Archery hunters in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas and Minnesota may not have to go far to find their deer this year, some will walk out their back door and climb into a tree stand in their own backyard. These states have all instituted Urban Deer Hunting programs and the trend is spreading. The Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance started hunting in Duluth, Minnesota, over ... Read More »
Archives: Fish, Hunt & Forage
Located not far outside of Mossyrock and across the spillway from Riffe Lake, Swofford Pond is open ...
SILVER LAKE — Crappie fishing in the morning, writing about crappie fishing in the afternoon, and ea...
Offut Lake Resort owners Rob Pogue and his family grew up spending weekends camping and fishing at O...
“Fish! Coming down!” Words that never fail to turn my head, fill me with excitement and ...
My son and I headed out to the Cowlitz River to try our luck for a few hours before of fishing befor...
When I heard that Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty had bought himself a standard poodle for hunting, my first thought was “That’s reality TV for ya, pretty dang unreal.” So when I heard that I was to play host for a gathering of poodles and their owners in my own backyard, I thought, “I gotta see this!” This group was on their ... Read More »
PUYALLUP RIVER — I had been waiting for this day for two years. Did the fishing live up to my expectations? Absolutely. If you haven’t fished the Puyallup River for pink salmon, you’ve been missing out. Big time. Yeah, it’s crowded. Yeah, it’s a long drive for us here in Lewis County. But it’s worth every mile. In three hours ... Read More »
I spent several days in a on the Cowlitz this week. Some days I only worked my line for a few hours and other days I spent most of my time wading in and out of the water whenever someone hooked a fish and I saw a photo opportunity in the making. I started the week hunting fall Chinook (my ... Read More »
Space Invaders: A Short Study of the Abundant and Abundantly Interesting, Irritating and Destructive Species in Local Waters
I spent some time at two of our more picturesque and fine-fishing local ponds this week: Swofford Pond (Mossyrock) and South Lewis County Pond (Toledo). I didn’t catch any fish, but that was probably because I was concentrating my efforts on photographing the wildlife — some of which was very weird wildlife. South Lewis County Pond is a local favorite ... Read More »
Hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to hit trout waters across the state for the opening day of the 2013 lowland lakes season this Saturday, Apr. 27. “The start of the lowland lakes season is the biggest fishing day of the year,” said Phil Anderson, director of WDFW. “Lakes in every county are well-stocked, so families can keep travel ... Read More »
I was invited to tag along on a trip to the Mossyrock Dam (off HWY 12, just under 3 miles past Mossyrock) to fish Riffe Lake for silvers (aka landlocked coho) with Jay and Lucie yesterday. I arrived 15 minutes after Jay began fishing, he already had his limit of five fish on the bank. Why were the fish on ... Read More »
Six months ago, Lucie the Labrador retriever was found alone and near death from starvation, wandering the streets of Yakima. At the same time in Salkum, Jay Pattee was sitting in his home, looking for a dog on the Internet. “I hit this site called Res Q Angels. They’re in Yakima. I saw Lucie’s picture and called right away,” said ... Read More »
COWLITZ RIVER — For those of you that think of a good days fishing and instantly recall hot summer days spent kicked back in a row boat on a lake with a lazy attitude and six-pack of cold beer, quietly drinking in the scenery and not really caring whether you go home with anything more than a deeper tan — ... Read More »
COWLITZ RIVER — Perhaps you have finished your holiday shopping, sent all the cards you intend to send, decorated your house with lights and wreaths, and have even started to partake in holiday cheer by sharing the love of the season with friends and family. Not me. I haven’t even begun any of my holiday chores. Not one. Nothing. I’ve ... Read More »