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Free Fishing Weekend on tap statewide

License now required for some species

SPRAGUE – Want to go fishing at Sprague Lake or on the Snake River but don’t have a license?

Well, this weekend you’re in luck as “Free Fishing Weekend” opens state waters for anglers who don’t have a license.

But if you don’t have a license, be careful what you catch this Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11.

Game wardens will be on the lookout for fishermen catching salmon, sturgeon and steelhead in Eastern Washington waters without a license.

That’s because state bureaucrats in Olympia have changed the rules relating to Free Fishing Weekend.

Any species that requires a catch card is now off limi...


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