Gone Fishing!Family Friendly Fishing for your Next Adventure
Grab your fishing rod, sharpen your hooks! Thousands of lowland lakes in Washington await anglers new and old with exciting family friendly fishing opportunities.
Check out the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website for tips on your local fishing holes, and necessary permitting. A current Washington state fishing license is required for all but a few game species.
Post the “gone fishing” sign on your door and head for one of the 80+ parks where you can dangle a hook. Many state park lakes and ponds, such as Cascade Lake at Moran, are regularly stocked with rainbow, cutthroat, and kokanee trout. Fish for largemouth bass at Curlew Lake in the sunny Okanogan Highlands, or for salmon and trout at Seaquest in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. Triton Cove on Hood Canal, once a small trailer-in fishing resort, is still a great spot for catching offshore salmon, red snapper, and cod.