Fishing

When to fish for what

Please be aware that every body of water has unique and specific rules and regulations. Please check the “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

Tieton River Fishing provides opportunities to fish for rainbows and whitefish, with whitefish angling best during the special whitefish-only winter season.  ...
Nisqually River Fishing

Nisqually River Fishing

Nisqually River is fed by the Nisqually Glacier, this 81-mile river drains the southern slope of Mt. Rainier.  ...
Naches River Fishing

Naches River Fishing

Naches River is a large river popular for fishing for Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Whitefish.  ...
Sunset Park - Golden Lakes

Carbon River Fishing

The best time to fish for salmon and steelhead along the Carbon River is during September and October. ...
Bumping River

Bumping River Fishing

Bumping River is located is southeast of Chinook Pass off Hwy 410 in the Wenatchee National Forest at 3426 feet elevation. Year-round open season. ...

Butter Creek Fishing

The best time to fish Butter Creek for Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, and Whitefish is June thru October. Gear rules apply, learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...

American River Fishing

American River is popular for fishing during the summer for Cutthroat, Brook and Rainbow trout fishing and whitefish. ...

Cowlitz River Fishing

Cowlitz River is open year-round above Lake Scanewaand popular for fishing for Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Throat, and Whitefish.  ...
Mineral Lake Photo Courtesy Stormking Photography

Mineral Lake Fishing

Season: Late-April – Late-Sept | Lake Size: 277 acres  By some accounts, Mineral Lake is one of the best trout fishing ...
FIshing

Silver Lake Fishing

The best time to fish Silver Lake for rainbow trout, largemouth bass, perch, crappies, catfish, and bluegill is late April thru late October.  ...

Dog Lake Fishing

Dog Lake is located just east of White Pass along Highway 12, this high elevation lake is a good beginners lake.  ...

Leech Lake Fishing

Leech Lake is located at the summit of White Pass and on the Pacific Crest trail this fly-fishing-only lake is usually ice-free by early June.  ...

Mowich Lake Fishing

Fishing at Mowich Lake, the largest lake in Mount Rainier National Park can be fished from the shoreline or a float tube.  ...

Rimrock Lake Fishing

Fishing at Rimrock Lake is best experienced May thru July. Learn more at Visit Rainier.com.  ...

Alder Lake Recreational Area Fishing

Fishing at Alder Lake is a fun and exciting pastime for anglers of all ages. This large Nisqually River reservoir is located five miles south of Eatonville.  ...

Packwood Lake Fishing

Located inside the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood Lake is 110 feet deep and contains wild rainbow trout. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...