Author Archives: John L. Beath

About John L. Beath

John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @

Canada Closes Section of Southern Vancouver Island to All Fishing to Save Orca Whales

The Canadian Government just released new fishing rules, regulations and conservation measures for Northern and Southern BC Chinook salmon in an effort to provide food for southern resident orcas. The map below shows the no fishing zone between the red … Continue reading

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WDFW denies permit for company to place 800,000 Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound net pens

OLYMPIA – Citing the risk of fish disease transmission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has denied permission for Cooke Aquaculture to transport 800,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon from its hatchery near Rochester to net pens at Rich Passage in … Continue reading

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2018-2019 Puget Sound Recreational Chinook & Coho Seasons by Marine Areas

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Washington’s salmon fishing seasons set for 2018

OLYMPIA – With low returns of Chinook and coho salmon expected back to numerous rivers in Washington, state and tribal co-managers Tuesday agreed on a fishing season that meets conservation goals for wild fish while providing fishing opportunities on healthy … Continue reading

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Washington Sport Halibut Quota 2018

Originally posted on SquidPro Tackle's Halibut Fishing Chronicles:
Here is a breakdown on the poundage quota for the 2018 sport halibut fishery in Washington waters.  This information is pulled from the Federal Register at: Also note, SB-6127 the…

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Sport Fishing Ban Along Vancouver Island Proposed To Help Orcas Eat More Salmon

Orcas are on the decline along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has proposed a solution — to ban all sport fishing from Sheringham Point to East Point on an experimental basis from … Continue reading

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Fishing Canadian Waters in 2018

Originally posted on SquidPro Tackle's Halibut Fishing Chronicles:
Last July Canada passed a law making it easier for anglers to enter Canadian waters and go fishing.  In years past anglers had to call Canadian Customs upon entering Canadian waters. …

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