FISH WASHINGTON
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Fishing Seasons & Rules
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Trout Stocking Reports

GREAT WASHINGTON GETAWAYS
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! >>

RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHING
Recreational Crab Fishing State shellfish managers set Puget Sound crab seasons
Summer crab-fishing seasons for Puget Sound, start June 1 with an early opening in Marine Area 13 south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Most other areas of the Sound will open for recreational crab fishing July 3, although two areas around the San Juan Islands open later in summer to protect molting crab. Learn more >>

 
2014-2015 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2014-2015 Sport Fishing
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(rules effective May 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)
Corrections to the 2014 Rule Pamphlet
(last updated June 3, 2014)
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HALIBUT FISHING
Photo of two anglers holding up large halibut.

WDFW adds options for coastal halibut fishing, shortens Puget Sound season
Anglers will have three fewer days to catch halibut in Puget Sound when the season opens in May this year but will have more opportunities for halibut fishing off the southern coast of Washington. Learn more >>

Ocean Halibut Fishery Quotas and Seasons

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of several smelt on dock. Puget Sound Smelt Rulemaking Process
WDFW is seeking public comments through May 30th on proposed options for commercial and recreational fishing regulations that could increase protection and conservation for smelt in Puget Sound.
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BOTTOMFISH
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

RECREATIONAL SQUID FISHING
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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Find a public pier or dock for squidding near you
Latest squid reports

RECREATIONAL SALMON FISHING
Photo of angler using a dehooker to release a salmon.

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
Report Online!Online Puget Sound Crab Reporting
   LATEST NEWS
Lower Grande Ronde River to re-open July 5 for spring chinook fishing
WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands, urges caution with the arrival of hot, dry weather
Fishing seasons extended for chinook, sockeye, sturgeon on Columbia River
Steelhead 'recycling' to begin next week on the Cowlitz River
Spring chinook fisheries on Snake River to close
WDFW extends shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31
Pilot spring chinook fishery to open June 27 on lower Grande Ronde River
Commission curtails smelt fishing to protect species in Puget Sound
   WHERE TO GO
Fish Washington!
Water Access Sites
Weekly Catchable Trout Stocking Reports
Shellfishing Beach Maps and Regulations
Public Fishing Piers of Puget Sound
Puget Sound Sport Crab Fishing
Boat Launch Sites
Accessing Washington's Outdoors
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
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Sport Fishing Regulations and Seasons
WDFW Rule Making Activities
Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016
Columbia River Returns and Forecasts
Washington's Offical Boating Portal - boat.wa.gov
Creel Reports and Harvest Reports
Washington and Oregon Tide Charts
WDFW Wildlife Areas & Water Access Points
Wildlife License Plates
Wildlife License Plates
Help Support Wildlife Activities in Washington
   FEATURES
Marine Protected Areas in Puget Sound
Economic Analysis of the Non-Treaty Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in Washington State
Report Derelict Fish Gear Online