WSR 98-21-089

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Filed October 21, 1998, 11:50 a.m.]



Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-08-058 [98-06-058].

Title of Rule: Personal use rules.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 75.08.080.

Summary: WAC 220-16-225, modifies geographical definition of Columbia River.

WAC 220-55-160, designates first full weekend in June as free fishing weekend.

WAC 220-56-100, modifies definition of "Buoy 10 Line."

WAC 220-56-103, removes Merwin Lake from the list of landlocked lakes.

WAC 220-56-145, modifies rules for filleting food fish while in the field.

WAC 220-56-185, updates the name of the buoy used to mark the line between Marine Areas 6 and 7.

WAC 220-56-250, closes fishing for lingcod in Marine Areas 1-4 because of declines in stock size.

WAC 220-56-255, modifies season for halibut fishery.

WAC 220-56-267, closes herring fishery in parts of Marine Areas 6 and 7.

WAC 220-56-270, closes smelt fishery in the Columbia River and its tributaries because of declines in stock size.

WAC 220-56-310, details the carapace measurement requirement for spot shrimp.

WAC 220-56-320, modifies rules for buoys on shellfish pots.

WAC 220-56-330, makes it illegal to tend crab pot gear from a boat at night.

WAC 220-56-350, adjusts beach seasons for clams to conserve resource.

WAC 220-56-380, adjusts beach seasons for oysters to conserve resource.

WAC 232-12-001, defines "hatchery fish."

WAC 232-12-018, removes Merwin Lake from the list of landlocked lakes.

WAC 232-12-619, removes requirement for a hunting license to harvest bullfrogs. Modifies rules for filleting food fish while in the field. Designates first full weekend in June as free fishing weekend.

WAC 232-28-619, adjusts game fish seasons and gear requirements for sea-run cutthroat protection, bull trout protection, and additional fishing opportunity.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Summary above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, 902-2930; Implementation: Bruce Crawford, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, 902-2325; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, 902-2932.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Summary above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Summary above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules affect recreational anglers, not small businesses.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. Not hydraulics rules.

Hearing Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Seattle Airport, 18740 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA, on December 4, 1998, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Robin Ayers by November 20, 1998, TDD (360) 902-2295, or (360) 902-2293.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, fax (360) 902-2942, by December 4, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 5, 1998.

October 21, 1998

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2616.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 817, filed 5/29/69)



WAC 220-16-225  Geographical definitions--Columbia River. The term "Columbia River" shall be construed to include all the waters of the Columbia River, including sloughs tributary thereto, upstream and easterly of a line projected ((from the inshore end of the north jetty to the knuckle of the south jetty at the entrance to the river)) true north-south through Buoy 10 located between the north and south jetties at the mouth of the Columbia River.



[Order 817, 220-16-225, filed 5/29/69. Formerly WAC 220-16-020 (part).]

OTS-2620.2

NEW SECTION



WAC 220-55-160  Free fishing weekend. The first full weekend in June is declared to be free fishing weekend in Washington. On this weekend a fishing license and catch record card are not required for any person, regardless of age or residency, to fish for or possess fish and shellfish. During free fishing weekend only the license and catch record card requirement is affected, and all other rules remain in effect.



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OTS-2613.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-100  Definitions--Personal use. (1) "Daily limit" means the maximum number or pounds of food fish, shellfish or seaweed of the required size of a given species or aggregate of species which a person may legally retain in a single day.

(2) "Possession limit" means the number of daily limits allowed to be retained in the field or in transit.

"In the field or in transit" means any place other than at the ordinary residence of the harvester. An ordinary residence is a residential dwelling where a person normally lives, with associated features such as address, telephone number, utility account, etc. A motorhome or camper parked at a campsite or a vessel are not considered to be an ordinary residence.

(3) "Hook" means one single, double or treble hook. A "single hook" means a hook having a single point. A "double hook" means a hook having two points on a common shank. A "treble hook" means a hook having three points on a common shank. "Barbless hook" means a hook on which all barbs have been deleted when manufactured or filed off or pinched down.

(4) "Lure" means a manufactured article constructed of feathers, hair, fiber, wood, metal, glass, cork, leather, rubber, or plastic which does not use scent and/or flavoring to attract fish.

"Nonbuoyant lure" means a lure complete with hooks, swivels or other attachments, which does not float in freshwater.

"Bait" means any substance which attracts fish by scent and/or flavors. Bait includes any device made of feathers, hair, fiber, wood, metal, glass, cork, leather, rubber, or plastic which uses scent and/or flavoring to attract fish.

(5) The term "processed" as it applies in this chapter is defined as food fish or shellfish which have been processed by heat for human consumption as kippered, smoked, boiled or canned.

(6) The term "fresh" is defined as food fish or shellfish that are refrigerated, iced, salted or surface glazed.

(7) The term "frozen" is defined as fish or shellfish that are hard frozen throughout.

(8) "Hook and line" or "angling" shall be identical in meaning and, except as provided in WAC 220-56-115, shall be defined as the use of not more than one line with three hooks in the act of fishing for personal use and not for sale or barter, to be attached to a pole held in hand while landing fish, or the use of a hand-operated line without rod or reel, to which may be attached not more than three hooks. When fishing for bottomfish, "angling" and "jigging" shall be identical in meaning.

(9) "Snagging" means an effort to take fish with a hook and line in a manner that the fish does not take the hook or hooks voluntarily in its mouth.

"Gaffing" means an effort to take fish by impaling the fish with a hook attached directly to a pole or other device.

"Spearing" or "spear fishing" means an effort to take fish by impaling the fish on a shaft, arrow, or other device.

(10) The term "bow and arrow fishing" is defined as any method of taking, or attempting to take, food fish by the use of an arrow equipped with a barbed head and a line attached, and propelled by a bow, as in the sport of archery, while the fisher is above the surface of the water.

(11) The term "freshwater area" means, for purposes of this chapter:

(a) Within any freshwater river, lake, stream, or pond.

(b) On the bank or within 10 yards of any freshwater river, lake, stream, or pond.

(c) On or within any boat launch, ramp, or parking facility associated with any freshwater river, lake, stream, or pond.

(12) The term "Bonilla-Tatoosh Line" is defined as a line projected from the most westerly point on Cape Flattery to the lighthouse on Tatoosh Island to the buoy adjacent Duntz Rock then to Bonilla Point on Vancouver Island.

(13) The term "Buoy 10 Line" is defined as a true north-south line projected through Buoy 10 ((near)) at the mouth of the Columbia River.

(14) The term "Buoy 10 Fishery" is defined as a fishery between the down stream side of the Megler-Astoria Bridge and the Buoy 10 Line.

(15) The term "Channel Marker 13 Line" is defined as a true north-south line through Grays Harbor Channel Marker 13.

(16) The term "selective gear rules" means terminal gear is limited to artificial flies with a barbless single hook or lures with a barbless single hook, bait is prohibited, and fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor is prohibited unless otherwise provided. In waters under selective gear rules, fish may be released until the daily limit is retained.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-100, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-100, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-100, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-100, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-100, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-100, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-100, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-100, filed 4/9/85; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-100, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-100, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 97-53, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97)



WAC 220-56-103  Definitions--Landlocked chinook and coho. Chinook and coho taken from the following waters are defined as landlocked. A game fish license is required to fish for these species, a food fish license is not required. Season, daily limit, and size restriction rules for landlocked chinook and coho are the same as trout rules (except Lake Chelan). The angler's combined catch of landlocked salmon and trout applies toward the trout limit.

(1) Big Lake (Skagit County).

(2) Clear Lake (Pierce County).

(3) Cushman Reservoir (Mason County).

(4) Mayfield Lake (reservoir) (Lewis County).

(5) McMurray Lake (Skagit County).

(6) ((Merwin (lake) Reservoir (Clark/Cowlitz County).

(7))) Riffe (lake) Reservoir (Lewis County).

(((8))) (7) Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) (Lewis County).

(((9))) (8) Wilderness Lake (King County).

(((10))) (9) Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County).

(((11))) (10) Chelan, Lake (Chelan County).

(((12))) (11) Roosevelt, Lake (Columbia River) (Stevens County).

(((13))) (12) Spokane River (Spokane County).

(((14))) (13) Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-103, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-17-062 (Order 95-102), 220-56-103, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-145  Possession of food fish or shellfish in unlawful condition. (1) ((It is unlawful to possess in the field for any purpose any salmon in such a condition:

(a) That its size or species cannot be determined.

(b) That its weight or sex cannot be determined if a weight or sex restriction is prescribed for said salmon.

(2))) It is unlawful to possess in the field for any purpose any food fish other than salmon in such a condition that its size, weight, or sex cannot be determined, if a size, weight, or sex restriction is prescribed for said food fish except that it is lawful to possess ((lingcod and halibut)) said food fish in fileted form after the fisher has brought the fish to shore and has stopped fishing. It is lawful to possess fileted halibut and bottomfish in the field while the fisher is still fishing if the skeleton or frame of the fish, including head and tail is retained. For purposes of calculating the daily limit, two fillets equals one fish.

(((3))) (2) It is unlawful to possess in the field for any purpose any shellfish in such a condition that its size, weight, or sex cannot be determined, if a size, weight, or sex restriction is prescribed for said shellfish.

(3) This section does not apply to food fish or shellfish being consumed in the field, except that any such fish or shellfish will be counted as part of the daily limit.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-145, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-145, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-145, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-145, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 95-10, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95)



WAC 220-56-185  Marine area codes. The term "marine area code numbers" is defined as the catch area for the catch record card. The following is a list of the catch areas:

(1) Area 1 (Ilwaco): West of the Megler-Astoria Bridge - north to Leadbetter Point. Waters west of the Buoy 10 Line and north to Leadbetter Point.

(2)(a) Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores): From Leadbetter Point north to the Queets River. Area 2 excludes waters of Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

(b) Area 2-1: Willapa Bay east of a line from Leadbetter Point to Willapa Channel Marker 8 (Buoy 8) then to the westerly most landfall on Cape Shoalwater.

(c) Area 2-2: Grays Harbor east of a line from the outermost end of the north jetty to the outermost exposed end of the south jetty.

(3) Area 3 (La Push): From the Queets River north to Cape Alava.

(4) Area 4 (Neah Bay): From Cape Alava north and inside Juan de Fuca Strait to the Sekiu River.

(5) Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point): From mouth of Sekiu River east to Low Point, mouth of the Lyre River.

(6) Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait): From Low Point east to the Partridge Point-Point Wilson line north to the line from Trial Island (near Victoria, B.C.) - ((Navigation)) Vessel Traffic Separation Buoy ((BW)) "R" - Smith Island - the most northeasterly of the Lawson Reef lighted buoys (RB1 QK Fl Bell) - Northwest Island - the Initiative 77 marker on Fidalgo Island.

(7) Area 7 (San Juan Islands): All marine waters north of the line described under Area 6 to the United States-Canadian boundary.

(8)(a) Area 8 (Deception Pass, Hope and Camano Islands): Line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island east through Deception Pass, including all waters east of Whidbey Island to the Possession Point - Shipwreck Line.

(b) Area 8-1 (Deception Pass and Hope Island): East of a line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island, south of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge at the north end of Swinomish Slough, north of the Highway 532 Bridge between Camano Island and the mainland, and westerly of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light #2 on Camano Island (Fl red 4 sec.).

(c) Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): East of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light #2 on Camano Island (Fl red 4 sec.) and north of a line from the south tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore.

(9) Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): All waters inside and south of the Partridge Point-Point Wilson Line and a line projected from the southerly tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore and northerly of the Hood Canal Bridge and the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line.

(10) Area 10 (Seattle-Bremerton): From the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line to a line projected true east-west through the northern tip of Vashon Island.

(11) Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island): From the northern tip of Vashon Island to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

(12) Area 12 (Hood Canal): All contiguous waters south of the Hood Canal Bridge and adjacent waters north of the Hood Canal Bridge when fishing from the pontoon beneath the bridge.

(13) Area 13 (South Puget Sound): All contiguous waters south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-185, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-185, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-185, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-185, filed 4/26/88; 85-18-026 (Order 85-111), 220-56-185, filed 5/27/85; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-185, filed 4/9/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-185, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 92-19, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92)



WAC 220-56-250  Lingcod--Areas and seasons. It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess lingcod for personal use except during the seasons and within the areas herein provided:

(1) Coastal area (a) Catch Record Card Areas 1 through ((3)) 4 - ((open)) closed the entire year((, (b) Catch Record Card Area 4 - April 16 through November 30)).

(2) Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 - May 1 through June 15.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-250, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-250, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-10-032 (Order 89-26), 220-56-250, filed 4/27/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-250, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-250, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-250, filed 3/18/82; 80-07-017 (Order 80-45), 220-56-250, filed 6/11/80; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-250, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-255  Halibut--Season. It is unlawful to fish for or possess halibut taken for personal use except from:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1: Open May 1 through September 30, unless closed earlier by emergency regulation. Minimum size limit 32 inches in length.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2 - Open May ((3)) 2 through September 30, unless closed earlier by emergency regulation. Closed to fishing for halibut 12:01 a.m. of each Friday through 11:59 p.m. of each Saturday. If May 1 occurs on a closed day, the season opens on the first Sunday following. The following waters are closed to halibut fishing: West of 12440'W, north of 4710'N and south of 4731'42"N (Queets River).

(3) Catch Record Card Area 3 and those waters of Catch Record Card Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line: Open May 1 to June 30, unless closed earlier by emergency regulation, and July 1 through September 30 unless closed by emergency regulation. Closed to fishing for halibut 12:01 a.m. of each Sunday through 11:59 p.m. of each Monday. If May 1 occurs on a closed day, the season opens on the first Tuesday following. The following area southwest of Cape Flattery is closed to halibut fishing at all times:

Those waters within a line from 4818'N, 12511'W to 4818'N, 12459'W to 4804'N, 12511'W to 4804'N, 12459'W to the point of origin.

(4) Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13: May 21 through August 3 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-255, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-255, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-255, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-255, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-15-011, 220-56-255, filed 7/8/93, effective 8/8/93; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-255, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-255, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-255, filed 4/26/88; 85-10-062 (Order 85-39), 220-56-255, filed 5/1/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-255, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-071.]



NEW SECTION



WAC 220-56-267  Herring--Areas and seasons. Herring fishing is open in all state waters year around except:

(1) Those waters of Catch Record Card Area 6 south of a line from Ediz Hook to Partridge Point are closed January 16 through April 15.

(2) Those waters of Catch Record Card Area 7 north of a line from Sandy Point through Patos Island to the United States-Canada boundary are closed year around.



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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-270  Smelt--Areas and seasons. (1) Smelt fishing is permitted the entire year on Pacific Ocean beaches and in all rivers except the Columbia River and tributaries.

(2) Smelt fishing is open in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca the entire year except closed weekly from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday to 8:00 a.m. Friday for all types of gear except forage fish jigger gear.

(3) The Columbia River and tributaries are closed to the fishing for or retention of smelt.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-270, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-270, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-270, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-070.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-310  Shellfish--Daily limits. It is unlawful for any one person to take in any one day for personal use more than the following quantities and sizes of shellfish:

(1) Cockles, borers and clams in the shell, other than razor clams, geoduck clams and horse clams, 40 clams in the aggregate, or 10 pounds, whichever is achieved first except:

(a) In Skagit Bay, east of a line projected from Browns Point to Swinomish Slough entrance - diggers may additionally retain up to 20 pounds of eastern softshell clams in the shell.

(b) Willapa Bay - diggers may additionally retain up to twenty-four cockles.

(2) Razor clams: 15 clams.

(3) Geoduck clams: 3 clams.

(4) Horse clams: 7 clams.

(5) Oysters:

(a) In all Puget Sound waters except those contiguous waters south of a line from Tala Point to Foulweather Bluff, 18 oysters in the shell, minimum size 2 1/2 inches across the longest dimension of the shell.

(b) In the Puget Sound contiguous waters south of a line from Tala Point to Foulweather Bluff and waters of the Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay, 18 oysters, shucked and the shells left on the beach.

(6) Rock scallops: 12 scallops.

(7) Sea scallops: 12 scallops (over 4 inches).

(8) Common or pink scallops: 10 pounds or 5 quarts in the shell.

(9) Shrimp:

(a) In all waters except Shrimp District 5 - total weight 10 pounds, fishers must retain the heads of all shrimp taken while in the field. Spot shrimp minimum size one and three-sixteenths inch from the base of the eyestalk to the top rear edge of the carapace.

(b) In Shrimp District 5 (Hood Canal) - 7 pounds, whole in the shell.

(10) Octopus: 2 octopus.

(11) Pinto abalone: Closed state-wide.

