The Recreational Crab Fishery in Puget Sound, Washington
This video showcases the recreational Dungeness Crab fishery in Puget Sound, Washington. Highlights include "Gear 101," "Crabbing with Kids," and "Regulations and Management." The determination of crab size, sex, and shell condition are discussed.
The Largemouth Fishery at Sprague Lake
This film highlights the developing largemouth bass fishery at Sprague Lake in 2013, six years after rehabilitation.
Opening Day Fishing in Washington Part 1: The Hatchery Component
This 3-minute short highlights the stocking of Martha Lake (Alderwood Manor) with catchable rainbow trout from the Arlington Fish Hatchery. Filmed April 18th, 2013.
Opening Day Fishing in Washington Part 2: The Fishing Experience
This short film captures the Opening Day fishing experience as it unfolds on Martha Lake (Alderwood Manor) in Snohomish County. Filmed April 27th, 2013.
Fishing for Yellow Perch in Western Washington
This video highlights yellow perch fishing opportunities in western Washington. We discuss some of the tactics and gear used to locate and catch yellow perch during mid to late-summer. We also discuss how WDFW currently manages yellow perch in western Washington and we demonstrate two methods for filleting yellow perch.
Winter Trolling Tactics for Trout in Washington This short film highlights winter trout fishing opportunities in Washington, with particular emphasis on the 750,000 net-pen rainbow trout
that are released into Lake Roosevelt annually. Winter trolling tactics are discussed that can be applied across the state of Washington.
Ice Fishing for Trout in Washington Ice fishing is a unique experience that is relatively unknown to many Washington residents. Basic techniques for ice fishing and safety considerations are discussed in this short film shot at Hog Canyon Lake.
Basic Techniques for Trout Fishing in Washington
This video showcases basic techniques for catching trout in lowland lakes throughout Washington. Techniques include the slip-sinker rig for bottom fishing and the slip-bobber rig for fishing at any depth. Various bait choices and knot tying are also discussed.
Fishing for Coho Salmon in Puget Sound
This video highlights opportunities for coho salmon in Puget Sound during late-summer/early-fall. Basic techniques for trolling are discussed including trolling speed, direction, and depth and proper use of downriggers. We also discuss popular gear choices such as flasher boards and squid hoochies. Management topics include proper handling of hooked fish, gear regulations, species identification, and adipose-clipping of hatchery fish.
This video highlights fishing tactics, specifically trolling for Chinook salmon during the summer months in Puget Sound in addition to a few tips on how to catch coho salmon. While out fishing with WDFW’s sampling unit, a few important management and regulational items were also mentioned.
Fly Fishing for Tiger Muskie in Washington
This video highlights angling for tiger muskie, a sterile cross between true muskie and northern pike. These exciting fish are stocked in seven lakes in Washington. Our special guest, Ed Walzer, specializes in catching tiger muskies on fly fishing gear.
Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Banks Lake
This short film highlights fly fishing opportunities for Smallmouth Bass in Washington, with particular emphasis on gear and fly selection. With special guests David Williams and Michael Bennett.
Trolling for Walleye in Eastern Washington
This video highlights trolling tactics for Walleye in Eastern Washington and provides basic information on population monitoring and management goals. A special thanks to Shelby Ross of Ross Outdoor Adventures.