Every year WDFW opens one weekend of the year, the first weekend in June, to everyone who doesn’t have a fishing license. Anglers must still follow the regulations, including special rules, limits, etc.., but they do not need a fishing license. Catch records cards may still be needed for certain fisheries, so check out the specifics for the species or area you plan to fish before heading out.

Here is a link to info on fishing regulations http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Catch record cards are available free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other license dealers throughout the state. See http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ on the WDFW website to locate a license dealer.