Westy’s Outdoor Report

Outdoor Report for October 10th, 2019

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Hey out there, it’s Westy for Yeager’s with your Outdoor Report.

First of all, thanks to all of you who stopped by last Saturday for our “Beat Cancer” event. A portion of every dollar you spent here that day will be donated to the Peace Health Cancer Center along with the donations you made at the hot dog grill.

Coho fishing continues to be good in the Nooksack when the river is in shape. And, the good news about that is that fish are being caught up and down the main stem from the Lummi Boundary on up and in the North and South Forks. All the usual stuff is working including a new lure called the Flying “C.”

Fish the slots closest to the bank or out where the swift water and slow water meet. Be sure to check each fish for the adipose fin to determine whether your fish is wild or hatchery and release any Pinks you may catch.

Hunters have been all over us for guns, ammo, and gear for the deer opener this Saturday. The snow so far is up high enough that you should be able to go just about anywhere you want to and the North Cross Highway is open for those of you headed to the Winthrop area. I have a couple of options for that weekend, so I’ll decide when I see what the weather is doing later in the week.

Just as a reminder, be sure you have emergency gear with you when you hunt and also in your vehicle when you travel. A shovel to dig me out of snow, and an axe to move a downed tree from the road are always in my truck during hunting season, along with flares, candles, a space blanket, a flashlight, a tow strap, and extra food. Spending a night next to the road in winter is not much fun but can be done with relative comfort if you are prepared. By the way, we sell all that stuff here.

So, wherever you plan to open the season, be prepared for the worst weather wise and think of safety at all times. Let’s get through a season with no one getting shot.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for visiting.