(12) Crawfish: 10 pounds in the shell. Minimum size 3 1/4 inches from tip of rostrum to tip of tail. Female crawfish with eggs or young attached to the abdomen must be released immediately.

(13) Squid: 10 pounds or 5 quarts.

(14) Sea cucumbers: 25 sea cucumbers.

(15) Red sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.

(16) Purple sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.

(17) Green sea urchins: 36 sea urchins.

(18) Dungeness crabs:

(a) In all waters except the Columbia River - 6 male crabs.

(b) In the Columbia River - 12 male crabs.

(19) Red rock crabs: 6 crabs.

(20) Blue mussels and sea mussels: 10 pounds in the shell.

(21) Goose barnacles: 10 pounds of whole barnacles or 5 pounds of barnacle stalks.

(22) Ghost and mud shrimp: 10 dozen.

(23) King and box crab: Closed state-wide.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-310, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-310, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-310, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-310, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-310, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-310, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-310, filed 3/16/89; 88-12-025 (Order 88-28), 220-56-310, filed 5/25/88, effective 8/22/88; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-310, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-310, filed 4/21/87; 86-24-046 (Order 86-190), 220-56-310, filed 11/26/86; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-310, filed 4/9/86; 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), 220-56-310, filed 6/5/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-310, filed 4/11/84; 83-04-027 (Order 83-06), 220-56-310, filed 1/27/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-310, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-310, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-320  Shellfish gear--Unlawful acts. (1) It is unlawful for the owner or operator of any personal use shellfish gear to leave such gear unattended in the waters of the state unless said gear is marked with a buoy to which shall be affixed in a permanent visible and legible manner the first and last name and permanent mailing address of the operator. It is unlawful for more than one person's name and address to appear on the same marker buoy. Unattended shellfish gear must have the line attaching the buoy to the pot weighted sufficiently to prevent the line from floating on the water's surface. The following additional requirements apply to buoys attached to unattended shellfish pots:

(a) All buoys must consist of durable material and remain ((floating on the water's surface when at least 5 pounds of weight are attached)) visible on the surface at all times except during extreme tidal conditions. It is unlawful to use bleach, antifreeze or detergent bottles, paint cans or any other container.

(b) All buoys attached to shrimp gear must be yellow or fluorescent yellow in color. Flags and staff, if attached, may be any color.

(c) All buoys attached to crab gear must be half red or half fluorescent red in color and half white in color. Flags and staff, if attached, may be any color.

(2) The maximum perimeter of any shrimp pot shall not exceed 10 feet, and the pot shall not exceed 1-1/2 feet in height.

(3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken with shellfish pot gear that are equipped with tunnel triggers or other devices which prevent free exit of crabs under the legal limit unless such gear is equipped with not less than two escape rings located in the upper half of the pot which are not less than 4-1/4 inches inside diameter.

(4) It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use with shellfish pot gear in the waters of Hood Canal southerly of the site of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge unless such gear meets the following requirements:

(a) The entire top, bottom, and sides of the shellfish pots must be constructed of mesh material and except for the entrance tunnels have the minimum mesh opening size defined below.

(b) The minimum mesh opening size for Hood Canal shrimp pots is defined as a mesh that a 7/8-inch square peg will pass through each mesh without changing the shape of the mesh opening.

(c) All entrance tunnels must open into the pot from the side.

(d) The sum of the maximum widths of all entrance tunnels must not exceed 1/2 the perimeter of the bottom of the pot.

(5) It is unlawful to fish for or possess shellfish taken for personal use with shellfish pot gear unless the gear allows for escapement using at least one of the following methods:

(a) Attachment of pot lid hooks or tiedown straps with a single strand or loop of untreated, 100 percent cotton twine no larger than thread size 120 so that the pot lid will open freely if the twine or fiber is broken.

(b) An opening in the pot mesh no less than three inches by five inches which is laced or sewn closed with untreated, 100 percent cotton twine no larger than thread size 120. The opening must be located within the top half of the pot and be unimpeded by the entry tunnels, bait boxes, or any other structures or materials.

(c) Attachment of pot lid or one pot side serving as a pot lid with no more than three single loops of untreated 100 percent cotton or other natural fiber twine no larger than thread size 120 so that the pot lid or side will open freely if the twine or fiber is broken.

(6) Shellfish pots must be set in a manner that they are covered by water at all times.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-320, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-320, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 94-14-069, 220-56-320, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-320, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-320, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-320, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-320, filed 3/16/89; 88-12-025 (Order 88-28), 220-56-320, filed 5/25/88, effective 8/22/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-320, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-320, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-320, filed 4/11/84; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-320, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-320, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-320, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-088.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-330  Crab--Areas and seasons. (1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use with shellfish pot gear or to have in the water, set or fish any shellfish pot gear except during the open shellfish pot gear season. The open shellfish pot gear season for crab in Puget Sound waters may open by emergency regulation prior to July 16, but if not previously opened by emergency regulation will open July 16 through April 15.

The open shellfish pot gear season in waters of the Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor, Willapa Harbor, and waters of the Columbia River is December 1 through September 15.

(2) It is lawful to fish for and possess male Dungeness crabs taken for personal use the entire year in state waters.

(3) It is lawful to fish for and possess red rock crabs of either sex taken for personal use the entire year in state waters.

(4) No crab fisher may set or pull crab pots, ring nets or star traps ((in the waters of Hood Canal between)) from a vessel in all state waters from one hour after official sunset and one hour before official sunrise.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-330, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-330, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-330, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-330, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 90-06-026, 220-56-330, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-330, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-330, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-330, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-330, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-350  Clams other than razor clams, cockles, borers, mussels--Areas and seasons. (1) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, borers and mussels taken for personal use on Puget Sound the entire year except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(a) Ben Ure Spit: Open January ((1)) 15 through June 15.

(b) Cama Beach State Park: Closed the entire year.

(c) Camano Island State Park: Open June 1 through June 30.

(d) Cline Spit: Open January 1 through May 15.

(e) Cutts Island State Park: Open January 1 through June 15.

(f) Dabob Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Dabob Bay north of a line drawn from Camp Harmony to Lindsays Beach are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year except as follows:

(i) State-owned tidelands from a row of tires at Camp Discovery south approximately 2,000 feet to a second row of tires.

(ii) State-owned tidelands beginning approximately 3/4 mile north of Camp Harmony extending approximately 1,200 feet north.

(iii) State-owned tidelands from markers and signs posted immediately north of the community of Lindsays Beach north to a line immediately north of Broad Spit identified by markers and signs.

(g) Dosewallips State Park: Open entire year only in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.

(h) Duckabush - All state-owned tidelands on the west shore of Hood Canal from Quatsap Point to the south end of the Duckabush flats are closed to the harvest of clams.

(i) Dungeness Spit - Open May 15 through September 30.

(j) Eagle Creek: Open April 1 through April 30.

(k) Fort Flagler State Park: Open April 1 through June 30.

(l) Frye Cove - Open January 1 through March 31.

(m) Garrison Bay: Tidelands at Guss Island and those tidelands at British camp between the National Park Service dinghy dock at the north end and the park boundary at the south end are closed the entire year.

(n) Gertrude Island - All tidelands at Gertrude Island closed the entire year.

(o) Hoodsport: Tidelands at Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery are closed the entire year.

(p) Hope Island State Park (South Puget Sound): Open April 1 through June 15.

(q) Illahee State Park: Open May 1 through May 31.

(r) Kayak Point County Park: Open April 1 through April 15.

(s) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open June 1 through July 31.

(t) Kopachuck State Park: Open May 1 through May 31.

(u) Liberty Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Liberty Bay north and west of the Keyport Naval Supply Center are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year.

(v) McNeil Island - All tidelands on McNeil Island are closed the entire year.

(w) Mukilteo State Park - Closed the entire year.

(x) Mystery Bay State Park: Open April 1 through April 30.

(y) North Bay - All state-owned tidelands in North Bay (Case Inlet) north of a line drawn southwest from Rocky Point to the north end of Reach Island thence due west to the mainland are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year except state-owned Oyster Reserves on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines.

(z) North Sequim Bay State Park - Open April 1 through June 15.

(aa) Oak Bay County Park: Open January 1 through July 31.

(bb) Oyster Reserves: Puget Sound and Willapa Bay state oyster reserves are closed the entire year except the following are open the entire year:

(i) Case Inlet: Tidelands on the east side of North Bay at the north end of the inlet.

(ii) North Bay: State-owned oyster reserves on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines which cross the bay at the north end of Case Inlet.

(iii) Oakland Bay: Tidelands on the channel of the northwest shore of the Bayshore Peninsula between department markers.

(iv) Willapa Bay - Long Island oyster reserve: Northwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 39 and 41 and southwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 58 and 59.

(cc) Penrose Point State Park: Open May 1 through May 15.

(dd) Picnic Point County Park: Closed the entire year.

(ee) Pitship Point: Closed the entire year.

(ff) Pitt Island - All tidelands on Pitt Island are closed the entire year.

(gg) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Open May 1 through August 31.

(hh) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open June 1 through July 31.

(ii) Port Townsend Ship Canal: Open April 1 through June 30.

(jj) Potlatch DNR tidelands: Open January 1 through August 15.

(kk) Potlatch State Park: Open January 1 through August 31.

(ll) Purdy Spit County Park: The southern shore of the spit from the boat ramp to the bridge is closed the entire year.

(mm) Quilcene Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Quilcene Bay north of a line drawn from the Quilcene Boat Haven to Fisherman's Point are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year, except those tidelands on the west side of the bay defined by boundary markers and a sign on the beach are open April 1 through June 30, daily from official sunrise to official sunset only.

(nn) Rendsland Creek: Open January 1 through July 31.

(oo) Saltwater State Park: Closed the entire year.

(pp) Samish Island Recreation Area - Open January 1 through June 15.

(qq) Scenic Beach State Park - Open April 16 through June 15.

(rr) Seahurst County Park: Open January 1 through April 15.

(ss) Sequim Bay State Park - Open April 1 through June 15.

(tt) Shine Tidelands: Open January 1 through July 31.

(uu) South Indian Island County Park: Open January 1 through July 15.

(vv) Spencer Spit State Park: Open April 1 through June 30.

(ww) Strait of Juan de Fuca: All beaches west of the tip of Dungeness Spit: Open November 1 through March 31.

(xx) Triton Cove State Park: Open April 1 through June 30.

(yy) Twanoh State Park: Closed the entire year.

(zz) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A is open January 1 through May 15.

(aaa) Willapa Bay: State-owned tidelands east of the department Willapa Bay Field Station and Nahcotta Tidelands Interpretive Site are closed year-round.

(bbb) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through May 15.

(2) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, borers, and mussels, not including razor clams, taken for personal use in Grays Harbor and Willapa Harbor the entire year, except from state oyster reserves, which are closed to clam digging the entire year.

(3) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, borers, and mussels, not including razor clams taken for personal use from the Pacific Ocean beaches from November 1 through March 31.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-350, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-350, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-350, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-350, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-350, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-15-011, 220-56-350, filed 7/8/93, effective 8/8/93; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-350, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-350, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-350, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-350, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-350, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-350, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-350, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-350, filed 4/9/86; 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), 220-56-350, filed 6/5/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-350, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-350, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-350, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 220-56-380  Oysters--Areas and seasons. (1) It is lawful to take and possess oysters taken for personal use from public tidelands the entire year, except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(a) Brown Point: Closed the entire year.

(b) Dabob Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Dabob Bay north of a line drawn from Camp Harmony to Lindsays Beach are closed to the harvest of oysters the entire year, except as follows:

(i) State-owned tidelands from a row of tires at Camp Discovery south approximately 2,000 feet to a second row of tires.

(ii) State-owned tidelands beginning approximately 3/4 mile north of Camp Harmony extending approximately 1,200 feet north.

(iii) State-owned tidelands from markers and signs posted immediately north of the community of Lindsays Beach north to a line immediately north of Broad Spit identified by markers and signs.

(c) Dosewallips State Park: Open January ((1)) 15 through May 15 only in areas defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.

(d) Duckabush - All state-owned tidelands on the west shore of Hood Canal from Quatsap Point to the south end of the Duckabush flats are closed to the harvest of oysters the entire year.

(e) Hoodsport: Tidelands at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery are closed the entire year.

(f) Illahee State Park: Open May 1 through July 15.

(g) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open June 1 through December 31.

(h) Liberty Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Liberty Bay north and west of the Keyport Naval Supply Center are closed to the harvest of oysters the entire year.

(i) Mystery Bay: Open October 1 through April 30.

(j) North Bay - All state-owned tidelands in North Bay (Case Inlet) north of a line drawn southwest from Rocky Point to the north end of Reach Island thence due west to the mainland are closed to the harvest of oysters the entire year except for oyster reserves.

(k) Oyster Reserves: Puget Sound and Willapa Bay oyster reserves are closed the entire year except the following are open the entire year:

(i) North Bay - State-owned reserves on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines.

(ii) Willapa Bay - Long Island oyster reserve: Northwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 39 and 41 and southwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 58 and 59.

(l) Penrose Point State Park: Open May 1 through June 15.

(m) Potlatch State Park: Open April 1 through September 15.

(n) Quilcene Bay - All state-owned tidelands in Quilcene Bay north of a line drawn from the Quilcene Boat Haven to Fisherman's Point are closed except those tidelands on the west side of the bay defined by boundary markers and a sign at the beach are open April 1 through June 30, daily from official sunrise to official sunset, only.

(o) Scenic Beach State Park: Open April 16 through June 15.

(p) Triton Cove State Park: Open April 1 through June 30.

(q) Willapa Bay: State-owned tidelands east of the department Willapa Bay Field Station and the Nahcotta Tidelands Interpretive Site are open only between boundary markers and posted signs.

(r) Wolfe Property State Park - Open January 1 through May 15.

(2) It is unlawful to pick or take oysters for personal use from waters measuring more than two feet in depth at the time of removal.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-380, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-380, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-380, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-380, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-380, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-380, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-380, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-380, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-380, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-380, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 and 88-10-013 (Orders 88-14 and 88-15), 220-56-380, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-380, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-380, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-380, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-380, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-380, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-380, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-380, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-086.]

OTS-2612.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-18-035, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97)



WAC 232-12-001  Definition of terms. Definitions used in rules of the commission are defined in RCW 77.08.010. In addition, unless otherwise provided:

(1) "Snagging" means an effort to take fish with a hook and line in a manner such that the fish does not take the hook voluntarily in its mouth.

(2) "Gaffing" means an effort to take fish by impaling the fish with a hook attached directly to a pole or other device.

(3) "Spearing" and "spear fishing" means an effort to take fish by impaling the fish on a shaft, arrow, or other device.

(4) A "valid" license, permit, tag, stamp or catch record card means a license, permit, tag, stamp, or catch record card that was issued to the bearer for the current season and is required to hunt, fish or possess wildlife and has not been altered except as provided by rule of the commission.

(5) "Hook" means one single, double, or treble hook. A "single hook" means a hook having a single point; a "double hook" means a hook having two points on a common shank; and a "treble hook" means a hook having three points on a common shank. "Barbless hook" means a hook on which all barbs have been deleted when manufactured, filed off, or pinched down.

(6) "Falconry" means possession, control, or use of a raptor for the purpose of hunting and free flight training.

(7) "Anadromous game fish" means:

(a) Steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, defined as any searun rainbow trout over twenty inches in length

(b) Searun cutthroat, Oncorhynchus clarkii

(c) Searun Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma

(8) "Handgun" means any pistol, revolver or short firearm with a barrel length of less than sixteen inches and does not have a shoulder stock.

(9) "Lure" means a manufactured article constructed of feathers, hair, fiber, wood, metal, glass, cork, leather, rubber or plastic which does not use scent and/or flavoring to attract fish. "Nonbuoyant lure" means a lure, complete with hooks, swivels or other attachments, that does not float in freshwater.

(10) "Bait" means any substance which attracts fish or wildlife by scent and/or flavor. Bait includes any device made of feathers, hair, fiber, wood, metal, glass, cork, leather, rubber or plastic which uses scent and/or flavoring to attract fish or wildlife.

(11) "Possession limit" means the number of daily limits allowed to be retained in the field or in transit.

(12) "Daily limit" means the maximum number of game fish which a person may legally retain in a single day.

(13) "Boat fishing" means fishing while in or on a boat, raft, or any other floating device.

(14) "Catch-and-release" means a type of angling where none of the fish caught are retained by the angler.

(15) "Fish in possession" means any fish retained, secure from escape, whether dead or alive. Bass or Walleye may be caught, retained, and released alive from a livewell until a daily limit is in possession.

