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The pamphlet contains everything you need to know about fishing and shellfishing in Washington.
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Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The Emergency Rules keep you up-to-date.
Go Fishing!
Take a look at this introductory guide to fishing and shellfishing in Washington.

Sport Fishing Seasons and Regulations

GENERAL REGULATIONS AND SEASONS

COLUMBIA RIVER

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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   FISHING RULE UPDATES
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  2013-2014 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet

Corrections to the Rule Pamphlet
(last updated August 29, 2013)

2013-2014 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet

 

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2013-2014 Fishing in
Washington Rules Pamphlet

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General Rules and Information
Statewide Freshwater Rules
Coastal Rivers - Special Rules
Puget Sound and Strait Rivers - Special Rules
Statewide Freshwater Fishing Rules - Westside
Statewide Freshwater Fishing Rules - Eastside
Marine Area Rules
Shellfish/Seaweed Rules
   
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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.