posted by Mike on 01/05/2019
The Dalles Pool closes early for sturgeon retention fishing
OLYMPIA – Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon announced today that The Dalles Pool on the Columbia River will close to sturgeon-retention fishing in at the end of day Sunday, Jan. 6.
The announcement came just four days after the fishery opened Jan. 1, prompted by much higher catches than anticipated in the first three days of fishing.
Bill Tweit, a special assistant at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said an immediate closure was necessary to prevent the harvest from exceeding the quota of 135 white sturgeon in those waters.
"The catch mounted much faster than expected," Tweit said. "The water temperature was higher than usual, but we don't know for certain what caused the bite to come on so strong."
The Dalles Pool, which stretches from The Dalles Dam upriver to John Day Dam, will remain open to catch-and-release fishing.
Bonneville Pool and John Day Pool, two other areas of the Columbia River that also opened for white sturgeon fishing Jan. 1, will remain open to retention fishing until further notice.
In the Bonneville Pool, anglers may retain white sturgeon measuring 38-54 inches (fork length) between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam under a catch guideline of 325 fish.
In the John Day Pool, anglers may retain white sturgeon measuring 43-54 inches (fork length) between John Day Dam and McNary Dam until the catch reaches the 105-fish guideline.
The daily limit in those areas is one white sturgeon per day, with an annual limit of two legal-size fish.
posted by Mike on 08/29/2018
Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam
Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.
Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.
Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days.
- Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
- Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
- Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211
posted by Mike on 06/06/2018
OLYMPIA – Columbia River anglers will have more opportunities to fish for spring chinook and sturgeon under an agreement reached Tuesday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.
Fishery managers agreed to extend the spring chinook fishery through June 15 below Bonneville Dam and increase the daily adult chinook limit to two hatchery fish for anglers fishing above and below Bonneville Dam. All wild chinook and wild steelhead must be released.
Below Bonneville, fishery managers also agreed to open the section from Beacon Rock to the deadline below Bonneville to boat angling. That section was previously open only to bank anglers.
The fishery below Bonneville had been scheduled to close June 6 but is being extended to align with the closing date for the fishery above Bonneville Dam. The changes are based on an updated run forecast projecting 116,500 chinook, said Ryan Lothrop, a Columbia River fishery manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
"There is sufficient catch allocation to allow us to add a few more days of fishing opportunity in the mainstem Columbia below Bonneville Dam," Lothrop said.
Anglers fishing below Bonneville Dam can now keep two adult hatchery chinook or two adult hatchery steelhead or one of each as part of their daily catch limit. The same regulations also apply above Bonneville Dam.
Also on Tuesday, fishery managers agreed to open white sturgeon retention on Saturday, June 9 in the Columbia River estuary downstream from the Wauna powerlines. The one-day fishery is open from one hour before sunrise through 2 p.m. June 9, when the fishery closes for both retention and catch-and-release fishing.
Retained sturgeon must measure between 44 and 50 inches fork length. The daily limit is one fish and the annual limit is two. All green sturgeon must be released immediately.
More information about these fisheries can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/rules_current_order_by_date.j.
posted by Mike on 04/17/2018
Sturgeon fishery set in Columbia River
estuary downstream from Wauna powerlines
Action: Allows a limited recreational retention fishery for white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.
Effective Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays: May 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, and June 2, 4, 2018. Sturgeon angling, including catch and release, closes at 2 p.m. on each open day.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to the mouth at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years has allowed for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.
Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days.
Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish.
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish.
Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.
Information Contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211
posted by Mike on 04/17/2018
Sport sturgeon retention season
set in Bonneville and Dalles Pools
Action: Allow retention of white sturgeon for one day within the following slot limits:
- Bonneville Pool: between 38-inches and 54-inches fork length.
- The Dalles Pool: between 43-inches and 54-inches fork length.
Effective dates: Friday June 15, 2018
Species affected: White sturgeon
Locations: Fishing will be open in the Columbia River within the Bonneville Pool, The Dalles Pool, and adjacent tributaries, except within the spawning sanctuary closure areas:
- Bonneville Pool: From The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.
- The Dalles Pool: From John Day Dam downstream 2.4 miles to a line crossing the Columbia at a right angle to the thread of the river from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon.
Reason for action: There are sturgeon available for harvest within the established guidelines for both reservoirs.
Other information: Catch-and-release will continue to be allowed, except in the spawning sanctuary closure areas.
Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish.
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish.
Information contact: Region 5; 360-696-6211
posted by Mike on 10/28/2017
Anglers can retain sturgeon Oct. 28 in the Columbia River
Action: Opens a section of the lower Columbia River for retention of legal-size sturgeon for one day.
Effective date: Oct. 28, 2017
Species affected: White sturgeon
Locations: The mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam.
Reason for action: There is available sturgeon on the guideline for a one-day harvest.
Other information: Sturgeon available for retention must measure 44-50 inches from the tip of their nose to the fork in their tail (caudal fin).
Information contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741
posted by Mike on 10/12/2017
Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days on
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam
Action: Allows retention of white sturgeon for two days on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
Effective Dates: Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, 2017.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: On the mainstem Columbia River, from the Wauna power lines (40 miles from the mouth of the Columbia) upstream to Bonneville Dam
Reason for action: There are sufficient sturgeon remaining under the guideline to allow for a two-day retention fishery.
Other information: Anglers will have a daily retention limit of one fish measuring 44 to 50 inches from its snout to the fork in its tail. An annual limit of two white sturgeon, regardless of where they are caught, will also be in effect.
The mainstem Columbia River remains open for catch-and-release sturgeon fishing.
Information Contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741.
posted by Mike on 06/15/2017
Sturgeon fishing closes in lower Columbia,
opens June 23 for one day in Bonneville Pool
OLYMPIA – The retention fishery for white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary closed today at 2 p.m., but anglers will get an additional day to catch and keep sturgeon upriver Friday, June 23 in the Bonneville Pool.
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon approved both actions after comparing catch-to-date to the harvest guidelines for sturgeon fisheries in both areas.
As of today, the cumulative catch by anglers fishing from the Wauna power lines downstream to the mouth of the Columbia is expected to reach – or slightly exceed – the 3,000-fish harvest guideline for the lower river.
As a result, both states agreed to cancel a final day of fishing in previously scheduled Saturday, June 17, said Ron Roler, a fishery manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
"The combined catch in the lower river rose somewhat more quickly than expected," Roler said. "We knew this would be a popular fishery, and that's definitely turned out to be the case."
The fishery, open three days a week since June 5, marked the first time in three years that anglers have been allowed to catch and keep white sturgeon below Bonneville Dam. Closed in 2014 to allow stocks to rebuild, the fishery opened on a limited basis this year based on indications that the area's sturgeon population has grown each year since then.
The lower Columbia River remains open to catch-and-release fishing.
Meanwhile, fishery managers agreed to open the Bonneville Pool on Friday, June 23 for one more day of summer retention fishing. The catch assessment shows that 144 sturgeon are still available for harvest under that area's 325-fish harvest guideline.
Anglers are limited to one sturgeon per day, measuring 38 to 54 inches from their snout to the tip of their tail.
posted by Mike on 06/01/2017
Columbia River sturgeon fisheries approved below and above Bonneville
OLYMPIA – Starting Monday (June 5), anglers can catch and keep white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River for the first time in three years under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.
The two states approved the limited retention fishery based on surveys indicating that the number of legal-size sturgeon below Bonneville Dam has grown each year since 2014, when the fishery was closed to allow stocks to rebuild.