(16) "Mouth" of stream, river, or slough means those waters upstream of a line projected between the outermost uplands at the mouth. Outermost uplands means those lands are not covered by water during an ordinary high water.

(17) Fish length means the length of a fish measured from snout to tip of tail not fork.

(18) Slough means any swamp, marsh, bog, pond, side-channel, or backwater connected to a river by water. Many waters commonly called sloughs are not connected to a river and, therefore, are considered lakes.

(19) "In the field or in transit" means any place other than at the ordinary residence of the harvester. An ordinary residence is a residential dwelling where a person normally lives, with associated features such as address, telephone number, utility account, etc. A motorhome or camper parked at a campsite or a vessel are not considered to be an ordinary residence.

(20) "Seasonal wild steelhead limit" means the maximum number of wild steelhead trout any one angler may retain from May 1st through the following April 30th.

(21) "Wild steelhead" means a steelhead trout that does not have the adipose or a ventral fin removed and a healed scar at the removal site.

(22) "Fresh" means game fish that are refrigerated, iced, salted, or surface glazed.

(23) "Frozen" means a game fish that is hard frozen throughout.

(24) "Processed" means a game fish that has been processed by heat for human consumption as kippered, smoked, boiled or canned.

(25) "Juvenile" means a person under fifteen years old.

(26) "Wild" when used to describe the difference between a hatchery fish and a nonhatchery fish means a fish with all fins intact.

(27) "Hatchery" when used to described the difference between a hatchery fish and a nonhatchery fish means a fish missing an adipose fin or a ventral fin with a healed scar at the location of the missing fin ((is not a wild fish)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 232-12-001, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), 232-12-001, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-079 (Order 96-45), 232-12-001, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-05-008 (Order 95-11), 232-12-001, filed 2/1/95, effective 5/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 93-21-070 (Order 617), 232-12-001, filed 10/20/93, effective 4/16/94; 92-01-084 (Order 524), 232-12-001, filed 12/16/91, effective 4/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 89-10-026 (Order 387), 232-12-001, filed 4/26/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.16.010. 86-21-017 (Order 280), 232-12-001, filed 10/6/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-001, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-001, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-010.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 97-50, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97)



WAC 232-12-018  Definitions--Landlocked chinook and coho. Chinook and coho taken from the following waters are defined as landlocked. A game fish license is required to fish for these species, a food fish license is not required. Season, daily limit, and size restriction rules for landlocked chinook and coho are the same as trout rules (except Lake Chelan). The angler's combined catch of landlocked salmon and trout applies toward the trout limit.

(1) Big Lake (Skagit County).

(2) Clear Lake (Pierce County).

(3) Cushman Reservoir (Mason County).

(4) Mayfield Lake (reservoir) (Lewis County).

(5) McMurray Lake (Skagit County).

(6) ((Merwin (Lake) Reservoir (Clark/Cowlitz County).

(7))) Riffe (Lake) Reservoir (Lewis County).

(((8))) (7) Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) (Lewis County).

(((9))) (8) Wilderness Lake (King County).

(((10))) (9) Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County).

(((11))) (10) Chelan, Lake (Chelan County).

(((12))) (11) Roosevelt, Lake (Columbia River) (Stevens County).

(((13))) (12) Spokane River (Spokane County).

(((14))) (13) Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), 232-12-018, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-17-063 (Order 95-103), 232-12-018, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-06-031, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98)



WAC 232-12-619  Permanent Washington state-wide game fish regulations. The following state-wide regulations apply to all waters unless modified under regional regulation exceptions.

(1) Fishing seasons open at 12:01 a.m. on the first day and close at 11:59 p.m. on the last day.

(2) It is unlawful to:

(a) Use a gaff hook to land game fish.

(b) Take bullfrogs except by angling, hand dip netting, spearing (gigging) or with bow and arrow. ((A hunting license is required to take bullfrogs.))

(c) Feed or use any substance to attract game fish unless specifically authorized by special regulations.

(d) Fish for game fish with a bow and arrow or spear.

(e) Possess fish which are under the minimum size or over the maximum size as shown in general or special regional regulations.

(f) Possess game fish in the field in such condition that the size cannot be determined if there is a size restriction, except that it is lawful to possess fileted game fish after the fish have been brought to shore and the fisher has stopped fishing. This subsection does not apply to game fish being consumed in the field, except that any such game fish will be counted as part of the daily limit.

(3) Annual limit - steelhead trout only: Each adult angler who possesses a valid steelhead catch record card may not retain more than thirty steelhead over twenty inches in length per year (May 1 to April 30).

(4) Military personnel, regardless of the length of time in the state of Washington, who are permanently stationed at a military installation within the state, are entitled to purchase a resident license. Military personnel must have a license to fish for game fish anywhere in the state. Dependents must establish a ninety-day residency.

(5) Selective gear rules: In waters designated as being under selective gear rules, only artificial flies with a barbless single hook or lures with a barbless single hook are lawful. It is unlawful to use bait. Fish may be released until the daily limit is retained. It is unlawful to fish from any floating device equipped with a motor, unless specifically allowed under special rules for individual waters.

(6) Night closure: In waters designated as having a night closure, it is unlawful to fish from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(7) Wild cutthroat release: In waters requiring a wild cutthroat release, it is unlawful to possess any cutthroat that does not have a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin.

(8) Wild steelhead release: In waters requiring wild steelhead release, it is unlawful to possess any steelhead trout that does not have a missing adipose or ventral fin and a healed scar at the location of the missing fin.

(9) Free fishing ((weekends)) weekend: The ((weekends corresponding with National Fishing Week have been)) first full weekend in June is declared as ((family)) free fishing ((weekends)) weekend in Washington. On ((these weekends)) this weekend a fishing license is not required for any person, regardless of residency or age, to fish for or possess game fish, except that it is unlawful to fish for or possess steelhead trout without the required ((license and)) catch record card. During free fishing ((weekends)) weekend only the licensing requirement is affected, and all other rules remain in effect.

(10) Trout taken with bait: When fishing with bait, all trout equal to or greater than the minimum size are counted as part of the daily limit, whether kept or released, except steelhead trout may be caught and released while using bait until the daily limit is retained.

(11) Fish taken with artificial flies and lures: Where use of bait is prohibited, or where artificial flies or lures are used voluntarily, fish may be released until the daily limit is retained. If any fish has swallowed the hook or is hooked in the gill, eye or tongue, it should be kept if legal to do so.

(12) Burbot taken with set line: Where use of a set line is allowed for burbot, a single set line identified with the fisher's name and address and a maximum of ten hooks may be used.

(13) Rainbow trout taken from landlocked lakes: Rainbow trout taken from landlocked lakes shall not be considered steelhead and no steelhead license or catch record card is required.

(14) open seasons:



lakes, ponds,

and reservoirs:

year around, unless specified otherwise under exceptions to state-wide rules.

rivers, streams

and beaver ponds:

JUNE 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, unless specified otherwise under exceptions to state-wide rules.



Note: The date set for "traditional" April openers for Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs for this year and future years is the last Saturday in April.



Waters managed under April through October seasons are listed under the exceptions to state-wide rules.



(15) Daily limits and minimum sizes:



game fish

Species

daily limit minimum size

limit

bass Five - not more than three over fifteen inches



Bass may be caught, retained, and released alive from a livewell until a daily limit is in possession.



None
grass carp.... It is unlawful to fish for or retain grass carp.
trout

(except Eastern Brook trout)

A total of five trout, of which no more than two may be from Rivers, Streams, and Beaver Ponds.

None in Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs.
No more than two of the trout daily catch limit of 5 may be Steelhead. Eight inches in Rivers, Streams, and Beaver Ponds.
eastern brook trout

(Salvelinus

fontinalis)

Five - to be considered part of the trout daily catch limit. None
burbot Five None
channel

catfish

Five if taken from lakes, ponds or reservoirs. Twelve inches if taken in lakes, ponds or reservoirs with no more than one greater than 24 inches in length.



(a) The following game fish species are managed as trout:



Eastern brook trout

Brown trout

Cutthroat trout

Dolly Varden/Bull trout

Golden trout

Kokanee/Silver trout

Lake trout

Landlocked Atlantic salmon

Rainbow trout/Steelhead

Landlocked chinook and coho



(b) Wild steelhead release year-round.



(c) All waters, state-wide, are closed year around to fishing for or retaining Dolly Varden/Bull Trout.



Where exceptions to the above closure for Dolly Varden/Bull Trout occur under individual listings in the exceptions to state-wide rules, Dolly Varden/Bull Trout count as part of the combined trout daily limit of five.



walleye Five, not more than one over twenty-four inches Eighteen inches


Walleye may be caught, retained, and released alive from a livewell until a daily limit is in possession.
whitefish Fifteen None
all other

game fish

No Limit None





bullfrogs No Limit None


(16) Seasonal wild steelhead limits.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to retain more than two wild steelhead from the following watersheds:

(i) Clearwater River - mouth to Snahapish River.

(ii) Hoh River - mainstem, south fork and tributaries thereto.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to retain more than five wild steelhead from all of the following rivers and tributaries thereto:

(i) Bogachiel River.

(ii) Calawah River.

(iii) Dickey River.

(iv) Sol Duc River.

(v) Quillayute River.

(17) Possession limit. Except as otherwise provided, the possession limit is two daily limits in fresh, frozen or processed form.

(18) River mouths. The following river mouth definitions are exceptions to the general river mouth definition:



Abernathy Creek Highway 4 Bridge.
Bear River Highway 101 Bridge.
Bone River Highway 101 Bridge.
Chehalis River Highway 101 Bridge in Aberdeen.
Cowlitz River A line projected across the river between two fishing boundary markers set on each bank of the river approximately one-half mile downstream from the lowermost railroad bridge crossing the Cowlitz River.
Dakota Creek A line from the outermost headland of the south bank to a house at 1285 Runge Avenue, Blaine, Washington, approximately one-quarter mile downstream from the Blaine Road Bridge.
Deschutes River



A line projected across the river 400 feet below the lower Tumwater Falls fish ladder.
Drano Lake Highway 14 Bridge.
Duwamish River First Avenue South Bridge.
Elk River Highway 105 Bridge.
Entiat River Highway 97 Bridge.
Hoquiam River Highway 101 Bridge.
Humptulips River Mouth of Jessie

Slough.

Johns River Highway 105 Bridge.
Kalama River

Boundary markers located at the mouth.
Kennedy Creek An arc 500 yards east of the midpoint of the northbound Highway 101 Bridge.
Kettle River Barstow Bridge.
Lake Washington

Ship Canal

A line 400 feet west of the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks.
Lewis River Boundary markers at the mouth.
Little White

Salmon River

At boundary markers on the river bank downstream from the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.
Methow River Highway 97 Bridge.
Naselle River Highway 101 Bridge.
North Nemah River Highway 101 Bridge.
Niawiakum River Highway 101 Bridge.
North River Highway 105 Bridge.
Palix River Highway 101 Bridge.
Puyallup River 11th Street Bridge.
Samish River Samish Island Bridge (Bayview-Edison Road).
Sammamish River 68th Ave. N.E. Bridge.
Skagit River A line projected from the terminus of the jetty with McGlinn Island to the white monument on the easterly end of Ika Island, then to a white monument on the westerly end of Craft Island, then to a white monument near the corner of the levee on the westerly side of Dry Slough, and then to a white monument on the easterly side of Tom Moore Slough.
Skamokawa Creek Highway 4 Bridge.
Skookum Creek A line 400 yards below the old railroad bridge.
Snohomish River Burlington Northern Railway Bridges crossing main river and sloughs.
South Nemah River Lynn Point 117 degrees true to the opposite shore.
Spokane River State Route 25 Bridge.
Tucannon Creek State Highway 261 Bridge.
Wallace River The furthest downstream rail road bridge.
Washougal River A straight line projected from the James River pump house southeasterly across the Washougal River to the east end of Highway 14 Bridge at the upper end of Lady Island.
Whatcom Creek A line projected approximately 14 degrees true from the flashing light to the southwesterly end of the Port of Bellingham North Terminal to the southernmost point of the dike surrounding the Georgia Pacific treatment pond.
White Salmon River Markers downstream of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge.
Wind River Boundary line/markers at mouth.
Willapa River South Bend boat launch.
Yakima River Highway 240 Bridge.



(19) Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restriction: In the following waters and during the periods shown, it is unlawful to use a nonbuoyant lure that has more than one single hook or has a hook measuring more than 3/4 inch point to shank and a night closure is in effect:



Area Time Period

Naselle River (including all forks)
Hwy 101 Bridge

to Hwy 4 Bridge



July 1 - January 31
Hwy 4 Bridge to

Big Hill Bridge



October 16 - January 31
Willapa River

Mouth to Hwy 6 Bridge



October 1 - November 30
Hwy 6 Bridge to

Fork Creek



October 16 - January 31
Humptulips River September 1 - November 30
Satsop River

(including all forks)

September 1 - November 30

Nemah River - North

Fork



October 1 - November 30
Nemah River - Middle

Fork

September 1 - November 30
Dungeness and Gray

Wolf Rivers

August 1 - October 15
Kennedy Creek October 1 - December 31
Nooksack River - South

Fork mouth to

Skookum Creek

August 1 - October 31
Upstream from

Skookum Creek

June 1 - September 30
Big Quilcene River August 1 - December 31
Samish River August 1 - December 31
Stillaquamish River

(including all forks)

August 1 - November 30

Whatcom Creek August 1 - December 31
Cowlitz River

From Mill Creek to

Barrier Dam

August 1 - October 31
Kalama River

From mouth to

temporary rack

September 1 - October 31
Lewis River -

North Fork

From lower Cedar

Creek Boat Ramp

to Colvin Creek









August 1 - December 31
Washougal River

Downstream of Salmon

Falls Bridge

September 1 - October 31
Icicle River

From Leavenworth

Federal Fish Hatchery

to mouth

May 8 - June 30
Wenatchee River

From mouth of Icicle

River to Highway 2

Bridge

May 8 - June 15
Skagit River (and

tributaries) Upstream of

Gilligan Creek

July 1 - November 30
Tokul Creek

From mouth to posted

cable markers

December 1 - March 31
Capitol Lake August 1 - November 30
Deschutes River August 1 - November 30
Elochoman River September 1 - November 30
Grays River September 1 - November 30
Green/Duwamish River

mouth to Highway

164 Bridge

August 1 - November 30
McAllister Creek August 1 - November 30
Nisqually River August 1 - November 30
Puyallup River

mouth to Carbon River

August 1 - November 30
Skykomish River

(including all forks)

August 1 - November 30

Snohomish River August 1 - November 30
White/Stuck River October 1 - November 30
Toutle River -

North Fork



September 1 - October 31
Green River (Cowlitz

Co.) mouth to 1,500

feet below hatchery

rack







September 1 - October 31

(20) Freshwater fishing hours: It is unlawful to fish during a night closure. A night closure is in effect for all waters during the period of a nonbuoyant lure restriction.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 232-12-619, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 232-12-619, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), 232-12-619, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-079 (Order 96-45), 232-12-619, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-17-063 (Order 95-103), 232-12-619, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95; 95-05-008 (Order 95-11), 232-12-619, filed 2/1/95, effective 5/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 93-21-070 (Order 617), 232-12-619, filed 10/20/93, effective 4/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 93-10-054 (Order 600), 232-12-619, filed 4/30/93, effective 5/31/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 92-01-084 (Order 524), 232-12-619, filed 12/16/91, effective 4/16/92.]

OTS-2614.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-122, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98)



WAC 232-28-619   Washington game fish--Exceptions to state-wide rules. (1) County freshwater exceptions to state-wide rules:

(a) Adams and Grant counties: All seasons in specific freshwater exceptions to state-wide rules apply to inlet and outlet streams of named lakes in Grant and Adams counties.

(b) Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, and Okanogan counties, except Zosel Dam (Okanogan River): Lawful to fish to base of all dams.

(c) Benton County: Rivers, streams and beaver ponds open year around.

(d) Ferry and Lincoln counties: Except those tributaries listed under specific water exceptions to state-wide rules, all tributaries to Lake Roosevelt between Grand Coulee Dam and the State Highway 25 Bridge at Northport except Barnaby and Nancy creeks: Trout: Daily limit 5, no minimum size.

(e) Kitsap County and Mason County on Tahuya Peninsula west of Belfair-Bremerton Highway (S.R. 3): Beaver ponds: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout: No minimum length.

(2) Specific freshwater exceptions to state-wide rules:



Aberdeen Lake (Grays Harbor County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Abernathy Creek (Cowlitz County):

From mouth to a point five hundred feet downstream from salmon hatchery: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat. Release all steelhead June 1 through October 31.

