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Salmon University Seminar Comes to Kent, Wash. in April
Salmon University’s popular two-day saltwater fishing seminar returns for its ninth consecutive year to Kent, Wash. on April 2-3, 2016. The event, which features popular Northwest anglers including Terry Rudnick, Mark Gavin, Tom Nelson, Kevin Lanier, and others, consists of a series of twelve basic and advanced courses covering salmon, halibut, tuna, shrimp, and crab technique from the Northwest’s top saltwater anglers in our two-day course in Kent, Washington. Door prizes, hands-on demos, and displays from top outdoor companies will also, again, be features of the Salmon University seminar. For registration information, go here.
Recreational Crabbing to Reopen in Washington’s Area 10
The recreational crab fishing season in Washington’s Marine Area 10 will reopen for the month of December, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Area 10 has been closed since the summer fishery ended in early September. Unlike coastal areas, marine toxins have not been an issue in Puget Sound crab this year.
The Area 10 opening will begin at 8:00 a.m. on December 1 and continue through the end of the year, seven days per week. The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five male Dungeness crab in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6.25-inches. Crabbers may also catch six red rock crab of either sex each day, with a minimum carapace width of 5-inches. Additional information can be found on the WDFW’s website.
Scotty Downriggers Fall Gear Giveaway
Scotty Downriggers is running its fall Facebook gear giveaway from now through Friday, December 4, 2016. To enter to win the prize of a 140/141 Transducer Arm Mounts prize pack, anglers need to like the Scotty Fishing Products Facebook page, like this gear giveaway post, and comment on the post while tagging a friend. According to Scotty, additional gear giveaways are scheduled in the upcoming weeks.