The fishery will be open for six days from the mouth of the river to the Wauna power lines (downstream from Longview) on the following schedule:
- Monday, June 5; Wednesday, June 7; Saturday, June 10
- Monday, June 12; Wednesday, June 14; Saturday, June 17
Anglers will not be allowed to retain sturgeon after 2 p.m. on any of those days.
Anglers will have a daily limit of one fish measuring 44 to 50 inches from its snout to the fork in its tail. An annual limit of two white sturgeon, regardless of where they are caught, will also be in effect.
In a separate action, both states also approved a one-day sturgeon fishery for Saturday, June 10 in the Bonneville Pool, where 229 fish are available for harvest under current harvest guidelines. The legal size limit for that fishery is 38 to 54 inches.
Ron Roler, a fishery manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the two states are taking a "cautionary approach" to the fishery below Bonneville Dam.
"We believe the sturgeon population in the lower river has increased to the point where it can support a limited fishery, without impeding future growth," Roler said. "This is a very popular fishery, and we need to take this one step at a time."
Roler said the fishery managers currently estimate there are 165,600 legal-size fish in the Columbia River Bonneville Dam. The harvest guideline for the upcoming fishery is 3,000 sturgeon.
In designing the fishery, the two states adopted several measures specifically aimed at controlling the catch, Roler said. Those measures include:
- Holding the harvest rate to 3.8 percent, compared to 14.5 percent in the years before the closure.
- Protecting larger-size fish by reducing the previous maximum size limit of 54 inches to a 50-inch maximum fork length.
- Reducing the range of legal-sized fish from 38-54 inches to 44-50 inches.
For additional information about both sturgeon openings, see WDFW's Emergency Fishing Rule webpage at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.
Roler noted that the fishery will overlap with the arrival and departure of the Rose Festival fleet on June 10 and June 12. Anglers are advised that there is a Homeland Security buffer of 500 yards surrounding all naval vessels and boats are not permitted to approach within 100 yards.
posted by Mike on 03/28/2017
John Day Pool on Columbia River to close for retention of sturgeon
Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in John Day Pool.
Effective date: March 30, 2017, until further notice.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River and tributaries from John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam.
Reason for action: The harvest guideline is expected to be reached by the effective date of this rule.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.
posted by Mike on 03/16/2017
Sturgeon retention by sport fishery to close in Bonneville, The Dalles pools
Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in Bonneville and The Dalles pools.
Effective date: March 25, 2017, until further notice.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to John Day Dam.
Reason for action: The harvest guidelines for both pools are expected to be reached by the effective date of this rule.
Other information: Catch-and-release fishing remains open in both the Bonneville and The Dalles pools.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.
posted by Mike on 09/28/2016
WDFW extends sturgeon fishing, raises limit
in Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs
Action: Extend the harvest season for sturgeon
Effective Dates: Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016
Species affected: White sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length
Location: Priest Rapids Reservoir (from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam) and Wanapum Reservoir (from Wanapum Dam to Rock Island Dam)
Reason for action: Harvestable surplus of hatchery-origin white sturgeon still remain in both reservoirs. Removal of these hatchery-origin fish is consistent with ongoing actions to rebuild depressed populations of wild-origin white sturgeon in Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs.
- A daily limit of three (3) sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length may be harvested from Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs.
- Legal-size fish may be harvested whether or not they are marked by a fin clip, hole punch, or tag.
- Only one single-point barbless hook and bait is allowed per pole while fishing for sturgeon. However, anglers may fish with two poles with the purchase of a Two-Pole Endorsement license.
- Anglers are not required to record sturgeon harvested from Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs on a Catch Record Card. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed in Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs after the daily limit is harvested.
- Any sturgeon not to be harvested must be released immediately. Oversized sturgeon cannot be removed completely or in part from the water.
- There is no annual harvest limit for sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length caught in the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs.
- Night fishing for sturgeon is prohibited. In the field, anglers must retain eggs with intact carcass of fish from which they came.
All closed-water areas in and around Wanapum, Priest Rapids, and Rock Island dams remain in effect. Check the current sport fishing rules pamphlet for complete details (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/).
Daily and annual limits, harvestable slot length limits, Catch Record Card recording requirements, and all other sport fishing rules governing sturgeon harvest in all other legally open fisheries still apply.
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 04/13/2016
Bonneville Pool will open two days to white sturgeon retention
Action: The summer-season recreational fishery in Bonneville Reservoir opens to white sturgeon retention for two days in June.
Effective dates: Saturday June 18 and Friday July 1, 2016
Species affected: White sturgeon between 38-inches and 54-inches fork length
Location: The Columbia River and adjacent tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to the sturgeon spawning sanctuary boundary located 1.8 miles downstream of The Dalles Dam, from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a boundary marker on the Washington shore.
Reason for action: Establishes a summer white sturgeon retention period in Bonneville Reservoir. Around 168 fish remain available for harvest from the 325 fish total guideline. This balance allows for a summer retention season. This decision was made April 7, 2016 at a joint Washington-Oregon public hearing.
Other information: The annual harvest guideline for Bonneville Pool was reduced from 1,100 fish to 325 fish in response to a decline in the population of legal-size sturgeon. All other permanent regulations remain in effect. Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon is allowed, except the spawning sanctuary is closed to all sturgeon angling during May through July. The Columbia River and adjacent tributaries between The Dalles and McNary dams remain open to sturgeon retention until respective harvest guidelines for each reservoir are reached. The spawning sanctuaries from the Highway 395/I-82 Bridge upstream to McNary Dam and from the Rufus grain elevator upstream to John Day Dam close to all sturgeon fishing May 1 through July 31.
Information contact: Dennis Gilliland, (360) 906-6733.
posted by Mike on 01/29/2016
States set seasons for spring chinook,
sturgeon, smelt in Columbia River Basin
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anticipating a return of 299,200 adult spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set this year’s initial fishing season to run through April 9 on the lower Columbia River.
In addition, representatives from the two states agreed to close the winter sturgeon retention fishery in the Bonneville Pool effective Feb. 8 and approved a six-hour recreational smelt season Feb. 6 on the Cowlitz River.
Here are the major provisions of those agreements:
- Spring chinook: From March 1 through April 9, anglers fishing downriver from Bonneville Dam may retain one marked, hatchery-reared adult spring chinook as part of their daily catch limit. The fishery will be open to both boat and bank anglers upriver to Beacon Rock, and – for bank anglers only – from there upriver to the fishing boundary just below the dam.
The sport fishery will close in all areas of the lower Columbia River on two Tuesdays – March 29 and April 5 – to accommodate potential commercial fisheries.
Upstream of Bonneville Dam, anglers may retain one hatchery-reared adult spring chinook per day from March 16 through May 6 between the Tower Island powerlines and the Washington/Oregon state line. Bank anglers using hand-casted gear (no boats) can also fish from Bonneville Dam upriver to the Tower Island powerlines during that time.
Barbless hooks are required to fish for spring chinook in the Columbia River and anglers must release any salmon or steelhead not visibly marked as a hatchery fish by a clipped adipose fin.
- Sturgeon: The recreational sturgeon retention fishery between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam will close Feb. 8. By that time, fishery managers expect that anglers will have reeled in 140 sturgeon from those waters, leaving 185 available for a one-or-two day fishery in summer. Catch-and-release fishing remains an option until then.
- Smelt: As in the past two years, fishery managers approved a limited fishery for smelt on the Cowlitz River to help gather data on the species’ abundance. Recreational smelt dipping will be restricted to the hours of 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The limit per person is 10 pounds – about one-quarter of a five-gallon bucket. Smelt dipping is not allowed from boats.
