Places to go fishing Whether hiking to a remote lake or heading out on marine waters, fishing opportunities abound in Washington. Be sure to review the rules and regulations and purchase the proper fishing license before you go. Lowland lakes Washington's lowland lakes offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the state. High lakes Without a doubt, high lakes trout fishing is one of Washington's premier recreational opportunities. Marine Areas With water access areas and shoreline access along Washington's scenic coast, getting started fishing for marine species is easy. Wildlife areas WDFW manages dozens of wildlife areas around the state, many of which offer public access and serve as key parts of the department's conservation efforts. Water access areas WDFW manages hundreds of water access areas throughout Washington, providing recreational access to the state's lakes, rivers, and marine waters. Puget Sound fishing piers You don't need a boat to fish for ocean species in Washington, thanks in part to dozens of fishing piers on Puget Sound. Fish Washington mobile app Whether you are an experienced angler or just getting started, the Fish Washington app should be on your smartphone.