Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fish managers will release “early winter” hatchery steelhead into inland lakes again this year, now that federal fisheries officials have decided to conduct a full-scale environmental impact analysis of all Puget Sound hatchery steelhead programs. This follows the same action last year, which put a bunch of 10+ […]
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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 […]
As any avid fisherman living in Washington knows, there are practically an endless number of fantastic fishing destinations, from salt water fishing along the Pacific coast to freshwater fishing in lakes, streams and rivers across the state. If you plan to drive your own boat, keep in mind that you’re required to have a current […]
June is a time of year that offers many fishing opportunities as weather and water temperatures begin to warm up. Local lakes are producing quite well with a wide range of species being caught. As for trout, Silver Lake continues to fish well using Dick Nites, Triple Teasers or Flatfish type lures trolled solo using […]
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.
The free fishing weekend offered by the WDFW is this weekend, June 11th and 12th. Trout, salmon, halibut, and more are all on the table. During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle use permit will be […]