Fishing events Fishing contest calendar See upcoming bass and walleye fishing contests from around the state. Youth fishing events WDFW teams up with businesses, organizations and volunteers from all over Washington to provide fishing opportunities for children ages 5 to 14. 2019 Statewide Trout Fishing Derby April 27 - Oct 31 - 100+ stocked lakes statewide, More than 130 participating businesses, Over 1,000 prizes totaling over $39,000, Prize values range from $25 up to $1,000 Big Bass Contest Can you catch the biggest bass? Fish for bass between June 28, 2019 and September 2, 2019 and enter into the Big Bass Contest. Bass Photo Contest Do you have the best-looking bass picture? Enter the Bass Week photo contest and you could win some awesome prizes. Fishing contest rules and permits Learn about rules, permits, costs, and applications to conduct fishing contests.