016
- PUGET SOUND RECREATIONAL CRAB SEASONS SET
- SHAD NUMBERS CONTINUE TO SOAR OVER BONNEVILLE
- EDMONDS PIER REPAIR UPDATE
- NEW 2016/2017 WDFW FISHING REGULATIONS ARE HERE
- MARINE AREAS 3 & 4 REOPEN FOR HALIBUT ON JUNE 23RD,2016
- COLUMBIA SHAD NUMBERS STILL HOLDING UP, GOOD FISHING CONTINUES
- COLUMBIA SOCKEYE NUMBERS ARE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR, WERE BIOLOGISTS WRONG?
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE FISHING CONTINUES TO PRODUCE WELL
- STURGEON FISHERY TO OPEN IN UPPER COLUMBIA
- FINALLY! PUGET SOUND & PUGET SOUND RIVERS ARE REOPENED
- SKAGIT RIVER SOCKEYE FISHING
- SKYKOMISH RIVER REPORTS FOR STEELHEAD AND CHINOOK
- HANFORD REACH OPENS FOR SOCKEYE
- May (21)
- Coastal Razor Clam Digs May 6th - 12th
- Puget Sound Ling Cod Fishing
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report From 5/1/2016 From Anton Jones
- Kids Fishing Event - Jennings Park In Marysville - Saturday May 7th
- Puget Sound Halibut Opens Saturday May 7th
- Tickets For 16th Annual Halibut Derby - Ted's Has Them
- Additional Freshwater Fisheries Closed By WDFW
- Hatchery Chinook Limit Increases To 4 Per Day At Drano Lake
- More Days Of Spring Chinook Fishing on The ColumbiaBelow and Above Bonneville Dam
- Icicle River Opens For Spring Chinook
- A FEW MORE DAYS OF RAZOR CLAM DIGGING ON WASHINGTON COAST
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY THIS SATURDAY MAY 21ST
- Columbia Re-opens Below Bonneville For Chinook May 20th, 21st & 22nd
- HALIBUT TO REOPEN IN MARINE AREA 3 & 4 FOR 1 ADDITIONAL DAY ON MAY 28TH,2016
- PORT ANGELES HALIBUT DERBY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 28TH & 29TH, 2016
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FOR 5.22.16 FROM ANTON JONES
- ADDITIONAL SPRING CHINOOK FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE
- BRIEF RUNDOWN ON PUGET SOUND FISHING AFTER WDFW / TRIBES REACH AGREEMENT
- SHAD NUMBERS INCREASE OVER BONNEVILLE DAM
- SOME CRABBING OPENING IN MARINE AREA 13,12 & 9
- INCREASED SPOT SHRIMP LIMITS IN MARINE AREA 6 & 7 EAST
- April (19)
- Early Salmon Closure For Marine Areas 8-1 & 8.2 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, & Skagit Bay - Port Susan and Gardner Bay) Sunday, April 3rd Will Be The Last Day
- Additional Razor Clam Digs Scheduled May 3rd - April 12th
- Lake Stevens Kokanee - April 2, 2016
- Marrine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) Closing Early For Salmon Fishing
- Spring Chinook Fishery To Close On Columbia - One Day Early
- Kids Trout Fishing Class
- Lake Stevens Kokanee - April13th, 2016
- 2016 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Set For May 21st
- Two Days Of Sturgeon Fishing In Bonneville Pool
- More Coastal Razor Clam Digging - May 20th through May 28th
- No Agreement Out Of North Of Falcon Meetings For Puget Sound Salmon Seasons
- Lower Yakima River To Open For Spring Chinook April 29th Through June 15th
- Chehalis River Opens For Spring Chinook April 16th Through June 30th, 2016
- Coastal Salmon Seasons & Columbia River For 2016
- Finally! Something Goes Right With Puget Sound Steelhead Hatcheries
- 7th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Tickets - Avaiable Now
- WDFW Seeking Federal Permit For Puget Sound Fisheries After Talks With Tribes End
- WDFW Hatcheries Releasing Steelhead Under Newly Approved Federal Permits
- Puget Sound Salmon & Steelhead Fisheries, Puget Sound Streams and Some Lakes Closing To Fishing
- March (23)
- March, 2016 What Does It Bring
- Salmon Run Predictions For 2016
- Catch Limits Suspended For Bass, Walleye & Channel Catfish On Columbia River
- Lewis River Closed For Spring Chinook Effective March 10th
- Spring Chinook Limit Increased To 2, Effective March 10th, 2016
- Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) Reduction of Chinook Limit To 1, Effective March 12th
- Salmon Fishing ReOpens in Marine Area 6 March 12 - 18, 2016
- Columbia River Spring Chinook
- Steelhead Fishing To Close On Parts Of Upper Columbia River, Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers
- 2016 Port Angeles Salmon Club Halibut Derby - Saturday May 28th & Sunday May 29th
- 10th Annual Everett Blackmouth Derby - Saturday March 19th, 2016
- Westport Ling Cod & Rockfish Opens Saturday March 12th, 2016
- Sunday March 13th Last Day Of Salmon Fishing In San Juans, Marine Area 7
- Edmonds Fishing Pier Closes For Repairs March 14 - Through June 30th 2016
- Mocrocks & Copalis Razor Clam Digs March 18th, 19th & 20th, 2016
- Everett Blackmouth Derby Tickets Just About Sold Out
- Salmon Fishing Opprotunities Not Looking Good For 2016
- More Razor Clam Digging On Washington Beaches
- Official 2016 Washington Halibut Seasons
- 2016 Everett Blackmouth Derby Results
- Abel Single Action Mooching Reels
- Happy Easter To Everyone
- Last Day For Steelheading & Trout Fishing On Upper Columbia And Tributaries
- February (13)
- New Steelhead Fishing Opportunities On The Wenatchee & Icicle Rivers
