TRN’s 2015 Wild Northern Fish-In (Kings-n-Lings Slam) sold out fast but never fear, we’ve already set dates for next year’s AUGUST SILVER SLAM (August 20-23, 2016) with Charlotte Queen Adventures. Reservations are being taken now so don’t miss out! Call us at 425-334-8966.
Washington has a new director of fish and wildlife, Dr. Jim Unsworth, formerly with Idaho’s Department of Fish & Game. He comes to Washington with over 30 years of experience and what we hear from our Idahoan contacts, he is an excellent choice and replacement from the past. Finally, a breath of fresh air.
The 2015 Anacortes Salmon Derby and GAFFF Video Contest has been cancelled due to uncertainty of abbreviated season changes, emergency in-season closures and selected openings due to possible encounters with wild and endangered species fish stock. We’ll be looking forward to next year on this one.
We are all set up for annual reader’s trip to the Baja peninsula in May with two sets of date for you to choose from. Go to our COME FISH BAJA page for details.
BEER IS BETTER
“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” – W.C. Fields
Squiding is going on now throughout Puget Sound, usually done after dark from piers that are well lit as the squid are attracted to light. Check with your local tackle store for details.
FISH DOWN 90%
According to the chair for marine science at the National History Museum, commercial overfishing (slaughter) has caused populations of fish species to decline by 90% since 1950.
NEW PSA CHAPTER
The Northwest’s largest fishing organization is still growing, now with a chapter about to start on the extreme west coast. The PSA Ocean Anglers chapter is in formation at Westport, WA. Check them out on Facebook or contact email@example.com for more information.
According to a Guest Editorial from the University of Washington, “...the long-term mortality of non-targeted wild salmon from (commercial) nets is 60%...”
TRN GOES TO COLLEGE
THE REEL NEWS has been chosen to be required reading at the University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences starting this spring in the class titled Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management and Policies. 7 of the 15 lecturers are either current TRN columnists or have been contributors in the past.
BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
Now available – two printed pieces that shaped Northwest Fisheries; the original Boldt Decision in
reduced legal format – AND – a reduced copy of the newspaper titled “ Northwest Indian News”
published one month after the supreme court upheld Boldt’s ruling. See our BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
According to the American Sportfishing Assoc., anglers land only 2% of the total finfish caught while commercials land 98%.
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BAD FISHING GEAR
Anyone who encounters derelict fishing gear (abandoned gillnets, lost crab pots, etc.) in Washington’s marine area waters can now report their findings for removal toll free by calling
If you would like to help out and enhance fisheries in Snohomish County’s Lake Stevens you can make your tax deductible contribution to: CTEP c/o Jim Goerg, 621 SR 9 NE, #A-16, Lake Stevens, WA.
We were awarded the last Publication Of The Year by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
For information about advertising in TRN click on the "Advertising" page. We reach 36,000 monthly readers in the Pacific Northwest, all of which need to know about your product(s).
Check these out on our Fish Stickers page. Made of high quality heavy vinyl by an outdoor sign company, these are not the "wash-your-car-
and-decal-falls-off’ variety. Small ones for your window or large ones for your boat. 1st class stuff.
TRN MAILED TO YOU
If your favorite sporting goods store is always out of copies of TRN, maybe you would like to have it mailed directly to your home. Go to our "Subscribe" page and print the form. That way you’ll always have YOUR copy, and you may want to get a subscription for your fishing partner too!