From Abernathy Falls to posted markers five hundred feet downstream from salmon hatchery: Closed waters.



Ahtanum Creek, including North and Middle Forks (Yakima County): Selective gear rules. North Fork from Grey Rock Trailhead Bridge crossing to Shellneck Creek: Closed waters.



Alder Creek (Cowlitz County): Closed waters.



Aldrich Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Aldwell Lake (Clallam County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor permitted. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Aeneas Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited.



Alexander Lake (Kitsap County): Closed waters.



Alkali Lake (Grant County): Crappie: Not more than five greater than eight inches in length. Bluegill: Not more than five greater than six inches in length.



Alta Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Amber Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches; release rainbow trout missing adipose fin. Additional season October 1 through November 30. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



American Lake (Pierce County): Chumming permitted.



American River (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.



Anderson Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. From September 1 through October 31, selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.



Armstrong Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Asotin Creek, mainstem and forks (Asotin County): Closed to fishing for steelhead.

From SR 129 Bridge upstream to the forks: Lawful to fish up to base of Headgate Dam.

North Fork from mouth upstream to USFS boundary: Selective gear rules.

North Fork from USFS boundary upstream and all other tributaries: Closed waters.



South Fork and tributaries: Closed waters.



B.C. Mill Pond (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Bachelor Creek (Yakima County): Year around season. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Badger Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Baker Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season, except closed waters in an area two hundred feet in radius around the pump discharge at the south end of the lake. Chumming permitted. Trout: Minimum length six inches and maximum length eighteen inches.



Baker River (Skagit County): From the mouth to Baker River fish barrier dam: Closed waters June 1 through August 31.



Ballinger Lake (Snohomish County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Barnaby Slough (Skagit County): Closed waters.



Battle Ground Lake (Clark County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches or greater in length may be retained.



Bay Lake (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Bayley Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through July 4 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length fourteen inches. Additional season, July 5 through October 31. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. All species: Release all fish. Inlet stream: Closed waters.



Bear Creek (Yakima County), tributary to South Fork Tieton River: From the mouth to the falls (approximately 3/4 mile): Closed waters.



Bear Lake (Spokane County): Juveniles and holders of free licenses only.



Bear River (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. All species: Release all fish. Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31 downstream from the Lime Quarry Road. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Upstream from the Lime Quarry Road: Selective gear rules.



Bearpaw Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily and possession limit one, minimum length eighteen inches.



Beaver Creek (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Beaver Creek (tributary to Elochoman River) (Wahkiakum County): Closed waters.



Beaver Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Beaver Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Beda Lake (Grant County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one fish.



Beehive (Lake) Reservoir (Chelan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. July 5 through October 31, selective gear rules, and all species: Release all fish.



Bennington Lake (Mill Creek Reservoir) (Walla Walla County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Benson Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Berry Creek (tributary to Nisqually River) (Lewis County): Selective gear rules.



Big Bear Creek (tributary of Sammamish River) (Snohomish/King counties): Closed waters.



Big Beaver Creek (Whatcom County):

From closed water markers on Ross Lake upstream one-quarter mile: Closed waters.

From one-quarter mile markers upstream, including tributary streams, and beaver ponds that are tributary to Big Beaver Creek: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Big Beef Creek (Kitsap County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Release all cutthroat trout.



Big Four Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two.



Big Lake (Skagit County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Big Meadow Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Big River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Big Twin Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules except electric motors permitted. Trout: Daily limit one.



Bird Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Black Lake (Lower Wheeler Reservoir) (Chelan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. July 5 through October 31, selective gear rules, and all species: Release all fish.



Black Lake (Okanogan County): Selective gear rules.



Black Lake (Pacific County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Black Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Black River (Thurston County), from mouth to Black Lake and including all tributaries west of Interstate Highway 5, including Waddell Creek, Mima Creek, Dempsey Creek: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Blockhouse Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Bloodgood Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Blooms Ditch (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Blue Creek (Lewis County), from mouth to Spencer Road: Closed waters.



Blue Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Blue Lake (Cowlitz County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Blue Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Blue Lake (near Sinlahekin) (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit one.



Blue Lake (near Wannacut Lake) (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit one.



Bobcat Creek and Ponds (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



Bogachiel River (Clallam County), from mouth to National Park boundary: June 1 through April 30 season. December 1 through April 30, selective gear rules from Highway 101 to National Park boundary. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 30, mouth to Highway 101, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Bonaparte Lake (Okanogan County): Trout: No more than one over twenty inches in length may be retained.



Bosworth Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Boundary Creek (Clallam County): Closed waters.



Bowman Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Box Canyon Creek (Kittitas County), from mouth to bridge on USFS Road No. 4930: Closed waters.



Boxley Creek (North Bend) (King County), from its mouth to the falls located at approximately river mile 0.9: Closed waters.



Boyle Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. The inlet and outlet streams to Boyle Lake are closed waters.



Bridges Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. The inlet and outlet streams to Bridges Lake are closed waters.



Brookies Lake (Grant County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one fish.



Browns Lake and inlet streams (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Buck Lake (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Buckskin Creek and tributaries (Yakima County), from mouth to the west boundary of Suntides Golf Course: Closed waters.



Bumping Lake (Reservoir) (Yakima County): Chumming permitted. Trout: Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen.



Bumping River (Yakima County):

From mouth to Bumping Reservoir: Lawful to fish to base of Bumping Dam. Selective gear rules June 1 through October 31. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Terminal gear limited to one single ((barbless)) hook. Release all fish other than whitefish.



Burbank Slough (Walla Walla County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Burke Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Burley Creek (Kitsap County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Butter Creek (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Buttermilk Creek, including East and West Forks (Okanogan County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Cady Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two.



Cain Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Calawah River (Clallam County), from mouth to forks: June 1 through April 30 season. December 1 through April 30, selective gear rules from Highway 101 to forks. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 30, mouth to Highway 101, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Calawah River, South Fork (Clallam County) from mouth to National Park boundary: June 1 through last day in February season. December 1 through last day in February, selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Caldwell Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Caliche Lakes, Lower, Upper and West (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Calispell Creek (Calispell River) (Pend Oreille County):

From mouth to Calispell Lake: Year around season.

From Calispell Lake upstream to source: Selective gear rules.



Calligan Lake (King County): June 1 through October 31 season. All tributary streams, and the upper third of the outlet are closed waters.



Campbell Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Campbell Lake (Okanogan County): September 1 through March 31 season.



Campbell Lake (Skagit County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Canyon Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Canyon Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Canyon Creek (S.F. Stillaguamish River) (Snohomish County), mouth to forks: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Capitol Lake (Thurston County), from its outlet to a point four hundred feet below the lowest Tumwater Falls (Deschutes River) fish ladder: Closed waters: Percival Cove, west of a set of markers on the western shoreline of the south basin of Capitol Lake. June 1 through July 31 season. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length eight inches. Additional August 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches.



Carbon River (Pierce County), from its mouth to the Highway 162 Bridge: June 1 through January 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31. Additional February 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Carlisle Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Bass: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Carl's Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Carney Lake (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through June 30 and September 1 through October 31 seasons. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Carson Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Cascade Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Cascade Lake (San Juan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Cascade River (Skagit County):

From the Rockport-Cascade Road Bridge upstream: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of the trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From the mouth to the Rockport-Cascade Road Bridge: October 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of the trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Cases Pond (Pacific County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Cashmere Pond (Chelan County): Juveniles only.



Cassidy Lake (Snohomish County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Castle Lake (Cowlitz County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length sixteen inches.



Cattail Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Cavanaugh Lake (Skagit County): Chumming permitted.



Cedar Creek (tributary of N.F. Lewis) (Clark County), from mouth to junction of Chelatchie Creek: From the Grist Mill Bridge to 100 feet upstream of the falls: Closed waters. June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Cedar Creek (Jefferson County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Cedar Creek (Okanogan County), from mouth to Cedar Falls: Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Cedar Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Cedar River (King County): Closed waters.



Chambers Creek Estuary (downstream from markers 400 feet below the Boise-Cascade Dam to the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge) (Pierce County): July 1 through November 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Chambers Lake (within Ft. Lewis Military Reservation) (Pierce County): Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Release all trout.



Chaplain Lake (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Chapman Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Chumming permitted. Trout: Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ten.



Chehalis River (Grays Harbor County), from Union Pacific Railroad Bridge in Aberdeen to high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line (approximately 400 yards downstream from Roger Creek): June 1 through April 15 season. Single point barbless hooks required October 1 through October 31 upstream from mouth to Porter Bridge and September 16 through October 31 from the Porter Bridge to the high bridge. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Chehalis River, South Fork (Lewis County), from mouth to Highway Bridge at Boistfort: June 1 through April 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Chehalis River Potholes (adjacent to the Chehalis River south of Highway 12 in Grays Harbor County, this does not include sloughs or beaver ponds): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Chelan Lake (Chelan County): Year around season except closed April 1 through June 30 north of a line between Purple Point at Stehekin and Painted Rocks and April 1 through June 30 within 400 feet of the mouths of all tributaries north of Fields Point. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two except south of Fields Point May 15 through September 30 daily limit 5, not more than two of which may be over 15 inches in length. Trout except kokanee minimum length 15 inches except south of Fields Point minimum length 8 inches May 15 through September 30. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit five, no minimum length. Salmon: Minimum length 15 inches. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.



Chelan Lake Tributaries (Chelan County), from mouths upstream one mile except Stehekin River: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules.



Chelan River (Chelan County): Year around season. Selective gear rules. Trout, minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.



Chewelah Creek, forks and tributaries (Stevens County): Selective gear rules.



Chewuch River (Chewack River) (Okanogan County), from mouth to Pasayten Wilderness boundary: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Chimacum Creek (Jefferson County):

From mouth to Ness's Corner Road: June 1 through August 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Ness's Corner Road to headwaters: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Chiwaukum Creek (Chelan County), from mouth to South Fork: Selective gear rules.



Chiwawa River (Chelan County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Chopaka Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit one.



Cispus River (Lewis County), from mouth to North Fork: Trout: Additional season November 1 through May 31, steelhead only. Release all fish other than steelhead.



Cispus River, North Fork (Lewis County): Trout: No more than one over twelve inches in length.



Clallam River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Clara Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Clear Lake (Chelan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. From July 5 through October 31, selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.



Clear Lake (Pierce County): Chumming permitted.



Clear Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Clear Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Clearwater River (Jefferson County):

From mouth to Snahapish River: June 1 through April 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 15, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.

From Snahapish River upstream: Trout, minimum length fourteen inches.



Cle Elum Lake (Reservoir) (Kittitas County): Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen, no minimum size. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.



Cle Elum River (Kittitas County), from mouth to Cle Elum Dam: Lawful to fish to base of Cle Elum Dam. Selective gear rules. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish. Terminal gear restricted to one single ((barbless)) hook.



Cliff Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Cloquallum Creek (Grays Harbor County):

From mouth to second bridge on Cloquallum Road: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))

From mouth to Highway 8 Bridge: Additional March 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Clough Creek (North Bend) (King County): Closed waters.



Clover Creek (Pierce County), within the boundaries of McChord Air Force Base: Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length twelve inches.



Coal Creek (Cowlitz County), from mouth to four hundred feet below falls: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Coal Creek (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.



Coal Creek (near Snoqualmie) (King County), from mouth to Highway I-90: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only. Trout: No minimum length.



Coffee Pot Lake (Lincoln County): March 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules except motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit two. Bass: Daily limit two, maximum length fourteen inches. Crappie: Daily limit ten.



Coldwater Lake (Cowlitz County): Selective gear rules except use of electric motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length sixteen inches.



Coldwater Lake inlet and outlet streams (Cowlitz County): Closed waters.



Colville River (Stevens County):

From mouth to bridge at Town of Valley: Year around season. Trout: Daily limit five fish, not more than two of which may be brown trout October 1 through November 30. Walleye: No minimum size. Daily limit eight fish not more than one of which may be longer than 20 inches. Release walleye 16 to 20 inches in length.

From bridge at Valley upstream and tributaries: Selective gear rules.



Columbia Park Lagoon (Benton County): Juveniles and licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile only.



Columbia River, including impoundments and all connecting sloughs, except Wells Ponds: Year-round season unless otherwise provided. General species provisions (unless otherwise provided for in this section): Bass: Daily limit five fish, not more than three of which may be over 15 inches. Trout: Daily limit two fish, minimum length 12 inches, except release all Dolly Varden/Bull Trout. Walleye: Daily limit five fish of which not more than one may be over 24 inches, minimum length 18 inches. Whitefish: Daily limit 15 fish. All other gamefish: No daily limit, except release all grass carp.

In the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon, the license of either state is valid. Anglers must comply with the fishing regulations of the state in which they are fishing. This provision does not allow an angler licensed in Oregon to fish on the Washington shore, or in the sloughs or tributaries in Washington.

Anglers fishing the Columbia River are restricted to one daily limit, as defined by the laws of the state in which they are fishing, even if they are licensed by both states.

From a true north-south line through Buoy 10 to the Megler-Astoria Bridge: Trout: Release wild cutthroat. Release all trout April 1 through July 31. Fishing from the north jetty is allowed during salmon season openings.

From the Megler-Astoria Bridge to the I-5 Bridge: Closed waters: September 1 through September 30 at mouth of Abernathy Creek from the Washington shore to a line between Abernathy Point light and a boundary marker east of the mouth of Abernathy Creek. Trout: Release wild cutthroat. Release all trout April 1 through May 15.

From the I-5 Bridge to the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco, including Drano Lake: Closed waters: (1) From the upstream line of Bonneville Dam to boundary markers located six hundred feet below the fish ladder. (2) Waters from the upstream side of the Interstate Bridge at The Dalles to upper line of The Dalles Dam except that bank fishing is permitted up to four hundred feet below the fishway entrance on the Washington shore. (3) From John Day Dam downstream about three thousand feet except that bank fishing is permitted up to four hundred feet below the fishway entrance on the Washington shore. (4) From McNary Dam downstream to a line across the river from the red and white marker on the Oregon shore on a line that intersects the downstream end of the wing wall of the boat lock near the Washington shore. Trout: Release wild cutthroat from I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam and in the waters of Drano Lake. Release all trout April 1 through June 15.

From the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco to the old Hanford townsite (wooden towers) powerline crossing, in Sec. 30, T13N, R28E: Closed waters: Ringold Springs Creek (Hatchery Creek). Trout: Release all trout, except May 1 through August 15 in those waters from the Ringold Hatchery from WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream from the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers 1/2 mile upstream from Spring Creek when fishing from the bank on the hatchery side of the river.

From the old Hanford townsite (wooden towers) powerline crossing in Sec. 30, T13N, R28E, to Vernita Bridge, (Highway 24): All species: February 1 through October 22 season. Trout: Release all trout.

From Vernita Bridge (Highway 24) to Priest Rapids Dam: Closed waters: (1) Priest Rapids Dam - waters between the upstream line of Priest Rapids Dam downstream to the boundary markers six hundred fifty feet below the fish ladders. (2) Jackson (Moran Creek or Priest Rapids Hatchery outlet) Creek - all waters of the Priest Rapids Hatchery system to the outlet on the Columbia River, extending to midstream Columbia between boundary markers located one hundred feet upstream and four hundred feet downstream of the mouth. All species: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Release all trout.

From Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including up to base of Washburn Pond outlet structure: Closed waters: (1) Wanapum Dam - waters between the upstream line of Wanapum Dam to the boundary markers seven hundred fifty feet downstream of the east fish ladder and five hundred feet downstream of the west fish ladder. (2) Rock Island Dam to boundary markers four hundred feet downstream of the fish ladders. (3) Rocky Reach Dam - waters between the upstream line of Rocky Reach Dam to boundary markers four hundred feet downstream of the fish ladders. (4) Wells Dam - waters between the upstream line of Wells Dam to boundary markers four hundred feet downstream of the spawning channel discharge (Chelan County) and fish ladder (Douglas County). (5) Chief Joseph Dam - closed to fishing from the Okanogan County shore between the dam and the Highway 17 Bridge. Closed to boat fishing from the boundary marker to the Corps of Engineers safety zone marker. Trout: Release all trout.

Above Chief Joseph Dam: See Lake Roosevelt and Rufus Woods Lake.



Conconully Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Conconully Reservoir (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Conger Pond (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Connelly Creek and tributaries (Lewis County), from four hundred feet below the city of Morton Dam to its source: Closed waters.



Conner Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Coot Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Copalis River (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Cottage Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Cottonwood Creek (Lincoln County): Year around season.



Cougar Creek (tributary to Yale Reservoir) (Cowlitz County): June 1 through August 31 season.



Cougar Lake (near Winthrop) (Okanogan County): September 1 through March 31 season.



