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WDFW conducts bighorn sheep captures to assist monitoring and management

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
YAKIMA– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct aerial captures of bighorn sheep in late January as part of ongoing efforts to monitor the Umtanum/Selah Butte, Manson, and Sinlahekin herds. Bighorn sheep conservation in Washington is challenged by outbreaks
(More...) (Thursday, January 20, 2022)

Great Day on The Water

by CAPTAIN RICH
Northwest Fishing Charters checked in with us today: That was a great day on the water with the Johnson Outdoors guys!! Check them out online at NWFishingCharters.com or give them a call at 425-328-4664.
(More...) (Wednesday, January 19, 2022)

Salmon fishing temporarily closed in central Puget Sound to extend season

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Fishery managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today a temporary pause in winter salmon fishing in central Puget Sound (Marine Area 10) to preserve opportunity later in the season. The closure goes into
(More...) (Friday, January 14, 2022)

WDFW to use helicopters to capture mule deer in two Central Washington counties

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
SPOKANE- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct mule deer captures from helicopters starting in mid-January. These captures will take place in Chelan and Klickitat counties along the east slope of the Cascade Mountains. Contracted professional crews will
(More...) (Friday, January 14, 2022)

Fishing for wild steelhead will not open on Skagit and Sauk rivers with too few fish forecasted to return in 2022

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish biologists and tribal co-managers have forecasted that only 3,833 wild steelhead will return to the Skagit River and its tributaries in 2022. Wild Puget Sound steelhead have been listed as threatened under the Endangered
(More...) (Wednesday, January 12, 2022)

Had a couple of nice keepers make it in the box this morning

by CAPTAIN RICH
Northwest Fishing Charters checked in with us today: Had a couple of nice keepers make it in the box this morning. Great charter on the Doghouse today! Check them out online at NWFishingCharters.com or give them a call at 425-328-4664.
(More...) (Monday, January 10, 2022)

Chinook hitting the deck of the Doghouse this morning

by CAPTAIN RICH
Northwest Fishing Charters checked in with us today: Chinook hitting the deck of the Doghouse this morning. Call to book your charter. Check them out online at NWFishingCharters.com or give them a call at 425-328-4664.
(More...) (Sunday, January 9, 2022)

Fish and Wildlife Commission to decide on forest health projects, fishing regulation changes at Jan. 13-14 meeting

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Meetings also scheduled Jan. 21 and 28 OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission expects to hear updates and make decisions on proposed forest management projects, amendments to recreational fishing rules, and other topics during its Jan. 13-14 virtual meeting. The
(More...) (Friday, January 7, 2022)

WDFW approves seven days of razor clam digging during evening low tides beginning Jan. 14

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – Razor clam devotees can make their way to coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Jan. 14 through Jan.
(More...) (Thursday, January 6, 2022)

WDFW Police ask public to help solve elk poaching case

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
SPOKANE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking the public for help to solve a poaching case involving three bull elk in Fairfield, Wash. Two bulls were illegally killed, heads removed, and the meat wasted, on or
(More...) (Tuesday, January 4, 2022)

Puget Sound winter crab catch record cards must be mailed or reported online by Feb. 1

by WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE STAFF / Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
OLYMPIA – All Puget Sound marine areas are now closed to recreational crab fishing, and sport crabbers have through Feb. 1 to report their results for the winter season. State fishing rules require that all sport crabbers licensed to fish for
(More...) (Tuesday, January 4, 2022)

The first day of the winter chinook season

by CAPTAIN RICH
Northwest Fishing Charters checked in with us today: The first day of the winter chinook “blackmouth”season. It didn’t take long and the poles were bouncing. The customers on the Doghouse today are eating good tonight. Check them out online at NWFishingCharters.com or
(More...) (Saturday, January 1, 2022)

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