Salmon seasons set for Puget Sound; area waters expected to re-open to fishing

This news happened a couple weeks ago, and the permit still hasn’t been issued. Most puget sound rivers are still closed to fishing as of today. On May 26th state and Tribal leaders reached an agreement on fishing seasons, so rivers should be reopening soon. Stay tuned for more information. Additional information is at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/may2616b/  and, […]

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Winter Bass Fishing: How to Snag a Big One

You have an itch to go bass fishing but waiting until spring seems inconceivable. Although winter isn’t considered the ideal time for bass fishing, it is arguably the best time to catch larger fish, like the largemouth bass, that bulk up in winter months. Here are a few tips to improve your chances at winter […]

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How to Gear up for Fall Fishing

We’re finally into the beginning days of fall, which means the weather is starting to cool down and it’s finally possible to get outside and go fishing. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife plans to release 340,000 fish this fall, specifically catchable-sized trout in October and November. This means now is the time to […]

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Submit your summer crab catch card by Oct. 1st to avoid fines

Remember to submit your summer crab catch record catch by October 1st to avoid a $10 fine on next years license. Crabbers can submit catch record cards to WDFW by mail at CRC Unit, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. They can also report their catch online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/puget_sound_crab_catch.html from Sept. 8 through Oct. 1.

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Nooksack river re-opens to fishing

In a news release WDFW announces that the Nooksack river is re-opening to fishing from the Slater road upstream to the FFA marker in Deming. Previously closed areas remain closed, such as the North Fork, South Fork, and Middle Fork. Read the full release here. https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=1678  

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WDFW Fishing Rule Change: Fishing closed in areas of Nooksack River Basin due to drought

Nearly the entire Nooksack system is now closed to all fishing due to drought conditions. Read the press release below, and the discussion on the Fish Whatcom forum in the Nooksack 2015 thread that includes some further explanations.   WDFW Press release: August 27, 2015 Fishing closed in areas of Nooksack River Basin due to […]

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Fishing With Kids: An Age-Specific Guide

Like baseball, fishing is one of America’s greatest pastimes. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for decades and remains one of the most peaceful ways to disconnect from it all. Taking a fishing trip is a right of passage, but remember, not everyone is born a pro angler. If you’re ready to teach […]

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