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Attention all saltwater anglers and derby participants! Now it is more important than ever to “Be Whale Wise” when on the water fishing for salmon and other fish. Seeing killer whales and other wildlife is an exciting experience but often we tend to forget that our presence can have a negative effect and in some cases could be life threatening. Governor Jay Inslee’s “Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force” has provided some of best practices for boaters and anglers that can be seen on the infographic. To better understand killer whale encounters, go to You can also download a PDF of this infographic at

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Head here for information on all things related to fishing in Washington State. The WDFW website provides information and resources related to protecting, restoring and enhancing Washington’s fish and wildlife.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Working to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game’s mission is to protect, preserve, perpetuate and manage Idaho’s wildlife resources. Her eyou can purchase your Idaho fishing license and learn everything you need to know before heading out fishing.

Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Want to go fishing in Canada? Head here to find out everything need to know.

Purchase your WA State fishing license

Check the Tides

Northwest Marine Trade Association
Producers of the West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series, head here to learn about what NMTA is doing to promote boating and fishing in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Boat Show –January 24, February 1, 2020
The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast’s Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercrafts, and hundreds of free boating and fishing seminars, and all of the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

Puget Sound Anglers
Dedicated to preserving quality fisheries, PSA believes that our salmon resources can be restored with sound biological management. Join a local chapter and support this mission.

Outdoor Line
The Outdoor Line is the original Seattle outdoor radio show and can be heard every Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle. Hosts Tom Nelson and Rob Endsley combine listener calls with a variety of fishing and hunting experts and political activists to keep Pacific Northwest anglers, hunters, and outdoorsman abreast of new techniques, upcoming seasons, and conservation news.

Your one-stop resource for everything fishing and boating. Find quick links to purchase your fishing license or to secure your boat registration. Explore articles and videos on how to fish, how to tie fishing knots and proper catch and release. Search fishing hotspots and places to fish or boat near you, then share your big catches in our community!

Discover Boating
The only place to go to learn everything you need to know about boats.

Get your mandatory Washington Boater Education Card
Boaters in Washington need to have their Washington State Boater Education Card with them when operating a boat 15 horsepower or greater. Boater operators born before January 1, 1955 are exempt but may choose to get a card if they plan to boat in Canada or Oregon since both require mandatory education.

Salmon University
This site will show you where, when, and how to catch salmon. Salmon University is designed from the ground up as an educational site. It is an ongoing project updating destination articles, how-to lessons, and in-season updates.