Area waters expected to reopen to fishing soon

OLYMPIA, WA—Following the stalemate that temporarily closed many Puget Sound fisheries, state and tribal leaders this week shook hands on a deal that should open specific summer salmon seasons for recreational fishing, "within a few weeks." Co-managers agreed on this year's Puget Sound salmon seasons after several weeks of negotiations. Projected low numbers of returning salmon—especially ESA-listed coho—jammed the process. And most coho fisheries will remain shuttered.

In what amounts to a well-played verbal bitchslap, the hactivist group Anonymous has released a video condemning Florida Gov. Rick Scott for not doing enough to prevent Lake Okeechobee discharges from spewing marine life-killing pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The video states the obvious: that Scott's in bed with Big Sugar and protects other corrupt politicians.

Back to summer basics—check out Dillon Renton, from Renton River Adventures, and Sterling Dillingham, from River Runner Outfitters, fishing for Oregon steelhead with single-hand fly rods and skaters. Filmed By Tyler Orton and Curtis Ciszek. Edited By Curtis Ciszek, @nwsteelheadanglers.

This June marks the kickoff of the Mile High 25—a Colorado-based tourney, where two-man teams target muskie, carp, bass, trout, suckers, splake and more across two days of fishing. The team submitting photo evidence of the most elaborate mixed-bag (from a list of 25 eligible gamefish) takes home the cash.

It’s a time of uncertainty. Unrest grips the rivers as the influence of Sasquatch, iffy weather and foul-smelling waders spreads, but a glimmer of hope remains in the heroic offerings of Petru VIZITIU. As he struggles against the dark might of the enemy, this brave hero may yet awaken the technology needed to forge a new fishing future. All he needs is... $1 million.

Cohutta Fishing Company's 2nd Annual Southern Bassapalooza fly tourney kicks off on June 25, 2016, in the bass-y promised land of Cartersville, GA. This year's lineup? STRIPED BASS - HYBRID BASS - WHITE BASS - SPOTTED BASS- SHOAL BASS- LARGEMOUTH BASS.