Swannys Guided Fishing

  Join Bill Swanny Swan of Swannys Guided Fishing and experience some of the best fishing the Northwest has to offer. Book your trip today and fish with the legendary Bill Swan. See for yourself why he’s considered one of the elite fishing guides in the region.       King Salmon     Steelhead …

King salmon restriction to take affect in Kuskokwim Bay Tribs

  03/25/2016 – John Snyder – NWFN   KING SALMON SPORT FISHING RESTRICTIONS IN KUSKOKWIM BAY TRIBUTARIES EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST   The Division of Sport Fish is reducing the bag and possession limit for king salmon to one king salmon in all tributaries of the Kuskokwim Bay (including but not limited to the Goodnews, Kanektok, …

Fisheries scientists planning for climate change in the Bering Sea

02/23/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   A recent article came out from the Alaska Dispatch News stating that scientists are planing for changes in the Bering sea. What changes do you ask? “Climate Change!” Climate change has become the number one buzz word for various organizations looking to step up to the government …

Trolling for king salmon in Sitka

02/21/2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN    The winter troll line in Sitka extends from Point Woodhouse on Biorka Island to Cape Edgecumbe, just off the volcano. The season continues from Oct. 11 to April 30 — or until the quota is filled, whichever comes first. According to Fish and Game, there are about …

Kenai River to allow king salmon fishing with restrictions

Peninsula Clarion By Rashah McChesney June 26, 2015 Anglers will soon be able to target Kenai River king salmon, but with restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Thursday released a batch of emergency orders designed to allow limited king salmon fishing on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. In July, anglers must fish no-bait and …

Alaska trollers outraged by low king salmon quota set by Pacific Salmon Commission

SitNews June , 26, 2015 Quota of 237,000 Chinook salmon shows broken forecast system   Juneau, Alaska – Members of the Alaska Trollers Association are expressing outrage that the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) has capped Alaska’s harvest of king salmon this summer at 237,000 fish. With the summer troll season set to begin this week, …

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 …

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 …