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"Free Fishing Weekend" is June 6-7, 2020, when a fishing license is not required of anyone to fish in Washington State. Also NOT required on Free Fishing Weekend: Vehicle Access Pass (which comes with a fishing license) A Discover Pass will not be required on WDFW or Washington State Park lands throughout the weekend, but will be required on DNR lands both days. Two-Pole Endorsement Anglers should check the current fishing regulations valid June 6 and 7. While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, it's still important to check the regulations for other rules such as size limits, bag limits, catch record card requirements and...

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After two months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife announced that the state's coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on May 26th.  Marine areas 1-3, including Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor will open for bottomfish, shellfish, mussels, clams, oysters and other species. Crabbing on the Columbia River is also set to resume. Neah Bay, Marine Area 4, will remain closed to all recreational fishing and shellfishing as well as halibut and razor clamming on the coast.  Staring May 28th, some areas in Puget Sound are scheduled to open for recreational...

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In addition to days that are already scheduled, WDFW is opening recreational halibut fishing on Friday, June 28 in coastal marine areas 1-4 and Puget Sound areas 5-10. Marine Area 1: All-depth opens Friday, June 28; Nearshore: Open 7 days per week until further notice. Marine Area 2: Open Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 Marine Areas 3-4: Open Thursday, June 27; Friday, June 28; Saturday, June 29 Puget Sound (Marine Areas 5-10): Open Thursday, June 27; Friday, June 28; Saturday, June 29 Marine Areas 11-13: Closed In marine areas 1-10 the daily catch limit is 1 halibut per...

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Open Recreational Halibut Fishing in Marine Areas 3 and 4 According to the WDFW there is sufficient quota to immediately open additional days for the sport halibut fishery beginning Thursday, June 27 and Saturday, June 29 in Marine Area 3 (La Push) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Adding these additional days will provide Washington sport halibut anglers the opportunity to catch the remaining sport quota. Summary of open sport halibut days for all marine areas. Marine Area 1:  All-depth: Open Thursday, June 20.  Nearshore: Open seven days per week. Marine Area 2:  Open Thursday, June 20. Marine Areas 3...

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The WDFW has announced that the "Free Fishing Weekend" is scheduled for June 8-9. During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington State.  Anglers who take part in the free fishing weekend can also participate in the WDFW 2019 Trout Fishing Derby. For details check online: https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/FishingDerby Anglers will not need a Two Pole Endorsement to fish with two poles. Also no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required to park at water-access sites maintained by WDFW or Washington State Parks during the free weekend....

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