PUGET SOUND FISHING SEASONS
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Download and Read Fishing Pamphlet
The pamphlet contains everything you need to know about fishing and shellfishing in Washington.

2016-2017 pamphlet (Rules take effect July 1, 2016)

Check Emergency Fishing Rules for Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The Emergency Rules keep you up-to-date.
Fish Washington!
Fish Washington offers information to all  levels of anglers.  This website contains the when's, where's and how -to's of fishing in Washington.

Sport Fishing Seasons and Regulations

GENERAL REGULATIONS AND SEASONS

COLUMBIA RIVER

COASTAL HALIBUT and BOTTOMFISH

PUGET SOUND HALIBUT

OTHER INFORMATION

Season Setting

Catch Reporting

Sport Shellfishing Seasons and Regulations

GENERAL REGULATIONS AND SEASONS

CLAMS & OYSTERS

CRAB

RAZOR CLAMS

SHRIMP

SQUID

Tribal Fishing Regulations and Seasons

Commercial Regulations

FISHING

SHELLFISHING

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

BALLAST WATER

 
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  2016-2017 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet

Rules take effect July 1, 2016

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2016-2017 Fishing in
Washington Rules Pamphlet

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Corrections to the pamphlet
(Last updated September 14, 2016)
General Rules and Information
Statewide Freshwater Rules
Rivers/Streams - Special Rules
Statewide Freshwater Fishing Rules - Westside
Statewide Freshwater Fishing Rules - Eastside
Columbia Basin
Marine Area Rules
Shellfish/Seaweed Rules

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Adventures in Boating
Washington Handbook

This handbook, approved by the Washington State Parks Boating Programs, introduces you to Washington laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.