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 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2020

Columbia River Scheduled To Open

Columbia River scheduled to open for spring Chinook on select days beginning May 5 OLYMPIA – The Columbia River spring Chinook fishery is scheduled to open for four days through mid-May, state... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2020

Snake River To Open

OLYMPIA – Anglers on the Snake River will be able to fish for spring Chinook salmon when fishing begins to reopen in Washington on May 5, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2020

WDFW To Open Some Recreational Fishing And Hunting

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today it will reopen some recreational fishing and hunting in a phased approach following the state's efforts to limit the... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Events   

Washington State Lands To Reopen

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) announced today they will reopen state-managed lands on Tuesday, May 5,... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2020

Washington Salmon Forcasts Released

OLYMPIA – Fishery managers say the coming year may be another tough one for anglers in Washington, with low salmon returns expected again in 2020. The 2020 forecasts for Chinook, coho, sockeye, and... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    January 1, 2020

WDFW To Use Helicopters To Capture Mule Deer

SPOKANE- Starting in early January, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct mule deer captures from helicopters in three study areas along the east slope of the Cascades in... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2019

Razor Clam Dig

WDFW Approves Seven-Day Razor Clam Dig On Ocean Beaches, Including Thanksgiving Holiday Digs OLYMPIA - Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for a seven-day opening beginning November 24.... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2019

Coho Fisheries Modified

Action: •Anglers limited to 1 adult coho on lower Cowlitz and lower Kalama Rivers. •Release all adult coho on the Lewis River, Cedar Creek (including all tributaries), and Washougal River.... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2019

Whatcom Creek To Close

Action: Closes part of Whatcom Creek to all fishing. Effective date: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, 2019. Species affected: All species. Location: From the mouth to the markers below the footbridge... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Events   

Brendan Brokes Named WDFW North Puget Sound Region Director

OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind has named Brendan Brokes Regional Director of the North Puget Sound Region based in Mill Creek. He began his new... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    August 1, 2019

Washington Department of Fishand Wildlife To Use Drone

WDFW will use drones to count spawning salmon nests. SPOKANE- Starting in September and going through November of 2019, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will partner with... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Events   

Washington Women's Outdoor Workshop

Women’s workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, and outdoor skills OLYMPIA - Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, outdoor stewardship, and other outdoor skills in a September... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019

Washington Fishing Opportunities

WDFW's lowland lake trout derby continues in May and runs through Oct. 31. Anglers with a 2019-20 freshwater, combination fishing license, or Fish Washington license, who catch one of hundreds of... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019

Washington - Hoh River To Open For Hatchery Chinook And Trout

Action: Opens hatchery chinook, trout and hatchery steelhead. Effective date: June 1 through June 30, 2019. Species affected: Hatchery chinook, trout, steelhead. Location: The Hoh River from the... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019

Washington - Anglers Required To Release Sockeye Salmon In The Quillayute And Sol Duc Rivers

Action: Anglers may not retain sockeye salmon as part of their daily limit in the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers. Effective date: May 6, 2019 until further notice. Species affected: Sockeye salmon.... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019

WDFW Plans Razor Clam Digging

WDFW tentatively plans three days of digging for razor clams starting May 18 at Mocrocks OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled a “bonus” razor clam dig on ocean beaches f... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    May 1, 2019

Lower Kalama River Steelhead Retention Reopens

Hatchery steelhead retention reopens on the lower Kalama River, use of barbless hooks is voluntary Action: Retention of hatchery steelhead is open under permanent rule on the lower Kalama River. The u... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Hunting    May 1, 2019

WDFW To Host Two Pronghorn Antelope Listening Sessions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to hear from residents on how to manage pronghorns on portions of central Washington. The agency will host two public listening sessions to... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

WDFW Hosts Hatchery And Fishery Reform Review

WDFW to host meeting on review of hatchery and fishery reform OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host a meeting Thursday, April 11 to provide stakeholders with an... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Elwha River Fishing Closure

Extension of Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closure Announced for Elwha River and Its Tributaries OLYMPIA – The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Olympic National Park, and the Washington Department... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Humptulips River Fishing Regulations

WDFW seeks input on fishing regulations for Humptulips River OLYMPIA – State fish managers are hosting a public meeting Tuesday, April 23, to discuss fishing regulations on the Humptulips River in... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Langlois Lake King County Washington One Day Fishing Event

Langlois Lake in King County to open for 1-day fishing event. Langlois Lake will be open to fishing from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset on April 20, 2019 for angler... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2019

Columbia River Chinook Opening

Third weekend opening planned for Columbia River spring chinook fishery below Bonneville Dam OLYMPIA – For the third weekend in a row, a section of the lower Columbia River will reopen for two days... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2019

Washington Fish And Wildlife Commission Cancels Saturday Meeting Due To Weather

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is canceling its meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, due to an expected winter storm. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set... Full story

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2019

WDFW approves 7-day Razor Clam Dig Starting Feb. 17

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a seven-day opening beginning Sunday, Feb. 17. The dig extends over a long weekend and provides a Saturday digging opportunity... Full story

 

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