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Fish for free in Washington state. No license needed for 1 weekend

Watch Boise man’s reaction to reeling in 19-pound fish

Jason Waidelich snagged a massive rainbow trout in the Boise River on Tuesday afternoon. His wife, Bambi, said the couple hopes it's a record-breaker.
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Jason Waidelich snagged a massive rainbow trout in the Boise River on Tuesday afternoon. His wife, Bambi, said the couple hopes it's a record-breaker.

No fishing license will be needed to fish in Washington in the second weekend in June.

The annual free fishing weekend is set for June 8-9.

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife says options include fishing for shad on the Columbia River and trout in lowland lakes and rivers. Bass, crappie, perch and other warmwater fish also are biting in lakes throughout the state.

Although anglers won’t need a license, they still need to follow fishing rules, including size limits, bag limits and catch record card requirements.

No vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be needed June 8-9 to park at any of the water-access sites the state Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains or at Washington State Parks. However, parking permits will be required at the state’s Department of Natural Resources land.

Tips on fishing are available at www.youtube.com/thewdfw.

For the latest fishing regulations by individual lakes, rivers and streams, get the free “Fish Washington” app. Fishing regulations also are posted at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

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