WASHINGTON/OREGON FISHERMAN'S RESOURCE LIST
(Courtesy of Rods and Reels in Need)
Government & State Fisheries Agencies
Contact Your Governor:
Washington: https://www.governor.wa.gov/contact 1.360.902.4111 Fax: 1.360.753.4110
Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/contact.aspx 1.503.378.4582
Contact Your Legislator:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
General Information: https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/contact
WDFW Commission Members: https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/members
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
General Information: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/
ODFW Commission Members: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/members.asp
Fishing Advocacy Groups
Coastal Conservation Association
Washington: http://www.ccawashington.org/home 1.877.255.8772
Oregon: http://www.ccaoregon.org/ 1.877.255.8772 Local: 1.360.694.4300
The stated purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.
CCA Oregon is an advocacy group for salmon, steelhead and other Northwest marine fish species. Our Job is to give a voice to this precious resource that cannot defend itself against harm. Since 2007 CCA Oregon has developed into the most effective and far reaching fish advocacy organization in our state's history.
Hatchery & Wild
Hatchery & Wild is a campaign to highlight the importance of fish hatcheries. For decades they have provided important mitigation for the loss of naturally spawned salmon and steelhead. And, absent hatchery supplementation there is a good chance that a lot of very popular fisheries would have ended a long time ago. Hatcheries have been viewed by some as a major contributor to the decline of wild salmon and steelhead populations. That premise has led to significant reductions, and in several cases complete elimination, of hatchery supplementation in hopes of reviving wild fish numbers.
Recent studies show that removing hatchery fish does not, by itself, result in an increase in wild fish. There is no known instance in Oregon or Washington, where the reduction or elimination of hatchery supplementation from watersheds with a historical wild fish population, resulted in an increase in wild fish abundance absent other contributing factors.
It is time to change the anti-hatchery narrative. History — and now sound science — shows hatcheries do not have an adverse impact on wild fish abundance and they are critical to enjoying robust and healthy fisheries.
Save Our Wild Salmon
Save Our wild Salmon has two primary program goals:
(1) Securing a durable, lawful, science-based federal plan - Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion - that protects and restores Columbia-Snake salmon and steelhead. Science, law and common sense dictate that this plan must include the removal of the four high-cost, low-value dams on the lower Snake River and expanded spill on the dams that remain, among other measures.
(2) Securing a modernized U.S. – Canada Columbia River Treaty that includes a new third purpose of ecosystem-based function or health of the river – co-equal with the two other original Treaty purposes of energy production and flood management. A modernized Treaty must include and prioritize ecological goals and outcomes, engage Columbia Basin Tribes and First Nations as full partners in the planning and implementation of the Treaty moving forward, and ensure river and watershed resilience in the face of an increasingly disrupted climate.
Long Live The Kings
Our mission is to restore wild salmon and steelhead and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Since our founding in 1986, we have combined innovative field work, pioneering science, broad partnerships, and sophisticated new management tools to help decision-makers advance salmon recovery while balancing the needs of fish and people.
Salmon for the Future
Top of mind for our organization is the devastation caused to Washington’s fisheries by commercial gillnets. Simply put: Saving salmon, boosting orca populations mixed with “walls of death” (commonly known as non-treaty gillnets) do not mix.
Puget Sound Anglers (Washington State)
We are the Puget Sound Anglers. We are dedicated to preserving quality fisheries. We believe that our salmon resources can be restored with sound biological management. We believe in the comradeship and wishes of fellow sport fishing anglers. We believe our grandchildren can have a higher quality fishery than any of us ever had.
Puget Sound Anglers Platform
Recreational fishing is an important part of our culture and way of life.
Our fisheries should be managed for conservation of the resource first and secondly to provide quality, sustainable recreational fisheries.
We support full enforcement of our fisheries laws, rules and agreements.
We support Hatchery Reform.
Sno-King 6:30 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the South County Senior Center 220 Railroad Ave Edmonds, Wa. 98020
Renton 7:00 PM the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Kennydale Memorial Hall Take Exit 6 on 405 and head East to 2424 NE 27th Street Renton
N. Olympic The 3rd Thursday in the month Trinity Methodist Church 100 S. Blake Ave. Sequim Time: 6:30 - Peninsula 8pm
Gig Harbor Second Wednesday of every month at Tower Lanes. Location: 6323 6th Ave Tacoma WA Tacoma at 7:00 P.M
Fidalgo 6:30 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Village Pizza, 807 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
So King 3rd Wednesday of the month at IBEW Local Union Hall 46 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent WA 98032
No Kitsap 7:00 PM (6:00 PM Social Hour) the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Driftwood Key Clubhouse 37608 Vista Key Drive NE Hansville, WA 98340
Pt Townsend 7:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Commission Building 333 Benedict St.