- Halibut Quotas Set For Pacific Coast
- Two Day Razor Clam Dig Proposed For Copalis On February 19 & 20th, 2016
- Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) Closes To Salmon Fishing
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby Is A Go For February 19, 20 & 21st
- Last Day Of Steelheading February 15th, 2016 On North Puget Sound Streams
- Lake Chelan Report From 2/10/2016
- 2016 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby Tickets
- Mocrocks Opens For Razor Clam Digging February 19, 20 & 21st , 2016
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby Results
- 2016 Kids Fishing Events
- Cornet Bay & Oak Harbor Smelting
- Additional Razor Clam Digging Opprotunities For March 2016
- January (17)
- Happy New Year 2016
- End Of The Year Report From Lake Chelan From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Razor Clam Digs Scheduled For Copalis & Long Beach For January 7th - 14th
- Special Prices On Loomis GL2 Steelhead Rods - 25% Off
- Puget Sound Shrimp Season To Open Saturday May 14th, 2016
- Nisqually River Closes To All Fishing Effective January 6,2016
- Marine Area 9 - Admiralty Inlet Opens For Salmon Saturday January 16th, 2016
- Winter Crab Catch Records Need To Be Returned
- Lake Chelan Report For 1/16/16 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Razor Clam Digs Approved For Coplais & Long Beach For January 21 Through January 27th, 2016
- Blackmouth Reports From Marine Area 9
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report For 1/26/2016 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Last Day For Fishing Most Puget Sound Rivers Is January 31st
- January 31st Is Last Day To Get Your Winter Catch Record Cards Returned
- Chinook, Sturgeon & Smelt Information For The Columbia River And Cowlitz River
- Salmon Anglers - Marine Area 6 Chinook Salmon Reduced To One - Effective February 5th 2016
- Long Beach Razor Clam Digs Scheduled For February
- June (17)
- December (16)
- Stillagumish River, Main And North Fork Goes To C & R and Selective Fishery Regulations
- Upper Green River Opens To Fishing
- North & Middle Forks Of Nooksack River Close To All Fishing. Curtailed on Mainstream Nooksack, South Fork and Watcom Creek to hatchery steelhead retention...
- Resurrection Derby Results for 2015
- Roche Harbor Salmon Derby Results 2015
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby - February 19,20 & 21st 2016
- Grays Harbor Streams Reopen December 14th
- Razor Clam Dig Tentatively Planned For December 24, 25 & 26 At Copalis
- The Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission Adopts New Sportfishing Regulations
- Puget Sound Squidding Going Well
- Tokul Creeek Opens 7:00 AM Friday December 17th
- Brutus 40 Crab & Shrimp Pot Puller With Free Bull Dog & Carrying Case
- Razor Clam Dig Approved For December 24, 25 & 26 AT Copalis
- Stillagumish River (Main & Northfork) Re Opens For Steelhead, Selective Gear Rules Removed
- Merry Christmas To Everyone
- Hood Canal & Portion Of Area 9 To Remain Open For Crab Until February 28th, 2016
- November (16)
- No Razor Clam Digging For November
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report For November 4th, 2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Select Grays Harbor Streams Open To Salmon & Gamefish
- Sport Crabbing To Close In Willapa Bay ( Marine Area 2-1)
- Great Squid Fishing Season
- Upper Columbia River And Many Tributaries Open For Steelhead Fishing
- Marine Area 9 Salmon Season Reverts Back To Permanent Rules Starting December 1st
- Marine Area 10 Closes To Salmon Fishing
- Steelhead Fishing To Close On Methow, Okanogan, Similkameen and portions of the Columbia River
- Whidbey Island Beach Steelheading
- Wahoo Fishing On The Big Island
- Chelan Fishing Report For 11/23/2105 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Accurate Val - iant Twin Disk Drag BV-300 Reels In Stock
- Skykomish Winter Steelhead - November 25th, 2015
- Fresh Sand Shrimp, Wednesday Novermber 25th, 2015
- Marine Area 10 Opens To Crabbing December 1st, 2015
- October (18)
- October Is Here! And With It Lots Of Fishing Opportunities
- Hawken Areo Twitching Jigs Are In Stock
- New Arrival! Coho Killers & Kingfisher Spoons In "Herring Aide" Color
- Whidbey Island Silver Reports - 10/05/2015
- Marine Area 10 (Seattle) Will Close As Of Midnight October 18
- Salmon Fishing To Close On Skagit And Stillaguamish Rivers
- Green River To Close For Coho Retention As Well As A Total Fishing Closure Upon Sections
- Saltwater Coho Fishing - October 17th
- Salmon Closure For Snohomish River System
- Grays Harbor And All Grays Harbor Streams To Close For Salmon Fishing - Sunday, October 26th Is The Last Day
- Puget Sound Squidding Reports - 10/26/2015
- Marine Area 10 Opens For Chum Salmon Fishery - October 28 Through January 31, 2015
- Lake Chelan Report From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service, October 27, 2015
- Lake Washington Yellow Perch
