Washington game wardens say they cited the trio on the Tahuya River, which at the time was running very low but full of nice fish, creating ideal conditions for snaggers to take advantage of holed-up salmon.
A reporter and his cameraman followed WDFW officer Erik Olson and a cameraman and sound operator from Animal Planet around yesterday as Olson checked licenses and chatted with anglers on the rainy lower Duwamish Waterway and Elliott Bay.
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“I expect to see more deer next weekend, with a greater chance for checking a 30-incher,” says Fitkin.
It’s an amazing comeback for a species that was declared extinct in the mid-1980s.