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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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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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WDFW News Release: WDFW to release hatchery steelhead into inland lakes again this year

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fish managers will release “early winter” hatchery steelhead into inland lakes again this year, now that federal fisheries officials have decided to conduct a full-scale environmental impact analysis of all Puget Sound hatchery steelhead programs. This follows the same action last year, which put a bunch of 10+ […]

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Opening day trout season 2013 in Whatcom and Skagit

Trout season is officially opening the weekend of April 27th. Most Whatcom and Skagit county lakes are opening on Saturday to trout fishing, and lots of them are stocked with catchable and triploid size rainbows. Read more information here http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/ and find information on local lakes on our fishing access pages. http://fishwhatcom.com/lakesrivers/Index.htm

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WDFW seeks comments on sport fishing rule proposals

Now is your chance to submit comments and attend public meetings regarding upcoming sportfishing rule change proposals. From the official WDFW News Release: “OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept public comments through Dec. 15 on proposed changes to the state’s sportfishing rules. As part of that effort, WDFW has […]

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Public invited to propose changes to recreational fisheries

The WDFW is asking people who have ideas related to conservation of the fisheries, or increased recreational benefit to submit proposals. WDFW is accepting proposals through June 15, and has an online form available. The form, as well as information of the sportfishing rule change process, can be found at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/ . News release here. http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/apr2612a/

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Official: Puget Sound rivers closing to all fishing to protect wild steelhead

Well, it’s official that some Puget Sound rivers are closing soon to protect wild steelhead, although we weren’t holding out hope that it would be any different this year than previously. WDFW has announced the closures for February 1st 2012, and February 16th 2012 for certain parts of certain rivers, on the Puyallup, Nooksack, Skagit, […]

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