Outdoors

MANSON - Manson Parks has opened registration for AAU baseball, softball, and tee ball. AAU is open to kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration forms are distributed through the Manson School District, or through the Park office at 142 Pedoi Street in Manson. Forms are due to the Park...

Mary Holmberg hauled this monster rainbow trout out of Quincy Lake a few years ago. / Courtesy J. Kruse
The first day of March brings a host of fishing opportunities for both salmon and trout anglers across Washington State.  Here’s a round-up of what’s in store: SEKIU SALMON:  A special winter/spring season for hatchery Chinook salmon opens March 1 off Sekiu and the Olympic Peninsula in Marine Area...

The use of Personal Flotation Devices may become mandatory for anyone under 18 in a human powered boat in Washington – Nicole Lewis kayaking in the Columbia River near Bateman Island and Richland. / Courtesy John Kruse
The States of Washington and Oregon have taken a number of actions in the last week that will affect both our fish populations and those who fish for them.  Here’s a brief rundown of the four issues at the forefront this week: GILLNETS TO REMAIN IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER IN 2020:  The Directors of the...
WENATCEE - The 2020 Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show will once again bring the outdoors indoors at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee on February 21, 22 & 23. This is the 7th year of this popular event and it will bring together outdoor enthusiasts and their families, to a place where they can...
CHELAN - The city of Chelan is holding baseball, softball, and Tee-ball registrations for those in grades Kindergarten through 6th. The cost is $25 for ages 5-8. And $35 for ages 9-12. There is an additional cost of $17 for those that don’t have a curent AAU card. Sign ups will be held until...

Razor clamming at Ocean Shores. /Courtesy John Kruse
This week we’ll share the latest fishing reports from around the state, check in with the legislature about a bill of interest to outdoors enthusiasts who use our state parks and with Ed Sullivan in mind, tell you about “a really big show!”   Fishing Reports: STEELHEAD:  Bob Kratzer with Anglers...
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Tuesday approved an application from Cooke Aquaculture to farm all-female, sterile (triploid) rainbow trout/steelhead in Puget Sound. The five-year permit applies to existing net pens in Puget Sound where Cooke holds valid aquatic...

Russell Johnston caught this winter walleye fishing the waters around Potholes State Park. Courtesy John Kruse
The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen’s show season in the Pacific Northwest and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The shows have evolved over the years. It used to be crowds went there to book trips with the outfitters, guides, resorts and lodges who are exhibitors....

This 9.6-pound lake whitefish was caught this month during a pike netting survey at Lake Roosevelt. Pictured are Ashley Caldwell and Randy Osborne with WDFW. Courtesy WDFW
  Call them the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the Pacific Northwest. The whitefish, whether it be the mountain whitefish found in streams or the lake whitefish found in Eastern Washington reservoirs and the Columbia River, are fish that like Rodney, “Don’t get no respect”. It’s a shame, because in the...
  There’s more than one way to put a turkey on your table for Thanksgiving. Rather than head to the grocery store, thousands of hunters plan to get their birds during the hunting season for wild turkey already underway in eastern Washington. Then again, who says turkey has to be the center of...

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