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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 25, 2011 at 9:08 AM

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 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 2: The Big Salmon Resort at Neah Bay Youth Salmon Derby (866-787-1900); July 16: Northern Puget Sound and most of Central Puget Sound opens for hatchery-marked chinook fishery.


Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend by attending The Center For Wooden Boats Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival on July 2-4 located at the south end of Lake Union. The free event will feature some 200 wooden boats from rowing dinghies to the 133-foot classical schooner Adventuress.

The festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday July 4. On Independence Day, Lake Union Park will remain open to the public for prime viewing of the Lake Union Fireworks show which gets underway around 10 p.m.

Activities for the kids include Toy Boat Building where they can to build and decorate their own model boats and Pirate Storytime aboard the historic tug boat Arthur Foss; featuring the nautical yarns of Pirate Lou. Kids will also be able to build a kite and fly it from the festival grounds, and sail model boats in the park’s new boat pond. Details:

The Big Salmon Resort at Neah Bay is hosting a Youth Salmon Derby on Saturday, July 2. The derby will offer great prizes, including bikes, fishing gear, sweatshirts, hats and toys. The resort is looking for people who own a boat, and are willing to volunteer to help take the children out fishing. Details: 866-787-1900.

The Green Lake Small Craft Center’s is offering a youth sailing camp. Sailors will learn the basics of sailing, rigging, safety, and boat handling. Participants must be at least 10 years old, and weigh at least 80 pounds. Seattle Parks and Recreation provides the life jackets. Camps run weekly Monday through Friday from Noon to 4 p.m. until August 12. The price of Green Lake Sailing Camps is only $175 for 20 hours of instruction. Details: 206-684-4074.

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 courtesy of The Seattle Times Photo Department)



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