WDFW is expected to have a new director of F&W by the end of the year.
ODFW should have a new director sometime in the early spring.
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.
…has announced they will b increasing their fishing tackle inventory in many of their stores as fishing is a growing market and they want to better serve their customers.
Now is a great time of the year to fish for perch in many lakes across the Pacific Northwest. It is a great family fishery and makes for a wonderful meal too!
Washington State now has online hunting prospects with the best information to help huntgers have a successful season. Check it out at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects
In the U.S. last year there were 47,000,000 anglers and 48% fished from boats. 95% of the boats were less than 26 feet long and sales of boats that size were up by 6.7%.
BIG CASH REWARDS
The Resurrection Derby is coming to the San Juan islands on December 5-6. The 100 Boat Shootout is an annual event where the best compete with the best. Go to www.resurrectionderby.com for information.
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.
Federal Fisheries has adjusted misleading economic information and correcting figures showing the commercial fisheries shrank by $2.3 billion.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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and-decal-falls-off’ variety. Small ones for your window or large ones for your boat. 1st class stuff.
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