Fishing

When to fish for what:
Please be aware that every body of water has unique and specific rules and regulations. Please check the 2012/2013 "Fishing in Washington" regulations pamphlet, online at www.wdfw.wa.gov, for the actual regulatory language, rules and sport fishing seasons. (Download the entire pamphlet here.) Purchase a license online: fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov More information: Washington State Fishing Regulations Mt. Rainier National Park Regulations
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Tieton River Fishing

Species: Rainbow Trout, Whitefish Campgrounds along White Pass Scenic Byway US Hwy 12 provide easy public access. The Tieton River begins in the Go...
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Skate Creek Fishing

Season: June 1 - October 31 Species: Rainbow Trout, Whitefish There is good fishing anywhere below the bridges where the Dept. of Fish and...
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Nisqually River Fishing

Season: October is the best month Species: Salmon, Steelhead, Trout Fed by the Nisqually Glacier, this 81 mile river drains the southern slo...
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Naches River Fishing

Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Whitefish This large river, a tributary of the Yakima River is eventually joined by the Bumping River. It ...
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Carbon River Fishing

Best Time to Fish: September and October Species: Salmon, Steelhead This river originates from the Carbon Glacier on the northwest side of Mt. R...
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Bumping River Fishing

This River, popular for fishing and outdoor recreation, flows down the east side of the Cascade Range, through the Wenatchee National Forest and the W...
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Butter Creek Fishing

Open: June 1 - October 31 Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, Whitefish Selective gear rules = only unscented, artificial flies or lures with one...
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American River Fishing

Species: Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Whitefish In Mt. Rainier National Park, this moderate-sized, high-elevation river follows the...
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Cowlitz River Fishing

Species: Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Whitefish Open: year-round above Lake Scanewa Draining the slopes of...
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Silver Lake Fishing

Season: Late-April – Late-Oct | Lake Size: 138 acres Silver Lake is a small spring-fed lake and part of the Washington State Cooperative Fi...
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Rimrock Lake Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 2,530 acres This large reservoir along Highway 12 on the Tieton River, about 10 miles east of White Pas...
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Alder Lake Recreational Area Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 2,931 acres Fishing at Alder Lake is a fun and exciting pastime for anglers of all ages. This large Nis...
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Packwood Lake Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 452 acres At an elevation of 2,857 feet, located inside the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood L...
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Clear Lake Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 265 acres Located one mile west of Rimrock Lake and 5.7 miles east of White Pass, this reservoir at 3,6...
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Mineral Lake Fishing

Season: Late-April – Late-Sept | Lake Size: 277 acres By some accounts, Mineral Lake is one of the best trout fishing lakes in Western Wash...
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Dog Lake Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 61 acres Located just east of White Pass along Highway 12, this high elevation lake is a good beginners...
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Leech Lake Fishing

Season: Jan – Late-Dec | Lake Size: 41 acres Located at the summit of White Pass and on the Pacific Crest trail this fly-fishing-only lake is usu...
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Mowich Lake Fishing

Season: Mid-Jul – Mid-Oct | Lake Size: 100 acres Mowich is the largest Lake in Mt. Rainier National Park and can be fished from the shoreli...