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Fishing Washington

EZFishing brings you Washington's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing fish feeding forecasts and interactive maps showing each location's GPS coordinates, nearby restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops, current weather and forecast and, if available, their water conditions.
Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 9662 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Washington Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Washington.

Washington Fishing Forecast

Check out what are Washington Fishing hotspots, and which fish species can be caught at this time.

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Washington Fishing Regulations

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Washington Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Washington Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of the Washigton State's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Washington Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Washington.

  • 340K Fingerlings Lost at Trout Hatchery
  • More than a quarter-million trout fingerlings at the Chelan Fish Hatchery in Washington state were lost recently due to heavy rains. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, around 340,000 rainbow, brook and tiger trout fingerlings ...
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  • 3/29/2017 4:34:00 PM
  • Leisure Time: Toy boat building, fly fishing fair, help clean a bridge
  • To inquire, contact Steve Jahn, 425-830-4981 or The nonprofit Washington State Council International Federation Fly Fishers will host the annual Fly Fishing Fair in Ellensburg, May 5-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kittitas Valley Event
  • Stanwood Camano NEWS
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  • 3/28/2017 3:35:00 PM
  • Ghostfish Brewing Introduces Meteor Shower Blonde Ale
  • Ghostfish Brewing is the first and only dedicated gluten-free craft brewery located in Washington state. Since opening in February 2015, Ghostfish Brewing has been exploring the uncharted waters of never before-used brewing techniques and testing the ...
  • Brewbound
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  • 3/22/2017 2:53:00 PM
  • Boaters warned of WS River fish traps
  • The work is being supported by grants from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers. This work is part of an effort by scientists from several agencies and the Yakama Nation to study the distribution and ...
  • Hood River News
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  • 3/22/2017 7:45:00 AM
  • Some fish-wildlife legislation still alive in Olympia
  • Substitute version would put Washington State University instead of the state Fish and Wildlife Department in charge of monitoring affected elk and coming up with solutions. SJR 8206: Amending the state Constitution through a general election vote to ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 3/19/2017 12:31:00 PM
  • Fish habitat protection program stirs controversy
  • Washington state’s hamstrung program for protecting fish habitat is overdue for a makeover. Facing potential budget cuts, lawsuits, and threats of more endangered fish species, the agency that runs the program is hoping 2017 will be be the year it gets ...
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  • 3/17/2017 7:04:00 AM
  • Big News for Animal Masseuses, Auctioneers and Fishing Guides
  • The market in Washington state is flooded with jobs requiring a license — animal masseuse, auctioneer, boxing announcer, fishing guide, landscape architect, manicurist and horse floater, to name a few. They just can’t keep up with the demand.
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  • 3/15/2017 8:52:00 PM
  • Washington: State Seeks Comment on Salmon Fisheries
  • OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have scheduled more than a dozen public meetings through mid-April – including three in eastern Washington –as they continue to develop this year's salmon fishing seasons. The public meetings are opportunities for ...
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  • 3/13/2017 4:59:00 AM
  • Cowlitz Fishing Guide Fined for Killing Wild Coho, Clipping Fins
  • However, that action was caught on the web broadcast, and the activity was reported to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. According to the DOJ release, Swann told investigators the adipose fins could have been photoshopped. This week ...
  • Chronicle
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  • 3/9/2017 7:40:00 PM
  • Local fishing guide fined $7,500 for killing wild coho
  • However, the incident was caught on the web broadcast and reported to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. When contacted by authorities, Swann first lied about the conduct, saying the photos of the fish with the adipose fin still intact .
  • Longview Daily News
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  • 3/8/2017 1:57:00 AM
  • Washington Reports Likely Low Returns of Wild Salmon
  • "We'll rely heavily on input from the public to set priorities for fisheries." Adicks encourages anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries to attend one of nearly 20 public meetings scheduled on setting salmon .
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  • 3/2/2017 8:42:00 AM
  • Thousands go home empty-handed after one-day smelt fishery
  • LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's Department of Fish and Wildlife opened up a highly anticipated one-day season for smelt fishing on the lower Cowlitz River — but maybe no one told the smelt. Thousands of people turned out with dip-nets in hand ...
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  • 2/25/2017 9:15:00 PM
  • Washington: One-Day Smelt Harvest On Cowlitz Feb. 25
  • Ten pounds is about a quarter of a five-gallon bucket. No fishing license is required to dip for smelt in Washington state. This marks the fourth year that the state has allowed smelt fishing since 2010, when the species – also known as eulachon – was ...
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  • 2/23/2017 8:16:00 AM
  • Smelt highlight fisheries in Columbia River regional fishing report
  • Each dip-netter may retain 10 pounds of smelt per day, with no more than one day’s limit in possession. Ten pounds is about a quarter of a five-gallon bucket. No fishing license is required to dip for smelt in Washington state.
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 2/22/2017 6:21:00 PM
  • The case of fish escaping out of Blackmans Lake
  • SNOHOMISH — Fish planted in Blackmans Lake are escaping to waters they shouldn’t, and the city, at the request of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, is looking to block their passage. The city will be constructing and installing ...
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  • 2/22/2017 2:46:00 AM
  • 5 Tactics For Winter Trout
  • And well, ice-fishing just didn’t do it for me. Sorry, ice-anglers. Then in 2015, I moved to western Washington state, where I quickly learned, there’s always something to do outdoors, regardless of the word in all-caps at the top of the calendar page.
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  • 2/21/2017 11:34:00 PM
  • Braun Proposes State Constitutional Protections for Hunting and Fishing
  • A state Senate joint resolution co-sponsored by Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, of the 20th District, would amend the Washington state constitution to protect the right to hunt and fish if approved. The proposal, called Senate Joint Resolution 8206 ...
  • Chronicle
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  • 2/18/2017 6:00:00 AM
  • 5 things to do this weekend: hit the road, go ice fishing and more
  • It’s not too late to go ice fishing in Washington state. It just requires driving east for a bit. And some patience. Here’s how to go about it. 5. Taste some sour beers. The Pine Box in Capitol Hill will have quite a lineup for its Sour Beer Blowout ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 2/17/2017 6:00:00 AM
  • Teanaway Community Forest fencing to help fish
  • we’ll have to wait and see,” Fudacz said. William Meyer, a habitat biologist with the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the Teanaway Community Forest is a vital watershed for endangered steelhead and chinook salmon populations.
  • Daily Record
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  • 2/3/2017 9:37:00 PM
  • Fishery Managers Delay Decision on Smelt, Other Columbia Fisheries
  • OLYMPIA – Washington state fishery managers have delayed setting a recreational smelt-fishing season on the Cowlitz River until they can better gauge the size of this year's run. In a joint meeting Tuesday with their Oregon counterparts, they also ...
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  • 2/3/2017 6:08:00 AM
  • BC Freshwater Sport Fishing Economic Impact Report
  • 638 % of BC population with Licence 3.8% 6.7% 9.6% 9.8% 10.2% 9.5% 1.3% 2010 angler breakdown 83% BC residents 8% Alberta residents 2% Other parts of Canada 2% Washington State 5% Other US states and Europe TRACKING THE ELUSIVE ANGLER Anglers who fish in .
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Washington Guides/Outfitters

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Washington Fishing Clubs

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