Adventure briefs for May 3


Learn about fishing inland Canadian lakes

The South Sound Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will host a program Thursday on trout fishing inland lakes in upper British Columbia.

Jake Fay has fished for trout in more than 20 lakes in British Columbia in the past 16 years. He will talk about areas that are accessible by vehicle and some that are not. His focus is on the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, and following the Fraser River canyon as far north as Williams Lake. He will talk about the best times to make such a trip.

The chapter’s regular meeting begins at 7 p.m., with Fay’s presentation at 8 p.m., at Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the chapter at sschapterpsa.com.

Preservation Race

Run a race, learn about downtown Tacoma

The city of Tacoma’s Amazing Preservation Race will take place Saturday as part of Historic Preservation Month.

The race is a chance to experience Tacoma’s walkable historic downtown, said Reuben McKnight, Tacoma’s historic preservation officer.

Participants will race across downtown Tacoma, completing challenges as they learn about the city’s historic and cultural resources.

Prior to the race. teams will receive the race map with the participating locations. The race must be completed on foot, with the exception of public transportation. At each stop there is a challenge that the team must complete. Teams will get up to three chances to complete each challenge. Once the challenge is completed, one of the challenge managers will mark your map.

The race will begin at 11 a.m. in Tollefson Plaza (South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue) and end in Wright Park (501 South I St.). There will be food trucks at the park for after-race dining.

Contestants must arrive by 10:30 a.m. Registration is $50 for a team of up to four people and includes T-shirts. Every team will get a mystery goodie bag provided by the event partners, while the top three teams will receive a grand prize. You can register for the race at eventbrite.com.

San Juan Islands

State adds more days of shrimp fishing in Area 7W

With the one-day shrimp season over in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island), people who want to catch some spotted shrimp might want to head to the western section of the San Juan Islands.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife added 17 days of shrimping this month in Marine Area 7 West (western San Juan Islands).

The area opened Saturday and will close when the area’s quota is reached or Sept. 15, whichever comes first.

The area was set to only be open 13 days in May, before reopening daily June 1, under a previously announced schedule, according to Mark O’Toole, a shellfish biologist for the department.

“Last year, recreational spot shrimpers didn’t reach their quota in Marine Area 7 West,” O’Toole said in a department news release. “We decided to provide extra days in May, when the shrimp season is at its peak.”

Recreational shrimp seasons for Marine Area 7 East and South, along with the rest of Puget Sound, remain unchanged.

The season in Marine Area 13 (Olympia) also opened Saturday and will stay open until May 31.

People are limited to 80 spot shrimp per day. A valid 2015-16 fishing license is required to participate in the fishery.

For more information on shrimping, go to wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp .

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com