To support the data-collection effort, the two states also approved a limited gillnet fishery for smelt in February on the lower Columbia River. The area’s smelt population was listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act in 2010, but runs have shown some signs of improvement since then.
Fishing rules reflecting these actions are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/
Fishing for spring chinook is currently open on a daily basis from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Interstate 5 Bridge, although the bulk of the run doesn’t arrive until mid-March when the new fishing rules will be in effect.
Catch guidelines approved for the popular fishery will allow anglers fishing below Bonneville Dam to catch approximately 9,100 hatchery-raised “springers” before an updated run forecast is completed in late April or early May.
Another 1,000 adult upriver chinook are reserved for anglers fishing upriver from Bonneville Dam to the Washington/Oregon state line, 17 miles above McNary Dam. Additional fish have also been reserved for the Snake River sport fishery.
After banner spring chinook returns in each of the past two years, the projected run of 299,200 adult fish for 2016 is still slightly above the recent 10-year average, said Ron Roler, WDFW Columbia River policy manager. However, while this year’s projected run of upriver fish is down by about 100,000 fish from last year, he said returns to some tributaries – notably the Cowlitz and Kalama rivers – show an increase this year.
“Salmon returns rise and fall from year to year, especially during the kind of cyclical ocean changes we’re seeing right now,” Roler said. “Even so, if this run comes in as projected, it will still be the ninth-largest return in more than 25 years. We’re expecting plenty of fish to support a great fishing season.”
As in previous years, Washington and Oregon will manage the fishery with a 30 percent buffer on the upriver chinook forecast until the results of the in-season run update are known.
“We’ll continue to take a conservative approach in managing the fishery,” Roler said. “If the fish return at or above expectations, we will look toward providing additional days of fishing on the river later in the spring.”
posted by Mike on 07/03/2014
Fishing seasons extended for chinook,
sockeye, sturgeon on Columbia River
OLYMPIA - Starting July 3, anglers will get four extra days to fish for summer chinook salmon and the rest of July to fish for sockeye salmon on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed to extend seasons for both salmon fisheries during a joint meeting Tuesday, when they also added four days of sturgeon fishing this month in the 46-mile reservoir behind Bonneville Dam.
In all three cases, fishing seasons were extended to allow anglers to catch fish available for harvest under joint catch guidelines, said Ron Roler, Columbia River Policy Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
He noted that catch guidelines for sockeye salmon reflect an updated forecast of 425,000 fish, up from 347,100 previously anticipated. This year's summer chinook forecast remains at 67,500 fish.
"Salmon are returning at or above projections, which gives us room to reopen those fisheries," Roler said. "We also have 468 white sturgeon in the Bonneville Pool still available for harvest."
Fisheries for both summer chinook and sockeye salmon closed July 1, as previously scheduled, but will open July 3 under the following rules:
- Summer chinook: Open July 3-6 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Anglers can keep up to two adult hatchery chinook (with clipped adipose fins) as part of the two-fish daily limit for adult salmonids.
- Sockeye salmon: Open July 3-31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Anglers can keep up to two sockeye (adipose fin clipped or not) as part of their two-fish daily limit for adult salmonids.
- Sturgeon: The retention fishery for white sturgeon in the Bonneville Pool will be open July 11-12 and July 18-19. Anglers fishing the Bonneville Pool those days will have a daily limit of one white sturgeon with a fork length of 38 to 54 inches.
Fishing for sturgeon prohibited through July 31 from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a line from the upstream dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.
For more information about the salmon and sturgeon fisheries, check the fishing rule changes at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.
posted by Mike on 01/31/2014
States set seasons for spring chinook,
white sturgeon in the Columbia River
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Anticipating a strong return of spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set the initial 2014 fishing season to run through April 7 on the lower Columbia River.
Starting March 1, anglers fishing downriver from Bonneville Dam may retain one marked, hatchery-reared adult spring chinook per day. The sport fishery will close in that area on two Tuesdays - March 25 and April 1 - to accommodate potential commercial fisheries.
Anglers fishing above the dam will also have a one-fish daily catch limit for hatchery adult spring chinook during a season scheduled March 16 through May 9. The fishing area above Bonneville Dam extends upriver to the Washington/Oregon state line, 17 miles above McNary Dam.
Barbless hooks are required in both areas, and anglers must release any salmon or steelhead not visibly marked as a hatchery fish by a clipped adipose fin.
Ron Roler, Columbia River policy manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said this year's spring chinook fishery looks promising, noting that the initial seasons could be extended if enough fish are available for harvest.
"The stage is set for a great fishery this year," Roler said. "Not only is the run forecast well above average, but the light snow pack makes it unlikely that anglers will have to contend with high, turbid water as they have in some years."
Based on pre-season projections, 308,000 adult spring chinook will return to the Columbia River Basin this year, including 227,000 upriver fish bound for rivers and streams above Bonneville Dam. That compares to a return of just 123,100 upriver fish in 2013, Roler said.
Under this year's initial catch guidelines, anglers fishing below the dam will be allowed to catch up to 12,400 spring chinook before an updated run forecast is released in late April or early May. Another 1,325 adult upriver chinook will be reserved for anglers fishing between Bonneville Dam and the Washington/Oregon state line.
To guard against overestimating this year's run, the states will again manage the fisheries with a 30 percent buffer until the forecast is updated with information about actual returns.
"We've agreed to take a conservative approach until May, when we typically know how many fish are actually returning," Roler said. "If the fish return at or above expectations, we will look toward providing additional days of fishing on the river later in the spring."
Spring chinook fishing is currently open on a daily basis from Buoy 10 near the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Interstate 5 Bridge.
Under the new rules, the fishery for boat and bank anglers will expand upriver to Beacon Rock on March 1, with bank fishing also allowed from Beacon Rock upriver to the fishing boundary just below Bonneville Dam.
Above the dam, the fishery will be open to boat and bank anglers on a daily basis from March 16 through May 9 between the Tower Island powerlines (six miles below The Dalles Dam) and the Washington/Oregon state line. Bank anglers can also fish from Bonneville Dam upriver to the Tower Island powerlines during that time.
In other business, fishery managers approved a sturgeon fishery in the Bonneville Pool set to begin Saturday, Feb. 1. Only white sturgeon measuring 38-54 inches (fork length) may be retained.
Roler said that fishery is designed to give anglers a chance to catch sturgeon still available for harvest in that area during the winter season. The fishery will run through Feb. 17 or until 300 to 350 additional sturgeon are caught, whichever comes first.
Waters below Bonneville Dam remain closed to sturgeon retention until further notice under rules previously adopted by both states.
The new fishing regulations for spring chinook and white sturgeon will be posted on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/rulechanges/ by the end of the day Jan. 30.
posted by Mike on 05/16/2013
to catch sturgeon in Bonneville Pool
OLYMPIA â€“ Columbia River anglers will be allowed to catch and keep white sturgeon in the Bonneville Pool four days in June under an agreement reached Tuesday (May 14) by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.
The fishery will open to legal-size sturgeon June 14-15 and June 21-22 in the Columbia River and its tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam.
Only white sturgeon measuring 38 inches to 54 inches (fork length) may be retained.
The sturgeon fishery in the Bonneville Pool has been restricted to catch-and-release fishing only, because the catch guideline for the early season was met last winter. A balance of 700 fish are still available for harvest this summer under the annual harvest guideline of 1,100 for those waters.
