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Fishing Hotline
360-902-2500

Shellfish Rule
Change Hotline

1-866-880-5431

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For more information on
fishing, please contact the
WDFW Fish Program.
360-902-2700
Fish Program District Biologists

For fishing regulation
questions, e-mail us at:
fishregs@dfw.wa.gov

For all other questions and comments, e-mail us at:
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

 

 
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Go Fishing!

Do you like to eat fresh food from local sources?  Want to know where your family’s food comes from? Trying to keep your food costs down?

Maybe you’re planting a vegetable garden, or shopping farmers’ markets for seasonal produce.  Fishing close to home is another way to put fresh food on your table.

Washington waters offer fishing opportunities for more than a dozen fish and shellfish species, in communities across the state.  Fishing is a way to slow down, get outdoors and create memories for your children or grandchildren.

Even if you’ve never picked up a fishing pole, or haven’t gone fishing since you were a kid, you can get started—or get back to—fishing. This webpage is designed to help you with basic information you need to head to the water.  You may even come home with tonight’s dinner.

While adventurous anglers can pursue many different fish species, such as halibut, lingcod and sturgeon, this website focuses on fish and shellfish that are most easily accessible to novice anglers.