WEEKEND FISHING REPORT
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THE WEEKENDER REPORT
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across WA
Hoodsport Visitor Information Center, 1 block west of Highway 101 on State Route 119. The visitor center provides information for both the Olympic National Forest and Park, along with local business and Olympic Peninsula tourist information. 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd., Hoodsport, WA 98548, (360) 877 2021
City of Shelton Parks
Wildfire Season Officially Begins April 15
Wildfire season officially begins April 15, as specified by state law, and already the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has had 20 forest fires reported this year on lands protected by DNR. Prevention measures to protect life and property on 13 million acres of DNR-protected lands.
Trout fishing Opens Statewide April 26
For many anglers, “opening day” is synonymous with the start of the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which gets under way April 26 this year. Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians typically descend on trout-stocked lakes to kick off the state’s biggest outdoor event.
Options For Coastal Halibut Fishing Added, Shortens Puget Sound Season
OLYMPIA – Anglers will have three fewer days to catch halibut in Puget Sound when the season opens in May this year but will have more opportunities for halibut fishing off the southern coast of Washington.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) sets halibut seasons using catch quotas for 2014 adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. This year’s recreational catch quota is 214,110 pounds for all of Washington’s areas.
“We’ve seen increased interest in Puget Sound halibut fishing in recent years,” said Heather Reed, WDFW coastal policy coordinator. “As a result, we went over our quota there last year.”