Here's a rundown of some of this month's fishing opportunities:
Ocean salmon: Marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 2 (Westport), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) are all open for salmon fishing in July.
Puget Sound salmon: Several areas of Puget Sound open for salmon fishing July 1, including marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) and a portion of 12 (Hood Canal)
Hanford Reach sockeye: The Columbia River is open to fishing for sockeye salmon from the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.
Puget Sound crab: All but one marine area in Puget Sound will be open for crab fishing as of July 1. The exception is Marine Area 7, where the crab fishery opens July 15 in the area's southern portion (San Juan Islands/Bellingham) and Aug. 17 in the northern portion (Gulf of Georgia).
For more information about fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities available this month, see the Weekender Regional Reports posted on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide up-to-date information about recreational opportunities around the state.