- Things Not Looking Good For Winter Blackmouth Fishing In Marine Area 8-1, 8-2 and 9 For This Winters Blackmouth Fishery
- More Coho Restrictions - Hatchery Coho Limit To Be Reduced On Lower Columbia Tributaries
- Marine Area 9 Opens For Chum Salmon Only
- More Salmon Fishing Closures & Restrictions Due To Low Returns On Coho
- September (17)
- Tulalip Bubble Fishery Re-Opens For Chinook
- Many Rivers Re Opened From Drought Closures & Restrictions
- Marine Areas 1 - 4 Open For Retention Of Wild Coho
- Whidbey Island Coho & Pinks
- Edmonds Coho Derby - Saturday September 12th, 2015
- Summer Crab Catch Record Cards Need To Be Returned
- Puget Sound Coho
- Last Day For Edmond's Coho Derby Tickets - Friday, September 11th
- Wild Coho Retention Closes In Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay)
- Spot Shrimp Fishing To Close In Marine Areas 4,5,6 and 7 West
- Run Down On Edmond's Coho Derby
- 22nd Annual Everett Coho Derby - Saturday & Sunday September 19 & 20th
- Whidbey Island Silver Fishing
- More Whidbey Island Coho
- 2015 Everett Coho Derby Results
- Tillamook Oregon Kings
- Winter Crab Seasons Announced
- August (20)
- Lake Chelan Area Report From 7/29/15 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Skagit River Pink Salmon Report From August 1st, 2015
- Saltwater Pink Salmon Fishing
- Quillayute River System Tributaries To Close
- Expanded Crab Closures On Washington Coast
- Portion Of Marine Area 9 Closes For Salmon Fishing
- Grand Slam Bucktails Are Back
- Beach Fishing For Pink Salmon
- Grand Slam Bucktails Are Here!
- Marine Area 2 Westport Opens For Two Chinook Limit - Neah Bay Reopens For Chinook August 14th & 15th For One Fish Limit
- Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery To Close After Sunday August 16th
- Hoot Owl Restrictions For Nisqually
- Hoot Owl Restrictions For Mill Creek (Walla Walla County)
- Yakima Basin Stream Fishing Closed Or Restricted
- Hoot Owl Restrictions For Peshastin Creek & Tributaries
- Snohomish River Opens For Pinks/Coho From Hwy 9 to Confluence Sunday 16th August
- Lake Chelan Report From August 21st, 2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrel & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Friday August 28th Last Day For Buoy 10 Chinook Fishery
- Two Chinook Limit In Marine Area 1, Ilwaco Beginning Saturday August 29th
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report For 8/28/2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- July (15)
- Happy 4th Of July
- Lake Chelan Report From Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service For 6/30/15
- 3rd Annual Puget Sound Speed-Crabbing Derby, July 11th, 2015
- Lake Cavanaugh Kokanee Report
- Mac's Double D Dodgers For Baker Lake
- Coon Stripe Shrimp For Baker Lake & Skagit River Sockeye Fishing
- Baker Lake Sockeye Reports
- They Are Here! Pinks Have Hit The Beaches Of Western Whidbey Island
- River Fishing Closed Or Restricted Due To Extreme Low Water Conditions
- Chinook Fishing In Marine Area 9 To Close After Sunday 26th July
- Fresh Sand Shrimp, Thursday 23rd July
- Columbia River Sockeye Fishery To Close - Sunday 26th July Is The Last Day
- Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery To Open Thursday July 30th
- Chinook To Close In Tulalip Bubble Fishery
- Chinook Fishing To Close At Neah Bay - Last Day Will Be Saturday August 1st
- June (28)
- Skykomish River Steelhead Report - June 1st 2015
- More Bad News For North Puget Sound Winter Steelheading
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Results For 2015
- 2015 Port Angeles Halibut Derby Results
- Chelan Fishing Report From 6/8/2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrelll & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Columbia River Shad Fishing 6/08/2015
- Skykomish River Steelhead Reports 6/08/2015
- New E6X Loomis Steelheaad Drift Rods
- New E6X Loomis Steelhead Spinning Rods
- New Loomis E6X Loomis Float Fishing Rods
- Crabbing To Open Early In Hood Canal - June 15th 2015
- Lake Chelan Report From 6/15/2015
- Fresh Sand Shrimp For Skagit Sockeye
- Skagit River Sockeye Reports For Tuesday 16th June
- Good Shad Numbers At Bonneville
- Crab Seasons For The Summer In The Straits, San Juans, Hood Canal and Puget Sound
- Skagit River Sockeye Reports For June 20th, 2015
- Happy Father's Day
- New WDFW 2015 - 2016 Fishing Regulations
- Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report For 6/23/2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Skagit River Sockeye Report For June 23, 2015
- Skagit River Sockeye Report For Saturday 27th June
- Skykomish Steelhead - June 27th
- Columbia River Shad - Saturday June 27th
- Fresh Sand Shrimp For Skagit Sockeye - June 27th
- Lake Chelan Report From Anton Jones Of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service For June 30th, 2015
- Crabbing Opens July 2nd In Many Puget Sound Areas
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Fishing - June 30th 2015
- May (28)
- May Is Here!
