The list of Opening Day trout fishing activities keeps growing and there are plenty of fun fishing events happening then and beyond.
The Hooked on Fishing Opening Day Trout Derby is 12:01 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley. Events begin 3 p.m. Friday with tent camping (no RV’s) offered at the park. Cost is $2 for the derby, and the tagged fish derby is $5. Details: www.maplevalleychamber.org/hooked-on-fishing.
The DarringtonVolunteer Firemen’s Association is hosting a Trout Fishing Event Saturday, April 27 at Fortson Ponds in Darrington. Details: 360-631-4015.
State Fish and Wildlife says there are spaces still left in afternoon sessions of the Spokane Kids’ Fishing event May 4 at Clear Lake. Registration form and details at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/kids/events.html.
The Sarge Hubbard Park Pond Kids Fishing Event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and the pond is located on the Yakima Greenway in Yakima. The event is open for kids only, but reopens after 4 p.m. for the public. Details: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/kids/events.html.
The Sky Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited Free Kid’s Trout Fishing Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at at Lake Tye in Monroe on Fryelands Blvd. An adult derby is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and cost is $10. Details: 206-818-2991 or 425-359-7756.
The Aberdeen VFW Free Kids Fishing Derby is daylight until noon Saturday, April 27 at Lake Aberdeen. Register at the lake from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The Elma Game Club Free All-Ages Fishing Derby is daylight until 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Elma Vance Creek Ponds 1 and 2 south of Elma in Vance Creek County Park.
The Long Beach Peninsula Free Fishing Derby For Kids is 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Black Lake in Ilwaco. Open for kids age 2-14. Preregistration is required at www.ilwaco-wa.gov/forms/fishingderby.shtml. Details: 360-642-2400 or www.funbeach.com.
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