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Tag: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Fishing report: First fall razor clam dig tentatively scheduled for October

The fall’s first razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled for the middle of October, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.

The dig will begin Oct. 13 at four ocean beaches if marine toxin tests show clams are safe to eat. The WDFW will confirm the dig about a week before the start, said coastal shellfish manager Dan Ayres.

The proposed dates: Oct. 13 (low tide is at 5:41 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (6:26) at Long Beach Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; Oct. 15 (7:11) at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; and Oct. 16 (7:57), Oct. 17

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WDFW plants bigger trout for Saturday’s popular lowland lake opener, 300,000 anglers expected

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife promises Saturday’s lowland lakes season opener will be big in more ways than one.

As usual they’re expecting it to lure more anglers (300,000 or more) to the waters than any other opening day. Also, according to a statement released earlier this month, the trout will be “two to three inches longer than last year.”

The WDFW released 3 million hatchery-reared trout averaging 11-13 inches. WDFW director Phil Anderson said earlier this month that the department is responding to “anglers who really enjoy catching larger fish.”

Mineral Lake and Offut Lake resorts are

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WDFW considering more than a dozen rule changes for hunters

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on more than a dozen proposed changes in hunting rules for the 2012-14 seasons at a public meeting April 13-14 in Olympia.

New rules proposed for adoption range from allowing waterfowl hunters to use electronic decoys to one that would add a day to western Washington elk seasons.

The commission, a nine-member citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of

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