How many fishing poles am I allowed to have while fishing?
One line per person unless you have a two-pole endorsement and are fishing on water where it may be used. The two-pole endorsement option applies to the majority of the 8,000 fishing lakes, ponds and reservoirs in the state, but about 145 lakes, ponds and reservoirs have been excluded and most rivers have been excluded from the two-pole endorsement.
The total cost for the two-pole endorsement is $24.50 ($6.50 for seniors), which includes a surcharge and transaction and dealer fees.
Anglers can buy an endorsement for a second fishing pole at an authorized license dealer or online at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov.
Among the criteria for excluding waters includes lakes containing Endangered Species Act-listed species (determined on a case-by-case basis), lakes connected to waters during fisheries for anadromous fish such as salmon, lakes managed for natural trout production, juvenile-only lakes, fly-fishing-only waters and lakes with selective gear rules and a reduced daily limit for trout.Information for this feature comes from wdfw.wa.gov/help.