Dungeness River to reopen to fishing
The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife reopened a portion of the Dungeness River to fishing of all species Nov. 1.
The opening include the Dungeness River from the mouth to Gray Wolf River at Dungeness Forks Campground. The salmon daily limit will return to four hatchery coho; all other salmon must be released.
“River levels have returned to normal allowing for sufficient upstream passage of coho such that the department expects to achieve egg take goals at the hatchery,” state officials said in a press release last week.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery.
Call the Region 6 Office at 360-249-4628 for more information. Check the state fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500 (press 2 for recreational rules).
Sail, power squadron host special guest
Chief Orlando Rivera of the Maritime Force Protection Unit is the guest speaker at the next North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road. A social hour is followed by a short business meeting, dinner and a speaker. This event is free and open to the public, a dinner tickets are $25 per person.
Rivera, executive officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox stationed at the Bangor Submarine Base, will address the mission of the MFPU and how it affects citizens and boaters, and what boaters need to know in Pacific Northwest waters.
For more information about this meeting or the North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron, visit www.north olympicboaters.com.