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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 18, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Clam diggers warned of a high surf expected to hit the coast

Razor clam diggers planning on heading to the coast on Saturday should be aware of a high surf warning issued this weekend by the National Weather service. Those heading to Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks should be especially cautious of large waves 16 to 19 feet expected to reach the coast Saturday into Sunday. Be alert for…

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April 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Fly angler Skip Morris hosting Saturday seminar in Gig Harbor

The Gig Harbor Fly Shop is getting fly anglers ready for the upcoming statewide lowland lakes trout on April 26 with an event Saturday April 19 that features educational presentations, fly rod casting demos, and a seminar with world-renowned angler, author and fly-tyer Skip Morris. Morris will host two short free sessions in the morning, and…

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April 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports Lake Chelan kokanee derby a success

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I have learned that the first kokanee derby on Lake Chelan was a great success.  It was held last weekend and over 80 anglers bought tickets for the “Something Catchy Kokanee Derby”. Fishing was good, too. There were 275 kokanee caught,…

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April 18, 2014 at 8:09 AM

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic Coast steelhead checks

Here are the latest state Fish and Wildlife sport fishing winter steelhead checks from the northern Olympic coastal rivers: Bogachiel/Quillayute River Dec. 1-5: 11 bank anglers and seven boat anglers caught two steelhead for total of 70.0 hours fished. Dec. 6-8: 12 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers caught 17 steelhead for total of 305.5 hours fished….

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April 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream…

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April 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Lower Columbia reopens Saturday for spring chinook fishing

State fisheries officials met Wednesday and decided to reopen hatchery spring chinook fishing this Saturday on the Lower Columbia River from Buoy-10 upriver to Rooster Rock. Fishing would also be open for bank angling only from Rooster Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. The legal upstream boat boundary defined as: “a line projected from Rooster Rock…

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April 16, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Stanwood Eagle Blackmouth Derby lures 103 anglers into Saratoga Pass

The Stanwood Eagles Blackmouth Fishing Derby was held this past Saturday (April 12), and 103 anglers weighed-in 27 fish ranging from 3 to 20 pounds. First place went to Bill Doane who caught a 20.13 pound hatchery chinook at Greenbank, and took home $2,317.50. Second was Bill Hayes with a 16.07 pound hatchery chinook caught at Onamac…

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April 16, 2014 at 1:05 PM

State fisheries managers could reopen Lower Columbia for one more day of spring chinook fishing

State Fish and Wildlife fisheries officials from Washington and Oregon, and other joint fishery managers are meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 16) to discuss reopening the Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery for one more day. That day according to a source in the fisheries department says would occur on Friday (April 18) as was…

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