Coulter Creek (Kitsap/Mason counties): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



County Line Ponds (Skagit County): Closed waters.



Cow Lake (Adams County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Coweeman River (Cowlitz County), from mouth to Mulholland Creek: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Cowiche Creek (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.



Cowlitz Falls Reservoir (Lake Scanewa) (Lewis County): June 1 through last day in February season. The upstream boundary of the reservoir in the Cowlitz arm is the posted PUD sign on Peters Road. The upstream boundary of the reservoir in the Cispus arm is the posted markers at the Lewis County PUD kayak launch, approximately 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence of the Cowlitz and Cispus arms. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length eight inches.



Cowlitz River (Lewis County):

From mouth to Mayfield Dam: Year around season. Lawful to fish up to four hundred feet or the posted deadline at barrier dam. From the barrier dam downstream to a line from the mouth of Mill Creek to a boundary marker on the opposite shore, it is unlawful to fish from any floating device. All species: Release all fish except steelhead April 1 through May 31. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length twelve inches, no more than two over twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat. Below Barrier Dam release all steelhead missing right ventral fin.

From Mayfield Dam to mouth of Muddy Fork: Year around season.



Cowlitz River, Clear and Muddy Forks (Lewis County): Trout: Daily limit five, no more than one over twelve inches in length may be retained.



Coyote Creek and Ponds (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



Crab Creek (Adams/Grant counties):

From Highway 26 to Morgan Lake Road in Section 36: March 1 through September 30 season.

From Morgan Lake Road in Section 36 to O'Sullivan Dam (including Marsh Unit I and II impoundments): Closed waters.



Crab Creek (Lincoln County) and tributaries: Year around season.



Crabapple Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Cranberry Creek (Mason County), mouth to Lake Limerick: Closed waters.



Crawfish Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.



Crescent Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Crystal Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Cup Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Curl Lake (Columbia County): ((June 1)) Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Curley Creek (Kitsap County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Damon Lake (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Davis Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Davis Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April to last day in February season.



Davis Lake (Okanogan County): September 1 through March 31 season



Dayton Pond (Columbia County): Juveniles only.



Deadman Lake (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



De Coursey Pond (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Deep Creek (Clallam County): Closed waters.



Deep Creek (tributary to Bumping Lake) (Yakima County): Mouth to second bridge crossing on USFS Rd. 1808 (approximately 3.7 miles from junction of USFS Rds. 1800 and 1808): Closed waters.



Deep Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Deep Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Deep Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Deep River (Wahkiakum County): Year around season. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches.



Deer Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Deer Creek and Little Deer Creek (tributaries to North Fork Stillaguamish) (Skagit County): Closed waters.



Deer Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Deer Lake (Island County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Deer (Deer Springs) Lake (Lincoln County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Deer Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Deer Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout: No more than two over twenty inches in length may be retained.



Dempsey Creek (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



De Roux Creek (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.



Deschutes River (Thurston County), from old U.S. Highway 99 Bridge near Tumwater to Henderson Boulevard Bridge near Pioneer Park, except waters from Old Highway 99 Bridge to four hundred feet below lowest Tumwater Falls fish ladder are closed waters: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Henderson Boulevard Bridge upstream: June 1 through March 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except trout greater than twenty inches in length.



Desire Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Devereaux Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Devil's Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Dewatto River (Mason County): ((Trout, minimum length twelve inches. Wild cutthroat release.)) All species: Release all fish. From Dewatto-Holly Road Bridge upstream: Selective gear rules.

From mouth to bridge on Bear Creek-Dewatto Road, additional November 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.))



Diamond Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Dickey River (includes all forks) (Clallam County): June 1 through April 30 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Dollar Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Dosewallips River (Jefferson County), from mouth to Olympic National Park boundary about three-quarters mile downstream of falls: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.



Dot Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Downs Lake (Lincoln/Spokane counties): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Dry Falls Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through November 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.



Duck Lake (Grays Harbor County): Crappie: Daily limit ten.



Duckabush River (Jefferson County), from mouth to the Olympic National Park Boundary: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.



Dungeness River (Clallam County):

From mouth to junction of Gray Wolf and Dungeness River, October 16 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From junction of Gray Wolf River upstream to Gold Creek - Closed waters.

From junction of Gold Creek upstream to headwaters: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Dusty Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



East Twin River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Ebey Lake (Little Lake) (Snohomish County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length eighteen inches.



Eightmile Lake (Chelan County): Trout: Daily limit five, not more than two mackinaw may be retained.



Elbow Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Elk River (Grays Harbor County), from the Highway 105 Bridge upstream: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Ell Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.



Ellen Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Elochoman River (Wahkiakum County): Closed waters: Waters from 100 feet above the upper hatchery rack downstream to the Elochoman Hatchery Bridge located 400 feet below the upper hatchery rack; waters from a point 50 feet above to 100 feet below the outlet pipes from the most downstream Elochoman Hatchery rearing pond and extending 30 feet out from the south bank of the river; waters between the department of fish and wildlife temporary rack downstream to Foster (Risk) Road Bridge while rack is installed in the river; mainstem waters from the confluence of the west fork to source.

From mouth to West Fork: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length twelve inches, no more than two over twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Elwha River (Clallam County): Closed waters: From south spillway on Aldwell Lake Dam downstream two hundred feet and from approximately fifty yards upstream to fifty yards downstream of Elwha Tribal Hatchery outfall as posted.

From mouth to two hundred feet below the south spillway on the Aldwell Lake Dam: June 1 through last day in February season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Lake Aldwell upstream to four hundred feet below spillway at Lake Mills Dam, including all tributaries except Indian Creek: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Empire Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Enchantment Park Ponds (Chelan County): Juveniles only.



Entiat River (Chelan County), from mouth to Entiat Falls: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Whitefish: Additional season December 1 through March 31. Release all fish except whitefish. Selective gear rules.



Erie Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Failor Lake (Grays Harbor County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Fan Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Fazon Lake (Whatcom County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited from first Friday in October through January 15. Channel catfish: Daily and possession limit two. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Finnel Lake (Adams County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Fio Rito Lakes (Kittitas County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.



Fish Lake (Chelan County): Trout: No more than two over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Fish Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Fish Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Fish Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Fisher Slough (Snohomish County):

From mouth to Highway 530 Bridge: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

Upstream from Highway 530 Bridge: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Fishhook Pond (Walla Walla County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Fishtrap Creek (Whatcom County): From Koh Road to Bender Road: June 1 through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Fishtrap Lake (Lincoln/Spokane counties): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Flowing Lake (Snohomish County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Forde Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Fort Borst Park Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season. Juveniles only.



Fortson Mill Pond # 2 (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Fourth of July Lake (Adams/Lincoln counties): December 1 through March 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: No more than two over fourteen inches in length may be retained.



Franz Lake (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Frater Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Frenchman Hills Lake (Grant County): February 1 through September 30 season.



Gadwall Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Garfield Juvenile Pond (Whitman County): Juveniles only.



George Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Geneva Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Germany Creek (Cowlitz County), from mouth to end of Germany Creek Road (approximately five miles): June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat. Release all steelhead June 1 through October 31.



Gillette Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Gissberg Ponds (Snohomish County): Channel catfish: Daily limit 2, no minimum size.



Gobar Creek (tributary to Kalama River) (Cowlitz County): June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Gold Creek, Gold Creek Pond and Outlet Channel (tributary to Keechelus Lake) (Kittitas County): Closed waters.



Gold Creek (Okanogan County): From mouth to Foggy Dew Creek: Selective gear rules.



Goldsborough Creek (Mason County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Goodman Creek (Jefferson County) outside Olympic National Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through last day in February one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Goodwin Lake (Snohomish County): Chumming permitted. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Goose Creek (Lincoln County), within the city limits of Wilbur: Year around season. Juveniles and holders of free licenses only.



Goose Lake, Lower (Adams County): Crappie: Not more than five over eight inches in length: Bluegill: Not more than five over six inches in length.



Gorst Creek (Kitsap County): Closed waters: From lower bridge on the old Belfair Highway upstream to source (including tributaries). From mouth upstream to lower bridge: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Gosnell Creek and tributaries (tributary to Lake Isabella) (Mason County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Goss Lake (Island County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Grande Ronde River (Asotin County):

From mouth to County Road Bridge about two and one-half miles upstream: Year around season. Selective gear rules September 1 through May 31. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.

From County Road Bridge upstream to Oregon state line and all tributaries: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Additional season September 1 through April 15: Barbless hooks required. All tributaries: Closed waters. All species: Release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site.



Granite Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Closed waters.



Granite Lakes (near Marblemount) (Skagit County): Grayling: Release all grayling.



Gray Wolf River (Clallam County): From junction with Dungeness River to bridge at river mile 1.0 - Closed waters.

From bridge at river mile 1.0 upstream - selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Grays River (Wahkiakum County), from mouth to Highway 4 Bridge: November 15 through March 15 season; and from Highway 4 Bridge to mouth of South Fork: January 1 through March 15 season. All species: Release all fish except steelhead without an adipose fin and healed scar at the fin site. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches.



Grays River, East Fork (Wahkiakum County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Grays River, West Fork (Wahkiakum County), downstream from Hatchery Road Bridge: June 1 - August 31 season. Trout: Release wild cutthroat. Additional January 1 through March 15 season downstream from Hatchery Road Bridge. Release all fish other than trout and all trout less than twenty inches in length.



Green Lake and Green Lake, Lower (Okanogan County): December 1 through March 31 season.



Green (Duwamish) River (King County):

From the First Avenue Bridge to Tacoma Headworks Dam: June 1 through last day in February season, except waters from the Auburn-Black Diamond Bridge downstream to the 8th St. N.E. Bridge in Auburn are closed September 1 through October 15 and waters from the Auburn-Black Diamond Bridge downstream to the Highway 18 Bridge are closed September 1 through October 31. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through last day in February. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained July 1 through the last day in February.

From the SR 167 Freeway Bridge to the Tacoma Headworks Dam: Additional March 1 through March 15 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout, minimum length fourteen inches.



Green River (Cowlitz County): Closed waters: All tributaries.

From mouth to 2800 Bridge: June 1 through November 30 season except closed from the water intake at the upper end of the hatchery grounds downstream to a point 1500 feet below the salmon hatchery rack during the period September 1 through November 30. All species: Release all fish except steelhead. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches.

From 2800 Bridge to source: Closed waters.



Greenwater River (King County), from mouth to Greenwater Lakes: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Grimes Lake (Douglas County): June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor allowed. Trout: Daily limit one.



Grizzly Lake (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Halfmoon Lake (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



Halfmoon Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hallin Lake (Adams County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Hamilton Creek (Skamania County): June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat. All tributaries downstream from the Highway 14 Bridge: Closed waters.



Hamma Hamma River (Mason County):

From mouth to four hundred feet below falls: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Hammersley Inlet Freshwater Tributaries (Mason County), except Mill Creek: Closed waters.



Hampton Lakes, Lower and Upper (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Hancock Lake (King County): June 1 through October 31 season. All tributary streams and the upper third of the outlet are closed waters.



Harrison Pond (Skagit County): Closed waters.



Hart Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Harvey Creek (tributary to Sullivan Lake) (Pend Oreille County):

From mouth to Bridge 4830 on county road (about one and one-half miles): Closed waters.

From Bridge 4830 upstream: Selective gear rules.



Harvey Creek (tributary to Stillaguamish River) (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Hatch Lake (Stevens County): December 1 through March 31 season.



Hatchery Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Haven Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hawk Creek and tributaries (Lincoln County): Year around season.



Hays Creek and Ponds (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



Headgate Pond (Asotin County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles and holders of free licenses only.



Heart Lake (near Anacortes) (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Heins Lake (Kitsap County): Closed waters.



Hemlock Lake (Trout Creek Reservoir) (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Heritage Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hicks Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hog Canyon Lake (Spokane County): December 1 through March 31 season. Trout: No more than two over fourteen inches in length may be retained.



Hoh River (Jefferson County), from mouth to mouth of South Fork: June 1 through April 15 season. December 1 through April 15, from Highway 101 to mouth of south fork, selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 15, from mouth to Highway 101 one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Hoh River South Fork (Jefferson County), outside Olympic National Park boundary: June 1 through April 15 season. December 1 through April 15, selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Hoko River (Clallam County): Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat upstream from upper Hoko Bridge (cement bridge on Lake Ozette Highway).

From mouth to upper Hoko Bridge: Additional November 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through March 15.

From upper Hoko Bridge to Ellis Creek Bridge (river mile 18.5): Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Release wild cutthroat.



Homestead Lake (Grant County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one fish.



Hoquiam River, including all forks (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Horseshoe Lake (Clark/Cowlitz counties): Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches or greater in length may be retained.



Horseshoe Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit 1.



Horseshoe Lake (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Horseshoe Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Chumming permitted. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit five. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ten.



Horsethief Lake (Klickitat County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hourglass Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Howard Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Howell Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Hozomeen Lake (Whatcom County): July 1 through October 31 season.



Huff Lake (Pend Oreille County): Closed waters.



Humptulips River (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to forks: June 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required September 16 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Humptulips River, East Fork (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to concrete bridge on Forest Service Road between Humptulips Guard Station and Grisdale: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Humptulips River, West Fork (Grays Harbor County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Mouth to Donkey Creek Road Bridge: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Hutchinson Lake (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.



I-82 Ponds, 1 and 2 (Yakima County): Walleye: Unlawful to retain walleye.



I-82 Ponds, 1 through 7 (Yakima County): Fishing from vessels equipped with internal combustion engines prohibited.



Icehouse Lake (Skamania County): Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches or greater in length may be retained.



Icicle River (Creek) (Chelan County):

From mouth to four hundred feet below Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. From Rock Island Bridge upstream to Leland Creek: Selective gear rules.



Indian Creek (tributary to Elwha River) (Clallam County), from mouth upstream to first Highway 101 crossing: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Indian Creek (Yakima County): Closed waters.



Indian Heaven Wilderness Lakes (Skamania County): Trout: Daily limit three.



Issaquah Creek (King County): Closed waters.



Jameson Lake (Douglas County): Last Saturday in April through July 4 and October 1 through October 31 seasons.



Jasmine Creek (Okanogan County): Year-round season. Juveniles only.



Jefferson Park Pond (Walla Walla County): Juveniles only.



Jennings Park Pond (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Jewitt Creek (Klickitat County): Juveniles only. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Jimmy-Come-Lately Creek (Clallam County): June 1 through August 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Joe Creek (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through November 30 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



John's Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Johns River, including North and South Forks (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))



Johnson Creek (tributary to Cowlitz River) (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Johnson Creek (Whatcom County), from Northern Pacific Railroad tracks to the Lawson Street footbridge in Sumas: Juveniles only.



Jump-Off Joe Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Kachess Lake (Reservoir) (Kittitas County): Chumming permitted. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.



Kachess River (Kittitas County): Lawful to fish to base of Kachess Dam. Selective gear rules. From Kachess Lake (Reservoir) upstream to Mineral Creek: Closed waters.



Kalaloch Creek (Jefferson County), outside Olympic National Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Kalama River (Cowlitz County): Trout, minimum length 14 inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From mouth upstream to one thousand feet below fishway at upper salmon hatchery: Year around season except during the period the temporary fish rack is installed. Waters from two hundred feet above to one thousand five hundred feet below the rack are closed waters. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited upstream of Modrow Bridge. Fly fishing only from the pipeline crossing to the posted deadline at the intake to the lower salmon hatchery. September 1 through October 31.

From one thousand feet below to one thousand feet above the fishway at upper salmon hatchery: Closed waters.

From one thousand feet above the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery to Summers Creek: Year around season. Selective gear rules.

From Summers Creek upstream to the 6420 Road at about one mile above the gate at the end of the county road: June 1 through March 31 season. Fly fishing only.

From 6420 Road to Kalama Falls: Closed waters.



Kalispell Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules.



Kapowsin Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Kathleen Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Keechelus Lake (Reservoir) (Kittitas County): Chumming permitted. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches, additionally up to sixteen kokanee may be retained. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.



Kelsey Creek (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.



Kennedy Creek (Thurston County), from mouth to four hundred feet below falls: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Kennedy Creek Pond (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Kettle River (Stevens County):

June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Selective gear rules, minimum length 12 inches.

Additional season: November 1 through May 31. All species except whitefish: Selective gear rules and release all fish. Whitefish: Single hook only.



Ki Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Kidney Lake (Skamania County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Kimball Creek (near Snoqualmie) (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only. Trout: No minimum length.



Kings Lake and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Closed waters.



Kings Lake Bog (King County): Closed waters.



Klaus Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season, except the inlet and outlet to first Weyerhaeuser spur are closed waters.



Klickitat River (Klickitat County):

From mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge: June 1 through November 30 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.

