Anglers and campers headed to the eastside of the state this weekend need to be cautious of the extreme temperatures in the forecast. Daytime highs will range from 106 degrees in Yakima to 105 in Ephrata to 107 degrees in Moses Lake.
If you are going to fish, go early in the morning or very late in the day. Trout anglers need to release the fish as quickly as possible if you are not going to keep it. Also, take plenty of water to drink and be sure to apply and reapply sunscreen. Remember, it’s supposed to be fun. Don’t come home looking like a fresh boiled Dungeness crab.
As of Monday, the sockeye salmon count at the Ballard Locks was just 14,933 fish. More than 350,000 fish are needed before a fishery can take place.