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August 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Seattle’s Pier 86 temporary closure could have anglers feeling glazed over

The fish milling around the Pier 86 Grain Terminal fishing pier on the Seattle waterfront will catch a break from anglers tossing them any lures or bait for a few days as hordes of hemp lovers converge in the near vicinity.

State Fish and Wildlife owns the popular fishing pier, and has decided to close it this Friday through Sunday (Aug. 15-17) for Hempfest.

The production company “Seattle Events” which hosts the cannabis event at Centennial Park is concerned about safety issues and litter blowing into the water if the pier remained open.

About 85,000 cannabis loving folks are expected to converge on Hempfest.

Pier 86 will reopen once the smoke clears – so to speak – at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18. One alternative where anglers can toss a line is off the Seacrest Pier in West Seattle.

 

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