From Fisher Hill Bridge to four hundred feet above # 5 fishway: Closed waters.

From four hundred feet above # 5 fishway to the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary: June 1 through November 30 season, except waters from boundary markers above Klickitat salmon hatchery to boundary markers below hatchery are closed waters. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.

From the Yakama Indian Reservation boundary upstream to source, including all tributaries: Closed waters.



Klineline Ponds (Clark County): Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches in length or greater may be retained.



Koeneman Lake (Fern Lake) (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Kress Lake (Cowlitz County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches in length or greater may be retained. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over eighteen inches in length may be retained.



Lacamas Creek (Clark County): Lawful to fish upstream to the base of Lacamas Lake Dam. Trout: Release wild cutthroat.



Lacamas Creek, tributary of Cowlitz River (Lewis County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Lake Creek, mouth to Three Prong Creek (Okanogan County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Langlois Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Latah (Hangman) Creek (Spokane County): Year around season.



Lawrence Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Leader Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Ledbetter Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Ledking Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Leech Lake (White Pass area) (Yakima County): Fly fishing only. Fishing prohibited from floating devices equipped with motors. Trout: No more than two over twelve inches in length.



Lemna Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Lenice Lake (Grant County): March 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.



Lena Lake, Lower (Jefferson County): Closed waters: Inlet stream from mouth upstream to footbridge (about one hundred feet).



Lenore Lake (Grant County): Closed waters: Area within two hundred yard radius of trash rack leading to the irrigation pumping station (south end of lake) and area approximately one hundred yards beyond the mouth of inlet stream to State Highway 17. March 1 through May 31 season: Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor permitted. All species: Release all fish. Additional season June 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor permitted. Trout: Daily limit one.



Leo Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Lewis River (Clark County), from mouth to forks: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Lewis River, North Fork (Clark/Skamania counties):

From mouth to Johnson Creek: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek: June 16 through August 15 and November 16 through April 30 seasons except those waters shoreward of the cable buoy and corkline at the mouth of the Lewis River Salmon Hatchery fish ladder are closed waters. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From mouth of Colvin Creek to overhead powerlines at Merwin Dam: December 16 through September 30 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From overhead powerlines at Merwin Dam to Merwin Dam: Closed waters.

From the cable crossing 1,300 feet below Yale Dam to Yale Dam: Closed waters.

Within Lewis River Power Canal and old Lewis River streambed between Swift No. 1 powerhouse and Swift No. 2 powerhouse: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

From Eagle Cliff Bridge to lower falls including all tributaries: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Lewis River, East Fork (south) (Clark/Skamania counties): Closed waters: From the posted markers four hundred feet below to one hundred feet above Lucia Falls; from four hundred feet below to four hundred feet above Molton Falls; from four hundred feet below Horseshoe Falls to one hundred feet above Sunset Falls.

From mouth to four hundred feet below Horseshoe Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From one hundred feet above Sunset Falls to source: June 1 through December 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat.

Mouth to posted markers at top boat ramp at Lewisville Park: Trout: Additional April 16 through May 31 season. Release all fish other than steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site.



Liberty Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Lilliwaup River (Mason County): Mouth to 200 feet below falls: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Lilly Lake (Chelan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. July 5 through October 31, selective gear rules, and all species: Release all fish.



Lincoln Pond (Clallam County): Juveniles only.



Little Ash Lake (Skamania County): Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches in length or greater may be retained.



Little Bear Creek (tributary of Sammamish River) (Snohomish/King counties): Closed waters.



Little Holco River (Clallam County): Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Little Klickitat River (Klickitat County), within Goldendale city limits: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Little Lost Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Little Naches River (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.



Little Nisqually River (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Little Quilcene River (Jefferson County), from mouth to the Little Quilcene River Bridge on Penny Creek Road, June 1 through last day in February season: ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Little Spokane River (Spokane County):

From mouth to SR 291 Bridge: Year around season.

From SR 291 Bridge upstream to the West Branch: April 30 through October 31 season. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Little Twin Lake (Okanogan County): December 1 through March 31 season.



Little Twin Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31.



Little Wenatchee River (Chelan County), from Lake Wenatchee to the falls below U.S. Forest Service Road 6700 Bridge at Riverside Campground: Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Little White Salmon River (Skamania County): Closed waters: From markers at federal fish hatchery a distance of one thousand five hundred feet upstream to fishway. Trout: Daily limit five. Release wild cutthroat.



Long Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Unlawful to fish from floating devices equipped with motors.



Long Lake (Kitsap County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Long Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Long Lake (Spokane River Reservoir) (Spokane County): Bass: Release all bass May 1 through June 30.



Long Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Long's Pond (Thurston County): Juveniles only.



Loomis Lake (Pacific County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Loomis Pond (Grays Harbor County): Closed waters.



Loon Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit five, except no more than two over twenty inches in length may be retained. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ten.



Lost Lake (Okanogan County): Unlawful to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine.



Lost River (Okanogan County):

From one-quarter mile above bridge to mouth of Monument Creek: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.

From mouth of Monument Creek to outlet of Cougar Lake: Selective gear rules. Trout: Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit. Dolly Varden/Bull Trout daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches.



Love Lake (Clark County): Closed waters.



Lucas Slough (Skagit County): Closed waters.



Ludlow Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.



Lyons Park Pond (at College Place) (Walla Walla County): Juveniles only.



Lyre River (Clallam County):

From mouth to falls near river mile 3: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. From falls to source: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Mad River (Chelan County), from mouth upstream to Jimmy Creek: Closed waters.



Maggie Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Marie Lake (Hampton Sloughs) (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Margaret Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Marshal Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Martha Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Martha Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



May Creek (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.



McAllister Creek (Thurston County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



McCabe Pond (Kittitas County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited. All species: Five fish daily limit for all species combined.



McDonald Creek (Clallam County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



McDowell Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. All species: Release all fish.



McIntosh Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



McLane Creek (Thurston County), from the south bridge on Highway 101 upstream: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



McLane Creek Ponds (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



McMurray Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31.



Medical Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches.



Medical Lake, West (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Melaney Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Melbourne Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Mercer Creek (Kittitas County), that portion within Ellensburg city limits: Juveniles only. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Mercer Slough (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.



Merrill Lake (Cowlitz County): Fly fishing only. Unlawful to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine. Trout: Daily limit two, maximum length twelve inches.



Merritt Lake (Chelan County): Trout: Daily limit sixteen.



Merry Lake (Grant County): March 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.



Methow River (Okanogan County):

From mouth upstream to the falls above Brush Creek: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Whitefish: Additional season December 1 through March 31. Release all fish except whitefish. Selective gear rules.



Methow River tributaries except Chewuck, Lost and Twisp Rivers: Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Middle Nemah Pond (Pacific County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Mill Creek (Chelan County): Closed waters.



Mill Creek (Cowlitz County): Closed waters.



Mill Creek (Mason County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Mill Creek (Walla Walla County):

From mouth to 9th St. Bridge: June 1 through April 15 season. All species: Barbless hooks required and release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site September 1 through April 15.

From 9th St. Bridge to Roosevelt St. Bridge, within city limits of Walla Walla: Closed waters.

From Roosevelt St. Bridge to Bennington Lake flood diversion dam: Trout: Daily limit five.

From Bennington Lake flood diversion dam upstream, including all tributaries: All tributaries: Closed waters. Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



Mill Creek Pond (Grays Harbor County): Juveniles only.



Mill Pond (Auburn) (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Mill Pond (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Mima Creek (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Mineral Creek (tributary to upper Kachess River) (Kittitas County), from mouth to Wilderness Boundary: Closed waters.



Mineral Creek (tributary to Nisqually River), and Mineral Creek, North Fork (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Mineral Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Minter Creek (Pierce/Kitsap counties): Closed waters: Area from department intake dam downstream to mouth. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Mirror Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Mission Lake (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Moclips River (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to outside the Quinault Indian Reservation: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Monte Christo Lake (Snohomish County): June 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules.



Mooses Pond (Pacific County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Moran Slough (including inlet and outlet streams) (Grant County): Closed waters.



Morgan Lake (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season.



Morse Creek (Clallam County), from mouth to Port Angeles Dam: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Moses Lake (Grant County): Crappie: Daily limit five, only crappie more than ten inches in length may be retained. Bluegill: Daily limit five, only bluegill more than eight inches in length may be retained.



Mosquito Creek (Jefferson County) outside Olympic National Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Muck Creek and tributaries (within Ft. Lewis Military Reservation) (Pierce County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all trout.



Mud Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Mud Lake (Yakima County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two.



Mudget Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Munn Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Muskegon Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two.



Myron Lake (Yakima County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two.



Mystic Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Naches River (Yakima/Kittitas counties):

From the mouth to Little Naches River: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish. Terminal gear restricted to one single ((barbless)) hook.

From Little Naches River upstream: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.



Naneum Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.



Naneum Pond (Kittitas County): Juveniles only.



Naselle River (Pacific/Wahkiakum counties), from Highway 101 Bridge upstream including all forks: All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained in the mainstem and South Fork. Closed waters: Area from four hundred feet below falls in Sec. 6, T10N, R8W (Wahkiakum County) to falls, and September 1 through January 31, waters within four hundred feet both upstream and downstream of the entrance to the Naselle Salmon Hatchery. Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31 upstream from Highway 101 Bridge to Highway 4 Bridge and October 16 through January 31 upstream from Highway 4 Bridge to Crown Main Line (Salme) Bridge. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))

From Highway 101 Bridge to mouth of North Fork: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))

South Fork, from mouth to Bean Creek: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))



North Fork: Selective gear rules.



Nason Creek (Chelan County): Selective gear rules. From the mouth upstream to the downstream end of the Cascade Tunnel: Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.

From the downstream end of the Cascade Tunnel upstream to Smith Brook: Closed waters.

From Smith Brook to Stevens Creek: Selective gear rules.



Nason Creek Fish Pond (Chelan County): Juveniles and disabled persons only.



Negro Creek (Lincoln County): Year-round season from mouth at Sprague Lake to town of Sprague.



Negro Creek (Whitman County): Last Saturday in April through July 15 season.



Nemah River, North, Middle, and South: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Single point barbless hooks required on North Nemah upstream to the lower bridge on dead end lower Nemah Road October 1 through January 31, on Middle Nemah upstream to the Department of Natural Resources Bridge on Middle Nemah A-line Road July 1 through January 31, and on South Nemah upstream to confluence with Middle Nemah July 1 through January 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained in the North Nemah.



Newhalem Ponds (Whatcom County): Closed waters.



Newaukum River, main river and South Fork (Lewis County): June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches mouth to Highway 508 Bridge near Kearny Creek.



Newaukum River, Middle Fork, mouth to Taucher Road Bridge (Lewis County): June 1 to March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Newaukum River, North Fork (Lewis County):

From mouth to four hundred feet below Chehalis city water intake: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Chehalis city water intake upstream: Closed waters.



Niawiakum River (Pacific County): All species: Release all fish. From the South Bend/Palix Road Bridge upstream: Selective gear rules.



Nile Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Nisqually River (Pierce County), from mouth to four hundred feet below LaGrande Powerhouse: June 1 through November 30 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Nooksack River (Whatcom County), from mouth to forks, Middle Fork to Dam and North Fork to Nooksack Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Fishing from floating devices equipped with motors prohibited on the North and Middle Forks November 1 through March 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Nooksack River, South Fork (Skagit/Whatcom counties): From mouth to Skookum Creek: June 1 through March 15 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Skookum Creek upstream: Closed waters.



No Name Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



North Creek (tributary of Sammamish River) (Snohomish/King counties): Closed waters.



North Elton Ponds (Yakima County): December 1 through March 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two.



North Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



North Potholes Reserve Ponds (Grant County): February 1 through the day before opening of waterfowl season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited, except float tubes permitted.



North River (Grays Harbor/Pacific counties), from Highway 105 Bridge upstream: All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through October 31 upstream to Salmon Creek. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))

From Highway 105 Bridge to Falls River: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. Single point barbless hooks required November 1 through January 31 upstream to Salmon Creek. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))



Upstream from Falls River: Selective gear rules.



Northern State Hospital Pond (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Northwestern Reservoir (Klickitat/Skamania counties): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Nunnally Lake (Grant County): March 1 through October 31 season. Closed waters: Outlet stream of Nunnally Lake. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.



Oakland Bay freshwater tributaries (Mason County), except Goldsborough Creek (including Shelton Creek, Canyon Creek, Uncle John Creek, Campbell Creek, Melaney Creek, Deer Creek, John's Creek, and Cranberry Creek to Lake Limerick): Closed waters.



Ohanapecosh Creek (tributary to Cowlitz River) (Lewis/Pierce counties): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Ohop Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Okanogan River (Okanogan County):

From the mouth to the highway bridge at Malott: Year around season. Trout: Release all trout. Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.

Closed waters: From the highway bridge at Malott upstream: From Zosel Dam downstream to one-quarter mile below the railroad trestle.



Old Fishing Hole Pond (Kent) (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Olequa Creek (Lewis County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Osborne Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Outlet Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Owens Pond (Pacific County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Ozette River (Clallam County), outside Olympic National Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Packwood Lake (Lewis County): Closed waters: All inlet streams and outlet from log boom to dam. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length ten inches.



Padden Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Palix River, including all forks (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. All species: Release all fish. Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31 upstream to the confluence of the south and middle forks. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Above the confluence of the south and middle forks: Selective gear rules.



Palouse River and tributaries (Whitman County): Year around season.



Palmer Lake (Okanogan County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.



Pampa Pond (Whitman County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Panhandle Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Panther Creek (Chelan County): Closed waters.



Panther Creek (tributary to Wind River) (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Panther Lake (Kitsap/Mason counties): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Para-Juvenile Lake (Adams/Grant counties): March 1 through July 31 season. Juveniles only.



Park Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Parker Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pass Lake (Skagit County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. All species: Release all fish.



Pataha Creek (Garfield County):

Within the city limits of Pomeroy: Juveniles only.

From city limits of Pomeroy upstream: Selective gear rules.



Patterson Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pattison Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Peabody Creek (Clallam County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Pearrygin Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Pend Oreille River (Pend Oreille County): Year around season. All sloughs within the boundaries of the Kalispell Reservation except Calispell Slough: Closed waters.



Perch Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Percival Creek (Thurston County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Petit Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Phalon Lake (Stevens County): Closed waters.



Phantom Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Pheasant Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.



Philippa Creek (tributary to N.F. Snoqualmie River) (King County): Closed waters.



Phillips Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pilchuck Creek (Snohomish County), mouth to Highway 9 Bridge: June 1 through November 30 season. Selective fishing regulations. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Additional December 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained.



Pilchuck River (Snohomish County)

From its mouth to five hundred feet downstream from the Snohomish City diversion dam: December 1 through last day in February season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained.

From 500 feet below diversion dam to diversion dam: Closed waters.



Pillar Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Pine Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pine Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pioneer Ponds (tributary to Stillaguamish River) (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Pipers (Carkeek) Creek (King County), from its mouth to its source, including tributaries: Closed waters.



Pleasant Lake (Clallam County): Trout: Kokanee minimum length eight inches, maximum length twenty inches.



Plummer Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Poacher Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Portage Creek (tributary to Stillaguamish River) (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Potholes Reservoir (Grant County): Crappie and bluegill: Combined daily limit twenty-five fish.



Potter's Pond (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Pratt River (tributary to Middle Fork Snoqualmie) (King County): Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Prices Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Promised Land Pond (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Purdy Creek (Mason County): June 1 through August 15 season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Pysht River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Pysht River South Fork (Clallam County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Puyallup River (Pierce County):

From mouth to the Electron power plant outlet: June 1 through January 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31.

From mouth to the Soldier's Home Bridge in Orting: Additional February 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Quail Lake (Adams County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from any floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. All species: Release all fish.



Quarry Pond (Walla Walla County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Quilcene River (Jefferson County):

From mouth to upper boundary of Falls View Campground June 1 through last day in February season: ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.

From Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the electric weir at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery: Closed waters.



Quillayute River (Clallam County): June 1 through April 30 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Quinault River, Upper (Jefferson County), from mouth at upper end of Quinault Lake to the National Park boundary: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through March 31.



Quincy Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Raging River (King County), from its mouth to the Highway 18 Bridge: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Rainbow Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Rapjohn Lake (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Rat Lake (Okanogan County): December 1 through March 31 season.



Rattlesnake Creek (Yakima County): Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Rattlesnake Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor allowed.



Ravensdale Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Reflection Pond (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Renner Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Ridley Lake (Whatcom County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily and possession limit one, minimum length eighteen inches.



Riffe Lake (Reservoir) (Lewis County): Lawful to fish up to the base of Swofford Pond Dam.



Rigley Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches.



Riley Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Rimrock Lake (Reservoir) (Yakima County): Chumming permitted. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit five. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen.



