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The Goldeneye Ducks Are Here

Those beautiful black and white ducks from the North have arrived ! Barrow’s and American ( Common) Goldeneye ducks showed up in many of our hunting areas this week. Characterized by their distinctive flight noise both species of “whistlers” make … Continue reading

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Harlequin AKA “Blue Ducks”

Jewels of the Pacific Northwest, the harlequin duck is one of the most prized waterfowl species. A unique sea duck– the blue plumed harlequin combined with dramatic white stripes, spots and red flank feathers are a sight to behold. Wintering … Continue reading

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Halloween Robin

In between squalls this morning the boys spotted something peculiar as a migrating flock of robins pecked their way for bugs out on the house lawn. Mixed in with the other dozen or so birds was a truly “white” robin. … Continue reading

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Banded Surf!

A crisp Fall morning out on the saltwater with our first hunter today. Joe tagged out on a primo drake harlequin just after first light so we decided to pull the rig and move to hunt the openwater for scoters. … Continue reading

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2011/ 2012 Waterfowl Opener

The waterfowl season opened with a bang today as the boys and I set out to enjoy the family tradition of hunting local sea ducks. Unlike most of the puddlers that are still in a moult of brown feathers- the … Continue reading

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Youth Waterfowl

The third weekend of September is always a fun one as in Washington State the game department allows youth hunters ( under 16 ) to get the first shot at gamebirds and waterfowl before the general openers in October. Luck … Continue reading

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Humpys are IN!

We always welcome every other August when the warm sun is out and droves of pink salmon, aka humpys arrive down the Strait and North Puget Sound on their way to spawn in central and south Sound rivers ( these … Continue reading

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Sea Run Cuttys

Hosted a charter Saturday for local sea run cutthroat trout fishing around Port Townsend. Catch and release only, these fish are great sport on a 5-6 wt. fly rod. Employing a variety of clouser and streamer flies we found a … Continue reading

Summer Sanddabbing

The mini Halibut are on the bite! Summer Sole, Sanddab and Flounder. What these little scrappy fish lack in size and appearance they make up for in shear numbers and a great willingness to bite a hook. Summer is the … Continue reading

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Lingcod Ceviche – Baja Style

The people of Latin America have been making Ceviche from fish and shellfish for over 2000 years. It’s simply a concoction of fresh seafood marinated in lime, garlic, peppers and spices. What a great dish to serve in the summertime … Continue reading

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