Russian River bag limit doubled to 6 sockeye salmon

Alaska Dispatch News, June 22, 2015 Think the popular Russian River is crowded with anglers?  Just wait. Beginning Tuesday morning, the bag limit will double to six fish, 12 in possession. The affected area is from Skilak Lake upstream on the Kenai River to a Fish and Game marker about 300 yards upstream of the Sportsman’s …

WDFW closes the Tahuya river to salmon retention and redefines access to Chico and Gorst creek.

J. W. Snyder, NWFN – June 18, 2015   Olympic Peninsula – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed down Salmon retention on the Tahuya river located in Kitsap county and further restricts access to Gorst and Chico creeks. Kitsap county has taken a hit for the 2015 salmon season with one of the county’s most …

Groundbreaking event to celebrate Skagit Bay restoration project

WDFW – June 17, 2015   OLYMPIA – A groundbreaking celebration is scheduled June 30 to mark the start of a two-year construction project in the Skagit River Delta that will support salmon recovery, protect farmland, and improve access to a popular bird-watching destination. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is sponsoring the …

Fishing and Hunting Fee Hikes Reduced

Henry Miller, Statesman Journal – 06/17/2015   The sting of fee increases for fishing and hunting licenses might not smart as much as originally proposed. Thanks to some pointed discussions and lengthy negotiations that resulted in amendments and modifications to several bills in the Oregon Legislature, the cost hikes to go fishing and hunting could …

2015-2016 Washington Fishing Regulations Pamplet Finally Here!

Just in time for summer, the WDFW 2015-2016 Fishing Regs are at the printing press and being prepared for distribution. For those who can’t wait a digital version can be obtained online at the WDFW website. Key changes in the Regs for this year is the bobber Rule for the Skokomish river, Tahuya River has been closed to sport fishing for …

Lampreys Falling From The Sky In Alaska

Washington Post – June, 2015 It all began outside of Value Village in Fairbanks, Alaska. Somehow, a strange-looking eel-like fish — equipped with teeth perfect for latching onto another animal and sucking its blood — ended up in the thrift store’s parking lot last week. Oh, and the fish was alive. So store employees put …

Fishing The Northwest This Father’s Day!

Dave Graybill, Fishin Magician, Friday, June 12, 2015  It’s Father’s Day Weekend on June 20th, and many families have plans to get together with Dad. This will be my first Father’s Day without my father, who passed away a short time ago. It was a tradition for my brother Rick and I to take him …

ADFG Relaxes Regs Due To Strong Salmon Returns

ADN – Mike Campbell, Beth Bragg, June 11, 2015  Boats crowd the mouth of the Deshka River to fish for king salmon in this June 15, 2007 file photo. Strong early returns of king salmon mean restrictions there and on the Anchor River will be eased. These are giddy days for Southcentral king salmon anglers, who …

Coast Guard rescues fishing boat in violent Alaska waters

CBS News – 06/11/2015 The crew of an Alaska fishing boat is safe after a dramatic rescue at sea. Coast Guard video shows the four men plunging into the six-foot seas from the sinking boat near Alaska’s Lituya Bay, CBS News’ Elaine Quijano reports. As the ship’s crew dealt with Alaska’s extreme environment, something on …

Washington State Record Tiger Trout Caught By Priest River Angler

NICK IVIE, Hagadone News Network, June 11, 2015   TONASKET, Wash. – Longtime Priest River resident Kelly Flaherty has a whopper of a fish story to tell, only this experienced angler has the proof and backing of the state fish and wildlife department to keep his account from becoming just another fisherman’s tale. Flaherty, 53, reeled …