Fisheye lens on the forest canopy

Seattle Times reader Martin Palmer’s artful photo of trees along a trail in the North Cascades.

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Coast opens Saturday for hatchery chinook, and the good news is fish are around

On the saltwater scene, south central Puget Sound opens Monday (June 1) for hatchery chinook, and try places like the Clay Banks off Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Point Dalco on Vashon Island, Colvos Passage and south of the Southworth Ferry Landing. Central Puget Sound also opens Monday north of a line from Point Monroe...

Spring chinook fishing reopens Thursday above Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River mainstem

State Fish and Wildlife has determined that enough spring chinook remains available to catch to reopen fishing on the Columbia River mainstem above Bonneville Dam. Fishing will reopen Thursday, May 28 through Monday, June 15 from the Tower Island power lines (approximately six miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to Oregon/Washington border, plus the Oregon...

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports plenty of fish lurking east of the Cascades

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Summer has officially started now that Memorial Weekend is behind us, and there are so many great fishing opportunities for anglers it is impossible to name them all. Two come immediately to mind, though, and that is the walleye...

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free. Their sport is inherently death-defying, growing at the bleeding edge of high-risk extreme sports, and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. In the U.S., their devil-may-care culture has been pushed out of urban areas, national parks...

Outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen offers delightful and simple bottomfish recipe

The bottomfish fisheries in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and off the coast are generating great catches of lingcod, flounder and black rockfish. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen who has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood offers a tasty herb-coated fish recipe to sweep...