South Sound fishing report for lakes, salt water and rivers. The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports trolling and jigging has worked for catching salmon in Marine Area 13, south of the Narrows Bridges, in places such as Chambers Bay and Point Gibson
It’s the heart of summer so more time will be spent in our yards, local parks and other favorite outdoor places. This means the possibility of seeing some new birds is on the horizon. Having a good bird book adds to the fun. A new book, or rather a rewrite of an old favorite, has just been released. “Birds of the Puget Sound Region — Coast to Cascades” is great.
A bat-killing fungus recently detected for the first time in western North America is genetically similar to strains found in the eastern United States. It did not likely originate in Eurasia, according to a study published in the journal mSphere.
State Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the new licenses at a meeting earlier this month. The Fish Washington license is a combination license with several key endorsements. The other is a combination license for seniors.
There are 17 National Park Service units in the state. They protect natural wonders, ancient geological history and sites that reflect darker times in the nation’s history. Here is a look at each unit in Washington.
As wild steelhead gene banks, neither will receive future plants of hatchery fish. Fishing would be allowed if returns of wild fish are strong enough. Fish and wildlife agency has designated 14 steelhead gene banks across the state.