Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend is this coming weekend and it is a great opportunity for many Oregon anglers to sample Washington’s fishing before deciding to purchase a nonresident license.
It is also a great opportunity for residents of other states to sample Washington’s fishing opportunities for free prior to deciding to purchase a Washington fishing license.
Of course, it is also a great way to convince Washington residents that they are missing out by not purchasing a fishing license.
Some other details of Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend include: No fishing licenses are required for Saturday & Sunday. Catch Record Cards are required to fish for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead. All other rules still apply, including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits. A vehicle Access Pass, Discover Pass, Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement, and Two-Pole Endorsements are not required during this weekend.