Steelhead fishery management

A boy holds a large steelhead
Reese Overly

Steelhead, the Washington State fish, is an icon of the Pacific Northwest and has been a source
of important cultural and economic benefits throughout the region’s history. WDFW is committed to supporting steelhead recovery through robust steelhead management, guided by our Statewide Steelhead Management Plan. To learn more about steelhead fishery management for various rivers or regions, please use the links below.

More details about the geographic range, where to fish for, and the ongoing conservation of steelhead is available on our Steelhead Web page