WDFW announces state fishing guidelines, regulations for 2019-2020 season

It’s time start planning your next fishing trip, following the release of the 2019-2020 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, available now from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The new pamphlet is effective through June 30, 2020, and features rules and regulations for hundreds of lakes, rivers and marine areas around the state, as well as species including trout, salmon, shellfish, sturgeon and more, state officials said last week.

Regulations are available online now at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations, and at hundreds of license dealers and WDFW offices throughout Washington state. Find a nearby WDFW license dealer at wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers.

The Legislature this year approved new boating regulations meant to protect endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. All boaters must stay 400 yards away when in front of or behind orcas, and 300 yards away at all other times. Any boat within a half-mile of the whales must also reduce speed to 7 knots or less. Learn more about WDFW’s orca conservation efforts at wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/orca.

State officials issue updates and corrections to the pamphlet as needed. Review these changes by visiting wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations and selecting “2019-2020 sport fishing rules.”

Anglers can also stay up to date with regulations by downloading the Fish Washington mobile app on their smartphone. More information can be found at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/app.

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