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December’s first razor clam digs moving ahead on Washington coast

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Razor clam digging continues in December, as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have approved the next round of digs for Washington’s coastal beaches. The latest tests for marine toxins came back all clear
(More...) (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)

Commission made a decision on 2022 spring black bear special permits; heard briefing on coastal steelhead

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to not adopt a rule that would establish 2022 spring black bear special permits at its Nov. 19 webinar. The Commission’s vote on the 2022 spring bear rule resulted in a 4-4
(More...) (Monday, November 22, 2021)

North end Fourth of July is starting to ice up

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Choose tight lines over long lines this Black Friday! In northeast Washington and the area around Spokane, winter-only rainbow trout lakes that open the day after Thanksgiving include Fourth of July Lake on the Lincoln/Adams county line, Hatch Lake, and
(More...) (Monday, November 22, 2021)

Washington residents who hunt in Idaho or Manitoba asked not to import deer, elk, and moose due to detections of Chronic Wasting Disease

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
SPOKANE – Cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) confirmed in Idaho and Manitoba have wildlife managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) taking proactive measures to slow the potential spread of the disease to Washington State. Two mule
(More...) (Saturday, November 20, 2021)

The Bite Couldn't Get Any Hotter Today

by BLACKY'S GUIDE SERVICE
Just when I thought the triploid bite couldn't get any hotter - This happens this morning. It was so hot and heavy that we could only get three rods out. Man do I love this time of year!
(More...) (Tuesday, November 16, 2021)

Singles, doubles, triples, quads.....You name it we had it

by BLACKY'S GUIDE SERVICE
To say this morning was a smash fest would be an understatement. Singles, doubles, triples, quads.....You name it we had it. More fish to the net than we could count. Two for three on Kokes was certainly iceing on the
(More...) (Friday, November 12, 2021)

Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) reopens Nov. 22 for late-season crab fishing

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will reopen to daily recreational crab fishing on Nov. 22 and remain open through the end of the year, shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The decision to
(More...) (Thursday, November 11, 2021)

Next round of razor clam digs get go-ahead on Washington coast

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – This fall’s strong razor clam season continues as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have confirmed the latest round of digs for Washington’s coastal beaches, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16. Marine toxin results from the
(More...) (Thursday, November 11, 2021)

Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Instead of waiting in line on Black Friday this year, get out and cast a line at one of the many lakes the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is still stocking across the state. Thousands of large
(More...) (Thursday, November 4, 2021)

First round of November razor clam digs approved for coastal beaches

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have approved the next round of razor clam digs on the Washington coast, with the first digs kicking off Wednesday, Nov. 3. The opening comes after officials with
(More...) (Wednesday, October 27, 2021)

Sturgeon plant at Lake Roosevelt

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Mitch Combs with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife shared these great photos from a recent sturgeon release on Lake Roosevelt. This was the third release in 2021, adding over 3,000 white sturgeon. Each fish weighed ½ to 1 pound
(More...) (Wednesday, October 27, 2021)

State seeks grant proposals to remove barriers to fish migration; informational webinar Oct. 27

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – The Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board will accept grant proposals beginning in November for projects to remove barriers that prevent salmon and steelhead from swimming upstream. The board’s grant program is administered jointly by the Washington Department of
(More...) (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)

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