A BC FISHING ADVENTURE
In addition to our famous Baja fishing trip every May we have now added a limited reservation chance
to fish the renown Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) for a “Silver Slam” (plus kings, halibut,
rockfish…) in late September. Check our “Come Fish BC with The Reel News” page for more information.
BAJA X 2
This year we will have two Baja fishing trips in May, Baja Amigos + Baja Heroes. Both trips are designed for TRN readers, friends & families. With Baja Heroes we also welcome first responders, military, law enforcement, firemen, (all active or retired) with their family and friends. Click on our COME FISH BAJA page for more information.
TRN GOES TO COLLEGE
THE REEL NEWS has been chosen to be required reading at the University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences starting this spring in the class titled Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management and Policies. 7 of the 15 lecturers are either current TRN columnists or have been contributors in the past.
Better sharpen your hooks! This year’s forecast for returning salmon to the Columbia river is: 308,000 Springers, 1,602,900 Fall Kings, 1,200,000 Coho. And in BC, the Fraser River has the possibility of 72 million sockeye returning!
SALMON FOR SOLDIERS
The Puget Sound Anglers are looking for volunteers with boats, knowledge and time to take an expected 200 veterans/wounded warriors fishing in September. Call Dave Davenport at 425-870-8478 for details.
BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
Now available – two printed pieces that shaped Northwest Fisheries; the original Boldt Decision in
reduced legal format – AND – a reduced copy of the newspaper titled “ Northwest Indian News”
published one month after the supreme court upheld Boldt’s ruling. See our BOLDT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
WDFW SETTLES SUIT WITH SPORTSMEN
Three sportsmen took WDFW to court on fisheries issues in Region 6 and the Department settled out of
court. An advisor said “We’ve been lied to numerous times by staff who seem to be pro-commercial…”
REMOVE SEA LIONS
On the Columbia River Stellar sea lions are no longer considered a threatened species and can now be removed by trapping, relocating or leathal injection to protect ESA salmon and steelhead.
According to the American Sportfishing Assoc., anglers land only 2% of the total finfish caught while commercials land 98%.
per pound = $152.24,
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BAD FISHING GEAR
Anyone who encounters derelict fishing gear (abandoned gillnets, lost crab pots, etc.) in Washington’s marine area waters can now report their findings for removal toll free by calling
If you would like to help out and enhance fisheries in Snohomish County’s Lake Stevens you can make your tax deductible contribution to: CTEP c/o Jim Goerg, 621 SR 9 NE, #A-16, Lake Stevens, WA.
We were awarded the last Publication Of The Year by the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.
For information about advertising in TRN click on the "Advertising" page. We reach 36,000 monthly readers in the Pacific Northwest, all of which need to know about your product(s).
Check these out on our Fish Stickers page. Made of high quality heavy vinyl by an outdoor sign company, these are not the "wash-your-car-
and-decal-falls-off’ variety. Small ones for your window or large ones for your boat. 1st class stuff.
TRN MAILED TO YOU
If your favorite sporting goods store is always out of copies of TRN, maybe you would like to have it mailed directly to your home. Go to our "Subscribe" page and print the form. That way you’ll always have YOUR copy, and you may want to get a subscription for your fishing partner too!