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Archives: Nov. 2012


Fishing report: Improved salmon action


Chehalis: Coho fishing has been good to very good. Spinners, plugs and eggs all seem to work. The key has been moving around looking for the fish or anchoring and waiting for them to come to you. It is a similar story on the Satsop.

Cowlitz: The river is producing some good numbers of coho as well as a few winter-run steelhead. Try the area around Blue Creek for steelhead and the area around the barrier dam for coho. Back troll plugs or use eggs or jigs under a float.

Green: The fishing has been fair to good, with

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Fishing report: Clam dig continues, decent salmon fishing

Here are some highlights as I work on the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.


Green: Anglers are reporting there are plenty of chum and coho in the river. Effective methods for catching them have been drifting shrimp on a pink jig. The action seems to be best in the upper river, above the state Route 18 bridge.

Kennedy: The chum action is heating up, with more fish entering the creek and drawing a crowd. Many of the fish are already dark. Green is a good color to start with, but it seems getting your gear

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Get fit for ski season: Some exercises to get you ready

In addition to 20 to 60 minutes of varied cardiovascular activities at least three times a week try these exercises to get fit for ski season:


Keeping your body straight, do a push-up. At the top of the push-up, extend your right arm out to your side, then twist your body until your right hand is pointing to the ceiling. Return to the push-up position and repeat on the left side. This will strengthen your chest, arms and core. Do three sets, each time doing five extensions on each side.


Place your lower spine on a

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Fishing report: Razor clam dig OK’d, decent salmon fishing

Here are some highlights from the full fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s sports section.


American: The lake is producing some large rainbow trout. The morning bite has been the most productive. Anglers are floating yellow dough bait 3-4 feet off the bottom.

Potholes: Anglers are catching limits of yellow perch from the Medicare Beach area. They are fishing from a boat in water 20-40 feet deep. Bass fishing has been good in Crab Creek in the afternoon The walleye fishing is slow, but should pick up as temperatures drop.

Washington: Schools of yellow perch can been found

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Razor clam dig opens Tuesday at Twin Harbors

The next evening razor clam dig will open Tuesday at Twin Harbors beach, then include openings three other beaches later next week.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests at all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed until after noon at any beaches.
The dig at Twin Harbors will run through Nov. 17.Long Beach will be open Nov. 15, followed by Copalis and Mocrocks on Nov.16.
“If razor clams have a place on your Thanksgiving table, this is the time to get

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Vandals shoot up Pete’s Creek Trailhead restroom on Olympic National Forest

The Pete’s Creek Trailhead restroom, located on Olympic National Forest’s Pacific Ranger District, was vandalized recently when hit with shotgun blasts. It is closed indefinitely until repairs can be made, forest officials said late Wednesday.

The Lower Pete’s Creek Trail remains open.

The list of repairs includes replacing the windows, toilet, ventilation stack, handicap railing, toilet paper bar and trash can.

“It is unfortunate that some people can spoil things for everyone without considering the impact of their actions,” District Ranger Dean Millett said in a prepared statement. “The cost of the needed repairs has not been

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Mount Rainier hires Ingrid Nixon as chief of interpretation

Ingrid Nixon has been hired as the new chief of interpretation at Mount Rainier National Park. Ingrid Nixon, who is working at Denali National Park in Alaska, will be in charge of the park’s interpretive ranger staff, volunteer/outreach program, education program and social media.

She fills the position held by Lee Taylor, who left in March to become superintendent at San Juan Islands National Historic Park.

Nixon is currently the chief of interpretation at Denali. Originally from Western Washington, Nixon heads Denali’s visitor services and education programs, including the Murie Science and Learning Center, which facilitates science and science education

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Skier, snowboarders thrilled to hear predictions of weak El Nino

As far as Northwest skiers and snowboarders are concerned it would be OK if they never saw La Nina’s brother.

They might not have a choice this winter, but forecasters say El Nino might not have the energy to live up to its dry personality anyway.

While the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasted an El Nino weather system for this winter, NWS meteorologist Johnny Burg says that forecast now calls for a weak El Nino or perhaps a neutral winter.

In La Nina winters, the Northwest tends to experience colder and wetter weather, typically meaning plenty of snow

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