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Fishing & Hunting

​There's always fishing action in Snohomish County in the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound.

You can fish for king, silver, and blackmouth salmon almost year-round. Many charter-fishing guides will be happy to take you out for salmon fishing, plus crabbing and shrimping.

The cold clear waters of Snohomish County’s wild, scenic rivers are also home to trophy-size trout and salmon. The Stillaguamish River and Skykomish River offer choice steelhead fishing nearly year-round, although October, November and December are prime times.

Local mountains hold hundreds of lakes and streams where trout fishing can be found for those who like to hike and explore. Rainbow trout are stocked in Blackman's and Panther Lakes, located a few miles from the town of Snohomish. There is fair fishing for rainbows and cutthroat in Spada Lake, a 750-acre lake created by a dam on the Sultan River.


WA State Parks Pass Information

Beginning July 1, 2011, you will need to display the Discover Pass on your vehicle when visiting state recreation lands managed by the WA State Parks, the WA State Dept. of Natural Resources and the WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.

The fine for not displaying the pass is $99.

Cost is $10 per visit or an annual pass for $30.

You do not need a pass if you have a Special Pass such as Veteran Pass, Senior Citizen Pass or Disabled Pass. You do not need a pass if you have paid for a camping site.

How to Purchase:

  • Online: www.discoverpass.wa.gov
  • In person from any of nearly 600 recreational license vendors where state fishing and hunting licenses are sold.
  • By phone (866) 320-9933
  • When you renew your vehicle license (beginning fall of 2011)
  • At State Parks headquarters and region offices, and at state parks when staff is available

Snohomish County Vendors of the WA State Parks Discover Pass- Fred Meyers, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Wal-Mart, Cabela's