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An Outdoor View: Extreme fishing

...truly extreme. I had upgraded to a 14-foot aluminum skiff with a 25-hp Johnson. Having grown up and spent a lot of time on Puget Sound in boats that size, I felt comfortable taking it out on Cook Inlet to fish for halibut and king salmon. Launching that...
Here's the Thing: Autumn showers

...apartment building and being met by buckets of water falling down from the sky. There was a biting chill coming off of the Puget Sound and my umbrella had officially turned inside out. In the busiest part of Downtown, I'm pretty sure almost no one was...
Gray whales spotted in Puget Sound

...Must be nearly spring. Gray whales are popping up in Puget Sound, heading north to Alaska. Residents near the sound have...every year from Mexico to Alaska. Occasionally, they stop in Puget Sound, especially young males. ''March is typically the...
Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish

...Exxon Valdez spill as the largest in U.S. history."And not just other spills," Incardona said. "For us down here in Puget Sound, one of our big concerns is just urbanization, and the little, tiny oil spills that happen every day as non-point...
Couple treks from Puget Sound to Bering Sea

...Erin McKittrick, 28, believed, which led to them trekking -- by human power alone -- more than 4,000 miles, from the Puget Sound to the Bering Sea, to learn about the issues from an in-person perspective. "We started on June 9, 2007 and finished...

...crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated...a diver plunges into the cold, dark Puget Sound waters using a rope with a weight...700 nets and 3,400 crab pots from the Puget Sound. The law now requires fishing vessels...
Salmon Louie

While growing up near Washington's Puget Sound, I ate many a Crab Louie. Sometimes called Crab Louis, this fancy salad is usually made with Dungeness crab. Originating...
Fishing | Outdoors
Columnist hits the mark

Les Palmer hit a home run. When and where I lived on Puget Sound a friend lived in an old four-plex on the shore. At low tide whenever the toilet was flushed we could see the paper come...
On the Samish

...Washington, winds past houses and farms and ends up in Samish Bay, Puget Sound. Compared to streams on the Kenai Peninsula, it's...sea-run cutthroat, dime-bright and freshly arrived from Puget Sound. I didn't see much of the Samish on this walk, just...
Fishing on the cheap

...having expensive, high-end gear isn't one of them.I was reminded of this Sunday while silver fishing at Deception Pass in Puget Sound. At one point in the proceedings, I found myself needling my son about his spinning outfit. He had bought the whole...


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