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Washington Halibut Fishing to Reopen June 23
Recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) will re-open for one additional fishing day on Thursday, June 23, 2016, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced. Catch through Saturday (June 11) was 95,146 pounds, leaving 12,884 pounds of quota remaining, according to the WDFW. That is sufficient for another weekday of fishing, but not another weekend day of fishing.
Kevin Klein New Northwest Rep for Parker Boats
Kevin Klein, of Friday Harbor, Washington, has joined Inside Passage Yacht Sales (IPY) as Northwest Saltwater Sportsman Market Manager. In his new role, Kevin will be leading IPY’s sales and marketing efforts for “all things fishing” in the NW.
“Kevin’s is a widely recognized name in Northwest fishing. The experience and knowledge he’s gained in over 30+ years of boating and fishing the waters of the West will be a real asset to our customers as he assists them to find the right boat to bring home a trophy catch”, said Brian Krantz, President IPY.
Kevin will be the Northwest representative for Parker Boats, covering Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
Inside Passage Yacht Sales, based in Anacortes WA. is a full service brokerage representing high quality new boats from SARGO Boats of Finland, Edgewater Boats from Florida, and Parker Boats from North Carolina.
Father’s Day Survey on Outdoor Preferences
A new survey on outdoor activities by Casio finds that 23-percent of American fathers spend more than $1,000 per year on outdoor activities, but 40-percent would spend that amount “if circumstances allowed.” American fathers also spend an average 7.42 hours per week with their children on outdoor activities, more than the other two nations surveyed, Germany (4.06 hours) and Japan (2.15 hours).
This survey was conducted online within the United States, Japan and Germany between April 25-27, 2016 among 900 fathers (300 fathers in each country) aged 20-59 who participate in outdoor activities with their children such as trekking, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.