- Shrimping Reports for Saturday May 2nd
- Ling Cod Reports
- Razor Clam Digs - May 7th - 10th May
- Lake Chelan Report For 5/5/15 From Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Columbia River Reopens Once Again - May 9th & May 16th Through June 15th
- Please Read If You Are Going Razor Clam Digging This Weekend - WDFW Reduced Days Due To Health Concerns
- Razor Clam Alert! High Toxin Levels
- Up Coming Razor Clam Dig On Washinton Coast Up In The Air
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby, Saturday May 16th
- Port Angeles Salmon Club 15th Annual Halibut Derby, Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday May 24th 2015
- Lake Chelan Report For 5/13 / 2015
- Razor Clam Digging Closed For The Remainder Of The Spring Season
- Kid's Fishing Event - Twin Lakes County Park - Saturday May 16th 8am - 2pm
- Last Chance For Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Tickets
- Chinook Open On Icicle River On Wednesday May 20th & Wenatchee River on Saturday May 23rd
- Halibut Closed May 21st in Marine Areas 3 & 4
- Hoh River and South Fork of the Hoh River Closeing To Fishing Effective June 6th through July 31st
- Chinook Reports From Icicle River
- Shad Numbers Continuing To Climb On Columbia
- Columbia River Shad Numbers Increasing - Good Fishing Should Not Be Far Off
- 22nd Everett Coho Derby September 19th & 20th 2015
- Chelan Report for 5/29/2015 From Anton Jones Of Darrel & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Ocean Salmon Season Opens May 30th
- It's Shad Time At Bonneville!
- Skykomish Steelhead Open Monday June 1st
- Additional Spot Shrimp Fishing Day For Marine Area 8-1 & 8-2, June 24th 2015
- Crabbing Opens June 1st In Marine Area 13
- April (31)
- April Is Here!
- Razor Clam Digging April 4th - 10th On Coastal Beaches
- Finalized Halibut Season For Wahington
- Cowlitz River Steelhead Limit Increased To Three Starting April 1st, 2015
- Stanwood Eagles 28th Annual Blackmouth Fishig Derby - Saturday April 18th & Sunday April 19th
- 6th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby - Saturday May 16th
- Spring Fishing Classic Results - Columbia River
- Latest Columbia River Catch Record Statistics For Spring Chinook Though April 5th
- Two Additional Days Of Spring Chinook Fishing On The Columbia
- Lake Stevens Kokanee - Starting To Happen
- Lake Meridian Kokanee
- Puget Sound Recreational Shrimp Seasons
- Palmer Lake Kokanee
- Lake Chelan Report From Lake Chelan From Anton Jones For 4/12/2015
- Tickets for 6th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby
- Lake Chelan's "Something Catchy Kokanee Derby" Saturday April18 & Sunday April 19th 2015
- Additional Razor Clam Digging on Washington Coast April17th through April 24th
- Washington's Salmon Seasons For 2015
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Fishing Turning On
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Fishing - Even Better Today
- Don't Forget To Send In Those Catch Record Cards For Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Halibut By The End Of The Month
- 2015 Kids Fishing Events Hosted by The Everett Steelhead & Salmon Youth Organization
- Lake Chelan Report For April 20th, 2015 From Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service s
- Results From 2015 28th Annual Eagles Fishing Derby
- Yakima To Open For Chinook Fishing
- Opening Day Of Lowland Lakes, Saturday April 25th.
