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Wooly way to catch grasshoppers for bait

9:53 am July 23rd, 2013

HOOK AND FUR
By Bob Brown
Grasshoppers make good bait for trout and some panfish, but they are hard to catch. Next time you need a supply, spread an old wool blanket across the ground and walk toward it from different directions. The insects’ bristly legs get stuck in the material, making for easy pickings.
Thanks to Terry Rudnick, award-winning freelance writer, photographer and author of “Washington Fishing.”

Wecker stays as chairwoman

Governor Jay Inslee has reappointed the Wildlife Commission chairwoman, Miranda Wecker of Naselle, to the western Washington position she has held since 2005 for a term that runs through Dec. 31, 2018.
Wecker, who has served as chairwoman since 2008, is the director of the marine program at the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center.
Inslee said Wecker “has done an excellent job of leading the commission’s work on several challenging fish and wildlife policy issues, and I am pleased she is willing to serve another term.”
Inslee also appointed Robert Kehoe of Seattle to a vacant at-large position for a term that runs through Dec. 31, 2014. Kehoe, an attorney, joined the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association as general counsel in 1997 and became executive director in 2009. He has served as commercial fishing industry representative on the Pacific Salmon Commission since 2001. Inslee said Kehoe “is a well-respected leader in the commercial fishing industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the commission’s deliberations.”
That’s great, Governor Inslee, but I wonder who is representing Washington sportsmen?

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