FALL INTO FISHING
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WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout in Washington lakes
With thousands of rainbow trout destined for Washington lakes before November, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall and through the holiday season.
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RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
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Several areas of Puget Sound are open for late-season recreational crab fishing
Several marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing on Oct. 7 Learn more >>

SEASON SETTING
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State fishery managers are seeking public comment on a proposed package of simplified recreational fishing regulations for freshwater species, such as steelhead, trout and warmwater fish. See full story >>

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WILDLIFE HEALTH
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A devastating bat disease called White-nose Syndrome is now in Washington. Help us monitor our bat populations by reporting sick or dead bats, or groups of bats. Learn more >>
 
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WDFW announces additional meetings on management of salmon, steelhead fishing guide industry
WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout in Washington lakes
WDFW seeks input on management of salmon, steelhead fishing guide industry
WDFW issues permit to Cooke Aquaculture to transport Atlantic salmon eggs from Iceland
Sections of Snake River to open Oct. 15 to steelhead retention; catch limit to increase on tributaries
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HUNTING PROSPECTS
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Wildlife biologists have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
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SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!
Share Your Photos! Share photos of your outdoors adventures with us! Use our online form to submit photos of hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation in Washington. Photos from the public may be featured on WDFW social media including Facebook and Instagram.
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ABOUT WDFW
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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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