Recreational salmon fishing

Fisherman on the prow of a boat holding a very large Chinook salmon
Photo by WDFW

The links below take you to information on some of the basics of salmon fishing for the beginning angler. This is only a starting point, and is not meant to cover every aspect of salmon fishing. After getting your feet wet, a good angler will constantly search for additional information to improve their abilities and skills.

To find current and upcoming salmon seasons near you, visit WDFW's Weekender report, which provides a regional breakdown of fishing and hunting opportunities for the month.