Swift Reservoir to remain open for another month

J. W. Snyder NWFN 11-23-2015 WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Action:  Swift Reservoir anglers will be able to fish the entire month of December. Species affected:  Hatchery rainbows and landlocked coho and chinook salmon. Effective dates and locations:  From Swift Dam upstream to Eagle Cliff Bridge through Dec. 31, 2015. Reason for action:  Nearly 52,000 catchable size …

Fishing is a way of life for the Lummi nation

By RALPH SCHWARTZ – Associated Press – Sunday, November 22, 2015   LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) – Members of Lummi Nation say that for them, fishing is different. Tribal and nontribal fishers alike must keep to the seasons and mind their catch quotas. Still, for most Washington residents, fishing is a privilege granted by the state …

NOAA Caught Distorting Fisheries Economics Picture (Again)

11/04/2015 J. W. Snyder NWFN    From the Website of CCA– Pacific North West  With a press release announcing the new 2014 FISHERIES OF THE UNITED STATES (FUS), NOAA Fisheries has continued to present a distorted picture of the nation’s fisheries and who generates value from them. The release touts the importance of healthy fisheries …

Tacoma Power stocks the upper Cowlitz and tributaries.

09/28/2015 Report provided by Tacoma Power   Last week Tacoma Power recovered 1,040 fall Chinook adults, 95 jacks, 203 summer-run steelhead, 137 coho adults, 75 jacks, 17 spring Chinook adults, one jacks, and 12 cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week Tacoma Power employees released …

Jessica Weigel gives program on fishing the Pacific Northwest

Jeffery P. Mayor – The Olympian 08/19/2015   Jessica Weigel, co-owner of Waters West Guide Service, will talk about guided fishing trips in the Pacific Northwest during Wednesday’s meeting of the Olympia Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Weigel and her husband, Casey Weigel, live on the Wynoochee River in Montesano. They met while Casey was doing a …

2015 Puyallup River salmon season opener offering up some decent numbers.

J. W. Snyder NWFN , August 3, 2015 Pierce County, WA – Northwest anglers are getting in on the early Puyallup river salmon fishing. So far the Salmon are coming up in small schools and decent numbers of Pinks and a few Chinook are being landed. There have also been a few rumors of the occasional Puyallup river …

Oregon rivers set to open for salmon season

  J.W. Snyder NWFN, 07/31/2015   Oregon Salmon Season Openers.   Oregon fishing season is well underway and even with the warmer than usual weather conditions the fishing has been great. Several of Oregon’s the top salmon fishing destinations are getting ready to open in August. Here are the rivers and creeks that will be opening …

Several top salmon fishing rivers in Washington set to open for the fall salmon season

J. W. Snyder, NWFN  7/30/2015 Ton’s of great fishing destinations are getting ready to open for salmon retention. Here are the areas set to open on the fist day of August. Freshwater Areas Whatcom Creek  – Fishing regulation area (884) from mouth to yellow markers below Dupont Street. open to Salmon retention from August 1st to …

Lake Wenatchee will open for Sockeye in 2015 after all

J. W. Snyder NWFN 7/28/2015   WDFW announces that Sockeye numbers are good enough they will open Sockeye fishing on Lake Wenatchee Good news for Washington anglers, even with the warm weather and significant closures, lake Wenatchee will open for Sockeye after all. Initially on July 16th the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closing …

Warm weather conditions cause Washington to further restrict access to fishing area’s

J. W. Snyder, NWFN, 7/16/2015   Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions on numerous rivers   OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures. The closures and restrictions take effect Saturday …