Fishing in Washington

In Washington there are more than 3,000 miles of coastline, an amazing number of glacier-fed rivers, freshwater lakes and scenic reservoirs. Purchase your fishing license today.

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Top Fishing Spots in Washington

Potholes State Park
Potholes State Park is a 640-acre camping park with 6,000 feet of freshwater shoreline.
North Cascades National Park
A national treasure, families should plan a fishing adventure to North Cascades National Park in Washington State.
American Lake Park
Just an hour outside of Seattle is a popular family park on the north shore of American Lake.
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Common Catches in Washington

Pink Salmon
Pink Salmon
The smallest of the Pacific salmons, the average size of a pink salmon is 3-5 lbs. (1-2 kg).
King Salmon
King Salmon
The King Salmon is an extremely important food and commercial fish, and due to its large size and game nature, an important sport fish.
Lingcod
Lingcod
Lingcod are highly regarded sport fish and food fish.
Dolly Varden
Dolly Varden
The dolly varden is part of a closely related group (chars) and is difficult to distinguish from external characteristics.
Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Tiger Muskellunge
Tiger Muskellunge
The tiger musky is a hybrid produced when a male northern pike fertilizes the eggs spawned by a female muskellunge

Types of Fishing in Washington

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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