Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission vote to increase hunting and fishing license fee

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is proposing a 15-percent boost in recreational hunting and fishing license fees for 2019, with caps on the increase for people who buy multiple licenses in “bundled” packages. The commission, a citizen board appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish …

WDFW authorizes transfer of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound net pens

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has authorized Cooke Aquaculture to transport about 800,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon from the company’s hatchery in Rochester, Wash., to existing net-pen facilities in Puget Sound. WDFW issued the fish transport permit this week after working to ensure Cooke had met all of the state’s …

WDFW announces fall chinook harvest will be allowed in the Snake River

  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Action:  The Snake River will open for harvest of fall chinook: Daily limit 6. Release all salmon other than adult hatchery chinook and jack chinook. Salmon minimum length 12 inches. Washington licensed anglers must cease fishing for salmon and steelhead once their adult daily limit for either steelhead or salmon has …

The Ultimate Fishing Beads for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead.

  Fishing beads are among some of the most populate lures on the marketing for fishing for salmon trout and steelhead. For generations, anglers have been fishing beads with hopes of catching the big one. The trick is to find beads that most closely resemble a natural salmon egg! Beads that look like natural roe …

Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries …

Sockeye season to open on the Columbia River

  Starting July 1st, anglers can catch and keep sockeye salmon on the Columbia River, but will be required to release any chinook salmon they intercept downriver from Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today agreed to modify fishing rules in joint waters of the Columbia, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …

How To Anchor Your Pontoon Boat

  The pontoon boat cannot be used as like an everyday boat, it has a flattish deck that had been mounted on a floatation device called pontoons. You can able to power up this through using the electric trolling motor, water paddles or deep cycle lead batteries. Here is the few best trolling motor for …

Best top Water fishing Lures in 2018

Fishing is a great activity but without the right tools, you will not be able to catch the right fish. In the beginning, we all have been using the live bait to catch the fish. The hardest job we had to deal with was finding the right bait that is a little irritating because no …

WDFW denies permit for company to place 800,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound net pens

  OLYMPIA – Citing the risk of fish disease transmission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has denied permission for Cooke Aquaculture to transport 800,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon from its hatchery near Rochester to net pens at Rich Passage in Kitsap County. In late April, Cooke applied for permission to move juvenile non-native salmon …

WDFW invites public comments on conservation of river and stream banks

  OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comment on its recommendations for the management of “riparian ecosystems” along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state. Terra Rentz, the department’s ecosystem services manager, said WDFW will accept written comments through mid-July on the recommendations contained in Riparian Ecosystems, …