The fish milling around the Pier 86 Grain Terminal fishing pier on the Seattle waterfront won’t see any lures or bait tossed in their direction for five days for Hempfest.
Just like last year, state Fish and Wildlife owns the popular fishing pier, and will close the pier at 6 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 13) through 9 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 17).
The production company “Seattle Events” which hosts the cannabis event at Centennial Park is concerned about safety issues and litter blowing into the water if the pier remained open.
About 100,000 cannabis loving folks are expected to converge on Hempfest.
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An alternative where anglers can toss a line is off the Seacrest Pier in West Seattle or Des Moines, Edmonds and Dash Point piers.