OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state’s next “Free Fishing Weekend” is June 9-10, 2012, when fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington. Free Fishing Weekend in Washington is always the first weekend after the first Monday in June.
Also NOT required on Free Fishing Weekend:
- Vehicle Access Pass (which comes with a fishing license)
- Discover Pass
- Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement
- Two-Pole Endorsement
Remember – all other rules still apply, including seasons, area and lure or bait restrictions, and size and catch limits. Catch Record Cards (first one is free) are required to fish for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, and halibut. Please see the 2012 Fishing Regulation Pamphlet for all rules and restrictions.