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Fishing & Hunting

If there's one thing we've got, it's water. Go fish.

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 Seattle NorthCountry’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

Discover Pass needed 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. 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, By phone (866) 320-9933, or these Seattle NorthCountry vendors: Fred Meyers, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Wal-Mart, Cabela's

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