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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Butter Creek Fishing

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

American River Fishing

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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