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‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it is imposing “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Methow River as of Wednesday (Aug. 5). That means the river is closed to fishing from 2 p.m.-midnight every day. All species are affected. The restriction affects the Methow River from Lower...
Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions

Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions

State fishery managers have closed or restricted fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said in a press release. The closures and restrictions took effect Saturday (July 18) and will...
Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Trail work party for climbing area A trail-building party to improve access to the Matrix Climbing Wall near Mazama will take place Saturday (May 30) at the Goat Creek Sno-Park beginning at 9 a.m. Workers will help construct a half-mile trail to the increasingly popular climbing site. Visit www.nff.wildapricot.org/event-1944164 to register or call 996-4057. Twisp River...
Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Saturday (April 25) is opening day of fishing season, when the Methow Eagles holds its annual fishing derby at the East Campground boat launch at Pearrygin Lake State Park. “We’re looking forward to a great fishing season,” said Okanogan Highlands Area Manager Rick Lewis. Derby registration starts at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given in...
Sports briefs: April 1, 2015

Sports briefs: April 1, 2015

Steelhead fisheries closed Steelhead and whitefish fisheries on the upper Columbia River including the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan, and Similkameen rivers are closed as of Tuesday (March 31), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced. The closure includes the Methow River from the mouth to the confluence of the Chewuch River in Winthrop....
Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
Anglers can sometimes be folks of few words when the talk turns to fishing holes, lure types and catch sizes, so they have to make those words count. “They’re just having a blast,” is how Lance Rider of The Outdoorsman sporting goods store in Winthrop describes the current success fishermen...
Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

By Mike Maltais

A special season for coho salmon on the Methow River opened Saturday (Oct. 4) and will continue through Nov. 30 on that portion of the river from its mouth upstream to its confluence with the Chewuch River at Winthrop. A concurrent season for Chinook will also open on …

Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Sept. 1 marked the beginning of archery deer season, the first major hunting season of the year. And while salmon move to a calendar all their own, an estimated run of 1.5 million chinook and hundreds of thousands of Coho are moving up the Columbia River according to sources at the Washington State Department of...
Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Strong runs of salmon and steelhead that are predicted in the Columbia River this year are getting the attention of sports fishermen this summer. Some 281,000 adult summer steelhead are expected to move upriver in the Columbia in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). As always, anglers are...
Fishing day

Fishing day

Saturday (June 14) was free fishing day for kids at the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery. Activities included fishing for big trout, a fish-cleaning station, and a live beaver on display.