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Off-road Vehicles Causing Hunting Conflicts
Off-road Vehicles Causing Hunting Conflicts
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/9/2021
THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT October 08 – October 15, 2021 One weekend this January, Richard Smith and Chris Anderson were hunting ducks near Crab Creek, south of the Moses Lake Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Area, in a region known as the mud flats or the Yellow Zone. That’s when several loud ORVs came into the immediate sector they were trying to lure ducks into. This zone is only legally ac...
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A Trip to Spice Town
A Trip to Spice Town
Author: Hillary Holman
Posted: 10/5/2021
A Trip to Spice Town By Hillary Holman Hey Everybody! This month I am taking you to Spice Town. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and folks are firing up their smokers and looking for great recipes. Harrod’s Cookhouse Spices are ready-made blends that reflect the flavors of the NW that my family and I love. Harrods is a main stay in my home and is a quick easy go to for us. This past ...
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The Twitching Hour
The Twitching Hour
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 10/5/2021
October starts with cool mornings that often provides a haunting fog over the river and ends with Halloween. The month celebrates the harvest and for some reason the “scary” holiday that celebrates the dead. But for me, instead of witches when I see carved pumpkins I think of the twitching. Yes, October is the month of the “twitching hour”. You can head to any local river with just one rod and a h...
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Be Bear Aware
Be Bear Aware
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 10/5/2021
As we enter early fall the forests are calling but it’s very important to be bear aware this time of year because both black bears and grizzly bears are very active, fattening up for the winter ahead. We have only had 14 reported bear attacks and one fatality in Washington State but with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimating a population of 20,000 to 25,000 black bears and g...
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Kokanee Krack
Kokanee Krack
Author: Bob Loomis
Posted: 10/5/2021
Kokanee is a favorite in my house and this is one of the best ways to prepare it. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 Kokanee – (2-3lb’s) 1 C Flour 3 eggs 3 C Panko ¼ C Harrod’s Cookhouse Lemon & Dill Seasoning Harrods Fin & Field Sacue, (make recipe). https://harrodoutdoors.com/shop/ols/products/fin-and-field-sauce Instructions: • Skin Kokanee and cut each in half, (3-4” pc’s). (If you don’t kno...
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Steelhead Paradise
Steelhead Paradise
Author: Kyle Jones
Posted: 10/5/2021
It’s October, and to me that only means one thing, steelhead on Idaho’s Clearwater River! The Clearwater River is the flagship steelhead fishery in Idaho and its B-Run steelhead are its shining star. Averaging 12-15 pounds, and with fish in the 18-20 pound range not uncommon it’s easy to see why I consider the Clearwater to be the crown jewel of Columbia Basin steelhead rivers. During October and ...
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Trolling Flies for Trout
Trolling Flies for Trout
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 10/5/2021
As the days get shorter and the air gets crisper, the lull of the summer trout bite starts to wear off and they begin biting again. Trout leave the depths of their summer hideouts and become more active, responding to the cooler water. I always look forward to the fall trout fishery here on the western side of the state. The fish are more aggressive, so it's a great time to put away the dough bait...
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Westport Boat Basin Crab and Coho
Westport Boat Basin Crab and Coho
Author: Randy Castello (Rseas)
Posted: 10/5/2021
A September-October Family Adventure? Why not crab and or coho off a dock? It turns out that there is a solid coho fishery available to the shore based angling family in and around the Westport boat basin. With a little common sense and eye for safety it is even wheelchair accessible. If the thought of hooking a 4-20 pound salmon off of a dock doesn’t give you goosebumps, add an opportunity to...
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Ocean Plunking
Ocean Plunking
Author: Paul Lewis
Posted: 10/5/2021
Salmon season has been in full swing, gorgeous chrome is being caught in the saltwater as well as the rivers in our area. As for me, well those that follow the NWFR magazine know that I have been in Charleston, South Carolina recently, meaning I am missing one of my favorite seasons, Salmon plunking! Plunking for salmon is a fantastic way to spend a morning or afternoon relaxing with the family o...
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Hiking For Upland Birds
Hiking For Upland Birds
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/24/2021
The forest grouse season opened on September 15th and general upland bird seasons for chukar, quail and gray partridge (formerly known as Hungarian partridge or Huns before the PC police changed the name) opens October 2nd across Eastern Washington. Upland bird hunting, also known as going for a long walk with a dog and a gun, can be a rewarding day afield. All that’s needed is a shotgun, a ...
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Outdoors Roundup Sept 3-10
Outdoors Roundup Sept 3-10
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/12/2021
THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT September 03 to September 10, 2021 OUTDOORS ROUND UP FISHING REPORTS: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE: At Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus, Megan Eshleman reports anglers are catching Chinook salmon off the mouth of the Deschutes River but winds have kept anglers off the water for several days during the past week. Walleye fishing remains consistently good above the ...
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It's Humpy Time!
It's Humpy Time!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 9/7/2021
With some three million pink salmon flooding Puget Sound and entering tributary rivers right now, it is prime time to go fishing! Pink salmon return to Puget Sound every odd year and this is the best return we’ve seen in nearly ten years. The pinks are also known as humpies for the hump that forms on their back after they enter freshwater on their journey upstream to spawn. They generally run f...
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