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Fishing - Friday April 24th
- Razor Clam Digs OK's for May 2nd & 3rd
- Lake Chelan Fishing Reports From 4/24/2015 From Anton Jones
- Expanded Recreational Shrimp Fishery For Marine Area 7 West
- Two More Days On Main Stream Columbia For Spring Chinook
- March (6)
- February (12)
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report From Anton Jones For 2/3/2015
- 9th Annual Everett Blackmouth Derby - Saturday March 14th, 2015
- More Clams! 15th February Through 22nd February
- Marine Area 7 (San Juans) To Close - February 15th Last Day
- Chelan Fishing Report for 2/17/2105 From Anton Jones of Darrelll & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby - Last Call For Tickets
- 29th Annual Bill Hayes Hot Plug's Blackmouth Derby, March 7th, 2015
- Steelhead Fishing Expands On Wenatchee River
- First Day Results From Olympic Peninsula Derby
- 18.95 Pound Blackmouth Takes Olympic Peninsula 1st Place
- Halibut Season Run Down For 2015
- Mag Lip 3.0 Have Arrived
- January (21)
- Get Those Winter Crab Catch Records Returned To WDFW
- New Dick Nite Dodger Finishes
- Lake Washington - Lake Sammamish Cutthroat
- Fresh Sand Shrimp - Wednesday 7th, January
- Skykomish River - Reiter Ponds 1/8/2015
- Marine Area 7 Limit Change To 1 Salmon January 12
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report From Anton Jones For 1/13/2015
- Eight More Days Of Razor Clams
- Marine Area 9 Opens For Salmon Fishing January 16, 2015
- Rugged Justice, Animal Planets New Show Featuring WDFW Officers Starting January 18th 8:00PM
- Buy A Raffle Ticket To Win A Complete Willie Drift Boat Package
- Lake Chelan Report For 1/20/15 From Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Public Meeting On Baker Lake Sockeye, Saturday January 31st 10:00AM
- Winter Crab Catch Record Cards Due January 31st
- Razor Clam Dig January 30 - February 6th
- Closures For Marine Area 7 - San Juan Islands
- Anacortes Salmon Derby Cancelled
- Columbia River Expects Another Strong Spring Chinook Run for 2015
- Columbia River Smelt Season Set for February 7 & 14th
- Columbia River Spring Chinook Season Set
- New! P Line Pro-Steel Spoons
- December (16)
- December (27)
- Chelan Fishing Report From Lake Chelan Area For 12/2/2014
- Razor Clam Digs For Washington Coast & Proposed Digs For This Next Year
- Squid Fishing
- Skykomish Steelhead
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby - February 20, 21 & 22
- Fenwick Eagle GT Travel Rods
- Saltwater Steelheading, Whidbey Island
- Squid Fishing, December 10th
- Tokul Creek to Open December 13th, 2014
- Cascade River Steelhead Limit Increses To Three As Of December 16th, 2014
- Reiter Ponds, December11th
- Razor Clam Dig Approved For December 19th - December 23rd
- Nooksack River Closing To All Fishing Effective December16th
- Whatcom Creek Closed To All Fishing Effective Dec. 16th
- Cascade River Steelheading
- Whidbey Island Steelhead
- Reiter Ponds - Skykomish River
- Squid - Edmonds
- Skykomish Steelhead Reports
- Skykomish River
- Merry Christmas from the Ted's Crew
- Skip Morris Fly Fishing Seminar To Benefit Teal Lake
- Lake Chelan Report From 12/29/2014
- Nooksack Reopens To Fishing - January 1st, 2015
- Whatcom Creek Reopens For Fishing - January 1st, 2015
- Razor Clam Digging Resumes December 31st On Washington Coastal Beaches
- Happy New Year
- November (4)
- October (11)
- First Razor Clam Dig Of The Season OK'd
- Puget Sound Crabbing Re-Opens In Many Puget Sound Areas
- Additional Trout Fishing Opportunities This Fall
- Squiding - Yes It Has Started
- Upper Columbia and Selected Tributaries Open For Steelhead
- Lake Chelan Report for October 14, 2014
- Baker Lake Sockeye Meeting Saturday November 1st, 10:00AM
- Steelhead & River Fishing Workshop - Saturday November 8th
- Resurrection Derby December 5th & 6th 2014, Friday Harbor
- Additional Trout Fishing Opportunities This Fall
- Trout Plants in the past 30 Days
- September (8)
- Crab Catch Records Due By September 30th
- Edmonds Coho Derby - Saturday September 6th
- Lake Chelan Report for 9/15/2014
- Good Luck To Everyone Fishing The Everett Coho Derby
- 2014 Everett Coho Derby Results
- Tentative Razor Clam Seasons Through December 31st
- Lake Chelan Report 9/25/2014 From Anton Jones
- Whidbey Coho
- August (16)
- Buoy 10 Report - August 1st
- Edmonds Coho Derby - Saturday September 6th
- Columbia River Report - August 4th
- Lamiglas Redline Salmon & Steelhead Rods
- Marine Area 10 To Close For Chinook - Last Day Thursday, August 7th
- Chelan Fishing Report From Anton Jones 8/11/14
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report from 8/17/14
- Coho Starting To Show
- Coho Hitting The Beaches
- Elgin Fishing - God's Tooth Spoons
- Whidbey Island Coho
- Chelan Reports August 26th, 2014
- Ocean Coho Starting To Show
- Marine Area 9 Coho
- Edmonds Coho Bite
- Crabbing In Most Of Puget Sound To Close At Sunset September 1st.
