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Sept. Trial Date Set For Twisp Family Accused Of Killing Wolves, Other Federal Crimes

Not-guilty pleas were entered yesterday in a Spokane courtroom during arraignment hearings for three members of a Twisp, Wash., family accused of killing wolves and other Federal crimes.

A trial date of Sept. 6 has also been set for William …read more…

First Signs Of Pink Run ’11 Show Off Coast

Apparently I have nothing better to do with my workday today than to compare odd-year ocean pink salmon catches. …read more…

South 7 Reopening For Spot Shrimp July 6-9

WDFW'S MARINE AREA 7 SHRIMPING MAP, SHOWING THE SOUTHERN ZONE WHICH WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK. (WDFW)

(WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE EMERGENCY RULE CHANGE NOTICE)

Action: Recreational spot shrimp fishing will reopen for four additional days in south Marine Area 7.

Effective dates: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 through Saturday, July 9, 2011, south Marine Area …read more…

Upgrade To FishHead App Now Available

(NERVOUS WATER)

(NERVOUS WATER APPS PRESS RELEASE)

Nervous Water Apps introduces the FishHead 1.1 update to the very popular iPhone and iPod touch App.

FishHead is the ultimate on the water and planning fishing application.

Track Weather, Stream Flows, Tides and Lunar …read more…

What’s Fishin’ In Oregon (6-30-11)

NOBODY KNOWS THAT THE TROUT ARE BITING AT DIAMOND LAKE BETTER THAN RON PYLLKI OF MEDFORD WHO WON LAST WEEKEND'S BLACKBIRD DERBY TOP PRIZE OF $1,000 WITH THIS 5.7-POUNDER. ACCORDING TO DIAMOND LAKE RESORT, WHICH FORWARDED THE IMAGE, RON CAUGHT IT ON AN UNSPECIFIED FLY. THE RESORT REPORTS THAT EMERGERS, BUGGERS AND LEECHES ARE WORKING AND THAT FISHING IN THE SOUTH END IS "VERY GOOD." ELSEWHERE TROUT ARE BITING DOUGH BAIT, FLATFISH, NEEDLEFISH AND GANG TROLLS. (DIAMOND LAKE RESORT)

I’ve got my fishing plans firmed up for the Fourth — how about you folks?

If not, take a look at the latest weekly Recreation Report posted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, or read on for highlights …read more…

WA, N OR Ocean Salmon Update (6-29-11)

(REPORT COURTESY WENDY BEEGHLEY, WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE)

Coastwide Chinook Mark-Selective Fishery

The Chinook mark-selective recreational fishery in the area between Cape Falcon, OR and the US-Canada border opened on June 18 operating under a quota of 4,800 …read more…

What’s Fishin’ In Washington (7-11)

EXPANDED DUNGENESS CRABBING OPPORTUNITIES OPEN IN PUGET SOUND IN JULY -- BUT MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR SALLIES FROM YOUR JIMMIES BEFORE YOU GO. (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

Just in case the calender on your wall does not align with the one in your body — you know, the one that says it’s only like mid-May or something — there’s a big, big holiday weekend traditionally thought of …read more…

USFS Lays Out Baker Rules For Anglers

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All of 58 sockeye were swimming around Baker Lake as of yesterday, June 28, but the Forest Service is preparing for thousands upon thousands more to be trucked up to the reservoir in the North Cascades and the potential for another fishery this summer. …read more…

Epic Days On The Nush

HEADING INTO THE BUSH. (TERRY WIEST, STEELHEADUNIVERSITY.COM)

I don’t know what shocked me more: the fact that the Nushagak served up a big, fat, ditch-dead-smelly skunk to a trio of Pugetropolis anglers and then over 100 Chinook. …read more…

Comment Deadline For Wolves In Western Parts of WA, OR Coming Up

LARGE CANID TRACK FOUND IN THE GENERAL TEANAWAY AREA LAST FALL BY A HUNTER. HE SAYS THAT FOR REFERENCE, HIS BOOT SIZE IS 11.

You have one week to tell the Feds whether the few wolves in the western parts of Washington and Oregon are or aren’t the same as those in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and the amount of Endangered Species Act protection …read more…