Posted by Doug Huddle on November 1, 2013
For the first time in five months both Canyon Creek (FSR 31) and Glacier Creek (FSR 39) roads on the north end of the Mount Baker Ranger District are open for motor vehicle traffic.
Closed for more than 18 months after a January 2011 storm caused a washout at milepost 1.7, Canyon Creek Road reopened today following an extensive rebuilding project that involved the use of a specialized engineering fix with soil nails. A plugged stream culvert caused the washout.
Canyon Creek Road links to additional spur roads including West Church Road (FSR 3120), Canyon Ridge Road (FSR 3140), Whistle Creek Road (FSR 3060) and Bearpaw Road (FSR 3170) and accesses the Canyon Ridge, Boundary Way and Damfino trails, plus user-built paths to Church and Bearpaw lakes.
Posted by Doug Huddle on October 29, 2013
LFS Marine and Outdoor in Bellingham has scheduled a day of free seminars for Saturday, Nov. 2 that includes four talks of 1 to 1 1/2 hours long by Northwest experts on topics ranging from winterizing your boat to the best winter salmon fishing locales and tactics. At 9 a.m. Roger Schjelderup of Top to Bottom Marine leads off with important ways to properluwinterize and store your boat up for the winter . At 10 a.m. Jeffery Smith of Northwest Navigation will literally wrap up the process of off-season weatherization techniques with a discussion and demonstration of the use of shrink wrap plastic. Seminar attendees will get a chance to work some temperature-sensitive plastic film with the heat torch as well. At 11:30 a.m. retired 20-year Navy veteran sonarman and ardent saltwater salmon fisher Steve Chamberlin, will talk about coaxing more clarity from the fuzzy picture on your fish finder. At 1 p.m. topping off this instructional Saturday is Captain Jay Field of Dash One
Posted by Doug Huddle on October 19, 2013
Just a reminder that the end of October brings the seasonal closure of many personal use lake and stream angling opportunities.
Posted by Doug Huddle on October 15, 2013
A six-day series of personal use razor clam digs set to start Thursday, Oct. 17 has been given the go-ahead after tests for marine toxins in clam tissues found levels within the range considered safe by state health standards for human ingestion.