Fishing updates

Recreational salmon fishery opens June 24 in the ocean

OLYMPIA – Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 24.

That’s when marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) open daily for salmon fishing. Marine Area 2 (Westport) will open a week later on July 1.

Fish managers expect slightly higher […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Announcements, Fishing updates, Salmon|Comments Off on Recreational salmon fishery opens June 24 in the ocean

Columbia River sturgeon fisheries approved below and above Bonneville

Columbia River sturgeon fisheries approved below and above Bonneville

OLYMPIA – Starting Monday (June 5), anglers can catch and keep white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River for the first time in three years under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.

The two states approved the limited retention fishery based on surveys […]

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Catch trout, salmon, crab during Free Fishing Weekend

Some of Washington’s most popular fishing opportunities are open to anglers this month, including chinook salmon in the Columbia River, crab in portions of Puget Sound and trout in rivers throughout the state.

Sound like fun? Prospective anglers who are interested in fishing but don’t have a fishing license can get in on the action during […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Announcements, Fishing updates|Comments Off on Catch trout, salmon, crab during Free Fishing Weekend

Live Bait will be available this summer!

Columbia River Bait offers live bait for Tuna, Salmon, Sturgeon and Bottom Fish.
Call for opening date: (360) 642-2248
www.columbiariverbait.com

By |May 18th, 2016|Announcements, Fishing updates|0 Comments

Ban on barbed hooks expands on Columbia River, tributaries May 1

OLYMPIA – Starting May 1, anglers fishing for salmon or steelhead on the Columbia River and most of its tributaries downstream from Chief Joseph Dam will be required to use barbless hooks.

The new regulations, adopted today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), expand on a similar rule currently in effect on […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Announcements, Fishing updates, Salmon|0 Comments

WDFW announces new “Fish Washington” logos; plans to build web resource for anglers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife now has a new set of “Fish Washington” logos designed to help symbolize the state’s many great fishing opportunities.

WDFW tallied more than 1,800 votes on new logo design via the department website and Facebook page.  Now, with a few tweaks based on public suggestions, the winning set […]

By |April 2nd, 2013|Announcements, Fishing updates|0 Comments

Fish and Wildlife Commission amends four sportfishing rules

OLYMPIA- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission modified the annual catch limit for white sturgeon and amended three other recently-adopted rules during a conference call today.

The commission, a nine-member citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), voted to change the annual catch limit for […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Announcements, Fishing updates|0 Comments