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Where to Go Fishing With Kids Around Seattle

Free fishing weekend! Plus, getting started fishing with kids

Writer author Allison Holm and family on a ferry in Puget Sound

Published on: June 06, 2023


Fishing with kids

For many of us, the age-old pastime of going fishing evokes memories of summer’s glassy lakes and warm breezes. For others, it may conjure up pre-dawn wake-ups, soggy worms and even soggier rain boots. Either way, fishing is a childhood rite of passage — and for many of us — an adventure we want to share with our own children.

Bellevue dad Chris Brady fondly recalled fishing with his two sons. “Some of our best heartfelt conversations happened in an old rowboat, out in the middle of a lake,” he said.

How can you get started fishing with your kiddos? It’s easy. Read on for where to go, licensing info and tips on gear and first trips. And spoiler! Free Fishing Weekend is June 10–11, 2023. (Note: If you’re already fans of Free Fishing Weekend, be aware that there are some changes to the rules this year.)

First: Places to take kids fishing

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