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Oregon fishing report, June 2014

Take the family razor clamming: Let ODFW show you how at a Family Razor Clamming workshop June 14 or 15 at Fort Stevens State Park. More information Shad are here: With reports of good fishing in the Willamette, Coquille and Umpqua rivers. New access policy and permit fees on portions of Weyerhaeuser property: Weyerhauser will […]

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How to Get Interested in Kayaking

Welcome to ActiveLifestylesNW Kayaking Column – Let’s Get Started! Chuck Hemphill We have all seen kayakers on rivers, lakes and on the ocean… quietly gliding along the water enjoying the scenery and weather.  How many times have you thought it might be fun to kayak but really didn’t have a notion of how to get […]

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Oregon fishing report, April 29, 2014

Editor’s Note: This report is reprinted from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports. ActiveLifestylesNW.com focuses on a different fishing zone of Oregon each week. Fishing zones include the southwest, northwest, Willamette, central, southeast, northeast, Snake, Columbia and marine areas of Oregon.  For more information, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/rr/ Send ODFW your fishing report Send […]

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Tidepool discovery time at Yaquina Head

Newport, Ore.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area invites you to explore the tide pools at Cobble Beach. Use the calendar below for the month of May to find the best times for visiting and learning about the intertidal plants and animals that call Yaquina Head their home. Park […]

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On Mountaineering

In 1971, Radford West, then a Marine recently back from the Vietnam War, decided to act on his dream to explore the wilderness and go high into the mountains.  West’s new memoir, On Mountaineering, chronicles these journeys in what is much more than a simple mountain-climbing guide. At its core lies a climbing journal, including […]

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Industry Experts Share Insider Tips for Boat Buying

Discover Boating Offers Advice for Selecting the Right Boat, Financing for Every Budget The $32.3 billion dollar boating industry saw nearly 83 million American adults take to the water in 2011, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the industry’s trade group. Prospective boaters interested in why life is better with a boat can […]

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San Juan Islands kayaking

Experience Washington’s coastal wildlife and scenery from a spectacular sea-level perspective—world-class kayaking in the San Juan Islands. The only sounds are those from nature and the occasional splash of a paddle as you search for water-dwelling creatures—orca whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises, otters, starfish, anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and even octopus (for orcas, May […]

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Redeveloped Shilshole Bay Marina – One of the Largest Marinas North of California

By Leslee Jaquette The recently rededicated statue of Viking Leif “Lucky” Erikson stands sentinel at Shilshole Bay Marina, welcoming recreational boaters to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest marinas. Not only has the 17-foot, reconditioned statue found a permanent home in the Leif Erikson Plaza, the bronze continues to symbolize the region’s Nordic heritage and […]

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Northwest festival showcases paddle sports

The Northwest Paddling Festival brings paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location May 9-10 on Lake Sammamish. More than 60 paddle sports businesses offer canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear. Enthusiasts can shop, compare and browse paddle sports brands side-by-side, enjoy a guided kayak tour around the lake […]

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NMTA buys Northwest Paddling Festival

The Northwest Marine Trade Association recently bought the Northwest Paddling Festival, the region’s largest event dedicated to the increasingly popular recreation. The acquisition follows recent efforts by the Seattle-based trade group to widen its footprint within the industry. “NMTA represents the boating interests of everything from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts,” NMTA president George Harris said […]