Ron Roler, Columbia River policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said fishery managers will closely monitor the catch to determine if the harvest guideline will accommodate additional retention fishing in the Bonneville Pool.
Additional sturgeon fishing opportunities in the Columbia River are described in WDFWâ€™s Fish Washington sport fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.
In other news, fishery managers from WDFW and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are scheduled to meet May 20 at 4 p.m. to determine whether to approve additional fishing time for hatchery spring chinook salmon on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
Roler said about 1,400 are still available for harvest by the sport fishery in that area. An additional 1,200 fish are available for harvest by the commercial fishery.
Roler noted that those spring chinook salmon are still available for harvest, even though the projected size of the upriver run has been reduced from 141,400 to 107,500 fish.
â€œFishery managers held back a substantial portion of the catch earlier in the season to ensure that the harvest would not exceed the annual catch guideline,â€ Roler said. â€œNow that we have a better idea of how many spring chinook salmon are actually returning, weâ€™re in a position to consider reopening that fishery.â€
posted by Mike on 03/27/2013
sturgeon reduced to two fish beginning April 1
OLYMPIA â€“ A new two-fish annual catch limit for white sturgeon will take effect April 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.
The new statewide rule, which reduces the annual catch limit for white sturgeon in Washingtonâ€™s waters by three fish, was approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week. The commission reduced the annual catch limit in response to ongoing concerns about white sturgeon abundance in the lower Columbia River.
The change was originally scheduled to take effect May 1, but fishery managers moved the start date up to align with WDFWâ€™s annual license year â€“ April 1 through March 31.
Anglers who have already purchased a fishing license for the upcoming license year should note that their catch record card has five boxes for recording their catch of sturgeon, said Cindy LeFleur, regional fisheries manager for WDFW.
â€œThose catch record cards are still valid, but anglers need to remember that once they have marked two of those boxes they have reached their annual limit for white sturgeon,â€ LeFleur said.
WDFW will revise catch record cards in the next few weeks to reflect the new two-sturgeon annual limit.
LeFleur said the change also will re-establish concurrent fishing regulations for white sturgeon in waters where Washington and Oregon share a boundary. Oregon recently adopted a two-fish annual catch limit for white sturgeon that also will take effect April 1.
- January (14)
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY - TICKETS
- TURN IN THOSE WINTER CRAB CATCH RECORD CARD
- PORTIONS OF SKYKOMISH & WALLACE RIVERS CLOSING TO FISHING
- NORTH FORK OF STILLAGUMISH CLOSING TO FISHING
- STURGEON FISHING CLOSING ON DALLES POOL
- RAZOR CLAM DIG APPROVED FOR JAN 17TH - 21ST
- BLACKMOUTH FISHING MARINE AREAS 9 & 10
- SKYKOMISH & WALLACE REOPEN FOR FISHING
- 13th ANNUAL EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY MARCH 16TH & 17TH 2019
- WINTER LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE
- FISH LAKE ICE FISHING
- WDFW CLOSES KALALOCH BEACH TO RAZOR CLAM DIGGING JAN. 19TH - 21ST
- MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) TO CLOSE FOR SALMON FISHING
- NEW COLOR IN PRO TROLL LIGHTED FLASHERS
- January (14)
- December (11)
- BLACKMOUTH OPENER IN MARINE AREAS 8-1 & 8-2
- SHIMANO TEKOTA 501HGA & TEKOTA 601HGA SALMON REELS
- SALMON RETENTION REOPENS ON LEWIS RIVER & CEDAR CHEEK
- FOUR DAY RAZOR CLAM DIG APPROVED FOR DECEMBER 20TH - 23RD
- ANOTHER BLOW TO WASHINGTON SALMON
- LIMIT TO CHANGE TO ONE SALMON IN MARINE AREA 10 ON JAN 1ST OPENER
- MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY - MARCH 8 - 9 - 10, 2019
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS APPROVED JANUARY 2ND - 6TH, 2019
- MARINE AREAS 7,9 & 10 OPEN FOR SALMON FISHING JANUARY 1ST
- HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
- November (17)
- FISHING SEASON EXTENDED IN PADDEN LAKE THOUGH JANUARY 6TH 2019
- DUNGENESS RIVER TO REOPEN TO ANGLING
- RAZOR CLAM DIG APPROVED - NOV. 8 THROUGH NOV. 11TH
- HANFORD REACH TO CLOSE FOR STEELHEAD - NOVEMBER 10TH
- LEWIS RIVER & CEDAR CREEK TO SEE FISHING RESTRICTIONS & CLOSURES
- PUGET SOUND SQUID REPORTS
- LONE LAKE FLY FISHING REPORTS
- WHATCOM CREEK CLOSING TO FISHING EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15TH
- CORONET BAY SMELT FISHING
- NOVEMBER 15TH LAST DAY TO SALMON FISH IN MARINE AREA 10
- RAZOR CLAM DIG FOR THE WASHINGTON COAST NOVEMBER 22ND - 25TH
- WINTER STEELHEADING
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING
- COHO EGGS
- WINTER BLACKMOUTH OPENS IN MARINE AREAS 8-1 & 8-2 ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST
- NOOKSACK RIVER CLOSES TO CHUM RETENTION
- COASTAL RAZOR CLAM DIG DECEMBER 6TH - 9TH
- October (13)
- WINTER CRABBING OPENS IN MANY PUGET SOUND AREAS
- GRAYS AND WEST FORK GRAYS RIVERS TO CLOSE FOR HATCHERY COHO
- TOUTLE AND NORTH FORK TOUTLE TO CLOSE FOR CHINOOK RETENTION
- FIRST RAZOR CLAM DIG OF THE FALL SEASON
- SKAGIT COHO LIMIT INCREASED
- HANFORD REACH FALL CHINOOK FISHERY TO CLOSE
- "NEW ITEM" CRACK'N CRAB CLEANER & GAUGE
- LOWER SAMISH RIVER TO REOPEN TO FISHING
- YAKIMA RIVER SALMON FISHERY TO CLOSE
- DRANO LAKE TO CLOSE TO ALL FISHING
- SALMON FISHING TO OPEN ON NASELLE RIVER
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS - OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH
- DUNGENESS RIVER CLOSE TO FISHING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 26TH, 2018s
- September (17)
- RETURN/REPORT THOSE SUMMER CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS
- PUCCI 2OZ CHOVY JIGS
- WHIDBEY ISLAND COHO BEACH FISHING
- TENTATIVE RAZOR CLAM SEASONS THOUGH DECEMBER
- EDMONDS COHO DERBY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH
- 2018 EDMONDS COHO DERBY RESULTS
- SQUID ARE BEING CAUGHT
- SALMON & STEELHEAD FISHING TO CLOSE SEPTEMBER 12TH IN PORTION OF COLUMBIA
- LOWER SAMISH RIVER CLOSING TO ALL FISHING
- CHINOOK LIMIT DECREASED TO ONE ADULT IN HANFORD REACH SECTION OF COLUMBIA
- SNOHOMISH, SKYKOMISH & SNOQUALMIE RIVERS OPEN FOR SALMON
