Campgrounds around Washington state continue to see an influx in visitors as people enjoy loosened pandemic restrictions. Now they’re being asked to keep recreation spots clean and safe from wildfires.
With the hot weather putting a damper on some of the local fishing and with the dog days of summer fast approaching, this is the time of the year when I start thinking about the upcoming hunting seasons; the first of which are a little over a month away.
National parks free Wednesday
Many who fish with split-cane bamboo fly rods say they allow a depth of feeling when casting or reeling in a fish that just isn’t possible with today’s more common graphite rods.
High fire danger will significantly limit outdoor recreation opportunities in Eastern Washington this summer.
I can still remember the first time I fished Rimrock Lake for kokanee. I was probably 8 or 9 at the time. I was fishing with my grandparents in their 16-foot fiberglass runabout. The little boat had a windshield and those funky seats that sat back-to-back.
During these hot summer days there is something to be said for throwing on a pair of shorts and some old sneakers, grabbing the spinning rod and heading to one of our many local streams for a little trout fishing.
It’s been interesting watching my dogs during this recent heat spell. I have two Labrador retrievers, one old and yellow, the other younger and black. Even though they are of the same breed, they tend to act quite differently, not just in the unrelenting heat, but most other times too.
The city’s long-awaited Nelson Dam project should improve fishing and open up a significant section of the Naches River for recreation near Yakima.
“Man, it’s a hot one. Like seven inches from the mid-day sun!”
A small population of pronghorns were native in eastern Washington, hanging on despite hunting and habitat changes until the early 1900s. Efforts to reintroduce this mammal by the Yakama Nation, the Central Washington Chapter of Safari Club International, many volunteers in south-central Was…
BLM announces fire restrictions
Limited slots left for Grey Rock Trail runs
If there is a fish in this world that has it figured out it is the American shad. Given every obstacle in its way, the shad not only is surviving, it is thriving. When the runs of steelhead and salmon are struggling on the Columbia River, the shad keep returning to the big river in huge numbers.
Nearly 600 bull trout that would have died as their habitat dried up found new homes last week in Kachess Reservoir and Gold Creek, a tributary to Keechelus reservoir.
The odds of me falling out of bed and being injured, and even possibly killed in the middle of the night, have increased by about 23 percent. The probabilities bumped up after my wife Terri decided we needed a special pad to add softness to our existing mattress. That goal was accomplished, …