Have you caught a fish that you think might surpass a current state record?
Here's how to verify your catch:
- The most important step is to get the fish weighed as soon as possible on a certified scale.
- Obtain the signatures of the scale operator and one other witness to the weighing.
- Next, take the fish to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife office for verification.
- Download the sportfish record application.
See a map and list of area and district biologists who can complete verification.
You can also pick an application package up in person from a WDFW regional office near you.