State, federal and tribal fishery managers are currently planning the Northwest's recreational and commercial salmon fisheries. As part of the salmon-season setting process, WDFW has scheduled several public meetings. Learn more >>
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.
Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip now or in the future, 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! >>
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.