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Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2015
State and tribal co-managers today agreed on a package of salmon fisheries that meets conservation goals for wild salmon populations and provides fishing opportunities on healthy stocks. Learn more >>

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Hundreds of lakes open April 25 for biggest fishing day of the year
Trout fishing in Washington hits full speed April 25, when several hundred lowland lakes - stocked with millions of fish - open for a six-month season. Learn more >>

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Washington state is blessed with diverse landscapes, great camping, and excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you're planning a trip now or in the future, the trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and tuna will be waiting for you, along with many other attractions and accommodations that make for unforgettable vacations. Learn more >>


Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2015
Eight days of razor clam digging starts April 17
Snake River spring chinook fishery will get under way Sunday, April 19
Commission adopts new hunting rules, lists tufted puffins as state endangered species
Anglers get at least 2 more days to catch chinook on lower Columbia
Governor announces two appointments to Fish and Wildlife Commission
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Commission adopts new hunting rules
New hunting rules approved by the commission will expand hunting opportunities for virtually every big game species and gear type. Learn more >>

Photo of a razor clam limit on the beach with a clam shovel in the background. Eight days of razor clam digging starts April 17
All of the digs are scheduled on morning tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach after noon.
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How Recreational Razor Clam Seasons are Set
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Long Beach Razor Clam Festival--April 18 and 19

Recreational Shrimp Fishing Recreational shrimp fishery opens May 2 in Puget Sound
Recreational spot shrimp fishing will open May 2 in Puget Sound under seasons announced today by WDFW. Learn more >>

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Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.
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Share Your Photos! Washingtonians have a new way to share their outdoor adventures with others who enjoy hunting, fishing and observing the natural world. WDFW is now accepting photos for a new online gallery of images submitted by people enjoying the great outdoors.

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