- July (19)
- Green Herring
- Crab Season Opening Thursday July 3rd
- Columbia River Chinook, Sockeye and Sturgeon Fishing Opportunities
- Have A Great Fourth of July
- Columbia River Sockeye Numbers Soar
- Baker Lake Sockeye Fishery
- Columbia River below Bonneville Dam Reopens for Summer Chinnok Fishing
- Salmon Limits Increased In Columbia Above Preist Rapids Dam
- Baker Lake Sockeye Numbers Increase Slightly
- Ballard Locks Sockeye
- 2nd Annual Puget Sound Speed - Crabbing Derby, Saturaday July 19th
- Baker Lake Sockeye Continue To Come In
- Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery Opens Saturday July 19th
- Road Closures May Block Access To Lake Wenatchee Due To Fires
- Lake Chelan Area Report From Anton Jones - Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service July 20th 2014
- Marine Area 9 & 10 Reports
- Point No Point Chinook Bite Today 28th July
- King Fishing Improves Slightly In Marine Area 9 & 10
- Yellow Perch Fishing at Kenmore's Log Boom Park
- June (19)
- Skykomish River Steelhead Report
- Columbia River Shad 2014
- Free Fishing Weekend - June 7th & 8th, 2014
- Cascade River Report, June 2014
- Skykomish River Steelhead & Salmon
- June 7th - Last Day of Halibut Season for 2014 in Puget Sound and Straits
- Wenatchee River Opens For Chinook - First Time In Almost 20 Years
- Lots To Do On This Free Fishing Weekend
- Chelan Report From Anton Jones - Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service 6/8/14
- Shad Numbers Increasing at Bonneville
- Skagit River Sockeye Fishery - June 14th through June 29th
- Large Trout Stocked for Father's Day Weekend - June 14 & 15
- Last Weekend For Ling Cod In Puget Sound & Straits
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report for 6/16/2014 from Anton Jones
- Skagit Sockeye Fishery - Reports
- Curado 201HG
- Skagit River Sockeye - Reports - Wednesday June 18th
- New Strike Indicator for Fly Fishing
- Columbia River Shad - Numbers Rebound
- May (12)
- WOW! More Razor Clam Digs Tentatively Scheduled May 13 Through June 1
- Two More Days of Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishing - Friday 9th and Sunday 10th May
- Long Awaited Simon's Kokanee Dodgers Are On The Way
- Additional Month Of Spring Chinook On The Columbia River
- Lake Steven's Kokanee Derby This Saturday, May 17th
- Special Deal! - 1/4. 1/8 & 1/16 oz Jig Heads with Gamakatsu Heavy Wire Hooks
- Additional Day Of Shrimping For Marine Area 8-1 & 8-2 On Wednesday May 21st
- Lake Chelan Report from Anton Jones - Darrell & Dad;s Family Guide Service 5/18/2014
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Results
- Puget Sound Crab Seasons Set
- Icicle River Opens For Chinook
- Tulalip Bubble Fishery Opens
- April (17)
- April 1st - Don't Forget To Renew Your Fishing & Hunting Licenses
- Return Those Catch Record Cards
- Special Deal! - 1/4 oz Jig Heads with Gamakatsu 1/0 Heavy Wire Hooks
- Halibut Seasons For Puget Sound, Staits of Juan De Fuca and Pacific Coast
- 2014 Port Angeles Salmon Club's 14th Annual Halibut Derby Saturday, May 24th & Sunday, May 25th
- 2014 Salmon Seasons for Coast, Straits of Juan De Fuca & Puget Sound
- Razor Clam Dig - April 14 through April20th
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report for April 13th, 2014 - From Anton Jones, Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- New Fetha Styx Kokanee Rod
- 5th Annual Lake Steven's Kokanee Derby - Saturday May 17, 2014
- Stanwood Eagles 27th Annual Blackmouth Fishing Derby Results
- One More Day Of Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishing - Saturday April 19th
- Lake Steven's Kokanee Fishing
- New Shimano Curados Have Arrived
- Puget Sound Rockfish / Present & Future
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report for April 21, 2014 - Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- Additional Razor Digs Planned For April & May
- March (23)
- Occupy Skagit - March 29th 2014
- Anacortes Derby Tickets
- Washington Pre Season Salmon Forecasts for 2014
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby - Saturday May 17th
- Additional Smelt Dipping Opportunity - Saturday March 8th
- Stanwood Eagles 27th Annual Blackmouth Derby - Saturday April 12th & Sunday April 13th
- 2014 Kids Fishing Events
- Proposed Additionsal Razor Clam Digs For March & April 2014
- North of Falcon Public Meetings
- Early Season Trout Plants
- Proposals for Washington Coastal Salmon Seasons
- Fly Casting Classes by Washington Fly Club
- Atlantic Salmon Fly International Expo 2014
- Anacortes Derby "Sold Out"
- 2014 Licenses Coming Up On April1st
- Everett Blackmouth Derby - Saturday, March 22nd 2014
- Cowlitz River Steelheading
- Razor Clam Digs Ok's - March 26th through April 3rd
- Smelt Jigging - Oak Harbor
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report - Anton Jones - March 23rd
- Big Island Kayak Fishing
- Shrimp Seasons For Puget Sound and Staits of Juan De Fuca
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report for March 3o, 2014 - Anton Jones, Darrell & Dad's Family guide Service
- February (13)
- 2014 Anacortes Salmon Derby - Tickets Are Available
- Willie Drift Boat Raffle Tickets - $5.00ea
- Everett Blackmouth Derby - Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
- Cowlitz River Smelt Fsihing To Open Saturday February 8th...
