Kitsap coaches share favorite fishing memories

Scott Orness, North Kitsap boys basketball coach: My love for fishing and hunting came from my mom’s side of the family. My dad didn’t fish. I have to thank my grandfather, John Jensen, for teaching me not just how to tie knots, but also the importance of conservation: only catching/killing if you are going to respect the fish/animal and use every part.     In my 30s, I got the chance to pay it back […]

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The Evening Campfire: Bass fishing – spring into summer

Bass Season officially opens June 13th this year, or two weeks from today. But bass fishermen generally don’t wait until mid-June to participate. That’s because they practice catch and release, and the June opener applies to fishermen who keep and eat the fish they catch. The best bass fisherman I know, my nephew Marty Heben, never keeps a fish, except for the few seconds it takes to snap a photo, so he is free to […]

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Time passes quickly when fishing with grandkids

I love fishing with my grandkids any chance that I can. With social distancing restrictions, it has been a long time since my wife and I have seen our grandkids in person. We were thrilled to have the opportunity this past week when Owen, Ayden and their parents came up for the day. We traveled in separate cars to the fishing destination and socialized at a distance. It was great being able to fish with […]

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Try these eastern Idaho fishing spots for Memorial Day weekend

Bear Lake: Known for its turquoise blue water, this massive lake which sits in both Idaho and Utah is always a popular spot. Trophy cutthroat and lake trout swim these waters, but you will need a boat and a tackle box of silver spoons or crankbaits to get the job done. Troll between 35–55 feet for lake trout and cutthroats. Trout limit is 2; only those cutthroat trout with a clipped adipose fin, as evidenced […]

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Fishing: There’s More To It Than Just Catching Fish

Many people consider fishing to be boring and pointless, especially since you can get any fish you want at the store.  But there’s more to fishing than holding a pole and pulling fish out of water. If you grew up around people who loved to fish and do it yourself quite often, there’s no need for convincing. However, if you’re unsure of why fishing is special, take a look at the details in this article. […]

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Wando student receives bass fishing scholarship to Erskine College

Daniel Wilson said his friends at Wando High School thought he was joking when he explained his college choice. Wilson will attend Erskine College next fall on an athletic scholarship as a member of the school’s coed bass fishing team. Erskine, a small, private college in Due West, added the team to its athletic program a year ago, and unlike schools such as South Carolina and Clemson, where bass fishing is considered a club sport, […]

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