WDFW Closes Recreational Fishing Statewide

So much for that self-distancing on the water plan.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has temporarily closed recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy to limit the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.

The closures began at midnight Wednesday, March 25 and will last until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, 2020. WDFW will re-evaluate on April 6 whether the closure may need to be extended.


Following the announcement today by the WDFW that it will close all recreational fisheries, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it will close recreational salmon and steelhead fishing in the Columbia River.

LINK (via: My Eastern Oregon)

2 thoughts on “WDFW Closes Recreational Fishing Statewide

  1. October 2020 – The IDFW announces record steelhead numbers returning to the Salmon and Clearwater basins and lifts all restrictions on possession of wild fish.

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