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Learn to toss a fly at the beginning fly-casting class happening April 25

The Sportsman Warehouse in Federal Way is hosting The Fundamentals of Fly Casting Class 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The class will introduce anglers to the fundamentals of fly-casting including instruction, demonstration and practice on local waters. Learn about equipment, the theory of casting, leaders and knots, plus rod assembly and care,...

Seafood Recipe of the Week debuts Wednesday and features two new local chefs

Back by popular demand is our weekly Seafood Recipe of the Week that will be gathered from restaurants, chefs, fishmongers and even readers who submit them. We are welcoming two new local chefs who will be submitting some tasty recipes and advice, including Taichi Kitamura owner of Sushi Kappo Tamura in Eastlake and was also...

Lake Chelan spring fishing action heats up with the weather

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service: Lake Chelan continues to be hot, trolling for Mackinaw in the Barrens and Kokanee uplake of Mitchell Creek along the North Shore. Roses Lake is still producing relatively easy limits of planter rainbows for shore and boat anglers. Trolling...

22-foot falls provide an urban oasis in city’s oldest neighborhood

Sketched April 15, 2015 Over spring break, a visit to the Reedy River waterfalls in downtown Greenville, S.C., reminded me of Seattle’s own urban waterfall smack in the heart of Pioneer Square. Measuring 22 feet high and pumping 5,000 gallons of water per minute, the artificial cascade is the highlight of Waterfall Garden Park, a...

Coastal razor-clam season going strong, and will go well into next month

Coastal razor-clam diggers are still swimming in oodles of clams. Digging in the coming days should be excellent and will carry on into next month. The most recent digs April 4-10 produced excellent digging with near limits (the first 15 clams dug is a daily limit). At Long Beach diggers averaged 14.8 clams per person...

Free Ladies Outdoors Day Event at Tulalip Cabela’s on Saturday

The Tulalip Cabela’s Store is hosting a free Ladies’ Day Out event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip. The first 100 women to check in will receive a free gift, and will receive a discount on in-store purchases. Featured seminars and workshops will include:...

Latest Oregon Fish and Wildlife Willamette River spring chinook catch figures

Here are the latest spring chinook catch figures from the Willamette River in Oregon: From April 6-12, 5,026 lower river angler trips produced a catch of 641 spring chinook kept and 88 released with an 88 percent mark rate; 2,439 middle river angler trips produced a catch of 307 spring chinook kept and 17 released...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Spring Chinook angling is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles Pool until the respective guideline of 100 legal white sturgeon is met. Walleye fishing was excellent...