- LOWER COWLITZ RIVER CLOSING TO CHINOOK FISHING
- WASHOUGAL RIVER CLOSING TO CHINOOK RETENTION
- SALMON FISHING TO CLOSE IN WILLAPA BAY TRIBUTARIES
- SALMON FISHING TO RE-OPEN IN MARINE AREA 2-1 AND WILLAPA BAY CONTROL ZONE
- SNOHOMISH,SNOQUALMIE, SKYKOMISH & WALLACE RIVER SALMON FISHING RULES TO CHANGE
- PORTION OF SKAGIT RIVER TO CLOSE TO ALL ANGLING FOR FOUR DAYS
- August (14)
- MARINE AREAS 1(ILWACO) & 4 (NEAH BAY) TO CLOSE TO SALMON ANGLING
- SALMON FISHING MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON)
- SALMON FISHING MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) August 14th
- MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) CLOSING TO CHINOOK ANGLING
- CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASES TO TWO IN MARINE AREA 11 (TACOMA/VASHON iSLAND)
- TWO MORE DAYS OF SPOT SHRIMP FISHING FOR HOOD CANAL
- MARINE AREA 2 (WESTPORT) OPENS TO 7 DAYS A WEEK SALMON FISHING
- STEELHEAD RETENTION TO CLOSE ON A LARGE PORTION OF COLUMBIA RIVER
- MARINE AREA 11 CLOSING FOR CHINOOK - LAST DAY 25TH AUGUST
- COHO IN MARINE AREA 8-2
- STURGEON FISHERY APPROVED BY WDFW
- MARINE AREA 1 (ILWACO) OPENS FOR TWO MORE DAYS OF SALMON FISHING
- CLAM & OYSTER SEASON FOR NORTH BAY (CASE INLET)
- WHIDBEY ISLAND BEACH FISHING
- July (11)
- SHRIMP FISHING TO CLOSE IN AREA 7 WEST & AREA 6
- Happy 4th of July
- COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON REGULATION UPDATE
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE REPORTS FROM JULY 7TH & 8TH
- WEE G's & SKINNY G's in HERRING AIDE COLOR
- SALMON LIMITS REVISED FOR COLUMBIA RIVER
- CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASE TO TWO AT NEAH BAY (MARINE AREA 4)
- MARINE AREA 11 T0 RESTRICT BOAT FISHING FOR SALMON
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS INCREASE - FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD
- MARINE AREA 9 (ADMIRALTY INLET) CLOSING TO RETENTION OF CHINOOK SALMON
- MARINE AREA 9 TO REOPEN FOR CHINOOK
- June (19)
- ADDITIONAL HALIBUT OPENERS IN MARINE AREAS 3 - 10
- SHAD NUMBERS SPIKE THOUGH BONNEVILLE
- FINAL DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2018 HALIBUT FISHERY
- TULALIP TERMINAL AREA TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY JUNE 9TH
- ADDITIONAL FISHERIES FOR ANGLERS ON COLUMBIA RIVER
- PUGET SOUND RECREATIONAL CRAB SEASON ANNOUNCED
- 13TH ANNUAL BREWSTER KING SALMON DERBY AUGUST 3,4, & 5TH
- LING COD FISHING IN PUGET SOUND TO CLOSE
- ADDITIONAL SHRIMP DAY FOR HOOD CANAL
- FANTASTIC SHAD NUMBERS OVER BONNEVILLE
- NEW WASHINGTON SPORT FISHING RULES PHAMPLETS
- EDMONDS FISHING PIER SALMON FISHING
- MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) RESIDENT COHO
- OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES TO START JUNE 23RD
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE SEASON STARTS JULY 7TH
- SKAGIT RIVER FISHING CLOSING JUNE 28TH , 29TH , JULY 3RD & 4TH
- COLUMBIA RIVER SOCKEYE OPEN JULY 1ST
- HOOD CANAL KING FISHERY OPENS JULY 1ST BELOW AYOCK POINT
- CRABBING OPENS SATURDAY JUNE 30TH - PLEASE KEEP YOUR CRAB GEAR OUT OF THE FERRY LANES
- May (19)
- YAKIMA RIVER TO OPEN FOR SPRING CHINOOK
- NO-GO ZONE ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF SAN JUAN ISLAND
- SKAGIT RIVER SOCKEYE TO OPEN JUNE 16TH
- MARINE AREAS 11 & 13 WILL NOT OPEN FOR CRABBING THIS SEASON
- SHAD SHOWING UP IN COLUMBIA RIVER
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY - SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
- 2018 LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY RESULTS
- NEARSHORE HALIBUT FISHERY IN MARINE AREA 1 OPEN 7 DAYS PER WEEK
- SPRING CHINOOK FISHERY TO RE-OPEN BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW BONNEVILLE DAM
- TULALIP TERMINAL AREA TO OPEN FRIDAY MAY 25TH
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON "NO GO" ZONE ON WEST SIDE OF SAN JUAN ISLAND
- MANDATORY STEELHEAD RELEASE ON GREEN RIVER, EFFECTIVE JUNE 2ND
- TWO ADDITIONAL SHRIMP DAYS FOR HOOD CANAL
- SPOT SHRIMP LIMIT INCREASES TO 120 IN MARINE AREA 6 & COON STRIPE & PINK SHRIMP OPEN JUNE 1ST IN MANY AREAS
- SALMON FISHING OPENS IN MARINE AREA 10
- MARINE AREA 11 OPENS TO SALMON FISHING JUNE 1ST
- SHAD NUMBERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER BONNEVILLE DAM
- SNOHOMISH RIVER SYSTEM OPENS FOR STEELHEAD
- FREE FISHING WEEKEND JUNE 9TH & 10TH
- April (16)
- PURCHASE YOUR NEW 2018/2019 LICENSES
- 9TH ANNUAL LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY - SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
- MARINE AREA 6 SALMON FISHING TO CLOSE EFFECTIVE APRIL 9TH
- 31ST ANNUAL STANNWOOD EAGLES BLACKMOUTH DERBY - APRIL 21ST & 22ND
- RUN DOWN ON 2018 / 2019 SALMON SEASONS FOR PUGET SOUND & STRAITS
- SKAGIT & SAUK RIVERS OPEN FOR CATCH & RELEASE STEELHEADING
- COLUMBIA RIVER REOPENS FOR ONE MORE DAY BELOW BONNEVILLE DAM - MAY 14TH
- COASTAL RAZOR CLAM DIG OK'D FOR APRIL 19TH THROUGH APRIL22ND
- MONROE SPORTSMAN SHOW, APRIL 20 -22
- CHANGES IN COASTAL BOTTOMFISH LIMITS
- STURGEON SEASONS FOR BONNEVILLE & DALLES POOLS ON THE COLUMBIA
- LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON SEASONS
- SKAGIT & SAUK C & R FISHERIES
- LOWLAND LAKES OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH
- GIBBS WEE G SPOONS - NOW IN STOCK
- PUGET SOUND SHRIMP SEASONS
- March (10)
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS APPROVED FOR MARCH 2ND & 3RD
- NO COWLITZ RIVER SMELT FISHING THIS YEAR
- 31ST ANNUAL "BILL HAYES HOT PLUG'S" BLACKMOUTH DERBY
- RAZOR CLAM DIG OK'D FOR MARCH 16TH & 17TH
- 1ST DAY RESULTS FOR THE OLYPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY
- FINAL RESULTS FOR THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY
- OPTIONS FOR 2018 WASHINGTON COASTAL SALMON SEASONS
- 2018 EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY RESULTS
- RESULTS FROM THE BILL HAYES 31ST HOT PLUGS DERBY
- SALMON LIMIT INCREASES IN MARINE AREA 9 TO TWO SALMON PER DAY
- February (6)
- January (11)
- SAN JUAN ISLANDS BLACKMOUTH
- WORKSHOP ON SKAGIT BASIN STEELHEAD FISHERY
- EDMONDS SQUIDDING
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY MARCH 9, 10 & 11
- MARINE AREAS 8-1,8-2 & 9 WILL REOPEN FOR SALMON FISHING FEBRUARY 16TH
- CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASED TO TWO HATCHERY FISH IN MARINE AREA 10
- KOKANEE FISHING GOOD ON LAKE CHELAN
- 2018 KIDS FISHING EVENTS
- REMINDER - GET THOSE CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS RETURNED
- COASTAL RAZOR CLAM DIGS A GO!
