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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 @

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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10 Year Puget Sound Salmon Plan Ignores Science!

   Below is a letter Darryl Sanford, Sequim resident and North Olympic Peninsula Puget Sound Angler member wrote in response regarding current policy and problems with the proposed 10 year Puget Sound Salmon Plan. Also note, Darrly, and his twin … Continue reading

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Breaking News About Retaining Canadian Caught Salmon

My letter to Director Unsworth and the WDFW Commission  members worked. Today an Emergency WAC regulations was passed,  WAC 220-56–156 allowing anglers to retain British Columbia salmon without going to one of five B.C. Government docks to get a clearance … Continue reading

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