Team FishwithJD took a quick 3-day run up to the Washington coast last Tues-Thurs and we found some spectacular fishing and scenery. Needless to say, a great time was had by all…
For the first time in over a century, adult Chinook salmon are returning to the upper Elwah River in Washington State!
Thanks to the nation’s largest dam removal and river restoration project chinook salmon, along with coho, chum, sockeye, and pink salmon along with steelhead trout now have access to the pristine watershed above the two former damn sites.
Read the entire story here
The Wild Fish Conservancy is completely off its rocker and sued the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife until it agreed to stop planting hatchery steelhead in all but one river in the Puget Sound basin.
By doing so, this self righteous group has deeply affected the livelihoods of many and the recreational heritage of countless others.
The Conservancy’s actions have also caused folks to turn to desperate measures. Case in point: somebody broke into Tokul Creek hatchery recently and released 25,000 juvenile steelhead back into the creek, which normally hosts a very popular fishery.
Read more HERE
Look out Midwest! The West Coast may just be the best place to hook a record class walleye, as evidenced by this 20.23-pound new Washington State record ‘eye caught by John Grubenhoff of Pasco, WA.
The 32-inch monster is the first walleye over 20 pounds caught in the United States since 1988 and only missed the IGFA All Tackle World Record for the species by less than 5 pounds — a fish taken way back in 1960 at Old Hickory Lake, TN.
I’ll bet this has some marble eye fans in the middle of the country dreaming of…all things…a road trip to the Coast!
You can read the whole story at the Seattle Times
I get a lot of comments on my perch posts and emails with questions from folks about surfperch fishing, so I decided to put together this how-to eBook that shows you everything you need to catch these fun little buggers! It’s now available on Amazon/Kindle and Nook (iPad and iPhone soon too!).
Or buy now using the links below…