Opening day is soon to be upon us! A nice list of lakes will open on April 25th. With a short list of fishing activities this time of year, it will be nice to have a bunch of lakes opening up. For stocking reports, check http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/ . For local lakes info check out the fishing access […]
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WDFW is calling for public comments or proposals for freshwater fishing rule changes to sport opportunity in the Puget Sound region. If you have any ideas take a few minutes to submit them. You can propose a fishing rule change online at: wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/ or obtain a submission form by calling (360) 902-2700.
WDFW is actively looking for members to serve on a committee that will oversee the Puget Sound Fisheries Enhancement group. This is a good opportunity for a volunteer position that can help out with decisions that effect our fisheries. For more information see the WDFW news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/sep1114b/
Reminder that all summer crab catch cards are due by October 1st. WDFW is still fining $10 for all cards not turned in, so be sure to do this to avoid a fine when buying your license next year. Crabbers can submit catch record cards to WDFW by mail at CRC Unit, 600 Capitol Way […]
The big opener for trout season is coming up in just a few weeks. April 26th marks the opener for most lakes in Whatcom and Skagit county. A large number of lakes are stocked with heavy numbers of trout, and other opportunities are available for bass fishing and more. Check out our Fishing Access […]
Please remember to send your Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Halibut cards in to WDFW by the end of April. If you fished for these species, WDFW requires the cards to be sent back in with or without catch. Send your cards to: WDFW CRC Unit 600 Capitol Way North Olympic, WA 98501 And don’t […]
Trout season is officially opening the weekend of April 27th. Most Whatcom and Skagit county lakes are opening on Saturday to trout fishing, and lots of them are stocked with catchable and triploid size rainbows. Read more information here http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/ and find information on local lakes on our fishing access pages. http://fishwhatcom.com/lakesrivers/Index.htm
Now is your chance to submit comments and attend public meetings regarding upcoming sportfishing rule change proposals. From the official WDFW News Release: “OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept public comments through Dec. 15 on proposed changes to the state’s sportfishing rules. As part of that effort, WDFW has […]
Marine area 7 opens for crab two weeks later than the rest of Puget Sound. Opening on July 15th for the Southern portion of Marine area 7, and on August 16th in the Northern part (Gulf of Georgia). Once open, the crab fishery is open Thursday through Monday each week. Check the WDFW map to […]
Lakes are open, saltwater opportunities abound, and most rivers are about to open on Saturday June 2nd, or in the case of the Skagit River on Friday June 1st. Check out free fishing weekend on June 9-10 where no license is required to fish or gather shellfish in the state. Read more here.