Under the Open Sky: There’s an App For That

By Kim Mason For The Chronicle If Santa put a new smart phone or tablet under your Christmas tree this year, you may be so spellbound with the colorful screen that you won’t even pick up an old fashioned newspaper to read my column this week. Heck, if you’ve got one of those new-fangled things I’d be surprised if you even knew what the weather was outside — that is unless you just looked it up on a weather app. How do I know? Because…

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Fishing and Hunting Report: Razor Clam Through the New Year’s Eve; Rivers Shaping Up

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle State fishery managers have approved an end-of-the-year razor clam dig over four evenings, leading up to and including New Year’s Eve. “Razor clam digging on New Year’s Eve has become a tradition for many Washingtonians,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “The tides aren’t conducive to a holiday dig every year, but they’re with us this year.” In past years, as many as 20,000 people have descended on ocean beaches to dig razor clams on New Year’s Eve,…

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Give the Gift of the Outdoors: Winter-Run Steelheading with Guide Scott Gibson

By Kimberly Mason For The Chronicle For those of you that think of a good days fishing and instantly recall hot summer days spent kicked back in a row boat on a lake with a lazy attitude and six-pack of cold beer, quietly drinking in the scenery and not really caring whether you go home with anything more than a deeper tan — winter-run steelhead fishing on the Cowlitz River may not be for you.

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