Combination license : Allows you to fish in freshwater and saltwater, and harvest shellfish (including razor clams) and seaweed. Shellfish/Seaweed license : Allows you to harvest razor clams, red rock crab, coastal Denseness crab (but not Puget Sound Denseness crab), goose barnacles, mussels, octopus, oysters, scallops, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, shrimp, soft shell and hard shell clams, squid, and seaweed.
They are NOT valid for game fish for the eight-day period beginning the fourth Saturday in April, unless you are active-duty resident military personnel. Fish Washington license : This license represents a one-click option for an annual combination license with the Puget Sound Denseness crab and two-pole endorsements included at reduced cost.
Upon approved disability application, combination fishing and hunting licenses shall be issued at a reduced or Resident rate for the following individuals: A resident sixty-five years old or older who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces having a service-connected disability; A resident who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces with a thirty percent or more service-connected disability; A resident with a disability who permanently uses a wheelchair; A resident who is blind or visually impaired; and A resident with a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020 with documentation of the disability certified by a physician licensed to practice in this state.
Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. Requirements and license fees for commercial fishing and shell fishing, guiding and charter operations, and other fish- and wildlife-related activities.
To prevent deer and elk killed on Washington roads from going to waste, DFW allows people to legally salvage carcasses with a free, printable permit. Puget Sound Denseness crab endorsement: This endorsement can be added to an annual combination or shellfish/seaweed license for a fee of $8.75 (or $3.80 for a 1-3 day Combination license) and allows you to harvest Puget Sound Denseness crab.
There is no fee for those 14 and younger, but the endorsement and catch record card are still required. Sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter with interesting blogs about fishing and boating.
Get fishing tips and tricks and read personal stories from anglers who live and breathe fishing and boating. A permit may be required for an organized hunt contest activity, not including field trials, in which participants are in competition with one another.
Members of the Washington National or State Guard may be eligible for a free annual licensing package. 365 Charters & Ridge to River Outdoors provides all fishing equipment, bait and tackle.
You need to bring your fishing license, catch card and something to eat and drink. Other good items to bring are camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses and warm clothes.
It’s best to dress in layers, so you can peel some off when it gets warm, or put some on if it cools off. The cabin for our salt water boat is covered, and you can go down below anytime.
The big boat has a covered and heated cabin, so you can get out of the rain if necessary. If you have booked the boat for a private charter we can adjust the departure times to suit your needs.
Puget Sound trips last 6 hours from check in time until you return to the dock. Private charters can be structured to meet your time schedule.
The main cabin on our Puget Sound boat is heated, with an enclosed marine head (bathroom). Puget Sound is protected water with no ocean swells.
Our boats are large enough and safe enough to handle many more than that, but 6 passengers are max. If you have booked a private charter of at least 4 anglers, you can expect to have only your party on the boat.
Bottom line is, we use the technique we think we have the best chance of helping you be successful landing fish. Depending on the fishery, booking at least one month in advance is a good idea.
If you have some flexibility in your dates we can usually accommodate you even on short notice. Sometimes, we can have you on the water the same day you call. We prefer cash or credit card for final payment.
Re-scheduling is the best policy, and we will work with you to the best of our ability taking our schedule and yours into consideration. If you must cancel you are required to give us at least 14 days notice for a full deposit refund.
If you notify us between within the 14 days before the trip you will be charged a $50 per person cancellation fee. While our big boat has a fridge, we do not run it while on the water, so it is best to bring a small cooler.
In the sled, there is a box for fish, but you will need to bring a small cooler for your drinks. If you are fishing Puget Sound with us out of Everett, we recommend the Inn At Port Gardner 1-888-252-6779.
Many clients leave a cooler in their vehicle to transport the bagged fish. Appropriate DFW guide or charter license (Salmon Charter, Food Fish, or Game Fish License) Not only is there a sticker on the vessel, but they also have a card which matches the sticker.
That means your guide or charter captain must maintain a valid US Coast Guard License with a minimum of an UPV rating and a TWIC card. It is important to point out, Washington State has some awesome rivers and lakes that are not navigable and do not require the guide have a USCG license.
Examples, are; Skirmish, Yakima, Method, Kickiest rivers and countless lakes. Here are a few tips to help you find a properly licensed guide or charter captain.
Use a trusted web search engine to find your guide or charter for the area you want to fish. Properly licensed guides and charters will put a great deal of effort into their website and marketing.
Sometimes, the guide or charter may be rated on a travel website, like Trip Advisor. Properly licensed guides and charters rates for trips will be similar to others in the area they operate.
These charters are running inspected vessels, which allows them to carry more than 6 passengers. They work hard to max out the passengers, thus they can charge less, depending on the type of trip.
Guides and charters are required to carry the documentation when on the water. The bottom line is you need to feel comfortable with your guide or charter and know that in the event of an incident, there is insurance.
Charters in Washington state hold a Salmon Charter license, which allows them to fish for any species in saltwater areas of Western Washington and some limited freshwater rivers and lakes. As an example, a Salmon Charter license would be required to fish in Puget Sound, and any ocean waters.
In 2007, I started Ridge to River Outdoors, LLC, and we offered sport fishing trips for several Western Washington rivers and waterfowl trips in the north Puget Sound. Since we no longer provide waterfowl trips, creating 365 Charters just made sense.
Because we have created such a strong business and brand with Ridge to River Outdoors, we decided to keep it. This FAQ is the most frequently asked questions we receive from someone who is looking to book a fishing trip here in the greater Seattle Area.
The Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Permit Shop makes it easy to apply for and renew the following federal vessel permits required to fish for Atlantic tunas, billfishes, swordfish, and sharks: (b) The action violates any department rule regarding seasons, bag or possession limits but less than two times the bag or possession limit, closed areas, closed times, or any other rule addressing the manner or method of fishing for, taking, or possessing fish or shellfish.