Hood Canal

Belfair OUR NEW BREMERTON FOOT FERRY     Just in time for summer, commuters will again have speedy, passenger-only ferry  service between Bremerton and Seattle. The Rich Passage 1, a brand new catamaran, will make the trip in 35 minutes, about half the time it takes on a larger Washington state ferry.  The ferry will make two round trips in the morning and […]
Fishing Hood Canal Shrimp Season Open May 5 The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today sports fishing for spot shrimp will opens May 5 in Hood Canal and other parts of Puget Sound. Shrimping should be similar to last year, although according to Mark O’Toole, a shellfish biologist, there is one change this season made to avoid an extreme minus tide. “With […]
Belfair “The Taste of Hood Canal” Joins Seafair Congratulations to the Belfair “Taste of the Hood Canal” who is now a Seattle Seafair Community Event. The North Mason Rotary who sponsors this Hood Canal summer celebration to support the community was notified today this free annual event held on August 11 is now part of Seafair. For those outside the Puget Sound, Seafair is Seattle’s […]
Fishing 2011 – A record crab harvest Dungeness crabs – Olympic Peninsula favorite According to Rich Childers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2011 appears to be a record year for the amount of crabs harvested by recreational crabbers in Puget Sound. An estimated 2.1 million pounds of crabs were taken in the summer season from July 1 to Labor […]
Belfair Two Belfair campgrounds reopened The Department of Natural Resources announced on December 1, it will reopen two campgrounds west of Belfair in Tahuya State Forest — Camp Spilman and Kammenga. Budget cuts closed the campgrounds two years ago but received grant funding from the Non-highway and Off-road Vehicle Activities program.  The new funding will help pay for enforcement, maintenance […]
Fishing Hood Canal Chum salmon are right on time At the Big Bend on Hood Canal near Shelton, snaggle-nosed chum salmon take over the fishing spotlight about this time each year.  Between the Coho and winter steelhead runs, I can report the Chum have arrived right on time. State Fish and Wildlife Department checked at the Hoodsport Hatchery on Hood Canal one day last […]
Hood Canal Ridge Motorsport Park – THE ROAD IS IN! SHELTON, WA – TAKE A LAP ON THE WORLD’S NEWEST AUTO ROAD RACING COURSE For those motorheads who are following the building of Ridge Motorsport Park, the road is in.  The world newest purpose-built road race course is now in asphalt.  Take a ride on this YouTube video. I have a question to those sport […]
Hood Canal CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS AVAILABLE Christmas tree cutting permits are now available from Olympic National Forest offices. According to Lorina Madinger, Support Services Specialist with the Forest Service Headquarters in Olympia, permits cost $5 each (cash or check only) and can be purchased during regular business hours at: Forest Service Headquarters in Olympia Hood Canal Ranger District Office in Quilcene […]
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Hood Canal Seven honored by Hood Canal The Hood Canal Coordinating Council announced that on Friday, November 4th, seven award-winners will be honored for their help to protect and restore Hood Canal. These seven people “embody the spirit of fostering cooperation, collaboration and lasting relationships to achieve a healthy Hood Canal,” said Robin Lawlis of the coordinating council. The seven will be […]
Hood Canal Remembering Albert Rosellini Ex-Governor Rosellini The former governor of the State of Washington and friend of the Olympic Peninsula has died at his home at 101. Rosellini was chairman of the Toll Bridge Authority in the 1950s and as governor was a proponent of a floating bridge across the saltwater Hood Canal.  This bridge was perhaps the single […]