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I'm an Oregon resident with an Oregon fishing license. A friend invited me to go fishing with him, a Washington resident licensed fisherman, in his boat. We will be launching from a Washington ramp. Do I need a Washington license if I am fishing the Columbia River but launching and returning to a Washington boat ramp or is my Oregon license sufficient?:shrug:
 

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No, you do not need the WA licence as long as you stay in the Columbia proper and stay out of tribs you are perfectly legal.
 

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OR license is good in the portion of the Columbia bordered by both Oregon and Washington. It wouldn't work in Richland, WA where both sides of the river are WA.
 

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I'm an Oregon resident with an Oregon fishing license. A friend invited me to go fishing with him, a Washington resident licensed fisherman, in his boat. We will be launching from a Washington ramp. Do I need a Washington license if I am fishing the Columbia River but launching and returning to a Washington boat ramp or is my Oregon license sufficient?:shrug:
WOW!! That was fast and helpful. Thank you for the replies:bowdown:
 

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Keep in mind there are a few minor differences however. For example, a washington license allows you to fish at night for steelhead while Oregon does not!! If you are going to troll at night you better have a Wa license.

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