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Add Shrimp, Halibut To Your Catch Of Trout, Chinook Salmon In May

Trout fishing is off and running at hundreds of lakes across the state, as spring chinook salmon continue to push into fishing areas higher and higher up the Columbia River Basin. In marine waters, fishing seasons for spot shrimp and halibut are set to open on various dates this month, when more razor-clam digs will be scheduled on coastal beaches.

With new fishing opportunities opening throughout the state, May is a great time to go fishing, said Joe Hymer, a fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

“If you like to fish, now is the time to go,” Hymer said. “Sp...


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