- Salmon Limit Reduced to 1 Fish In Marine Area 9
- Steelhead Fishing Opprutunties In Eastern Washington
- Silver Horde 12th Fan Spoons
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby - February 15,16 & 17th
- Proposed Razor Clam Digs for February, March and April
- 28th Annual Bill Hayes Hot Plug's Blackmouth Derby - Saturday March 1st
- March 1st - Lake Openers
- Salmon Limit To Drop To 1 Salmon In Marine Area 7 Effective February 24th
- Chelan Fishing Report - February 25th 2014
- January (17)
- Cascade River & North Fork Stillaguamish River Closures
- Lake Chelan Area Report for 1/07/2014
- 2013 Winter Crab Catch Record Cards Need To Be Turned In
- Nooksack River And Forks Close To Fishing Effective January 9th, 2014
- 50/50 Gold / Nickel 1/2 ounce Steelhead Spoons Back In Stock
- Tokul Creek To Open Thursday 9 January 2014 at 7:00 AM
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby - February 15, 16 & 17 2014
- New Rod! Tica Tyee Classic
- Lake Chelan Area Report - 1/13/2014
- Razor Clam Dig January 15 - 18th, 2014
- Marine Area 9 - Admiralty Inlet to open Thursday January 16th
- Everett Blackmouth Derby, Saturday March 22nd
- 22nd Annual Spring Fishing Classic, Saturday April 5th
- Marine Area 9 - Blackmouth Reports
- Blackmouth Fishing - Marine Area 9
- Razor Clam Dig - January 28th through February 2
- Columbia River Spring Chinook Season Set - Additional Sturgeon Season in Bonneville Pool
- December (27)
- December (8)
- Olympic Tackle's Grisby Special Mico Nymphs
- Preseason Forecasts For Columbia River Salmon Runs
- Skykomish River - Steelhead Reports 12 / 18 /13
- Razor Clam Digs - December, January and February
- Lake Chelan Report from Anton Jones 12 / 20 / 13
- Crabbing To Close December 31st
- Merry Christmas To All Of You!
- Happy New Years!
- November (14)
- Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report for November
- Proposed Razor Clam Digs through New Years
- Big Island Kayak Mahi
- Don't Want To Put Up With The Crowds On Black Friday, Then Go Fishing
- Great New Book! Advanced Techniques For Plug-Cut Herring
- Coronet Bay Smelt Fishing
- Whidbey Island Steelheading
- Skykomish Winter Steelhead
- We Have Clear Drift Floats
- Sand Shrimp
- Razor Clam Digs - November 30th - December 7th
- Skykomish Winter Steelhead - Wednesday 27 November
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- New! 15 Pound Pancake Downrigger Leads
- October (2)
- September (12)
- September Is Here!
- Very Good Coho Fishing
- Everet Coho Derby September 21 & 22nd - Tickets Are Now Available
- Edmond's Coho Derby - Saturday, September 7th - Last Call For Tickets
- 2013 Coho and Pink Salmon Season Underway
- Edmonds Coho Derby Results
- New Seaguar STS Fluorocarbon Leader Material for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead
- Razor Clams To Open September 19 - 23 at Twin Harbors
- Columbia River to Reopen for Chinook
- Everett Coho Derby Results
- Puget Sound & Straits Crabbing To Re-Open October 1
- Razor Clam Seasons for October
- August (10)
- Richmond Beach Turns Out Good King Bite
- Skokomish River Opens August 3rd
- Last Day Of King Salmon Retention in Marine Area 9, Sunday August 4th
- Edmonds Coho Derby - Saturday September 7th
- Marine Area 10 To Close For Chinook
- Sand Shrimp
- Salt Water Humpy Reports
- Picnic Point Humpy Report
- Bad Draw Fishing Derby - Saturday August 24th 2013
- Whidbey Island Coho Derby - Saturday September 7th, 2013
- July (5)
- June (22)
- Skykomish River Opening Day Reports
- Marine Area 10 Provides C & R Salmon Fishing Opprutunity
- Additional Spot Shrimp Opening Marine Area 8-1 & 11
- Salmon Opens in Marine Area1(Ilwaco) & Marine Area2(Westport) 0n Saturday June 8th
- Last Day of Puget Sound Halibut Season Turns Out Nice Fish
- Columbia River Shad Fishing
- Free Fishing Weekend - June 8 & 9
- Skykomish River - Reiter Ponds
- Columbia River Shad
- Lake Stevens Kokanee
- Puget Sound, San Juan's and Straits Ling Cod to Close
- 2.4 Million Shad Through Bonneville
- New! Rio Perception Fly Lines
- Skykomish River - Salmon & Steelhead
- Unusual Columbia River Catch - 72 Pound Striped Bass
- Lake Chelan Area Fishing Reports From Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- "NEW" Baby Simon Spoons
- Bonneville Shad Numbers Drop Like A Rock
- Lake Stevens Kokanee - June 21st
- Edmond's Pier - Chinook
- Humpy Death Jigs by Hawken Fishing
