Here are some fishing opening dates heading into May:
May 1 – Halibut fishing opens in Marine Area 2 off the south coast (Westport and Ocean Shores) and Puget Sound opens for lingcod.
May 5 – Halibut fishing opens in Marine Areas 6-10 in Puget Sound, and in Marine Area 1 off the south coast (Ilwaco).
May 7 – Shrimp fishing opens in areas of Puget Sound.
May 12 – Halibut fishing opens in marine areas 3 and 4 off the north coast (La Push/Neah Bay).
May 16 – Fishing opens for hatchery steelhead, sockeye salmon and shad on a section of the Lower Columbia River.