Summer fishing opportunities continue, fall bear begins
Last updated 8/11/2020 at 9:07am
Summer fisheries are in full swing throughout the state of Washington this month, providing some of the year’s best fishing opportunities in lakes and streams, along the coast, and on the Columbia River.
Some hunters will take to the field for black bear in the first big-game hunt of the season, while others will scout deer and elk hunting areas in preparation for fall seasons.
Popular outdoor opportunities in August include:
• Puget Sound crab: Seasons are ongoing, or starting in August in a variety of marine areas.
• Columbia River salmon: Fall Chinook and coho fishing opens on much...