- Fishing Report Lake Chelan June 23rd - Anton Jones Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service
- May (25)
- Halibut Reports From Mutiny Bay
- Razor Clam Dig - May 8th through 14th
- Lake Stevens Kokanee - Heating Up
- Lake Chelan Fishing Report - Anton Jones
- Yakima To Open For Hatchery King Salmon
- 4th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby - Saturday May 18th
- 13th Annual Port Angeles Salmon Club Halibut Derby - Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th
- Lake Chelan Area Fishing Report - Anton Jones
- Bonneville Pool Sturgeon to Open - June 14 & 15, 21 & 22
- Nice Yellowfin - Big Island Hawaii
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Report
- Shrimping to Re-Open Wednesday May 22 in Marine Areas 10 & 11
- Last Razor Clam Dig - May 24, 25 & 26
- Halibut To Close In Marine Area 2
- 2013 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby Results
- Riffe Lake - Landlocked Silver Salmon
- Chinook Re-Opens on Columbia Saturday May 25th
- Columbia River Shad
- Lake Stevens - Kokanee Fishing
- Tulalip Bubble Fishery Opens Friday May 31st
- Great Fishing On Columbia River Shad
- Results From Port Angeles Halibut Derby
- Lake Chelan Area Fishing Reports - Anton Jones
- Halibut Fishing To Close Off Neah Bay & La Push
- Skagit, Cascade & Skykomish King Salmon
- April (28)
- Lake Chelan Lake Trout and Kokanee
- Port Townsend Blackmouth Fishing
- Flowing Lake Trout Fishing
- Big Island Wahoo
- Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishery Extended
- Stanwood Eagles 26th Annual Blackmouth Fishing Derby
- SE Alaska King Salmon Season In For Tough Times
- Washington Salmon Seasons
- "NEW" Steelhead Jigs From John's Jigs
- "NEW" BnR Tackle Holey Worms
- Lake Chelan Kokanee & lake Trout, Roses Lake
- Tickets Avaiable for 4th Annual Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby
- Reminder - Get Your Catch Records Returned by April 30th
- Salmon Fishing To Close In Marine Area 9 - April 15th (Today) Last Day
- Razor Clam Dig - April 24th through April 30th
- Lake Stevens Kokanee
- Opening Day Of Lowland Lakes - Saturday April 27th
- Opening Day - Skagit County Trout Plants
- Barbless Hook Restriction Goes Into Effect On Columbia River Tributaries May 1st
- Lake Chelan Area Reports - Kokanee - Lake Trout - Triploids
- King County - Trout Stocking Numbers
- 2013 Big Game Hunting Regulations
- Whatcom County - Trout Plant Numbers
- Lake Stevens Kokanee Reports
- 2013 Fishing Regulations Have Arrived
- Halibut Bait
- Opening Day Lowland Lakes - Saturday, 27 April
- Lake Chelan - Kokanee, Lake Trout & Chinook
- March (23)
- Run Down on 2013 Salmon Projections
- Port Angeles 13th Annual Halibut Derby, Saturday May 25th & Sunday May 26th 2013
- Lake Chelan Area Report from Anton Jones
- Razor Clam Dig OK'd For March 7-11
- Salmon Limit Change For Marine Area 9, Effective Wednesday March 6
- Results From Hot Plugs Derby Last Weekend
- Anacortes Salmon Derby Tickets, Just About Sold Out
- March 11th Lake Chelan Area Report From Anton Jones
- Everett Salmon Derby This Weekend, Saturday March 16th
- Shrimp Seasons for 2013
- Trout Fishing Opprutunites in Western Washington
- Fishing Closures in Methow & Chewuch Rivers
- Everett Blackmouth Derby Report From Saturday
- Kokanee On The Bite In Lake Chelan
- 2013 Kids Fishing Events
- Saltwater Steelheading
- New License Year Starts April 1, 2013
- Razor Clam Dig for March 28 - 31
- Lake Lenice Report
- 2013 Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby
- Lake Chelan Kokanee Fishing
- Reduction In Annual White Sturgeon Limit
- Halibut Seasons for 2013
- February (16)
- Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby
- Seattle Waterfront Squidding
- New Squid Colors - OMW35R & OA35R
- 2013 Anacortes Salmon Derby
- 48th Annual La Conner Smelt Derby
- 27th Annual Bill Hayes Hot Plugs Blackmouth Derby
- Mega Bait Jigs
- Olympic Peninsula Derby - Results for the first two days!
- 7th Annual Everett Blackmouth Derby Saturday March 16, 2013
- Murry's 31st Annual Geoduck Restaurant Salmon Derby
- Razor Clam Dig Approved for Feb.23 & 24 at Twin Harbors & Long beach
- Lake Chelan Reports from Anton Jones
- Seep Lakes Open March 1st
- Halibut Seasons - 2013 Season for the Straits and Puget Sound
- Upcoming Razor Clam Digs
- Changes in Canadian Halibut Limits & Size Restrictions
- December (8)