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

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“Free Fishing Weekend” is June 8-9, 2013, 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 2013 Fishing Regulation Pamphlet for all rules and restrictions.

2013-2014 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet
2013-2014 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet
Download 2013 Rule Pamphlet
(rules effective May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014)
Corrections to the 2013 Rule Pamphlet
(last updated August 29, 2013)
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