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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-7 Catch trout, salmon, crab during Free Fishing Weekend STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty, com Some of the most popular fishing opportu- nities are available for anglers in the coming weeks, including trout in hundreds of rivers, crab in south Puget Sound, chinook in the Colum- bia River and salmon in ocean waters along the coast. Sound like fun? Pro- spective anglers who are interested in fishing but don't have a fishing li- cense can get in on the action during Free Fish- ing Weekend, scheduled June 7-8. During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington. In ad- dition, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required that weekend to park at any of the 700 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Depart- ment of Fish and Wild- life (WDFW). "Free Fishing Week- end is a great tme to try fishing in Washington, whether you are new to the sport, thinking about taking it up or looking to introduce a friend or family member to fish- ing," said Chris Donley, WDFW inland fish pro- gram manager. While no licenses are required on Free Fish- ing Weekend, other rules such as season closures, size restrictions and bag limits will still be in ef- fect. In addition, all an- glers will be required to complete a catch record Free Fishing Weekend. Other key dates for an- glers include: June 7 - Trout fish- ing opens in hundreds of card for any salmon, rivers across the state. steelhead or halibut they catch that weekend. They also must fill out a catch Tecord card for crab, which is open only in South Puget Sound (Marine Area 13) during Free Fishing Weekend. Catch record cards and WDFW's Fishing in Washington rules pam- phlet are available free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other li- cense dealers throughout the state. Of course, this month's fishing opportunities don't begin and end with June 14 - Tradi- tional recreational ocean salmon fisheries for chi- nook and hatchery coho get under way in marine areas 1-4. June 16 - Fishing for summer chinook and sockeye salmon opens on the Columbia River from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to Priest Rapids Dam. July 3 - Crab fish- eries open in most areas of Puget Sound, includ- ing the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Family gaggle A family of geese goes ashore last week where the Union River meets Hood Canal on the Theler Wetlands trail. Journal photo by Gordon Weeks For more informa- wdfw.wa.gov/weekender. tion about fishing, hunt- These reports are updat- ing and wildlife viewing ed throughout the month available this month, to provide up-to-date see the Weekender Re- information about rec- gional Reports posted reational opportunities on WDFW's website at around the state. MCSA This Week AT THE RANGE Non-Members Welcome Memberships Available June 5, Thursday Winchester .22 Pistol Marksmanship Program 100 plus rounds Any .22 pistol in safe operating condition. Self-paced awards based program. $6.00 members $8.00 non-members. June 6, Friday 6:00 pm Bullseye .22 Pistol on 6 targets, runs about an hour. $3.00 for members $5.00 for non-members 60 rounds. June 7, Saturday First Steps Class FULL June 9, Monday 6:00 P.M. Small Bore 3 Position Target Rifle All equipment provided except eye and hearing protection, you will need to bring 50 rounds of .221r amino, standard velocity preferred. $6.00 members $8.00 non-members June 10, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. Action Pistol League Move and shoot for .38 special, 9ram, and up. 48 rounds on a mix of targets, awards after 5 matches. This is a very popular event at the range, $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members. Spectators are welcome, bring eye and ear protection. June 12, Thursday 6:00 pm Wmchester Defensive Pistol Marksmanship Program. Develop shooting skills with your concealed carry firearm. 50 rounds or more, self paced awards style shooting program. $6.00 members, $8.00 for non-members. Coming up: June 14, Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm Open Range Day The i'ange is open to the public to shoot, $12 per lane, two shooters may share a lane. Targets available at $.25 each, first one's free. .22 Ir and pistol caliber rifles and most hand guns up to .44 mag. Please bring guns into the range in a box or bag. June 21, Saturday 10:00 am New Member Applicants Orientation Persons interested in joining MCSA meet at the range for approximately an hour and and half safety and range operations session. July 5, 2014 10:00 am-3:3O pm First Steps Pistol Class. Firearm and ammunition provided. Applications and payment information on the club website. $50.00 per person. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 www.masoncountysa.com Your Local Tides ALLYN I Case Inlet 5 6:59am 5.0 6 12:40am 13.9 7 1:21am 7.1 8 2:01am 13.7 Thu 11:49am 9.0 Fri 7:52arn 4.0 Sat 8:38am 13.9 Sun 9:18am 1.7 5:47pm 3.0 l:09pm 9.0 2:31pm -3.5 3:46pm 10.4 6:43pm 4.2 7:45prn 15.4 8:50prn 6.1 9 2:40am 13.7 10 3:18am 13.8 11 3:57am 13.9 12 4:37am 14.0 Mon 9:57am 0.5 Tue 10:35am -1.9 Wed 11:15am -1.9 Thu 11:56am -2.8 4:47pm 11.5 5:37pm 13.6 6:22pm 13.6 7:04pm 14.4 9:52pm 6.7 10:48pm 7.2 11:40pm 7.2 SHELTON I Oakland Bay 5 12:37am 14.0 6 1:18am 13.9 7 1:59am 13.7 8 2:39am 13.7 Thu 8:05am 4.3 Fri 8:58am 3.5 Sat 9:44am 2.5 Sun 10:24am 1.5 12:27pm 9.0 1:47pm 9.0 3:09pm 9.5 4:24pm 10.4 6:53pm 2.6 7:49pm 3.6 8:51pm 4.5 9:56pm 5.2 9- 3:18am 13.7 10 3:56am 13.8 11 4:35am 13.9 12 12:46am 6.2 Mon 11:03pm 0.4 Tue 11:41am -0.7 Wed 12:21am -1.6 rhu 5:15am 14.0 5:25pm 11.5 6:15pm 12.6 7:00pm 13.6 1:02pro -2.4 10:58pm 5.7 11:54pm 6.1 7:42pm 14.4 UNION[Hood Canal 5 5:53arn 5.0 6 6:44am 4.0 77 12:30am 11.3 8 l:03arn 11.2 Thu 10:32am 6.8 Fri 12:30pm 6.9 Sat 7:29am 2.9 Sun 8:11am -2.6 4:39pm 3.3 5:37pm 4.4 1:54pm 7.6 2:59pm 12.5 11:55prn 11.4 6:42pm 5.3 7:46prn 7.0 9 1:35am 11.2 10 2:09am 11.2 11 2:45am 11.2 12 3:24am 11.2 Mort 8:52am 0.5 Tue 9:32am -0.7 Wed 10:12am -1.8 Thu 10:54am -2.6 3:55pm 9.7 4:44pm 10.8 S:30pm 11.7 6:15pm 12.5 8:48pm 6.5 9:46pm 6.8 10:41pm 7.0 11:34pm 7.0 THE SUN and THE MOON 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sunrise 5:18am 5:18am 5:17am 5:17am 5:17am S:17am 5:16am 5:16am Sunset 9:04pm 9:05pm 9:06prn 9:06pro 9:07pm 9:08pm 9:08prn 9:09pro Moonrise l:03pm 2:05pro 3:08pm 4:12pm 5:21pm 6:29am 7:37prn 8:41pm Moonset 1:14am 1:39am 2:05am 2:32am 3:02am 3:3/am 4:19pm 5:08pm First quarter June 5, Full moon June 12 thejournal Tidal Information courtesy NOAA I Astronomical Data courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory GET YOUR RECREATION PERMIT Hunt, fish and explore private land less than 30 minutes from Olympia. Secure your access to bicj game and bird hunting and fishing on Z4,000 acres of forest land. Motorized permits are only $250. II I! i