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Editor’s note: This updated story corrects inaccuracies included in a previous version published last week.  Mineral Lake’s 31st annual fishing derby is scheduled for the … more
Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson made her way to Mount St. Helens via the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on Saturday. Meanwhile, Chronicle reporter Owen Sexton headed to White Pass, taking the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee will soon likely sign a bill into law that will require Washington smelt dippers to get a license before they wade out with their nets.  Recreational fishing licenses have … more
Those forever in pursuit of the tasty delicacy that is the Pacific Razor clam will have several chances to dig for them this week. Digs have been approved Tuesday, March 12, through Sunday, … more
Funding for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to combat sea lion predation on the lower Columbia River and its tributaries was removed from the state’s operating budget during … more
Last year was another busy one for our national parks. The National Park Service announced in a news release last month that its 400 parks saw a total of 325.5 million recreation visits in 2023, … more
Crowds from across the state gathered along the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon for the second day of smelt-dipping approved by the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) this … more
Grab your clam shovel or clam gun: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced 11 days of razor clam digs on Washington's coast, starting Thursday, March 7. The agency approved the … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging opportunities on coastal beaches beginning March 7, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Friday. … more
There will be another opportunity to dip for smelt in the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved an additional one-day recreational fishery from 1 to 6 … more
Chronicle photographer Ridley Hudson captured these photos of Mount St. Helens last weekend from the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway.  To submit photos to The Chronicle for possible … more
Crowds flocked to the Cowlitz River on Thursday morning as smelt-dipping returned after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a one-day recreational fishery. A … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more opportunities on coastal beaches beginning Feb. 21, Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed Thursday. … more
Smelt-dipping will return to the banks of the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved a one-day recreational fishery on Thursday, Feb. 15. During the … more
Chronicle reporter Owen Sexton captured these images during a photo hunt in East Lewis County on Saturday. To submit your own photos for possible publication in The Chronicle, email … more
Soon, in Southwest Washington, the campaign will ramp up. No, nothing as trivial as a presidential campaign. This is far more important. This is the campaign to become Washington's official … more
ELLENSBURG — New efforts are underway to allow Washington's Department of Natural Resources to join other state agencies in creating a plan to manage the proliferation of outdoor recreation, … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches beginning Feb. 6, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed earlier this week. … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging on coastal beaches. Seven days of digs were announced Friday by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), beginning Monday, Jan. … more
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