Photos by Tag: fishing

June 23rd, 2020

Lines in the water, Heart Lake

I enjoyed watching a few morning fishing teams Monday at Heart Lake. Lots of trout, I was told, due to pandemic restrictions and cancellations of events like the annual Kids Fishing Day. It brought a smile to my face to see a family in one boat, a father and son loading their rowboat into the […]

June 4th, 2020

Cranberry Lake & environs

Typically Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass Park is crazy busy at this time of year. Given COVID-19 restrictions, however, most activity has taken place on weekends. Regardless, an early morning visit to this beautiful corner of our awesome neighborhood park yields greater opportunity for a peaceful walk. There is much to enjoy.

May 15th, 2020

Beach, boat & bluff fishing

Fishermen are out. On a visit to Deception Pass Park I viewed folks fishing from North Beach, boat just offshore, and bluff from the base of Pass Island. Traveling in and out of the park I saw many folks fishing lakes including Cranberry, Heart, Campbell and Pass.

May 5th, 2020

Fishing from North Beach

This Seattle man celebrated the re-opening of state parks and public fishing Tuesday morning by visiting North Beach at Deception Pass State Park. A fish would just be icing on the cake. It was a beautiful day, and exciting to have COVID-19 restrictions lifted to some degree. Bring on “Phase Two!”

March 12th, 2020

Fishing boats tie up in Anacortes

Tied up this week at the Trident Seafoods dock on the Guemes Channel were the Northwestern, the Viking and the Oregon. Northwestern is an Alaskan crab, Pacific cod, and salmon tendering fishing vessel featured in the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch.

January 24th, 2020

Let’s go fishing

Friday afternoon was beautiful, a fact not lost on these fishermen at Cranberry Lake in Deception Pass State Park.

September 11th, 2011

Fishing the Skagit

Beautiful weather and the lure of salmon drew hundreds of fishermen to the Skagit River in recent days. This photograph was taken from Riverside Park in Mount Vernon. The pink salmon run is bringing an estimated six million salmon into the Puget Sound rivers, with about 1.2 million of those headed up the Skagit. Beaches […]

September 14th, 2010

Relaxed Monday

The often bustling Heart Lake shoreline was quiet Monday, affording this fisherman the opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon with few “neighbors” to distract him.

June 26th, 2010

Line in the water

It’s Saturday, it’s sunny and school’s out. A great time to grab a fishing pole and head for the beach. In this case, the rocks off Fidalgo Bay at the base of Cap Sante.

May 5th, 2010

Kids fishing derby

Three-year-old Rory Fischbach was one of dozens of delighted children who landed trout during the opening hours of the 2010 Kids Fishing Derby at Heart Lake. The derby, sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Department, drew incredible volunteer support from businesses and organizations including Ace Hardware and the local chapter of the Puget Sound […]

May 6th, 2009

Lines in water

There are times, such as a recent morning drive across Deception Pass, when I might as well be shooting in black and white. These are busy days at the state park, fishermen doing their thing from boats and shore. I heard a family story of fresh lingcod delivered to the door … I could use […]

February 2nd, 2009

Fishin’ buddies

I think these fly fishermen were just sharing a brief visit before getting back to business Sunday at Pass Lake. After a few minutes together, one paddled away in search of “the catch.”

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