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Nothing Desolate about this trip

A slightly different fishing update from Kevin Klein: In mid July, I had the good fortune to voyage to Desolation Sound, British Columbia, from Friday Harbor. This turned out to be a de facto honeymoon for my wife Vicki and I. We were married in April, and with a lot going on at work, I just couldn’t get away until summer.


Blackmon zips to state championship in 300 hurdles

Friday Harbor High School senior Willie Blackmon closed his high school athletic career Saturday, May 30 as the Class 2B State Champion in the 300-meter hurdles. Blackmon zipped to a 40.96-second finish -- nearly a half-second better than the runner-up -- at the State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.


Friday Harbor softball team finishes season at state tourney

Friday Harbor High School’s softball team drew tough competition at the Class 2B State Tournament Friday, May 29 in Yakima and was eliminated after losses to Pe Ell-Willapa Valley and Kittitas.

The Wolverines opened the tourney with an 11-2 loss to Pe Ell-Willapa Valley. Pe Ell is making its ninth consecutive state appearance and won titles in 2010 and 2012. The Titans advanced to Saturday’s semifinal with a 10-6 victory over Colfax, who beat Kittitas 11-6 in the opening round.

Kittitas, who has appeared in nine state playoffs, eliminated Friday Harbor 11-4 in the first round of the consolation bracket.



Crab fishing seasons set for Puget Sound,

Crab fishing season opens early (June 1)  for Marine Area 13 south of Tacoma and later  (July 16) for Marine Area 7 which includes the San Juan Islands. Most areas open for recreational crab fishing on July 2. The late date for the San Juans is to protect molting crab. 

Seasons for the upcoming fishery are posted on WDFW's crab fishing website at The website includes details on fishing regulations, as well as an educational video on crabbing.