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 By John Kruse    Features    July 1, 2020 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Catch fish, save salmon, make money

Looking for a unique summer job this year? Do you like to go fishing? If so, cast a line this summer in the Columbia and Snake Rivers for cash!...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 24, 2020

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT: 2020 OUTDOORS ROUND-UP!

TOO MANY HIKERS – Robin DeMario with the Okanogan -Wenatchee National Forest sounded the alarm recently about crowded conditions on 8-Mile Road...

 
 By John Kruse    Features    June 10, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Rediscovering Washington's state parks

Washington State Parks are reopening for camping across the state in areas that have achieved a Phase 2 recovery status during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 
 By John Kruse    Community    June 3, 2020

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT: TOURNAMENT FISHING AND HUMBLE PIE

My fishing partner, Rusty Johnston, and I always considered ourselves to be very good bass anglers. At least, we did until we decided to dip our toes...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 27, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fish & Wildlife enforcement during the pandemic

On May 13 a regional news outlet reported the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued 17 fishing violations and three land use (trespassing)...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 20, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Can we go camping Memorial Day weekend?

Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kickoff to the summer camping season, but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year. In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 13, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Prime time for trout

The April 25 lowland lakes trout opener didn't go off as scheduled, but fish plants did all over Washington this spring, and the weeks ahead should...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 6, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting return

GOOD EYE FOR WALLEYE: Wendy Herrera with a nice walleye caught in the Columbia River Gorge. The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 29, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: More fishing, hunting coming to Washington

On April 8, David Bernhardt, the Secretary of the Interior, announced his intention to open up more than 2.3 million acres across America for increase...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 15, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Time enough at last

One of the best-known episodes from the classic television series “The Twilight Zone”, was about a bespectacled bookworm named Henry Bemis. All he wanted to do was read books undisturbed, but life...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 8, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report:

Washington has enacted the strongest measures in the nation when it comes to limiting outdoor recreation. Following Gov. Jay Inslee's "Stay Home,...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 1, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Columbia Hills

Last week's edition outlined all of the public lands that were open in Washington State, albeit with several restrictions. We edited that column...

 
 By John Kruse    News    March 18, 2020

THE WASHINGTON OUTDOORS REPORT: THE OUTDOORS ROUND-UP

FISHING: TROUT DERBY RESULTS -The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce held their annual trout derby on March 7th at Quincy Lake and it was a big...

 
 By John Kruse    News    March 11, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Franz has a lot on her plate

This week I sat down with Hilary Franz, the Commissioner of Public Lands and head of the Washington Department of Natural Resources, for a...

 
 By John Kruse    News    March 4, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Early season trout and salmon

The first day of March brings a host of fishing opportunities for both salmon and trout anglers across Washington State. Here’s a round-up of what’s in store: SEKIU SALMON: A special...

 
 By John Kruse    News    February 26, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: The politics of fish, fishing, and boating

The states of Washington and Oregon have taken a number of actions in the last week that will affect both our fish populations and those who fish for...

 
 By John Kruse    News    February 19, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Early season hikes, fishing, and more

The mild weather we are seeing in Washington this month may signal the end of winter and an opportunity to get outside to hike or fish. Here are a...

 
 By John Kruse    News    February 5, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing, politics, and a big show

This week we'll share the latest fishing reports from around the state, check in with the legislature about a bill of interest to outdoors enthusiasts...

 
 By John Kruse    Sports    January 29, 2020

Washington Outdoors Report: Washington's big footprint in hunting industry

The 19th largest trade show in the nation wrapped up in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week and Washington State was well represented. The event in question...

 
 By John Kruse    News    January 22, 2020

Washington Outdoor Report: Outdoors round-up

FISHING: Steelhead fishing has been slow this winter throughout the state, including rivers in southwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula that...

 
 By John Kruse    News    January 15, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Summer getaway suggestions

Believe it or not, now is the time to plan for your summer getaway and an outdoors vacation east of the Cascade Crest can be relaxing and fun. Here...

 
 By John Kruse    News    January 8, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report

The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen's show season in the Pacific Northwest, and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The...

 

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