Purchase a recreational fishing license online

Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip in 2014 or beyond, 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.

Fish Washington Lowland Lakes
Grab your fishing rod, sharpen your hooks! Thousands of lowland lakes in Washington await anglers new and old with exciting family friendly fishing opportunities.
Fish Washington Marine Areas
Major Fishing Areas & Opportunities offer access and species information along with fishing tips. Find species calendars, boat launches and fishing piers for every Marine Area.
Fish Washington High Lakes
Pull on your hiking boots, grab your fishing rod and hit the trail! Adventure awaits at Washington's high lakes. Fish stocking information and mapping help plan your trip.
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Basic Techniques for Trout Fishing in Washington

Rainbow trout fishing and species information.

Fishing 101
The when's, where's and how-to's
Mapping Tools & Information

Mapping information iconHere are the different mapping features included in Fish Washington.

  • Lakes have a state overview and are also shown on County and individual lake information pages.
  • There are 15+ species that have mapping included for lowland lakes.
  • High Lakes mapping includes a state overview of all high lakes, Getting Started Lakes, Overabundant Fish Lakes and Fish Stocking.
  • Marine Areas include: Major Fishing Areas & Opportunities, WDFW Water Access Sites, Public Fishing Piers, Boat and/or Shoreline Access, Marine Protected Areas, Washington State Parks and Marine Area Boundary Markers.