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Fishing Hotline
360-902-2500

Shellfish Rule
Change Hotline

1-866-880-5431

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For more information on
fishing, please contact the
WDFW Fish Program.
360-902-2700
Fish Program District Biologists

For fishing regulation
questions, e-mail us at:
fishregs@dfw.wa.gov

For all other questions and comments, e-mail us at:
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

 

 
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FRESHWATER SALTWATER ALL RECORDS

Caught A Record?

  • Have you caught a fish that you think might surpass a current state record?
     
  • Do you know what to do next?
     
  • Steps To Take
     
    1. The most important step is to get the fish weighed as soon as possible on a certified scale.
       
    2. Obtain the signatures of the scale operator and one other witness to the weighing.
       
    3. Next, take the fish to a Department of Fish and Wildlife office for verification.
       
    4. Click here to download the sportfish record application.

      Map and list of area and district biologists who can complete verification (Part C).
      You can also pick an application package up in person from a WDFW regional office near you.