Summer fishing underway
as hunters begin to take the field
Summer fisheries along the coast, on the Columbia River and at lakes and streams throughout the state are now in full swing, providing some of the best fishing opportunities of the year.
Also this month, hunters will take to the field to hunt for black bear in the first big-game season of the year. Many will also scout hunting areas to prepare for deer and elk seasons that begin in September.
For a region-by-region description of fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing available this month, see the Weekender Regional Reports posted on WDFW's website. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide up-to-date information about recreational opportunities around the state.