Halibut: Several marine areas in Puget Sound and on the coast open to halibut fishing in early May.
For most people, a valid 2017-18 fishing license will be required to participate in those activities. The exception is young people under age 15, who can fish for free. Licenses and permits are available online, by phone (1-866-246-9453) and from sporting goods stores and other retail license dealers around the state.
More information about outdoor activities coming up this month is available in the Weekender Regional Reports at http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide current information about recreational opportunities around the state.