WDFW– The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved staff recommendations for interim guidance for the 2021 salmon season in Willapa Bay during its March 12 virtual meeting.
WDFW— With the spring turkey season set to begin April 15, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) urges new, prospective hunters to complete hunter education now to participate in 2021 hunting opportunities.
WDFW– Fishery managers have developed options for Washington’s ocean salmon fisheries that reflect the need to minimize impacts to low forecasted abundances of coastal coho stocks while providing opportunities to access the large forecast for Columbia River coho.
WDFW-Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced a March 13 opener to coastal recreational bottomfish and lingcod fishing with expanded angling opportunities.
WDFW– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking anyone who has purchased Marimo moss balls from any retailer for their aquarium to inspect the plants for invasive zebra mussels.
State announces early closure to coastal steelhead recreational fishing season to meet conservation objectives
WDFW– Amid low returns, fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced a closure to sportfishing in the Queets, Quinault, Humptulips and Chehalis river systems as well as tributaries of Willapa Bay to further protect wild steelhead populations. The closure takes effect Monday, March 8.
WDFW– Anglers will have an opportunity to dip for smelt in 2021 during a limited-opening recreational fishery on Tuesday, March 2, with officials encouraging continued responsible recreation, proper use of facial coverings, and social distancing during the event.
WDFW—Recreational Dungeness crab fishing will close in Grays Harbor, except for the Westport Boat Basin, state shellfish managers announced today.
WDFW– Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Tuesday approved this year’s spring Chinook season for the lower Columbia River, with low returns expected to once again impact recreational fishing.