- MURRY'S 36TH ANNUAL GEODUCK RESTAURANT SALMON DERBY
- December (11)
- December (10)
- DECEMBER IS HERE - START OF THE WINTER STEELHEAD SEASON
- NOOKSACK RIVER TO CLOSE FOR CHUM SALMON RETENTION
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEW YEAR
- SKYKOMISH STEELHEAD FISHING
- CORONET BAY SMELTING
- NISQUALLY RIVER REOPENS TO SPORTFISHING
- TOKUL CREEK OPENS FOR FISHING
- MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
- RAZOR CLAM DIG APPROVED BY WDFW
- WILLAPA BAY AND ALL TRIBUTARIES REDUCED TO ONE SALMON LIMIT
- November (13)
- BLACKMOUTH REPORTS FROM THE OPENER
- HOODSPORT CHUM SALMON FISHERY
- QUILLAYUTE RIVER SYSTEM RE-OPENS TO FISHING - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
- LOWER SAMISH RIVER TO RE-OPEN TO FISHING
- EVERETT "NO COHO" DERBY RESULTS
- DUNGENESS RIVER CLOSING TO SALMON FISHING
- LAKE CHELAN PUTTING OUT NICE KOKANEE
- MARINE AREAS 8-1,8-2 & 9 CLOSING TO ALL SALMON FISHING AS OF NOVEMBER 13TH
- DUNGENESS RIVER TO REOPEN FOR HATCHERY COHO NOVEMBER 15TH
- FOUR DAYS OF RAZOR CLAM DIGGING STARTING DECEMBER 1ST
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING
- NISQUALLY RIVER TO REMAIN CLOSED
- SALMON SEASON EXTENDED ON SOL DUC RIVER
- October (22)
- FIRST FALL RAZOR CLAM DIG IS A GO FOR OCTOBER 6TH & 7TH
- MANY AREAS OF PUGET SOUND REOPEN FOR CRAB ON OCTOBER 7TH
- BOB HEIRMAN MEMORIAL COHO DERBY - SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH
- SAMISH RIVER CLOSES TO ALL FISHING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 10TH
- SECTIONS OF SNAKE RIVER TO OPEN FOR STEELHEAD RETENTION ON OCTOBER 15TH
- STURGEON RETENTION BELOW BONNEVILLE DAM OCTOBER 21ST & OCTOBER 26TH
- WDFW CLOSING QUILLAYUTE RIVER AND MOST TRIBUTARIES - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16TH
- PUTGET SOUND SQUIDDING OFF TO A GOOD START
- HOH RIVER CLOSES TO ALL FISHING EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16TH
- NORTH FORK TOUTLE & GREEN RIVER CLOSE FOR SALMON RETENTION OCTOBER 21ST
- EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY NOVEMBER 4 - 5, 2017
- WALLACE & SKYKOMISH RIVER COHO
- GOOD COHO FISHING IN THE DUNGENESS
- HOH AND SOUTH FORK OF THE HOH TO REOPEN TO FISHING
- SECTIONS OF THE BOGACHIEL & CALAWAH RIVERS CLOSE TO ALL FISHING
- COLUMBIA RIVER REOPENS FOR STURGEON RETENTION
- WILD COHO MUST BE RELEASED ON THE SNOHOMISH RIVER SYSTEM
- RAZOR CLAM DIG OK'D FOR LONG BEACH & TWIN HARBORS
- PUGET SOUND SQUIDDING
- COPALIS & MOCROCKS ADDED TO RAZOR CLAM DIGS
- WINTER BLACKMOUTH OPENS IN MANY MARINE AREAS NOVEMBER 1ST
- GREEN RIVER & NORTH FORK TOUTLE REOPEN FOR COHO
- September (12)
- WILD CHINOOK RELEASE MANDATORY ON HUMPULIPS RIVER
- BOB HEIRMAN MEMORIAL COHO DERBY - SATURDAY,OCTOBER 7TH, 2017
- SEND IN THOSE SUMMER CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS
- NOOKSACK RIVER TO CLOSE TO PINK SALMON FISHING
- WALLACE RIVER TO CLOSE TO ANGLING
- MARINE AREA 9 (SEATTLE & BREMERTON) SALMON FISHING
- WDFW HOSTING NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017
- LAKE WASHINGTON COHO OPENS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017
- SNOHOMISH SYSTEM CLOSES FOR PINK SALMON EFFECTIVE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND
- LAKE WASHINGTON COHO REPORT
- WALLACE RIVER REOPENS TO FISHING
- COWLITZ, GREEN & NORTH FORK TOUTLE RIVERS CLOSING TO CHINOOK FISHING
- August (8)
- July (17)
- SUMMER CHINOOK FISHERY REOPENS ON LOWER COLUBIA RIVER
- SOCKEYE FISHING TO CLOSE ON UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE FISHERY OPENS TOMORROW, JULY 8TH
- PUGET SOUND FLY FISHING FAIR - SATURDAY, JULY 29 2017
- FIRST DAY BAKER LAKE REPORTS
- HAWKEN TACKLE 360 DREGREE BREAKAWAY SYSTEM
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS INCREASE
- SKAGIT RIVER SOCKEYE FISHERY EXTENTED THROUGH JULY 21ST
- MARINE AREA 7 WEST CLOSING TO SHRIMP FISHING
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS UP TO 3,520
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE COUNT NOW 4,661
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS INCREASE, FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD
- FRESH FISH IN BAKER LAKE
- CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASES TO 2 CHINOOK IN MARINE AREA 10 ON JULY 29TH
- MARINE AREA9 CHINOOK QUOTA REACHING LIMITS
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE NUMBERS NOW UP TO 7,386
- MARINE AREA 9 CLOSES FOR CHINOOK - LAST DAY SUNDAY 30TH JULY
- June (27)
- WDFW & ODFW APPROVE LIMITED COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON FISHERY
- SKAGIT RIVER TO OPEN FOR SOCKEYE FISHING JUNE 11TH - JULY 15TH
- FREE FISHING WEEKEND JUNE 10TH & 11TH, 2017
- SKYKOMISH RIVER STEELHEAD & KINGS
- COLUMBIA RIVER SHAD NUMBERS INCREASE - FISHING GOOD
- EDMONDS PIER KING SALMON
- ADDITIONAL HALIBUT FISHING JUNE 1OTH
- ADDITIONAL DAY OF SHRIMPING FOR HOOD CANAL - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH
- FREE FISHING WEEKEND - SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH & SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE FISHING IS JUST AVERAGE OVERALL
- SKAGIT RIVER TO OPEN FOR SOCKEYE FISHING SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH
- NEW 2017/2018 FISHING REGULATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE
- NEW FISHING REGULATIONS HAVE ARRIVED - STOP BY FOR A COPY
- LAKE CHELAN REPORT FROM 6/12/2017 FROM ANTON JONES
- ANOTHER DAY OF HALIBUT FISHING ON JUNE 17TH
- HOOD CANAL CHINOOK LIMIT OF FOUR SOUTH OF AYOCK ROCK
- LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON FISHERY CLOSES
- INTERESTING READ ON THE STATE OF OUR HALIBUT FISHERIES
- EDMONDS FISHING PIER KING FISHING
- WDFW AMMENDS SKAGIT RIVER CLOSURE DATES FOR LOWER SKAGIT SOCKEYE FISHERY
- COLUMBIA RIVER SHAD FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE DAM
- SKAGIT RIVER SOCKEYE FISHERY
- SALMON FISHERIES OPEN JUNE 24TH IN MARINE AREAS 1,3 &4
