"BLACK FRIDAY" FISHING OPPORTUNITIES!
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WDFW is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving. The "holiday specials" include thousands of large trout averaging 15 to 16 inches in length and weighing up to three pounds. Find a lake near you! Learn more >>

News Release: Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout


FISHING RULES SIMPLIFICATION
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State fishery managers are inviting the public to comment on proposals to simplify recreational fishing rules for Washington rivers, streams and lakes.
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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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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 Budget and Policy Advisory Group sets first meeting Dec. 6 on long-term finance plan
WDFW delays commercial crab fishery on Washington coast due to low meat content
WDFW adds meeting on management of salmon, steelhead fishing guide industry
Positions open on Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board
WDFW evaluates deer at rescue facility after euthanizing 4 habituated animals
Hotline to report dead, sick, or injured swans available
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RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAMMING
Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Four-day razor clam dig begins Dec. 1
Razor clam diggers will have the opportunity to fill their limits during a four-day dig beginning Dec. 1 on various ocean beaches. Learn more >>

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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