FISHING -- Washington's new 2014-15 fishing regulations pamphlet, with rules that go into effect on Thursday, May 1, is available at license dealers and online.
While this isn't a major year for fishing rule changes, be sure to check the regs for seasons and rules for each water and species you intend to fish. Many waters have size and gear restrictions that may not apply to other waters.
For most people, a 2014-15 fishing license is required before they can wet a line. The licenses are good through March 31, 2015. The exception is young people under age 15, who can fish for free.
Licenses and permits are available online and from sporting goods stores and other retail license dealers around the state.
See a list of license vendors.