The new fishing season has gotten an early start to bait anglers for what hopes to be a promising season. The head start is largely for juveniles, but what interests the kids interests everyone.
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Weeklong razor clam dig starts Monday
I have wanted to do an article on this bird for a few years, since I began to realize just how invasive it has become, and in record time.
Fish &Wildlife will hold two public meetings on hoof disease
At the end of this month, big changes will occur in our current inland fishing season as it pertains to Grays Harbor. For starters, most of our rivers will close to fishing for the season on the March 31, with the exception being the Chehalis River. Sections of the Chehalis will remain open until April 15 for steelhead.
If the Northwest Olympic Peninsula Sportfishing Coalition were a fish, it would be but a wee little smolt. Founded in late February, the NOPSC had its first public meeting on March 7 at the Forks High School auditorium. The meeting was well attended and held a friendly atmosphere throughout, as approximately 140 angling minded attendees exchanged concerns and ideas.
Those of us of a certain age are sure to look at this photo by Gregg Thompson and cannot help but think of Woody Woodpecker; the youngsters will not even know that name, as the Lantz Studios closed him down in 1972. If you are one of the youngsters, go look him up.
Multiple-season hunting permit deadline set
The American Wigeon is first cousin to last column’s Eurasian Wigeon, and very similar but for the colors of the breeding-plumaged males.
Sunday, March 2
Adjustments are definitely in the wind as we move along in the current fishing season. As of today, anglers will undoubtedly have less fishing options available while pursuing steelhead.
If you look closely at a large gathering of American Wigeons, you will most likely find one or two Eurasian Wigeons tucked in among them.
We are coming up on that part of the winter steelhead season when some changes are about to occur. Those changes will largely be in regard to some of our smaller rivers closing for the season at the end of this month.