Video Daze: Anchor Point

A poet and Texas songwriting legend, Townes Van Zandt left a powerful, if not destructive, legacy in his wake. And for his son JT, viewing Townes’ musical fervor encouraged him to find his own passion for the outdoors. “My takeaway from my dad and how he wrote songs was a particular perspective and aesthetic about…

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A Puget Sound Salmon Season (Sort of)

Area waters expected to reopen to fishing soon OLYMPIA, WA—Following the stalemate that temporarily closed many Puget Sound fisheries, state and tribal leaders this week shook hands on a deal that should open specific summer salmon seasons for recreational fishing, “within a few weeks.” Co-managers agreed on this year’s Puget Sound salmon seasons after several…

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FISH OR DIE Scores Prime-Time Slot

The team at MOTIVFISHING is about to hit a coveted Wednesday night cable slot as part of Animal Planet’s “Fish or Die” series. A repackaging of their Four Fishermen, Seven Continents theme—Jay Johnson, Thad Robison, Brian Jill, and Chris Owens have found the right formula of stuck-in-the-ditch drama meets bitchin’ fishing. So says the ratings.…

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Occupy Skagit IV | Let My People Fish!

Join the Puget Sound anglers determined to pry the lid off a tightly sealed Skagit River steelhead fishery This Saturday, the civil disobedience event known as Occupy Skagit is staging its fourth annual “Wade-In” to protest the continued closure of the Skagit River’s spring catch-and-release steelhead season. Puget Sound winter steelhead were listed as threatened in 2007,…

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Puget Sound Hatchery Plants Are Back

NOAA approves plan to release hatchery steelhead into five Puget Sound rivers this week despite threats to native fish Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) began dumping 500,000 hatchery steelhead smolts into five Puget Sound rivers this week after receiving the go-ahead from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Nooksack, NF Stillaguamish, Wallace,…

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