This year's Puget Sound shrimp fishing seasons will begin the second Saturday in May, about a week later than in 2018.
Thousands of boats are expected to crease the water for what biologists predict will be a solid season, especially in the Puget Sound.
The season also opens up for pink and coonstripe shrimp, but the majority of the die hard fishermen will be on the hunt for the beloved Spot Prawns.
Spot shrimp are the largest species of shrimp in Puget Sound and can reach more than nine inches in length excluding the antennae. They are most common in Hood Canal, north and central Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.