If you already have a fishing license, take someone without a license fishing on this weekend!

Helpful Resources:

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WDFW Weekender Report
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Fishing Piers


“Free Fishing Weekend” is June 6-7, 2015, when fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington. Free Fishing Weekend in Washington is always the first weekend after the first Monday in June.

Also NOT required on Free Fishing Weekend:

Remember - all other rules still apply, including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits. Catch Record Cards (first one is free) are required to fish for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, and halibut. Please see the Fishing Regulation Pamphlet for all rules and restrictions.

2014-2015 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2014-2015 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet
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