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Salmon season suspended in Marine Area 10

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Closes salmon fishing.  Effective date: Jan. 19, 2021, until further notice.   Species affected: Salmon.  Location: Marine Area 10. Reason for action:  Anglers have reached nearly half (282 of 579) of this fishery’s allowed natural-origin Chinook encounter guideline within the first 10 days of the season. WDFW, in consultation with fishing advisors for Puget Sound, has decided to temporarily
(More...) (Friday, January 15, 2021)

Fishing report

by STEVE LEONARD / Steve's Guided Adventures
Happy New year to you all. Now is the time of year when we are in full swing in our winter months. With that being said, it is peak time for Winter Steelhead, tSteelhead are acrobatic fish that enter the small rivers headed to
(More...) (Monday, January 11, 2021)

Sturgeon retention closes in Bonneville Pool

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Closes retention of sturgeon.  Effective date: Jan. 8, 2021  Species affected: White sturgeon.  Location: From Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam.  Reason for action: Catches in the first week of fishing were much higher than expected. Creel data indicates harvest has surpassed the quota of 500 sturgeon.    Additional information: The Bonneville Pool remains open for catch-and-release fishing for
(More...) (Wednesday, January 6, 2021)

The Dalles Pool sturgeon retention season closes tonight

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) will close effective tonight (11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4), under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states are
(More...) (Monday, January 4, 2021)

Reduced steelhead bag limit for Snake River and tributaries continues into 2021, low returns persist

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Fishery managers have extended reduced daily bag limits for hatchery steelhead in the Snake River and tributaries, including the Grande Ronde, Wallowa and Imnaha Rivers. The bag limit of two hatchery steelhead per day remains in effect
(More...) (Thursday, December 31, 2020)

WDFW Weekender Report

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Ring in the new year with First Day hikes, waterfowl, and winter wildlife The start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, fish for winter lakes, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow
(More...) (Wednesday, December 30, 2020)

Reservations Start on January 1st!

by PREDATOR SPORTFISHING STAFF
Just a reminder, we start taking reservations on January 1st! Call the office at 360-268-0900 and be sure to request the PREDATOR for all your trips. If it's busy keep trying. If you get the answering machine, leave a detailed
(More...) (Tuesday, December 29, 2020)

WDFW and Snohomish County partner to provide public access for waterfowl hunting

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
MILL CREEK – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Snohomish County are working together to provide more public access for waterfowl hunting and other outdoor recreation in the lower Snohomish Delta. Smith Island, a 320-acre property owned by
(More...) (Monday, December 28, 2020)

Central Washington coast closed to crab fishing due to marine toxins

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Recreational fishing halted in Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and areas North of Point Chehalis to Queets River OLYMPIA – Effective immediately, recreational Dungeness crab fisheries on the Washington coast from areas north of Point Chehalis to the Queets River will
(More...) (Monday, December 28, 2020)

Snake River steelhead fishery change

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Reduces daily steelhead limits on the Snake River. Effective date: Jan. 1 through March 31, 2021. Species affected: Steelhead.       Locations and daily limits:   Regulatory reach 1 - From the mouth of the Snake River (Burbank to Pasco railroad bridge at Snake River
(More...) (Thursday, December 24, 2020)

WDFW offers special hunt drawing for early hunter reporting

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Hunters who report their 2020 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Sunday, Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2021, Washington Department of Fish
(More...) (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)

Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor crabbing close due to marine toxins; Some coastal crabbing areas reopen

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Recreational Dungeness crab fishing will close in Willapa Bay and remain closed in Grays Harbor, while crab fisheries on the Washington coast north of Point Chehalis will reopen, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers announced
(More...) (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)

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