Free fishing weekend in WA set by Fish and Wildlife
Anyone can fish for free — no license required — in Washington state on June 11 and 12.
A discovery pass to park in Washington State Parks, State Department of Fish and Wildlife lands, and State Department of Natural Resources lands will not be no longer necessary this weekend.
Washington has a free fishing weekend each year on the first weekend after the first Monday in June to help introduce people to fishing.
There will also be no bipolar endorsements required this weekend. Riders allow anglers to use two rods on most freshwater lakes, ponds, some sections of rivers, and some marine areas.
However, other fishing regulations apply, including size limits, bag limits, catch sheet requirements and certain fishing area closures.
Catch cards are required for Puget Sound salmon, rainbow trout, sturgeon, halibut and Dungeness crab. They can be picked up at places where fishing licenses are sold.
For all fishing regulations, go to wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.
For more information, including where trout have recently been stocked, go to wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free.