Ringold Springs Creek (Hatchery Creek) (Franklin County): Closed waters.



Robbins Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Rock Creek (below Landsburg) (King County): Closed waters.



Rock Creek (Skamania County): June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Rocky Ford Creek and Ponds (Grant County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from bank only (no wading). All species: Release all fish.



Rocky Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. June 1 through October 31 selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.



Roosevelt Lake (Ferry/Lincoln/Stevens counties): All species: Closed February 1 through May 31 in San Poil arm upstream from mouth of Manilla Creek, and April 1 through May 31 in Kettle arm upstream to Barstow Bridge. Trout: No more than two over twenty inches in length. Only kokanee with a missing adipose fin and healed scar at the fin site may be retained. Walleye: No minimum size. Daily limit 8 fish not more than one of which may be longer than 20 inches. Release walleye 16 to 20 inches in length.



Rose Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Ross Lake (Reservoir) (Whatcom County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Trout: Daily limit three, possession limit six, minimum length thirteen inches.



Ross Lake tributary streams (Whatcom County), except Big Beaver Creek and Ruby Creek: Closed waters: From closed water markers near mouth upstream for one mile. Above closed water marker in tributaries not listed as closed: July 1 through October 31 season.



Round Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Rowland Lakes (Klickitat County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Royal Lake (Adams County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Royal Slough (including Marsh Unit IV impoundments) (Adams County): Closed waters.



Ruby Creek (tributary to Ross Lake) (Whatcom County): Closed waters.



Rufus Woods Lake (Douglas County): Trout: Daily limit two.



Sacheen Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Saddle Mountain Lake (Grant County): Closed waters.



Sago Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Salmon Creek (Clark County), from mouth to 72nd Avenue N.E: June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release all steelhead and wild cutthroat. Additional season: November 1 through March 15. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Salmon Creek, including all forks (Jefferson County): Closed waters.



Salmon Creek, North Fork and West Fork from mouth to South Fork (Okanogan County): Selective gear rules.



Salmon Creek (tributary of Naselle River) (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Salmon Creek (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Salmon River (Jefferson County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained November 1 through last day in February.



Salt Creek (Clallam County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From mouth to bridge on Highway 112: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Samish Lake (Whatcom County): Trout: Cutthroat trout daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches.



Samish River (Whatcom County):

From its mouth to the old Highway 99 Bridge and from the department rack to the Hickson Bridge: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Highway 99 Bridge to department salmon rack: Closed waters.



Sammamish Lake (King County): Trout: No more than two over fourteen inches in length. Release all kokanee. Kokanee/sockeye under fifteen inches are kokanee while those fifteen inches and over are sockeye salmon. December 1 through June 30: Release all steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length.



Sammamish River (Slough) (King County), from the 68th Avenue N.E. Bridge to Lake Sammamish: Closed waters: All tributaries. June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all trout.



Sandyshore Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.



Sarge Hubbard Park Pond (Yakima County): Juveniles and holders of disability licenses only.



Satsop Lakes (Grays Harbor County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Satsop River, including all forks (Grays Harbor County): Selective gear rules on East Fork upstream from mouth of Bingham Creek. All open periods: Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat, except on east fork above Bingham Creek.

From mouth to bridge at Schafer Park: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required September 16 through October 31.

Middle Fork (Turnow Branch), from mouth to Cougar-Smith Road: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. West Fork, from mouth to Cougar-Smith Road: Additional November 1 through last day in February season.



Sauk River (Skagit/Snohomish counties):

From mouth to the mouth of the White Chuck River: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From the mouth of the White Chuck River to headwaters, including North and South Forks: Selective gear rules. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches.

From mouth to the Darrington Bridge: Additional March 1 through April 30 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Sawyer, Lake (King County): Chumming permitted.



Scabrock Lake (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Schaefer Lake (Chelan County): Trout: Daily limit sixteen.



Sekiu River (Clallam County): All open periods: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From mouth to forks: Additional November 1 through last day in February season.



Shady Lake (King County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: No more than one over fourteen inches in length.



Shannon, Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Chumming permitted. Trout: Minimum length six inches and maximum length eighteen inches.



Shellneck Creek (Yakima County): Closed waters.



Shelton Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Sherman Creek (Ferry County):

From the mouth at Lake Roosevelt upstream to four hundred feet above the water diversion dam for the hatchery: Closed waters, except December 1 through August 31 season from the mouth upstream to the hatchery boat dock.



Sherry Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Sherwood Creek (Mason County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Sherwood Creek Mill Pond (Mason County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches, daily limit 2 fish.



Shiner Lake (Adams County): March 1 through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Shoe Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Shoecraft Lake (Snohomish County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Shoveler Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Shye Lake (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Sidley Lake (Okanogan County): Trout: Daily limit two.



Siebert Creek (Clallam County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Silent Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Silver Creek (tributary to Cowlitz River) (Lewis County), mouth to USFS Road 4778: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Silver Lake (Cowlitz County): Use of water dogs or salamanders for fishing prohibited. Bass: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Silver Lake (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Silver Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Similkameen River (Okanogan County):

From mouth to Enloe Dam: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Additional season December 1 through March 31. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all trout.

From Enloe Dam to Canadian border: Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Sinlahekin Creek (Okanogan County), from Palmer Lake to Cecile Creek bridge: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Sixteen Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Skagit River (Skagit/Whatcom counties):

From mouth to the Memorial Highway Bridge (Highway 536 at Mt. Vernon): Year around season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release steelhead March 1 through May 31. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From Memorial Highway Bridge (Highway 536 at Mt. Vernon) upstream to pipeline crossing at Sedro Woolley: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From pipeline crossing at Sedro Woolley to Bacon Creek: June 1 through March 15 season except closed June 1 through August 31 between a line 200 feet above the east bank of the Baker River to a line 200 feet below the west bank of the Baker River. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of the trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From Bacon Creek to Gorge Powerhouse: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of the trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From the Gorge Powerhouse to Gorge Dam: Closed waters.

From the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the mouth of Bacon Creek: Additional March 16 through April 30 season. Selective gear rules, except lawful to fish from a floating device equipped with a motor but not while under power. All species: Release all fish.



Skamokawa Creek (Wahkiakum County), mouth to forks just below Oatfield and Middle Valley Road: November 1 through March 15 season. All species: Release all fish other than steelhead. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches.



Skate Creek (tributary to Cowlitz River) (Lewis County): Trout: Daily limit five, no more than one over twelve inches in length.



Skokomish River (Mason County), mouth to forks: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.



Skokomish River, South Fork (Mason County):

From mouth to mouth of Church Creek: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

From mouth of Church Creek to headwaters: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Skokomish River, North Fork (Mason County):

From mouth to lower dam: June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

Above Lake Cushman, mouth to Olympic National Park boundary: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all fish.



Skookum Creek (Mason County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Skookum Lakes, North and South (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Skookumchuck Reservoir (Thurston County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Skookumchuck River (Thurston County):

From mouth to four hundred feet below the outlet of the PP&L/WDFW steelhead rearing pond located at the base of the Skookumchuck Dam: Single point barbless hooks required October 16 through November 15. June 1 through April 30 season. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) fourteen inches. ((Release wild cutthroat.))

From Skookumchuck Reservoir upstream and all tributaries: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Skykomish River (Snohomish County):

From mouth to mouth of Sultan River: June 1 through last day in February season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through last day in February from the boat ramp below Lewis Street Bridge at Monroe downstream two thousand five hundred feet. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February. Additional March 1 through April 30 season: Selective gear rules. Fishing from any floating device prohibited from the boat ramp below Lewis Street Bridge at Monroe downstream two thousand five hundred feet. All species: Release all fish.

From the mouth of the Sultan River to the forks: June 1 through March 31 season, except closed June 1 to 8:00 a.m. August 1 in those waters one thousand five hundred feet upstream and one thousand feet downstream of the outlet at Skykomish Rearing Ponds. Fishing from any floating device prohibited in the area one thousand five hundred feet upstream and one thousand feet downstream of the outlet at Skykomish Rearing Ponds. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Skykomish River, North Fork (Snohomish County):

From mouth to one thousand feet downstream from Bear Creek Falls: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From one thousand feet below Bear Creek Falls to Deer Falls: Closed waters.



Skykomish River, South Fork (King/Snohomish counties):

From mouth to six hundred feet downstream from the Sunset Falls Fishway: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From a point six hundred feet downstream of the Sunset Falls Fishway to the Sunset Falls Fishway: Closed waters.

From Sunset Falls to source: June 1 through November 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through last day in February season. Release all fish other than whitefish.



Smith Creek (near North River) (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. ((Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31 upstream to the Highway 101 Bridge. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules: All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.



Snake River: Year around season. Closed to the taking of all trout April 1 through June 15. Trout: Daily limit six, minimum length ten inches, no more than two over twenty inches. Release all steelhead June 16 through August 31. Barbless hooks required when fishing for steelhead.

Closed waters: Within four hundred feet of the base of any dam and within a four hundred foot radius around the fish ladder entrance at Lyons Ferry Hatchery, within a two hundred foot radius upstream of the fish ladder exit above Lower Granite Dam, and within an area one thousand two hundred feet downstream from the base of the west lock gate at Little Goose Dam on the south bank of the Snake River and one hundred feet out into the river from said river bank.



Snipe Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Snohomish River (Snohomish County), including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways, but excluding all tributaries: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Snoqualmie River (King County):

From mouth to the falls: June 1 through March 31 season, except waters within the Puget Power tunnel at the falls and within fifty feet of any point on Puget Power's lower Plant # 2 building (north bank) are closed waters. June 1 through November 30 selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through March 31 from the mouth of Tokul Creek downstream to the boat ramp at Plumb access, about one-quarter mile. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From Snoqualmie Falls, including the North and South Forks: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches. Additional November 1 through May 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.

Snoqualmie Middle Fork from mouth to source including all tributaries: June 1 through May 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Snow Creek (Jefferson County), including all tributaries except Crocker Lake: Closed waters.



Sol Duc River (Clallam County): June 1 through April 30 season. November 1 through April 30, selective gear rules from the concrete pump station at the Soleduck Hatchery to the Highway 101 Bridge downstream from Snider Creek. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 30, from mouth to the concrete pump station at the Soleduck Hatchery, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.



Sooes River (Suez River) (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Soos Creek (King County), from mouth to salmon hatchery rack: June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



South Bend Mill Pond (Pacific County): Juveniles only.



South Prairie Creek (Pierce County), mouth to Page Creek: Closed waters.



Spada Lake (Reservoir) (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor permitted. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Spada Lake (Reservoir) tributaries (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Spanaway Lake outlet downstream to the dam (approximately 800 feet) (Pierce County): Year around season.



Spearfish Lake (Klickitat County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Spectacle Lake (Kittitas County): Trout: Daily limit sixteen.



Spectacle Lake (Okanogan County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Spirit Lake (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Spokane River (Spokane County):

From SR 25 Bridge upstream to the Seven Mile Bridge, except Long Lake, formed by Long Lake Dam (see also Long Lake): Year around season except walleye. Trout: Daily limit five, no more than two over twenty inches in length. Walleye: Daily limit eight, no more than one over twenty inches in length. Release walleye sixteen inches to twenty inches in length, and April 1 through May 31 release all walleye.

From Seven Mile Bridge upstream to the Monroe Street Dam: Year around season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one. Release wild trout.

From Monroe Street Dam upstream to Upriver Dam: Year around season.

From Upriver Dam upstream to the Idaho/Washington state line: Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor permitted. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length 12 inches.



Sportsman's Lake (San Juan County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Sprague Lake (Adams/Lincoln counties):

Waters northeast of the lakeside edge of the reeds to Danekas Road: Closed waters: Inlet stream (Negro Creek), April 1 through June 15. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.

Waters southeast of the lakeside edge of the reeds to Danekas Road: July 1 through September 15 season. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Spring Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Daily limit five.



Spring Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Spring Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Spring Lakes (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Squalicum Lake (Whatcom County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two.



Starvation Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through May 31 season. Additional June 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Steel Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Stehekin River (Chelan County), from the mouth to Agnes Creek: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fifteen inches. Additional March 1 through June 30 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Stetattle Creek (Whatcom County), from its mouth to mouth of Bucket Creek (one and one-half miles upstream): Closed waters.



Stevens Creek (Grays Harbor County), mouth to Highway 101 Bridge: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Stevens, Lake (Snohomish County): Chumming permitted. Bass: Daily limit one, minimum length eighteen inches.



Steves Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Stillaguamish River (Snohomish County):

From mouth to Warm Beach-Stanwood Highway, including all sloughs: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From Warm Beach-Stanwood Highway to the forks, except from the barrier dam (downstream of I-5) downstream two hundred feet which is closed waters: June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules June 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches June 1 through November 30. Release all fish except trout with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site. Minimum length fourteen inches December 1 through last day in February and wild steelhead may be retained.



Stillaguamish River, North Fork (Snohomish County), from mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge: March 1 through November 30 all species: Fly fishing only and release all fish other than trout greater than twenty inches in length that are missing the adipose fin and have a healed scar at the fin site. Fishing from any floating device prohibited upstream of the Highway 530 Bridge at mile post 28.8 (Cicero Bridge). December 1 through last day in February: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches and wild steelhead may be retained. Fishing from any floating device prohibited upstream of the Highway 530 Bridge at mile post 28.8 (Cicero Bridge).



Stillaguamish River, South Fork (Snohomish County):

From mouth to four hundred feet downstream of the outlet to fishway at Granite Falls: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From four hundred feet below the outlet of the end of the fishway to Mt. Loop Highway bridge above Granite Falls: Closed waters.

From Mt. Loop Highway Bridge above Granite Falls to source: June 1 through November 30 season.



Storm Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Stratford/Brook Lake (Grant County): February 1 through September 30 season.



Stump Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.



Suiattle River (Skagit County): Trout: Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches.



Sullivan Creek (Pend Oreille County), from Mill Pond upstream: Selective gear rules.



Sultan River (Snohomish County), from its mouth to a point four hundred feet downstream from the diversion dam at river mile 9.7: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Sultan River, North and South Forks (Snohomish County): Closed waters.



Summit Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Summit Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Sunday Creek (tributary to N.F. Snoqualmie River) (King County): Closed waters.



Sutherland Lake (Clallam County): Chumming permitted.



Swamp Creek (tributary to Sammamish River) (Snohomish/King counties): Closed waters.



Swan Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Swan's Mill Pond (Stossel Creek) (King County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Swauk Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.



Swift Reservoir (Skamania County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Swofford Pond (Lewis County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Bass: Daily and possession limit two. Only bass less than twelve inches or over eighteen inches in length may be retained. Channel catfish: Minimum length twenty inches.



Tahuya River (Mason County): ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.)) All species: Release all fish. From marker one mile above North Shore Bridge upstream: Selective gear rules.

From mouth to Bear Creek-Dewatto Road crossing, additional November 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.))



Taneum Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.



Tanwax Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Tapps Lake (Reservoir) intake canal (Pierce County), to within four hundred feet of the screen at Dingle Basin: Year around season.



Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Tate Creek (tributary to N.F. Snoqualmie River) (King County): Closed waters.



Taylor River (tributary to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie) (King County): Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Teal Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.



Teanaway River, including North Fork (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.



Tenas Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Tennant Lake (Whatcom County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited from first Friday in October through January 15.



Terrell, Lake (Whatcom County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited the first Saturday after Labor Day through the following Friday and from October 1 through January 15 except fishing from floating dock permitted. Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Thomas Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Thornton Creek (tributary to Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.



Tibbetts Creek (tributary to Lake Sammamish) (King County): Closed waters.



Tieton River (Yakima County): Lawful to fish to base of Tieton (Rimrock) Dam. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Tieton River, North Fork (Yakima County), upstream from Rimrock Lake: Closed waters: Spillway channel. June 1 through August 15 season.



Tieton River, South Fork (Yakima County): From mouth to bridge on USFS Rd. 1070 (approximately 12.5 miles): Closed waters.



Tiger Lake (Kitsap/Mason counties): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Tilton River (Lewis County), from mouth to West Fork: June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Daily limit five, no more than one over twelve inches in length.



Tilton River, East, North, South and West Forks (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Toad Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Tokul Creek (King County):

From mouth to the posted cable boundary marker located approximately seven hundred feet upstream of the mouth: December 1 through March 31 season, closed 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From the posted cable boundary marker located approximately seven hundred feet upstream of the mouth to the railroad trestle: Closed waters.



Tolt River (King County):

From mouth to the USGS trolley cable near the confluence of the North and South Forks: June 1 through last day in February season. June 1 through November 30, selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From the USGS trolley cable to the mouth of Yellow Creek on the North Fork, and to the dam on the South Fork: Closed waters.

