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 that gets under way Nov. 20 in eastern Washington.
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From all the reports I have received, it seems a lot of people have caught a lot of salmon this year. To add to this bit of information, many of those anglers were not seasoned fishers. Fish were aplenty and ripe for the taking.
The one thing anglers need to embrace as we advance in this fishing season is change. So many things change quickly, which requires everyone to “stay on their toes.”
The rains of the past have definitely stirred up the “fishing pot.” What this means is this: The fish which have held up in the lower portions of our local rivers have begun to make their move upstream. Enough rain came in to move significant numbers of fish.
You don’t have to know how to read Latin to understand “minutilla” has something to do with this bird’s size; indeed it is the smallest shorebird in the world…not much bigger than a sparrow. Another fact, though not pertinent to the harbor, it is believed the eastern populations fly non-stop over the ocean from New England to their winter territory in northeastern South America, from 1,800 to 2,500 miles! There is more.
All stops are pulled for our inland salmon fishing season when October arrives, which is this Wednesday. On that date, every river or stream open to salmon fishing will be legal to fish.
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Currently anglers are about to experience several openers for the inland salmon season. Whereas there have been a few bodies of water open to salmon, the options widen.
The sun is setting earlier and the leaves are beginning to turn color – signs of another change of season. Fall is in the air, and hunters are heading out for the first major hunting seasons of the year.
Salmon fishing inland waters is becoming the topic of conversation with anglers as of late. The best news is yet to come with the opening of several of our local rivers in the near future.
There are two times of the year that really shine for birders, spring for the return of birds we have longed to see over the winter months and fall when the birds that have been up north on their breeding territories straggle through on their way south to overwinter somewhere a bit warmer.
Angler attention is definitely moving toward salmon fishing on all fronts as we near the month of September. There is still a lot of attention being focused on the ocean fishery known as Area 2.
Anglers can keep two Chinook off Westport beginning Monday
The Black-headed Grosbeak is a bird of our summers, so it seems only fitting that it should be included in the Grays Harbor birds before it heads south for the winter. I have heard many reports from friends who have these lovely birds at their feeders, but I have yet to entice them to visit mine; maybe they aren’t fond of the beach. At any rate, here is a bit more information about them, and a great photo by Gregg Thompson.