Boats Arriving For Halibut Fishing

The boats are arriving.  That as Halibut fishing resumes in all West End marine areas today and Sunday including LaPush, Neah Bay and Sekiu.

96.7 FMs Clell Henson is ready for the influx at the Lake Pleasant Grocery in Beaver.

      Fri May 25 News

 

During the first two days for Halibut on May 11 and 13th, there were more than 7,000 anglers registered for the straight and the ocean areas.  They caught about a third of the 45,000 pound quota allowed for this season.

Clell says these fishing day are just in time for a holiday weekend B B Q.

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.  There is a four fish annual bag limit.  Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card

In Sekiu and in the West straight It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.

ODT to La Push May Take 5-years to Plan, Complete

Officials working on the Olympic Discovery trail are seeking a grant that would fund the trail from Hwy 101 on the West End to La Push. That from Commissioner Bill Peach of Forks.  The connecting point now is the old Spruce Railroad Tunnel which is being renovated to be part of the trail.

      Thu May 24 News

The trail for hikers, horseback riders and other non-motorized vehicles will eventually span 130 miles from Pt. Townsend to La Push.  Peach told the WEBPA meeting on Wednesday that planning the final portion of the trail to La Push – including determining the value of land needed for the trail – may take up to 5 more years.

Halibut Fishing Resumes Friday

Halibut fishing will resume Friday and Sunday, May 25 and 27 on the Straight of Juan de Fuca including in Marine areas 3 and 4 which are LaPush and Neah Bay and Marine area 5 which is Sekiu and Pillar Point.

During the first two days for Halibut on May 11 and 13th, there were more than 7,000 anglers registered for the straight and the ocean areas.  They caught about a third of the 45,000 pound quota allowed for this season.

      Wed May 23 News

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.  There is a four fish annual bag limit.  Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card

In Sekiu and in the West straight It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.

Forks Man Arrested For Burning Vehicle

A Forks man was arrested Sunday and charged Monday with felony first-degree reckless burning.  That for allegedly setting his Chevrolet Suburban on fire and burning nearby vegetation and trees.

34-year-old Christopher Dennis Hinchen   is scheduled for a court appearance Friday.

      Tue May 22 News

The arrest report says Hinchen’s vehicle was reported engulfed in flames at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on the side of the 100 block of Shuwah Road in Forks in an area commonly used for fishing access

The Suburban had been traded to Hinchen about a week earlier.

It was parked next to the vehicle of a fisherman who also was a witness

The witness said he saw an adult male leaving the area yelling, “Don’t tell anyone I’m going downriver.”

The witness had to move his vehicle to prevent it from potential damage.

When located in the area about five hours later, Hinchen said he burned his truck on purpose “due to reaching a breaking point in his life.

Olympic Peninsula Experiment Could Shape NW Forestry

An experiment on the Olympic Peninsula will study how conservation issues and economic support for local communities can be reconciled. The ambitious project will track sustainable forestry practices.

      Mon May 21 News