Eastside 3rd Thursday every month. Location, call: Karl Brackmann, President (206) 473-1613 (cell)
South Sound 1st Thursday every month at the Lacey Community Center
Bellingham 3rd Thursday each month 6:30PM Nicki's Bella Marina Restaurant Harbor Loop Bellingham
Puget Sound Hatchery Reform
The US Congress established the project in 2000 because it recognized that while hatcheries play a legitimate role in meeting harvest and conservation goals for Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead, the hatchery system is in need of comprehensive reform. The project’s independent scientific review panel, the Hatchery Scientific Review Group (HSRG), reviewed all state, tribal and federal hatchery programs in the Columbia River Basin (2009) and the Puget Sound and Coastal Washington (2004). For more information, go to:
If you are a recreational angler and support hatchery production and
improvements/increase in hatchery production, then you should be aware
of companies and organizations that are anti-hatchery.
Wild Fish Conservancy Native Fish Society
Patagonia Wild Steelhead Coalition Wild Steelhead United
WILD FISH CONSERVANCY (Partners)
Like-Minded Organizations that Support Wild Fish:
Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP)
Federation of Fly Fishers
Monterey Bay Aquarium (Seafood Watch)
Native Fish Society
NOAA Fisheries NW
Puget Sound Partnership
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Raincoast Research Society
Salmon Coast Field Station Society
The SeaDoc Society
Wild Steelhead Coalition
Businesses that support Wild Fish Conservancy:
Angler's Book Supply
Angler's Sport Group
Cascade Kennels Inc.
Chateau Ste Michelle Vineyards & Wineries
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Confluence Fly Shop
Jeff Edvalds Photography
Elliot Bay Books
FarBank Enterprises (Redington)
FarBank Enterprises (Sage)
Globe Pequot Press
Icicle Outfitters & Guides, Inc.
John Howie Restaurants - John Howie Steak, Seastar, Sport
Little Stone Fly Fisher
NATIVE FISH SOCIETY (Partners)
Rex Hill Vineyards
• Adventures Across Oregon
• Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe
• All Star Rafting
• Andros South
• Ashland Fly Shop
• Babine Steelhead Lodge
• Caddis Fly Shop
• CF Burkheimer Fly Rod Co.
• Deneki Outdoors
• Deschutes Angler Fly Shop
• Deschutes Brewery
• Dog River Coffee
• EcoServices Biological Consulting
• Educational Recreational Adventures
• Emerald Water Anglers
• Farlex Reels
• Fish Head Expeditions
• Fish the Swing
• Fly Fishing Collaborative
• Fly Water Travel
• Flyfishing Arts & Conservation Society
• Frontier Farwest
• Garden Fever!
• Gorge Fly Shop
• Grand Central Baking Company
• Heart Rock Studios
• Higgins Restaurant
• Imperial River Co.
• John Larison Steelheading
• Karstetter Rods
• KS Wild
• Krieger Enterprises
• Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard
• Little Stone Flyfisher
• Loon Outdoors
• Magic Waters Patagonia
• McKenzie Fly Fishers
• Mother’s Bistro & Bar
• Mountain Rose Herbs
• New Outlook Financial, LLC
• Northline Wealth Management
• Oregon Growers and Shippers
• Oregon Outdoor Excursions
• Oregon Zoo
• Oscar’s Source for Adventure
• Ouzel Outfitters
• Paloma Clothing
• Patagonia Portland
• Pistil Designs
• Portland Nursery
• Ransom Wines & Spirits
• Red Shed Fly Shop
Rods and Reels for Kids
firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 524-3620 FB@rodsandreelsforkids
A local non profit with goal to put a fishing rod in the hands of every kid in Portland Metro basin and surrounding areas
Rods and Reels in Need
A local non profit whose primary purposes are:
1. To provide fishing gear to those who may not be able to afford it themselves, be they children or adults, thus helping give them the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.
2. Provide fishing gear to help support those who have served, particularly those who have served and sacrificed and whose mental and physical well being would be positively impacted by being able to enjoy outdoor activities.
3. Be a resource for other charitable organizations by providing gear available to loan.
4. To use the organization as a platform to help spread the word about issues that impact our resources and those who are trying to make things better