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Four people on a boat fish in the Puget Sound with a view of a mountain behind them.
It’s hard to beat the view when you’re out on local waters. | Photo via the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Time for some reel talk — when it comes to recreational fishing around Western Washington, you don’t have to drag your poles away from Seattle.

The Emerald City has lots of locations for anglers looking to catch a big one — whether you’ve got access to a boat or just want to hang out on a scenic pier. In fact, some places are so close to public transit, you may not even need your car.

Before casting off, be sure to get a license, read up on the latest regulations, and keep an eye out for alerts. Once you’re all set, check out these spots open year-round with prime catches in the early summer.

Bitter Lake

Don’t let the name fool you — this is a sweet North Seattle area to catch tasty seafood. Two-pole fishing is allowed, and you can get access from the Bitter Lake Park’s shoreline.

Go fish: Brown bullhead, largemouth bass, and rainbow trout

Green Lake

This lake may have a bit of an, um… murky reputation, but is actually known as one of the best trout fisheries in Western Washington (there’s even an annual Trout Derby). And, yes, the water is tested regularly.

Go fish: Brown trout, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and sunfish

Lake Washington

Maybe you’ve heard of it? The massive, more than 21,000-acre body of water between Seattle and the Eastside has piers galore and dozens of species. Just be wary of consumption advisories for some species in this lake.

Go fish: Black crappie, Chinook salmon, common carp

Seacrest Park Pier

Located not far from Alki, you’ll find shoreline access, convenient boat rentals, and — in colder seasons — folks jigging for more tentacle-y sea creatures.

Go fish: Chinook and coho salmon, squid

Still not sure where to start? Washington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife has a helpful trout fishing guide for beginners and tips on finding a good charter.
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Tuesday, May 14
  • Nordic Innovation Summit | Tuesday, May 14 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St., Seattle | $75-$100 | Hear from leaders in innovation and technology as they exchange ideas, discuss issues, and explore solutions.
  • Tip Off Home Opener Party | Tuesday, May 14 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Dick’s Drive-In, 500 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle | Free | Pre-game the Seattle Storm season opener with face painting, merch, prizes, and basketball arcade games.
  • “Maniac” - VIVIZ (Dance Break Pt.1) | Tuesday, May 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Theater Puget Sound, 305 Harrison St., Seattle | $20 | This beginner-friendly workshop breaks down the dance moves seen in K-pop group VIVIZ’s “Maniac.”
Wednesday, May 15
  • “The Barber of Seville” | Wednesday, May 15-Saturday, May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle | $51-$202 | Generally considered to be one of the greatest comedic masterpieces in music, this opera follows a strapping young lad who agrees to play matchmaker.
  • “Cowboy Carter,” a non-stop drag concert | Wednesday, May 15 | 7-10 p.m. | Unicorn, 1118 E. Pike St., Seattle | $15-$120 | Listen to Beyonce’s newest tracks with performances from Black drag artists.
  • Charlotte Day Wilson | Wednesday, May 15 | 7 p.m. | Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle | $30-$35 | The Canadian contemporary R&B singer-songwriter is bringing her tunes to the Emerald City.
  • Shelby Natasha, Ladies Loe, Ballard High School Fiddlers | Wednesday, May 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave. NW, Seattle | $15 | A variety of musicians are bringing the sounds of Ireland, Scotland, and the Scandinavian region to life.
Thursday, May 16
  • Seattle Cabaret Festival | Thursday, May 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market St., Seattle | $20 | Mark “Mom” Finley takes center stage at this performance with song, storytelling, dance, and more.
  • Sync Seattle Vibes After 5 Anniversary: May Networking Mixer | Thursday, May 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave., Seattle | $10-$20 | Mix and mingle + support Black-led nonprofits and businesses at this networking opportunity.
  • Elim Chan conducts Beethoven and Barber | Thursday, May 16-Saturday, May 18 | Times vary | Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle | $35-$135 | Listen to live arrangements of Beethoven’s “First Symphony” and Barber’s “Violin Concerto.”
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News Notes
  • Melinda French Gates has decided to resign from her position as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leaving Bill Gates as the sole chair. Her last day with the nonprofit is set for June 7, but she’ll be leaving with $12.5 billion to put towards work on behalf of women and families. (Seattle Times)
  • After his visit in Montlake last week, college basketball hot pick Great Osobor chose University of Washington over Louisville and Texas Tech. ESPN estimated that Osobor’s name, image, and likeness deals will make him $2 million — the highest-known valuation in college basketball for next season. (Seattle Times)
Coming Soon
  • Two more Kitchen & Market locations are on their way to the Seattle area. Exact opening dates for the new boutique grocery stores in Eastlake and Kirkland haven’t been announced yet, but they are expected to open this year. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • SODO-based bag maker Tom Bihn will be opening his first flagship store in Bellevue Square this summer. Making its way into the former Frankie4 space at 2032 Bellevue Square, the new storefront will sell Bihn’s outdoor backpacks, travel bags, and totes. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • Change is in the air — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 69% chance for a shift to a La Niña weather pattern July-September. The summer pattern change would increase chances of cold and wet condition during Seattle’s winter months. (KING 5)
  • On Saturday, May 11, Bellevue celebrated the opening of Bridle Trails Valley Creek Park. The 1.65-acre park at 4432 140th Ave. NE features picnic shelters, play areas, and a loop trail next to city-owned wetlands and native plantings. The surrounding natural wildlife will remain undeveloped.
Older Adults
  • A growing number of Seattle’s senior housing developers are catching onto the trend of intergenerational housing. Ranges in rates, amenities, and community structures aim to attract residents of all ages + prevent social isolation. An example is the Northaven Senior Living Center, which will offer child-care, classes, games, and more. (Seattle Times)
  • Skagit’s tulip season might be in the rearview, but the valley has some other programs up its sleeve. The Skagit Valley free passport program offers a guide to restaurants and alehouses in the area, with a rewards system for checking in at various locations.
  • If you missed the Aurora Borealis sighting this past weekend and want to make up for some of that FOMO, then the “Project Aurora” installation at the National Nordic Museum is for you. View the display for free at the work’s panel discussion on Friday, May 23.
  • A new coaching staff under Mike Macdonald is just one of many changes for the Seattle Seahawks. Hear what the local experts have to say about this year’s switch-up on Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
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    Whoa there — forget something? You almost breezed by this week without realizing that there’s quite a few major events that are about to happen. We just didn’t want you to miss them.

    Seattle International Film Festival | Thursday, May 9-Monday, May 27 | Various times | Various SIFF theaters + virtual | $16.50-$351.50 | See just one movie out of the 261 films being screened, buy a six-pack, or go all out and join the red carpet.

    Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds Tour | Wednesday, May 15 | 8 p.m. | Lumen Field | $64.40-$670 | Mick Jagger is still rocking it — go see the musical legends in person.

    Northwest Folklife | Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Seattle Center | Free | Next weekend is Seattle’s crunchiest and most beloved event, highlighting PNW culture with folk art fashion shows, tons of local artisans, musical performances, and lots of good food.
    Two of Seattle’s major sports teams were founded in the 70s, but when were the Seattle Supersonics founded?

    72.3% of people guessed correctly with "1967," 12.9% answered "1972," 8.9% guessed "1960," and 5.9% put "1977."

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    Last week, we put your knowledge of the ‘60s and ‘70s in Seattle to the test.

    Most of you answered correctly, with ~72% selecting “1967" — no surprises there. You all are a smart bunch.

    We tried to make it extra tricky by keeping the date range pretty close together. Hats of to you, SEAtoday readers.
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