• Ocean salmon fishing about to kick off.
• Crab season opens Monday in Marine Area 13.
• Dry fly action on Yakima River has been very good.
The ocean salmon fishing season will begin in earnest Sunday. Fishing in all four coastal marine areas will be open until June 12, seven days per week, with a two-salmon daily limit. In areas 3 and 4, anglers also are allowed to keep two additional pink salmon. Anglers must release wild chinook and all coho. Fishing will continue June 13, but with some changes in regulations.
There have been reports of chinook already being hooked by anglers pursuing rockfish and lingcod, so charter boat captains are encouraged that the season should start out well.