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April 25, 2011

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:

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:

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:

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: 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

December 4, 2009

Dec. 1: Winter steelhead opener on numerous Oregon rivers and streams. Bait openers on Snoqualmie, North Fork Stillaguamish rivers in Western Washington while several Eastside waters open for whitefish and trout. Nonhound cougar permit hunts begin in select Chelan, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille and Klickitat county units. Blackmouth fishing opens in San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7).

Dec. 5: Steelhead University steelheading seminar with Buzz Ramsey, Bob Kratzer, Mike Perusse, Todd Girtz, Terry Wiest. Tix: $88. Info: (206) 387-9293. Three Rivers Marine & Tackle winter steelhead clinic with Dave Vedder and Bill Herzog. Info: (425) 415-1575.

Dec. 8: Last day of many general Eastern Washington late bow elk hunts.

Dec. 15: Last day for numerous Washington blacktail, whitetail bow seasons, some blacktail blackpowder hunts, and late any-turkey hunt in Northeast Washington.

Dec. 25: Fer crying out loud, it’s Christmas Day, you need a calendar mention to remember that?!?

Dec. 31: In Oregon, last day for Chinook on numerous rivers, black bear in Western Oregon, and Southwest Cascade Additional zones, California quail in Umatilla and Morrow counties, mountain quail in seven open Eastern Oregon counties, and statewide turkey, as well as grouse in Washington.

October 29, 2009

Oct. 31: Eastern Washington rifle elk hunt opens; last day of Western Washington blacktail hunt.

Nov. 1: Blackmouth (immature king) season opens in Puget Sound
Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9.

Nov. 6: Last day of Oregon Cascade, Coast centerfire buck seasons.

Nov. 7: Oregon Rocky Mountain elk second season opens; start of
Northeast Washington late whitetail rifle hunt and Westside elk modern
firearm season. Colton, Wash., Knights of Columbia steelhead derby.

Nov. 14: Oregon Coast bull four-day first season opener.

Nov. 15: Last day of bear hunting in Washington.

Nov. 19: Start of late Washington rifle blacktail hunt in many units.

Nov. 20: Late turkey hunt opens in select Northeast Washington
game units.

Nov. 21: Oregon Coast bull seven-day second season opener.

Nov. 25: Late bow deer, elk opener across most of Washington.

Nov. 30: Last day of Eastern Oregon bear hunting.

Dec. 5: steelheading seminar with Buzz
Ramsey, Bob Kratzer, Mike Perusse, Todd Girtz, Terry Wiest. Tix: $88.
Info: (206) 387-9293. Three Rivers Marine & Marine winter steelhead clinic with Dave Vedder and Bill Herzog. Info: (425) 415-1575

August 19, 2009

Aug. 1: Oregon Tuna Classic out of Ilwaco, Wash. Opening day of salmon fishing at Buoy 10, Washington’s Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 and numerous streams in Oregon and Washington, as well as bear hunting in both states everywhere (except Northeastern A, Blue Mountains and Long Island in Washington.) 8th Annual Puget Sound Anglers-South King County Salmon Derby. Info:

Aug. 2: Last day of Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon Derby out of Brewster, Wash.

Aug. 7-9: Oregon all-depth halibut fishery open Friday-Sunday from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain until quota of 165,861 pounds of fish caught; special halibut season between Cape Falcon, Ore., and Leadbetter Point, Wash. Quota: 15,375 pounds.

Aug. 15: Oregon Tuna Classic out of Charleston, Ore.

Aug. 24: Last day of Friday-Monday Inner Elliott Bay fishery.

Aug. 27-28: 10th Annual Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Buoy 10 Challenge. Info: (503) 631-8859.

Aug. 29: Oregon Tuna Classic out of Garibaldi, Ore.; opening day of bowhunting season for deer and elk in Oregon.

Aug. 31: Last day of fishing on many Oregon streams.

Sept. 1: Buoy 10 coho bag limit increases to three per day, and coho opener on Oregon’s lower Nehalem, Yaquina, Coos and Coquille rivers. Also, Catherine Creek as well as Grande Ronde, Imnaha, John Day, Umatilla and Wenaha rivers open for fin-clipped steelhead. Washington bow deer and bear in Northeast and Blue Mountains open, as do grouse and mourning doves in Oregon and Washington.

Sept. 5-6: Youth hunting weekend at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area near Eugene.

Sept. 8: Bow elk season begins in Washington.

Sept. 12: Washington Tuna Classic out of Westport. Benefits Northwest Harvest and veterans groups. Info:

Sept. 12-13: Cascade Musky Association derby on Lake Mayfield. Info: Mark Wells, (253) 841-0171. Oregon youth hunt weekend at Klamath, Ladd Marsh and Sauvie Island wildlife areas as well as near The Dalles and Ontario.

Sept. 15: Westport Boat Basin Salmon Derby. Info:

Sept. 15-25: High Buck Hunt in several Washington Cascades and Olympics wilderness areas and Lake Chelan NRA. Bandtail pigeon hunt begins in Oregon.

Sept. 19-20: Youth hunting weekend at Oregon’s Denman and EE Wilson wildlife areas as well as Willow Creek near Prineville.

Sept. 26: General fall turkey hunt opens in select Northeast Washington units. Washington Waterfowl Association Annual Seattle Banquet. Info: Rone Brewer (360-652-1264) or

Sept. 26-27: Washington youth pheasant hunting weekend, as well as Irrigon Wildlife Area in Oregon.

July 7, 2009

July 1: Trout, salmon opener on several Washington streams, Ross Lake-area waters. Chinook open in Columbia (above Highway 395 bridge at Pasco) and Okanogan rivers, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, Area 11 and Hood Canal south of Ayock Point.

July 2: Lower Columbia River sturgeon retention reopener.

July 3: Elliott Bay Chinook opener, open Fridays through Mondays.

July 6: Lower Columbia catch-and-release sturgeon opener.

July 9: Skagit River Chinook opener; open noon-Thursday through Sundays.

July 14: Last day for razor clamming on Clatsop County, Ore., beaches north of Tillamook Head.

July 16: Central Puget Sound hatchery Chinook opener.

July 18: Oregon Tuna Classic out of Newport/Depoe Bay; seven-day-a-week salmon fishing opens out of La Push/Neah Bay, Wash.

July 24: Seven-day-a-week salmon fishing opens out of Westport, Wash.

July 25: Washington “statewide catch-and-release awareness” day.

July 26: Washington “statewide resume bonking hatchery fish awareness” day.

July 30: 4th Annual Budweiser Lowrance derby, upper Columbia River, Brewster, Wash.

August 1: Oregon Tuna Classic out of Ilwaco, Wash.