Outdoor Calendar

April 30: Opening day of fishing season on numerous lowland lakes in Washington; last day for steelheading on Idaho’s Clearwater system, lower and upper Salmon and Snake rivers

May 1: Washington’s Marine Area 2 opens for Sun., Tues. halibut fishing; Oregon waters south of Humbug Mtn. and nearshore seven-day-a-week halibut seasons open. Start of pikeminnow reward fishery on lower Columbia, Snake; info: pikeminnow.org

May 1-13: Columbia sturgeon retention closed below Wauna

May 5: Oregon waters north of Cape Falcon and Washington’s Areas 1 and 6-10 open for halibut Thurs.-Sat. (except Thurs.-Sun. on Memorial Day Weekend)

May 7: Family fishing events at Commonwealth Lake, Rhinehart Park, Camp Baldwin, Vernonia Ponds, etc. Info: dfw.state.or.us

May 7-8: Rod Meseberg Spring Walleye Classic on Potholes Reservoir; info: Mar Don Resort (509) 346-2651

May 12: Halibut opens in Areas 3, 4 Thurs., Sat. through 21st

May 12-14, 26-28, June 2-4, 9-11: Oregon all-depth halibut fishery dates between Cape Falcon and Humbug

May 14: Columbia sturgeon reopens below Wauna seven days a week; family fishing events at Oregon ponds; info: dfw.state.or.us

May 15: Oregon controlled hunt application deadline

May 18 (midnight):Washington special hunt ap deadline

May 21: Tentative date for Lake Stevens Kokanee Derby

May 21-22: South Olympic Peninsula Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Show, Grays Harbor Co. Fairgrounds; info: ghcfairgrounds.com. Clamming workshops at Fort Stevens SP, Ore.; info: Mark Newell (503) 947-6018; Big Wally’s/Valley Marine Spring Walleye Classic on Banks Lake; info: (866) 888-1021

May 22: Youth angling events at West Salish, Middle Fork Irrigation ponds; Youth Oregon Hunters Day at Denman WA

May 26: Area 5 opens for Thurs.-Sat. (except Thurs.-Sun. on Memorial Day Weekend) halibut fishing through June 18

May 28: General Oregon fishing opener

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