Posts Tagged ‘Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’

Washington Opens All Ocean Areas to Salmon Fishing

Friday, July 30th, 2010

ocean fishingJust when you thought ocean fishing in Washington couldn’t get any better, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife goes and drops this awesome bomb on you.

That’s right, Washington anglers – as of July 23, you’ll be able to fish for salmon along the Washington coast SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. According to WDFW ocean salmon fisheries manager Doug Milward, the number of coastal anglers has been low this year, which prompted the change in regulation.


Baker Lake Opens to Anglers for the First Time EVER

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

July brought good news for Washington fishing enthusiasts: Due to significantly high numbers of returning sockeye, Baker Lake is now open for salmon fishing! This is an unprecedented move on the part of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. According to a press release issued this month, Baker Lake has seen a return of more than 10,000 hatchery fish, well exceeding the goal of 6,300 set earlier in the year.

“People have been waiting a long time to be able to fish for sockeye salmon in Baker Lake,” said WDFW fish biologist Brett Barkdull. “This year’s run isn’t huge by historical standards, but we’ve exceeded our goals for both hatchery-reared sockeye and naturally spawning fish needed for production.”