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 …

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 …

Salmon season gets under way in several popular Washington fishing areas

Deal of the Week! Use Promo Code LUNKER and save 20% off when booking with Water West   It’s that time of year, dust off your hip waders, and gear up because several of Washington’s top fishing destinations are opening to salmon retention.   Freshwater Areas Chambers Creek – Fishing regulation area (714) from mouth …

$34 million in fish threatened by state government shutdown

Michael Konopasek, KING 5 News June 26, 2015 SEATTLE – Millions of dollars in fish could be at stake if state lawmakers can’t agree on a budget and avoid a government shutdown. Dozens of hatcheries across Washington, where fish are raised, could be temporarily closed. There are millions of fish being raised by the Department …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …