Fishing regulations

District fish biologist Randy Osborne catches a trout at Lake Roosevelt
Photo by WDFW

The Evergreen State offers a vast array of fisheries, from Puget Sound to rivers and lakes on both sides of the Cascades. Before heading out, make sure you have the appropriate recreational fishing license and be sure to take the following steps:

  1. Download and read the annual fishing pamphlet, which details rules and regulations statewide.
  2. Check for any emergency rule changes affecting the species or location you're fishing.
  3. Download the Fish Washington mobile app, which provides up-to-date fishing regulations on your mobile device.