Fishing & Shellfishing
Some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation are available in Washington. From fly-fishing for bass and trout on freshwater lakes and streams east of the Cascades to trolling for salmon along the coast to crabbing in Puget Sound, Washington offers a diverse and unique outdoors experience. Find the experience that's right for you, whether you're a long-time angler or a first-time fisher.
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Fishing news & important dates
See emergency fishing rule changes for the latest regulations.
It’s that time of year: Many Puget Sound marine areas open for recreational spot shrimp fishing beginning in late May.
Conservation starts here
Learn more about how salmon seasons are set in Washington amid a complex web of returning stocks that travel throughout the north Pacific Ocean.
Hundreds of lakes are stocked with tagged trout. Catch one of these fish and win a prize.
State and tribal co-managers have agreed to a tentative plan to guide salmon fishing across Washington for the coming year.