I lost my catch record card? What do I do?
State rule, (WAC 220-56-175), still requires you to report your catch information by April 30th each year, even if you lost your card. If your card was lost or stolen, send the information requested below to:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Catch Record Cards
600 Capitol Way N
Olympia WA 98501-1091
Provide the following information (See complete instructions):
Your full name
Telephone number with area code
Date of birth
WILD identification number, if you know it (found on your license)
All retained salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, Dungeness crab and Halibut catch information.
but note that the above is not about replacing a tag to use for additional fishing; it is about how to satisfy the requirement of reporting your catch by April 30 in the event that you misplace or lose your tag before sending it in...Except in Oregon, if you want to replace a lost tag, it's indeed a big problem. You have to go to an ODFW office for a replacement (or that's the way it's been quite recently). The license can be replaced anywhere that sells licenses... the tag, not so much.