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Free fishing opens this weekend

COLFAX — On Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, anglers will not be required to have a fishing license for certain species.

Trout and bass in lowland lakes across the state, as well as shad can be caught and kept without a license. However, starting this year, a valid license is still required for anyone 15 or older to harvest any species requiring a catch record card, including salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and halibut, and all shellfish.

State regulations on fish size and catch limits also remain in effect.

“Fish and Wildlife police remind you that failure to follow the regulations may result in a...


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