Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) sent a press release reminding all outdoor enthusiasts that there’s a lot of stuff to do outside this coming weekend….
- Trout: The statewide trout derby kicked off May 23 and continues through Oct. 31.
- Columbia River sockeye: Sockeye fishing opens on a large portion of the Columbia River on June 16, with a 2-fish limit.
- Puget Sound rivers: Anglers can fish for hatchery Chinook salmon in several rivers in north Puget Sound, including the Skagit, Cascade, North Fork Nooksack, and Skykomish.
- Bird watching: June is a great month to view birds throughout Washington, particularly at WDFW wildlife areas and other public lands.
- Shrimp: Some marine areas in Puget Sound will open for recreational spot shrimp fishing June 11.
- Hiking: The wildflowers are blooming and attracting a multitude of butterflies in many of our mid-elevation wildlife areas.
And don’t forget all of the clamming and oyster hunting that can be done….