The best fishing gloves – Perfect Gifts for your Angler Friend

  Fishing is one healthy and fun activity, but it’s not always easy. Fishing in cold waters takes some strength and determination and while it’s always the determination that takes you to the other end; there is stuff that can help you enjoy your fishing expedition. Fishing gloves are one such utility gear that comes …

WDFW finds 2.75 million chinook fry to help replace fish lost at Minter Creek Hatchery

  OLYMPIA – Up to 2.75 million fall chinook fry are headed to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County in an effort to replace salmon lost during a Dec. 14 power outage at the facility. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) received approval Friday from NOAA Fisheries – the agency that oversees …

6.2 Million Chinook salmon fry lost after power outage at the Minter Creek Hatchery

  OLYMPIA – As many as 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last weekend when a windstorm cut power to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County and the facility’s backup generator failed. The fry were in incubators at the Minter Creek Hatchery operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The pump …

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 …