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Cleman Mountain bighorn sheep tests positive for lethal bacteria

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
YAKIMA– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that a bighorn sheep from the Cleman Mountain herd tested positive for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae last week. Wildlife biologists received reports from a hunter in the area who saw a deceased lamb
(More...) (Tuesday, October 20, 2020)

Fall Chinook retention opens on the Cowlitz River

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Opens retention of hatchery fall Chinook.  Effective date: Oct. 16 through Dec. 31, 2020. Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon. Locations and salmon rules: Cowlitz River, from the mouth to the posted markers below the Barrier Dam. Rule: Salmon min. size 12”. Daily limit 6, up to 2 adults may be
(More...) (Thursday, October 15, 2020)

Coho limit increased, two hatchery adult salmon may be retained on the Washougal River

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Increases the adult salmon daily limit to two hatchery fish. Effective date: Oct. 16 through Dec. 31, 2020 Species affected: Hatchery salmon. Location: Washougal River, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls Rule: The salmon daily limit is 6; up to 2 adults may be
(More...) (Thursday, October 15, 2020)

WDFW approves six-day razor clam dig on ocean beaches

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA - Shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Oct. 16 after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The agency continues to emphasize ‘digging while distancing’ to support efforts by community health
(More...) (Tuesday, October 13, 2020)

Two more areas of Puget Sound reopening for late-season recreational crab fishing

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action:  Marine Area 8-1 and Marine Area 8-2 will open on October 10 for winter recreational crabbing.  Crabbing will be allowed seven days a week through December 31. Effective date:  October 10  Species affected:  Dungeness, red rock, and Tanner crab. Location:  Marine Area 8-1 and Marine Area
(More...) (Friday, October 9, 2020)

Some Jumbo Canary Rockfish Today

by TEQUILA TOO STAFF
Flounder and Yellowtail Rockfish were off the bite for us today, 15 fishing landed limits of rockfish for 17 including 11 jumbo Canary rockfish and 10 Lingcod.
(More...) (Sunday, October 4, 2020)

Head outdoors for deer, waterfowl, and razor clams this October

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Some of Washington's most popular hunting seasons get underway in October, when hunters take to the field for deer, elk, ducks, geese, and other game birds. Meanwhile, anglers are catching salmon in areas of Puget Sound, while razor clam digs are
(More...) (Friday, October 2, 2020)

Busy Salmon Fishing Day!

by TEQUILA TOO STAFF
9 Fishing landed 2 Kings and 10 Silvers! Everyone caught and took home a fish. Larry won the last Salmon derby of the year! We released about 30 natives so it was busy.
(More...) (Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Drano Lake opens for hatchery steelhead retention

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Opens angling for and retention of hatchery steelhead. Effective date: Oct. 3, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2020 Species affected: Hatchery steelhead. Location: Drano Lake. Rule: Salmon and steelhead: Daily limit is 6 fish, of which no more than 1 may be an adult
(More...) (Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Adult Chinook daily limit increased on the Washougal River

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Action: Increases the adult Chinook daily limit to two hatchery fish.  Effective date: Oct. 3 through Dec. 31, 2020  Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon  Location: Washougal River, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls.  Rule: Min. size 12". Daily limit 6 fish. Up to 2 adults may be retained, of which 1 may
(More...) (Thursday, October 1, 2020)

Columbia River salmon bag limit includes two Chinook as of Oct. 1

by OR DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Oregon and Washington fishery managers are liberalizing the bag limit for adult salmon on the Columbia River; beginning Oct. 1, the daily adult bag limit of two salmon may include up to two Chinook. The change applies to the
(More...) (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)

Winter recreational crabbing opens in several marine areas around Puget Sound beginning October 1

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Several marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing on Oct. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Waters reopening to sport crabbing Oct. 1 include marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east
(More...) (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)

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