- ICICLE RIVER OPENS FOR CHINOOK, SATURDAY JUNE 24TH
- NEAH BAY (MARINE AREA 4) OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH
- ONE MORE DAY OF SHRIMPING FOR HOOD CANAL ON JULY 19TH
- BAKER RIVER / BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE COUNTS INCREASE
- May (17)
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FOR 5/6/2017
- RAZOR CLAM DIGGING DONE UNTIL FALL
- ICICLE RIVER WILL NOT OPEN FOR CHINOOK THIS SEASON
- ADDITIONAL DAY OF HALIBUT FISHING ON MAY 21,2017
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FROM MAY14, 2017
- LAKE STEVENS 8TH ANNUAL KOKANEE DERBY SATURDAY, MAY 20TH 2017
- LAST DAY OF SPOT SHRIMP FOR MARINE AREA 8-1,8-2 & 9 - MAY 17TH
- IMEDIATE CLOSURE OF SNAKE RIVER SPRING CHINOOK FISHERY
- ONE MORE ADDITIONAL DAY OF HALIBUT FISHING ON THURSDAY, MAY 25TH
- 2017 LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY RESULTS
- TULALIP TERMAINAL AREA (THE BUBBLE) WILL OPEN FRIDAY MAY 26TH
- SPOT SHIMP LIMITS TO INCREASE IN MARINE AREA 6 & 7 WEST
- ONE MORE ADDITIONAL SHRIMP DAY FOR HOOD CANAL
- MARINE AREA 1 (ILWACO) WILL CLOSE TO HALIBUT FISHING - ADDITIONAL DAY FOR MARINE AREAS 3-10
- LEWIS RIVER OPENS FOR CHINOOK RETENTION JUNE 1ST
- SAND SHRIMP
- HOW ABOUT ONE MORE DAY OF HALIBUT ON SUNDAY JUNE 4TH
- April (15)
- TWIN HARBOR RAZOR CLAM DIG STARTING APRIL 5TH
- MONROE SPORTSMAN'S SHOW - APRIL 7TH - 9TH
- STANWOOD EAGLES 30TH ANNUAL BLACKMOUTH FISHING DERBY APRIL 22ND & 23RD
- SILVER KNIGHT SPOONS BY SILVER HORDE
- WASHINGTON SALMON FISHERIES SET FOR 2017
- SPRING CHINOOK FISHERY EXTENDED IN LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER
- MORE RAZOR CLAM DIGGING ON WASHINGTON COAST
- FINALIZED HALIBUT SEASONS FOR WASHINGTON STATE
- 21ST APRIL LAST DAY TO FISH SALMON IN MARINE AREA 7, SAN JUAN ISLANDS
- WDFW CLOSES RAZOR CLAM DIGS APRIL 24TH & 25TH
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE FISHING STARTING TO HEAT UP
- TICKETS FOR 8TH ANNUAL LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY ARE HERE
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS OK'D FOR WASHINGTON COASTAL BEACHES
- RESULTS FROM STANWOOD EAGLES DERBY LAST WEEKEND
- SALMON FISHERMEN - UPDATED CORRECTIONS TO THE 2016/2017 REGULATIONS
- March (13)
- COASTAL RAZOR CLAM DIG STARTING MARCH 7TH
- SEEP LAKES REPORT ON ICE CONDITIONS
- OPTIONS FOR WASHINGTON COASTAL SALMON FISHERIES FOR 2017
- TWIN HARBOR BEACHES OPEN FOR RAZOR CLAM DIGGING - KALALOCH BEACHES CLOSED
- 2017 KIDS FISHING EVENTS
- STURGEON TO CLOSE IN BONNEVILLE & DALLES POOLS EFFECTIVE MARCH 25TH
- 2017EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY RESULTS
- SAN JUANS (MARINE AREA 7) REOPENS FOR SALMON FISHING EFFECTIVE MARCH 25TH
- CHEHALIS RIVER WILL NOT OPEN FOR SPRING CHINOOK FISHING
- JOHN DAY POOL TO CLOSE FOR STURGEON RETENTION
- MORNING RAZOR CLAM DIGS ON COPALIS & MOCROCKS BEACHES
- COWLITZ RIVER STEELHEADING HAS BEEN GOOD
- SPRING CHINOOK SEASON EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 10 ON COLUMBIA RIVER
- February (23)
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS SCHEDULED FEBRUARY 7TH - 12TH ON WASHINGTON COASTAL BEACHES
- COLUMBIA RIVER SMELT SEASON ON HOLD FOR THE TIME BEING
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY FEBRUARY 17 - 18 - 19, 2017
- CHINOOK LIMIT LOWERED TO 1 IN MARINE AREA 6 - EFFECTIVE FEBUARY 16TH
- MARINE AREA 9 WILL OPEN TO SALMON FISHING EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 16TH
- MARINE AREA 7 (SAN JUANS) WILL CLOSE TO SALMON FISHING
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FOR 2/11/2017 FROM ANTON JONES
- LAST CHANCE FOR PUGET SOUND STEELHEADING THIS WINTER
- 30TH ANNUAL BILL HAYES HOT PLUG'S BLACKMOUTH DERBY FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017
- LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY TICKETS
- SIX DAYS OF RAZOR CLAM DIGGING ON COASTAL BEACHES STARTING FEBRUARY 23RD
- CHANGES TO THE OCEAN BOTTOMFISH FISHERIES FOR 2017
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY RESULTS FOR 2017
- CORONET BAY SMELTING
- COLUMBIA BASIN MARCH 1ST OPENER LAKES
- 11TH ANNAUL EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY - SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH 2017
- COWLITZ RIVER OPENS FOR COLUMBIA RIVER SMELT
- COWLITZ RIVER SMELT FISHERY A BUST
- LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE DERBY MAY 20TH, 2017
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FOR 2/27/2017 FROM ANTON JONES
- HOT PLUGS DERBY RESULTS
- BECKMAN FISHING NETS ARE BACK!
- PREDICTIONS OF WASHINGTON SALMON RUNS RELEASED BY WDFW
- January (15)
- RAZOR CLAM DIG AT KALALOCH APPROVED FOR JANUARY 8 & 9TH 2017
- STEELHEAD LISENCE PLATE IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
- SPORT FISHING FOR BOTTOMFISH CLOSES OFF WASHINGTON COAST THROUGH MARCH 10TH
- ICE FISHING OPPORTUNITES ARE GOOD ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE STATE
- MARINE AREA 9 WILL NOT OPEN TO SALMON FISHING ON JANUARY 16TH, 2017
- RAZOR CLAM DIGGING AT MOCRORCKS & COPALIS BEACHES JANUARY 13, 14 & 15TH
- BOTTOMFISH CLOSURE CLARIFICATION IN MARINE AREAS 1 - 4
- COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON POLICY UPDATE
- MORE COASTAL RAZOR CLAM DIGGING ON WASHINGTON COAST
- SALMON FISHING WILL CLOSE IN MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON)
- COLUMBIA RIVER REFORMS THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY ODFW COMMISSION
- CLOSED SECTIONS OF SKYKOMISH & WALLACE RIVER REOPENS
- DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN THOSE WINTER CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS
- LAST WEEKEND FOR STEELHEADING FOR MANY SECTIONS OF PUGET SOUND RIVERS
- LAKE CHELAN FISHING REPORT FOR 1/26/2017 FROM ANTON JONES
- December (10)
- December (14)
- Tokul Creek, Snoqualimie, Tolt and Raging River to close.
