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Most Areas of Puget Sound Closing to Crabbing; Sport Crabbers Must File Catch Report

OLYMPIA – Recreational crab fishing will close for a catch assessment in eight areas of Puget Sound at sunset on Labor Day, after which everyone licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Sept. 15 to report their summer’s catch. Licensed sport crabbers must submit summer catch…


Pleasant Harbor Public Boat Launch to Close Sept. 8-12

OLYMPIA – The public boat launch at Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon on Hood Canal will be closed Sept. 8-12 while the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wraps up an improvement project at the site. The launch was previously scheduled to close earlier in September but recent heavy rains…


Salmon Fishing Opportunities Increase Along the Washington Coast Beginning Aug. 26

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be able to fish for salmon seven days a week along most of the Washington coast beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The new rules will increase fishing opportunities at Westport (Marine Area 2), La Push (Marine Area…


U.S. Army Divers to Assist State Agencies in tire Clean Up at Saltwater State Park

OLYMPIA – As part of a joint clean-up effort, 20 members of the U.S. Army Dive Company are taking to the waters of Puget Sound to remove hundreds of old tires located offshore at Saltwater State Park near Des Moines. Work on the project, sponsored by the Washington Department of…


Chinook Fishing in Marine Areas 9 and 10 Will Close at End of the Day Friday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding anglers that the recreational fisheries in marine areas 9 (Admiralty Inlet) and 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close to the retention of chinook salmon at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 15. The closure of the mark-selective fisheries for…


Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishing Closes Aug. 15

EPHRATA – Sockeye salmon fishing on Lake Wenatchee will close one hour after sunset Friday, Aug.15. By then, the catch will be close to total that can be taken while maintaining sufficient sockeye for natural spawning, said Jeff Korth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) north central region fish…


Public Meetings Will Outline Lower Columbia River Hatchery Changes

OLYMPIA – Modifications to salmon and steelhead hatchery operations on the lower Columbia River will be discussed at four public meetings this month in southwest Washington. The public meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and are scheduled for: Aug. 12 – Cathlamet: River Street Meeting Room, 25 River St., Cathlamet….


WDFW Moves to Enhance Safety for Outdoor Enthusiasts

OLYMPIA —Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) managers plan to examine hunter-education practices, possible hunting-age restrictions and other potential safety improvements for areas where mixed-use recreation occurs during hunting seasons. The increased safety effort follows a fatal accident Saturday, in which a Skagit County hiker was accidentally shot by…


Members sought for Master Hunter Advisory Group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through Sept. 30 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group. The group, which represents master hunters statewide, advises WDFW on issues and opportunities affecting master hunters and the Master Hunter program. The director…


Committee Members Sought For Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Group

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking members of the sport fishing community to serve on a committee that oversees a program designed to enhance recreational fishing in Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Oversight Committee was created in 2003…