From mouth of Yellow Creek upstream on North Fork: Year-round season. Trout: Selective gear rules and release all trout.

From dam upstream on South Fork: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Totem Lakes 1 and 2 (Whatcom County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Daily limit may not contain more than three bass over fifteen inches in length.



Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties):

From mouth to confluence of north and south forks: June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit five. Additional season: November 1 through April 15. Barbless hooks required. All species: Release all fish except steelhead and brown trout. From confluence of north and south forks upstream, including Wolf Fork: June 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Release all steelhead. Tributaries other than Wolf Fork: Closed waters.



Toutle River (Cowlitz County):

From mouth to forks, and North Fork from the mouth to the posted deadline below the fish collection facility: June 1 through November 30 season. All species: Release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches.

From the posted deadline below the fish collection facility upstream to the headwaters, including all tributaries, but excepting Castle and Coldwater Lakes: Closed waters.



Toutle River, South Fork (Cowlitz County), mouth to source: Closed waters: All tributaries. June 1 through November 30 season. All species: Release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches. Mouth to 4100 Road Bridge: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site.



Tradition Lake (King County): Bass: Only bass less then twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Trapper Lake (Chelan County): Trout: Daily limit two.



Trout Creek (tributary to Wind River) (Skamania County): Closed waters.



Trout Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Trout Lake (tributary to Big White Salmon River) (Klickitat County): June 1 through October 31 season.



Tucannon River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties): Closed waters: All tributaries.

From the Highway 261 Bridge upstream to Turner Road Bridge: Trout: Daily limit five, no more than two of which may be steelhead. Additional November 1 through April 15 season. Barbless hooks required. All species: Release all fish except steelhead and whitefish.

From the Turner Road Bridge upstream to the Cummings Creek Bridge: Selective gear rules June 1 through October 31. Additional season November 1 through April 15. Barbless hooks required. All species: Release all fish except steelhead and whitefish.

From the Cummings Creek Bridge upstream to a sign referencing Deer Lake about 3/4 mile upstream of the Tucannon hatchery: Closed waters.

From a sign referencing Deer Lake to the Panjab Creek Bridge: Selective gear rules. ((Trout: Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout in the daily trout limit, minimum length twenty-four inches.))

From the Panjab Creek Bridge upstream: Closed waters.



Tucannon River tributaries (Columbia/Walla Walla counties): Closed waters.



Tunnel Lake (Skamania County): Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches in length or greater may be retained.



Twin Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Twin Lakes (Chelan County) and tributaries and outlet stream to junction with the Napeequa River: Closed waters.



Twisp River (Okanogan County), from mouth to South Fork Twisp River: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.



Tye River (King County): Foss River to Alpine Falls June 1 through October 31 season: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Whitefish: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. Release all fish other than whitefish. From Alpine falls upstream: Trout: Minimum size ten inches.



U Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Umtanum Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.



Uncle John Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.



Union Creek (Yakima County): From mouth upstream to falls (approximately 1/4 mile): Closed waters.



Union River (Mason County):

((From mouth to watershed boundary: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) All species: Release all fish. From mouth to lower bridge on the Old Belfair Highway: Selective gear rules.

From mouth to lower bridge on the Old Belfair Highway, additional November 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From watershed boundary to source, including all tributaries: Closed waters.



Upper Wheeler Reservoir (Chelan County): Closed waters.



Valley Creek (Clallam County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only.



Vance Creek (Mason County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Vance Creek/Elma Ponds (Grays Harbor County): Pond One: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles, holders of a senior license and holders of a department disability license only. Pond Two: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Vancouver Lake and all other waters west of Burlington-Northern Railroad from Columbia River drawbridge near Vancouver downstream to Lewis River (Clark County): Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Vanes Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Voight's Creek (Pierce County): From mouth to Highway 162 Bridge: Closed waters.



Waddell Creek (Thurston County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Wagners Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Waitts Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.



Walker Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Wallace River (Snohomish County):

From its mouth to the first Burlington-Northern Railroad bridge downstream of the Highway 2 Bridge: June 1 through September 1 season. Closed waters: From the first Burlington-Northern Railroad bridge (below Highway 2) to a point two hundred feet upstream of the water intake of the salmon hatchery. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches.

From the mouth to mouth of Olney Creek: Additional November 1 through last day in February season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.



Walla Walla River (Walla Walla County):

From mouth to the Touchet River: Year around season. Trout: Barbless hooks required when fishing for steelhead. Release trout April 1 through May 31.

From the Touchet River upstream to state line: Trout: All tributaries except Mill Creek, maximum length twenty inches. Additional season November 1 through April 15. All species: Barbless hooks required and release all fish except steelhead.



Walupt Lake (Lewis County): Closed waters: All inlet streams. Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules except fishing from devices equipped with motors permitted. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Wannacut Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Wapato Lake (Chelan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. From August 1 through October 31: Selective gear rules except fishing from a device equipped with an internal combustion engine permitted. Trout: Release all trout.



Wapato Lake (Pierce County): Juveniles only.



Ward Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Ward Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Warden Lake and Warden Lake, South (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.



Washburn Island Pond (Okanogan County): April 1 through September 30 season. Bass: Only bass less than 12 inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.



Washington, Lake, including that portion of the Sammamish River from the 68th Avenue N.E. Bridge downstream (King County): Fishing from floating device prohibited one hundred yards either side of the floating bridges. Chumming permitted. Trout: December 1 through last day in February: Release all steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length. March 1 through June 30: Minimum length twelve inches, and release all steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length. Kokanee/sockeye under fifteen inches are kokanee while those fifteen inches and over are sockeye salmon.



Washington, Lake, Ship Canal (King County) (waters east of a north-south line 400 feet west of the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks and west of a north-south line at the eastern ends of the concrete abutments east of the Montlake Bridge): West of Fremont Bridge: Fishing from floating device prohibited. East of Fremont Bridge: Chumming permitted.

From west boundary to a north-south line 400 feet east of the eastern end of the northern wing wall of Chittenden Locks: Closed waters.

From 400 feet east of the eastern end of the northern wing wall of Chittenden Locks to the east boundary: Open year around. Trout: December 1 through last day in February daily limit five, no minimum length. Release steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length. March 1 through June 30, daily limit five, minimum length twelve inches. Release steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length. July 1 through November 30, daily limit five, no minimum length. Kokanee/sockeye less than fifteen inches in length are kokanee and fifteen inches and over in length are sockeye salmon.



Washougal River (Clark County):

From mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat. Release steelhead August 16 through October 15.

From mouth to Mt. Norway Bridge: Additional April 16 through May 31 season. All species: Release all fish except steelhead with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site.

From bridge at Salmon Falls to its source: Closed waters.



Washougal River, West (North) Fork (Clark/Skamania counties):

From mouth to the water intake at the department hatchery: Closed waters.

From intake at department hatchery to source: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Watson Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.



Wenas Lake (Yakima County): Trout: Daily limit five, of which not more than two may be brown trout.



Wenatchee Lake (Chelan County): Chumming permitted. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen. Kokanee/sockeye under sixteen inches will be considered kokanee while those sixteen inches and over will be considered sockeye salmon.



Wenatchee River (Chelan County):

From mouth to Lake Wenatchee: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches. Whitefish: Additional season December 1 through March 31. Release all fish except whitefish. Selective gear rules.



West Twin River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Whatcom Creek (Whatcom County):

From mouth to stone bridge at Whatcom Falls Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February.

From stone bridge at Whatcom Falls Park upstream to Lake Whatcom: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only. Trout: No minimum length.



Whatcom, Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season, except those waters between the Electric Avenue Bridge and the outlet dam are closed waters: Trout: Daily limit may contain no more than one cutthroat trout, minimum cutthroat length eighteen inches.



Whatcom, Lake, tributaries (Whatcom County): Closed waters.



White River (Chelan County), from mouth upstream to White River Falls: Selective gear rules. Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.



White (Stuck) River (Pierce County):

From mouth to R Street Bridge in Auburn: June 1 through September 30: Closed waters. October 1 through last day in February season: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From R Street Bridge to Highway 410 Bridge at Buckley, except waters of Puget Power canal, including the screen bypass channel, above the screen at Dingle Basin are closed waters: October 1 through October 31 season only. Trout: 14 inch minimum size.

From the Weyerhaeuser 6000 Road Bridge (Bridge Camp) to its source: Whitefish: Additional November 1 through January 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.



Whitechuck River (Snohomish County): Trout: Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches.



White Salmon River (Klickitat/Skamania counties):

From mouth to powerhouse: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From powerhouse to within four hundred feet of Northwestern Dam: November 16 to June 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From gas pipeline crossing above Northwestern Lake to Gilmer Creek: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Whitestone Lake (Okanogan County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Wide Hollow Creek (Yakima County): Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Widgeon Lake (Grant County): March 1 through March 31 and September 1 through September 30 seasons.



Wildberry Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Wildcat Lake (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Wilderness Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Willame Lake (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fifteen inches.



Willapa River (Pacific County), including all forks: Closed waters: Four hundred feet below falls on South Fork to falls.

All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained, from mouth to Forks Creek and in South Fork. From department boat launch in South Bend upstream to Forks Creek: Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through October 31 upstream to Forks Creek. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Upstream from Forks Creek: Selective gear rules.

From department boat launch in South Bend to Forks Creek: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited from the bridge on Willapa Road (Camp One Bridge) to Forks Creek. Single point barbless hooks required November 1 through January 31. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))

South Fork: Additional November 1 through last day of February season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules.



Williams Creek (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.



Williams Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.



Williams Lake (Stevens County): December 1 through March 31 season.



Willow Lake (Whatcom County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily and possession limit one, minimum length eighteen inches.



Wilson Creek (two branches within Ellensburg city limits) (Kittitas County): Juveniles only. Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.



Winchester Wasteway (Grant County): Within Winchester Game Reserve: February 1 through September 30 season.



Wind River (Skamania County):

Mouth to four hundred feet below Shipherd Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From four hundred feet below to one hundred feet above Shipherd Falls fish ladder: Closed waters.

From one hundred feet above Shipherd Falls to source: June 1 through November 30 except closed from an upper boundary sign along Carson National Fish Hatchery grounds to a lower boundary marker 800 yards downstream June 1 through August 31. All species: Selective gear rules.

Tyee Springs: Closed waters.

From one hundred feet above Shipherd Falls fish ladder to source, including all tributaries: June 1 through November 30 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.



Winston Creek (tributary to Cowlitz River) (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.



Wiser Lake (Whatcom County): Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.



Wishkah River (Grays Harbor County), including all forks: Closed waters: Mainstem from four hundred feet below outlet of dam at Wishkah Rearing Ponds (formerly Mayr Bros.) to dam. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From the mouth to four hundred feet below outlet: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Wood Lake (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Woodland Creek (Thurston County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

Wooten Lake: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



Wynoochee River (Grays Harbor County): Single point barbless hooks required September 16 through October 31 upstream to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.

From mouth to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat.



Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches.



Yakima River (Yakima County): Release all steelhead in mainstem and tributaries.

From mouth to four hundred feet below Roza Dam: Year around season. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches and maximum length twenty inches. Release all trout April 1 through May 31.

From Roza Dam to four hundred feet below Easton Dam: Year around season. Fishing from floating devices equipped with motors allowed only from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation restricted area signs at Roza Dam upstream to the boat launch ramp on the Roza Access Area (approximately one-half mile). Trout: Selective gear rules, and release all trout. Whitefish: Bait and one single-pointed, barbless hook only may be used for whitefish December 1 through last day in February.

From Lake Easton to Keechelus Dam: Selective gear rules.



Yakima Sportsmen's Park Ponds (Yakima County): Juveniles only.



Yale Reservoir (Cowlitz County): Trout: Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit sixteen.



Yellowjacket Creek (tributary to Cispus River) (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.



Yellowjacket Ponds (Lewis County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season. Trout: No more than one over twelve inches in length.



Yokum Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.



(3) Specific marine water exceptions to state-wide rules:

(a) Marine water area codes and boundaries:

(i) Area 1 (Ilwaco): Waters west of the Buoy 10 Line and north to Leadbetter Point.

(ii) Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores): From Leadbetter Point north to the Queets River. Area 2 excludes waters of Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

(iii) Area 2-1: Willapa Bay east of a line from Leadbetter Point to Willapa Channel Marker 8 (Buoy 8) then to the westerly most landfall on Cape Shoalwater.

(iv) Area 2-2: Grays Harbor east of a line from the outermost end of the north jetty to the outermost exposed end of the south jetty.

(v) Area 3 (La Push): From the Queets River north to Cape Alava.

(vi) Area 4 (Neah Bay): From Cape Alava north and inside Juan de Fuca Strait to the Sekiu River.

(vii) Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point): From mouth of Sekiu River east to Low Point, mouth of the Lyre River.

(viii) Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait): From Low Point east to the Partridge Point-Point Wilson line north to the line from Trial Island (near Victoria, B.C.) - ((Navigation)) Vessel Traffic Separation Buoy ((BW)) "R" - Smith Island - the most northeasterly of the Lawson Reef lighted buoys (RB1 QK Fl Bell) - Northwest Island - the Initiative 77 marker on Fidalgo Island.

(ix) Area 7 (San Juan Islands): All marine waters north of the line described under Area 6 to the United States-Canadian boundary.

(x) Area 8 (Deception Pass, Hope and Camano Islands): Line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island east through Deception Pass, including all waters east of Whidbey Island to the Possession Point - Shipwreck Line.

(xi) Area 8-1 (Deception Pass and Hope Island): East of a line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island, south of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge at the north end of Swinomish Slough, north of the Highway 532 Bridge between Camano Island and the mainland, and westerly of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light # 2 on Camano Island (F1 red 4 sec.).

(xii) Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): East of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light # 2 on Camano Island (F1 red 4 sec.) and north of a line from the south tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore.

(xiii) Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): All waters inside and south of the Partridge Point-Point Wilson Line and a line projected from the southerly tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore and northerly of the Hood Canal Bridge and the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line.

(xiv) Area 10 (Seattle-Bremerton): From the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line to a line projected true east-west through the northern tip of Vashon Island.

(xv) Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island): From the northern tip of Vashon Island to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

(xvi) Area 12 (Hood Canal): All contiguous waters south of the Hood Canal Bridge and adjacent waters north of the Hood Canal Bridge when fishing from the pontoon beneath the bridge.

(xvii) Area 13 (South Puget Sound): All contiguous waters south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

(b) Marine waters regulations: These regulations apply to all marine waters contained within the boundaries of Washington state, within Puget Sound, Hood Canal, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands, the Strait of Georgia, and the Pacific Ocean, including estuaries (river mouths) from salt water upstream to a line between the outermost headlands measured at the highest high tide (usually the debris line furthest inshore on surrounding beaches), unless otherwise described under area regulations (see individual areas, below):

(i) Fishing hours: Twenty-four hours per day year around, except those waters of Area 10 west of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to a north-south line 175 feet west of the Burlington-Northern Railroad Bridge are closed waters.

(ii) License requirements: A valid current Washington state department of fish and wildlife game fish license, and, if appropriate, a steelhead license, is required to fish for game fish including steelhead in marine waters. All steelhead taken from marine areas shall be entered on the steelhead catch record card using the words Marine Area and followed by the appropriate marine area code number.

(iii) Gear restrictions: Angling gear only, and in those waters of Area 10 downstream of the First Avenue South Bridge to an east-west line through southwest Hanford Street on Harbor Island and parallel to southwest Spokane Street where it crosses Harbor Island, nonbuoyant lure restriction July 1 through November 30. In all areas, underwater spearfishing, spearing, gaffing, clubbing, netting, or trapping game fish is unlawful.

(iv) ((Trout: Daily limit two fish, minimum length fourteen inches, except release Dolly Varden/Bull Trout in all areas, release wild cutthroat in Marine Areas 12 and 13, and release all trout November 1 through May 31 in Chambers Bay and that portion of Marine Area 13 inside a line from Gordan Point to the dock at Pioneer gravel pit (second gravel pit approximately 1.2 miles north of Chambers Bay).)) All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 232-28-619, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 232-28-619, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 232-28-619, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), 232-28-619, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-079 (Order 96-45), 232-28-619, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-19-011 (Order 95-114), 232-28-619, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95; 95-10-027, 232-28-619, filed 4/26/95, effective 5/27/95; 95-05-008 (Order 95-11), 232-28-619, filed 2/1/95, effective 5/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 93-21-070 (Order 617), 232-28-619, filed 10/20/93, effective 4/16/94; 92-01-084 (Order 524), 232-28-619, filed 12/16/91, effective 4/16/92.]