- Stillagumish River and tributaries to close to fishing
- RAZOR CLAM DIG OK'D FOR THE 10TH & 11TH OF DECEMBER
- OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY - FEBRUARY 16th, 17th & 18th February 2017
- NO PORT ANGELES HALIBUT DERBY THIS YEAR
- TENTATIVE RAZOR CLAM DIGS THROUGH FEBRUARY 2017
- ICE FISHING AT MOSES LAKE
- BRUTUS MAX TORQUE by ACE LINE HAULER
- SKYKOMISH & WALLACE RIVER STEELHEAD
- TED'S NEW STORE HOURS FOR THE WINTER
- NOOKSACK RIVER CLOSES TO FISHING - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST 2017
- PORTIONS OF THE SKYKOMISH & WALLACE RIVERS ARE CLOSING TO ALL FISHING
- TIME TO SEND IN THOSE CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS
- LAKE SAMMAMISH TROUT FISHING
- November (10)
- WINTER BLACKMOUTH FISHERIES
- MARINE TOXINS CLOSE RAZOR CLAM DIGS
- LAKE CHELAN REPORT FOR 07 NOVEMBER 2016
- RESULTS FROM THE EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY
- RAZOR CLAM DIGGING OPENS ON THREE WASHINGTON COASTAL BEACHES
- WDFW Black Friday Fishing
- TWIN HARBORS OPENS FOR THREE DAYS OF RAZOR CLAM DIGGING
- LAKE WASHINGTON & LAKE SAMMAMISH CUTTHROAT
- Skykomish & Wallace River Winter Steelhead
- NOVEMBER 30TH LAST DAY OF SALMON FISHING IN MARINE AREA 9
- October (15)
- MANY PUGET SOUND MARINE AREAS REOPENING TO RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
- SNOHOMISH RIVER COHO - REOPENS OCTOBER 6TH - 9TH
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS OK'D FOR COPALIS & MOCROCKS FOR OCTOBER 14,15 & 16
- SNOHOMISH, SKYKOMISH & WALLACE OPEN FOR COHO
- RAZOR CLAM DIGS OK'D FOR TWIN HARBORS,MOCROCKS & COPALIS
- WDFW TO REDUCE CHINOOK LIMIT IN MARINE AREA 7 (SAN JUANS ISLANDS) TO ONE
- DUNGENESS TO OPEN FOR HATCHERY COHO OCTOBER 16TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 27TH
- POOR STEELHEAD RUNS INTO THE UPPER COLUMBIA MEANS NO STEELHEADING
- LAST DAY TO FISH COLUMBIA FROM MOUTH TO PASCO FOR SALMON & STEELHEAD
- CHELAN AREA FISHING REPORT FROM ANTON JONES
- NISQUALLY OPENS FOR HATCHERY COHO AND OTHER GAMEFISH
- ADDITIONAL FISHING OPPORTUNITES FOR SNOHOMISH SYSTEM
- NO RAZOR CLAM DIGGING AT TWIN HARBOR BEACHES DUE TO TOXIN LEVELS
- CHINOOK LIMITED TO ONE HATCHERY IN MARINE AREAS 8-1.8-2,9 AND 10
- WINTER CRAB TO CLOSE EARLY IN MARINE AREA 10
- September (22)
- SEPTEMBER'S HERE - BUT IT'S NOT A NORMAL YEAR
- EDMOND'S FISHING PIER REOPENS TODAY - SEPTEMBER 2ND
- COLUMBIA RIVER - BOUY 10 CHINOOK RETENTION ALLOWED AFTER LABOR DAY
- LAST DAY OF CRABBING SEPTEMBER 5TH IN MOST OF PUGET SOUND
- LAKE CHELAN REPORT FOR 9/4/16 FROM ANTON JONES
- SEPTEMBER LAKE STEVENS KOKANEE FISHING
- EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016
- PUGET SOUND SQUIDDING FALL 2016
- LAKE WASHINGTON OPENING TO COHO FISHING SEPTEMBER 16 - OVTOBER 31
- PERCH FISHING
- PROPOSED FALL / WINTER RAZOR CLAM SEASONS 2016
- COLUMBIA RIVER CHINOOK FISHERY TO REMAIN OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22
- HATCHERY COHO MAY BE RETAINED IN TULALIP BAY BUBBLE FISHERY
- PORTION OF GREEN RIVER OPENS FOR COHO RETENTION
- COLUMBIA RIVER TO REMAIN OPEN FOR CHINOOK THOUGH SEPTEMBER
- REITER PONDS SECTION OF SKYKOMISH REOPENS FOR STEELHEAD
- ADDITIONAL SECTIONS OF GREEN RIVER TO OPEN TO COHO & GAMEFISH
- SKAGIT & CASCADE RIVERS OPEN FOR COHO & GAMEFISH
- STURGEON FISHING EXTENDED IN WANAPUM AND PRIEST RAPID RESERVOIRS
- SNOHOMISH RIVER OPENS FOR COHO
- PORTION OF MARINE AREA 13 TO OPEN FOR COHO RETENTION OCTOBER 1st
- GET THOSE 2016 SUMMER CRAB CATCH RECORD CARDS RETURNED
- August (10)
- STILL TIME TO FISH FOR CHINOOK IN MARINE AREAS 9 & 10
- THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH LAST DAY TO FISH MARINE AREA 9
- MARINE AREA 6 CLOSING TO SPOT SHRIMP FISHING
- MARINE AREA 10 CHINOOK FISHERY - LOOKS LIKE WE WILL FISH THROUGH AUGUST 15TH
- GOOD NEWS - LAKE WASHINGTON & LAKE SAMMAMISH WILL BE OPEN TO FISHING
- CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASED TO TWO IN MARINE AREA 10
- COLUMBIA RIVER BUOY 10 REPORTS
- Marine Area 11 Closes For Salmon - Last Day Friday 19 August
- MARINE AREA 1 CLOSING TO SALMON FISHING
- SAMISH RIVER KING SALMON
- July (11)
- HAVE A GREAT 4TH OF JULY!
- MARINE AREA 7 SOUTH REOPENS FOR SPOT SHRIMP
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE OPENS EARLY FOR SOCKEYE
- COLUMBIA RIVER SOCKEYE FISHERY EXPANDED AND SALMON LIMITS RAISED
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE REPORTS FROM JULY 7th
- LAKE CHELAN REPORT FROM 7/10/2016
- BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE FISHERY REPORT FROM 7/10/2016
- WESTPORT (MARINE AREA 2) CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASES TO TWO EFFECTIVE JULY 23RD
- LAKE WENATCHEE SOCKEYE FISHING
- CHINOOK FISHING IN MARINE AREA 9 GETTING CLOSER TO A CLOSURE
- 11TH ANNUAL BREWSTER KING SALMON DERBY - AUGUST 5,6, & 7 2016
- 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
- December (14)
- 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)