The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently announced that recreational spot shrimp fishing in Puget Sound will open Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Shellfish managers are delaying the popular shrimp fishery until May 14 due to the extremely low tides that are expected during the first week in May.
Low tides will render many boat ramps around Puget Sound unusable for several hours and create poor shrimping conditions, according to WDFW.
Traditionally, the first Saturday in May marks the start of the season throughout Puget Sound.
For the latest information on sport shrimp seasons, visit WDFW’s website at wdfw.wa.gov.
source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife