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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 11, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Upcoming fishing and outdoor calendar with activities datebook


Every weekend I will be posting upcoming activities on the fishing and outdoors scene. If you’d like me to get your announcement onto my blog please email it to me at

Here is what’s coming up in the days ahead:

Outdoor calendar

June 15: Lingcod fishing season ends in Puget Sound; June 16: Columbia River above I-5 Bridge opens for hatchery steelhead, sockeye and summer chinook; June 18: Ilwaco, Westport, La Push and Neah Bay open daily for hatchery-marked chinook selective fishery; June 18: last day for halibut fishing in Sekiu-Pillar Point area in western Strait of Juan de Fuca; June 19: Jimmy Green Memorial Fly Fishing and Casting Expo at Lake Tye in Monroe (www.jimmygreenflyexpo.comCQ); June 26: Ilwaco, Westport, La Push and Neah Bay opens for chinook and hatchery-marked coho (check regulation pamphlet for specific open dates and rules); June 26: Statewide Fish Release Awareness Day; July 1: Most of Puget Sound and Hood Canal opens for Dungeness crabs (check regulation pamphlet for specifics); July 1: Sekiu to areas west of Ediz Hook off Port Angeles in Strait of Juan de Fuca opens for hatchery-marked chinook; July 1: San Juan Islands open for salmon fishing; July 16: Northern Puget Sound and most of Central Puget Sound opens for hatchery-marked chinook fishery.


The Eastside Puget Sound Anglers Chapter meetings are 7 p.m. June 15 at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue. Gary Krein of All-Star Charters in Everett will discuss summer salmon fishing in Puget Sound. At the July 20 meeting Randy Doucet of Northwest Fishing Charters will discuss pink salmon fishing in Puget Sound. All the meetings are free and open to the public. Details: 206-473-1613.

The Washington Fly Fishing Club meeting is June 21. Johnny Boitano of the Troutwater Fly Shop in Ellensburg will discuss fly-fishing in the Methow Valley area. To attend the meeting contact the club on the website. Details:

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration with the Samish and Swinomish tribes 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18 at Deception Pass State Park. The event features canoes, singers, drummers, storytellers, and a salmon and fry bread lunch. Artists from the tribes will demonstrate weaving, cedar work and woodcarving. Details:

The Northshore Trout Unlimited meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. N.E. in Shoreline. Details:

Mount St. Helens climbing permits are on sale. Cost is $22. Permits are required year-round to climb above 4,800 feet. Details: 360-891-5007 or

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club hosts weekly hikes and meets in downtown Issaquah. Details:

The Washington Trails Association offers statewide trip reports and trail conditions. Details:

The Seattle Audubon Society offers field trips and classes every month. Details: 206-523-4483 or

The Western Bass Club meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kennydale Hall in Renton. Details: or

The new nonprofit Cascade Musky Association is looking for members. Cost is $25 or $35 for a couple/family membership. Details: www.cascademuskyassocia or

(Photo by Mark Yuasa)



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