Fishing and shellfishing basics

Interested in fishing in Washington, but don't know where to start? Whether you're hoping to take your first fish from lake to table, or you want to expand your fishing repertoire, WDFW wants to help. Check out the links below for all the info you need to get started. 

Volunteer holds a fish that was caught at youth fishing event, with young child standing nearby.
Photo by Meghan Finley
Keep an eye out each spring and summer for WDFW family fishing events, where many novice anglers make their first catch and learn skills to last a lifetime.