Recreational Razor Clamming
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WDFW seeks public comment on razor clam season options
WDFW is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.
How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
How to Dig Razor Clams
Try these delicious Razor Clam recipes
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Recreational Crab Fishing Most of Puget Sound closing to crabbing; summer catch reports due Oct. 1
Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing at sunset on Labor Day (Sept. 1), with summer catch reports due by midnight Oct. 1. The only two areas of the Sound that will remain open to crab fishing after Labor Day are marine areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands Learn more >>

Photo of fishing regulation pamphlet covers. WDFW seeks comments, schedules meetings on proposed Columbia River Basin fishing rules
State fisheries managers are seeking public comments on proposed sportfishing rules they're recommending for the Columbia River Basin.
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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
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Fish Washington icon. An improved Fish Washington online fishing guide is now available, featuring new mapping tools and a calendar showing fishing seasons for many species. Learn more >>

Fishing Seasons & Rules
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Trout Stocking Reports

Great Washington Getaways icon. Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip in 2014 or beyond, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations. Start Vacation Planning Today! >>

2014-2015 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2014-2015 Sport Fishing
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(rules effective May 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)
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(last updated September 11, 2014)
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Protecting Washington’s Rockfish
Washington is home to many species of rockfish.  Populations of some species are healthy but others, such as yelloweye, canary and bocaccio, are suffering and have been listed under the Endangered Species Act. Within Puget Sound, WDFW has implemented recreational depth and area restrictions, and closed commercial fisheries that target rockfish or have a high potential to encounter them as bycatch. 
Bottomfish of Washington
Bottomfish Identification Guide

Photo of squid swimming underwater. Looking for a healthy choice? Squid, or calamari, is lower in fat and calories than many other protein sources and is beautifully versatile. It can be used for appetizers, soups, salads or main dishes. The best times to catch squid running is from late summer though winter.
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When and Where to Fish for Salmon
Figuring out when and where to fish for salmon is one of the most asked questions for beginning salmon anglers. You will find many useful tools on this website to help you decide when and where to go.

Know the 5 species of salmon and how to identify them
How salmon seasons are set


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Catch Record Card Questions & Answers
Voluntary Salmon Angler Trip Reports
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Accessing Washington's Outdoors
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The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
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Economic Analysis of the Non-Treaty Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in Washington State
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