WSR 99-11-098

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed May 19, 1999, 10:53 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: Personal use rules.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules for 1999-2000 licensing year.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 75.08.080.

Summary: Amends recreational fishing rules, primarily due to Pacific Fisheries Management Council and North of Falcon process regarding anadromous fish, corrects errors from earlier proposals and public hearings, and sets shrimp seasons after public meetings were held in early spring.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These rules are needed to afford recreational fishing opportunity but provide protection for stocks that are at risk. See Explanation of Rule below for further description.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Bruce Crawford, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2325; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2927.

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: WAC 220-16-550, corrects geographical coordinate. WAC 220-56-105, establishes mouth of Chamber Creek to separate fresh water fishery from salt water fisher. WAC 220-56-115, establishes 2-ounce restriction to protect chinook. WAC 220-56-123, Westport Boat Basin season. WAC 220-56-124, liberalize chinook retention at Hoodsport Hatchery. WAC 220-56-185, corrects buoy description. WAC 220-56-190, sets coastal salmon seasons. WAC 220-56-191, sets Puget Sound salmon seasons. WAC 220-56-195, redefines closed areas. Closes eastern San Juans for chinook protection. WAC 220-56-205, sets nonbuoyant lures for 1999 season. WAC 220-56-235, reduces lingcod limit in coastal waters. WAC 220-56-255, sets halibut season. Limits incorporated into WAC for simplicity. WAC 220-56-310, sets maximum spot shrimp limit in Discovery Bay. Hood Canal shrimp limit set at eighty shrimp. WAC 220-56-325, sets spot shrimp seasons. Chapter 220-57 WAC, sets salmon river seasons consistent with recommendations of PFMC. WAC 232-12-619, corrects free fishing weekend. WAC 232-28-619, sets river seasons consistent with PFMC. Bear River changed to protect sea run cutthroat as per public meeting resulting in WSR 99-08-029. Disability fisheries offered in lakes as per recreational license changes resulting in WSR 99-03-029.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Geographical descriptions, gear, seasons, and closed areas.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Evan Jacoby, Rules Coordinator, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 , AND RECEIVED BY July 17, 1999.


May 19, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3130.1


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

WAC 220-16-550
Octopus Hole Conservation Area.

"Octopus Hole Conservation Area" is defined as those waters and bedlands of Hood Canal within a line projected due east from the western shore of Hood Canal on latitude 4727'01"N for 200 yards, thence southerly 628 yards parallel to the high water mark to latitude ((4726'66")) 4726'40", thence due west to shore, but excluding those tidelands, bedlands and waters within 100 feet of the high water mark.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-16-550, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-16-550, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.]

OTS-3132.2


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

WAC 220-56-105
River mouth definitions.

When pertaining to food fish angling, unless otherwise defined, any reference to the mouths of rivers or streams shall be construed to include those waters of any river or stream including sloughs and tributaries upstream and inside of a line projected between the outermost uplands at the mouth.  The term "outermost upland" shall be construed to mean those lands not covered by water during an ordinary high tide.  The following river mouths are hereby otherwise defined:


Abernathy Creek - Highway 4 Bridge.
Bear River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Bone River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Chambers Creek - Burlington Northern Railroad 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.
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 - A straight line running from a boundary marker on a piling at Austin Point southerly across the Lewis River to a boundary marker on the opposite shore.
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 - The Samish Island Bridge (Bayview-Edison Road).
Sammamish River - 68th Avenue NE 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 River - State Highway 261 Bridge.
Wallace River - The furthest downstream railroad bridge.
Washougal River - A straight line from the Crown Zellerbach pumphouse southeasterly across the Washougal River to the east end of the Highway 14 Bridge near the upper end of Lady Island.
Whatcom Creek - A line projected approximately 14 degrees true from the flashing light at 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.
Little White Salmon River - At boundary markers on river bank downstream from the federal salmon hatchery.
Willapa River - South Bend boat launch.
Wind River - Boundary line markers at mouth.
Yakima River - Highway 240 Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-105, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-105, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-105, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-105, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-105, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-105, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-105, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-105, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-105, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-105, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-105, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-105, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-105, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-105, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-105, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-115
Angling--Lawful and unlawful acts.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to use more than one line with three hooks while angling for food fish for personal use except:

(a) It is unlawful to use more than two hooks while fishing for bottomfish or halibut.

(b) It is lawful to use forage fish jigger gear as provided for in WAC 220-56-265 and squid jig gear as provided for in WAC 220-56-390.

(c) A second line using forage fish jigger gear is lawful while fishing in Catch Record Card Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, fish for or possess food fish taken for personal use by any means other than angling with a line attached to a pole held in hand while landing the fish or with a hand-operated line without rod or reel except as follows:

(a) It is lawful to leave the pole in a pole holder while playing or landing the fish if the pole is capable of being readily removed from the pole holder.

(b) It is lawful to use an electric power-operated reel designed for sport fishing attached to a pole.

(c) It is lawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use with hand lines (lines not attached to a handheld pole) except use of hand lines is unlawful in those waters west of the mouth of the Sekiu River, the Pacific Ocean, Washington waters at the mouth of the Columbia River west of a line projected true north and south through Buoy 10, Grays Harbor, and Willapa Bay.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person while angling for food fish to fail to keep his angling gear under his direct and immediate physical control.

(4) In the following Catch Record Card Areas or designated portions during the following periods it is unlawful to use a downrigger, to use more than two ounces of weight attached to a line, or to use a lure or diver weighing more than two ounces:

(a) Area 9 - August 1 through August 31.

(b) Area 10 - July 1 through August 31.

(c) Area 12 north of Ayock Point - August 1 through August 31.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-115, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-115, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-115, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-115, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-115, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-115, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-115, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-115, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-115, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-115, filed 3/18/82; 80-12-040 (Order 80-107), 220-56-115, filed 8/29/80; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-115, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-14-069, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94)

WAC 220-56-123
Unlawful provisions--Westport Boat Basin.

During the period ((July 1)) August 16 through ((November 30)) January 31, in the waters of the Westport Boat Basin:

(1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use using any gear other than the gear provided for in this section:

(a) Nonbuoyant lures are defined as lures that do not have enough buoyancy to float in freshwater.  Nonbuoyant lures other than natural bait lures must have no more than one single hook and that hook may not exceed 3/4 inch from point to shank.  Nonbuoyant natural bait lures may have no more than two single hooks each of which may not exceed 3/4 inch from point to shank.

(b) Buoyant lures are defined as lures that have enough buoyancy to float in freshwater and may have any number of hooks.

(c) No leads, weights, or sinkers may be attached below or less than 12 inches above a lure.

(d) All hooks must be attached within 3 inches of the bait or lure.

(2) It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(3) It is unlawful to use baitfish jigger gear.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  94-14-069, 220-56-123, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94.]


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

WAC 220-56-124
Unlawful provisions--Hoodsport Hatchery.

During the period July 1 through December 15, those waters of Catch Record Card Area 12 within a 2,000 foot arc seaward of yellow buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery are regulated as provided for in this section:

(1) These waters are open to salmon angling regardless of the status of the surrounding waters of Area 12.

(2) Special daily limit of four salmon, ((except release chum salmon and)) of which no more than ((one)) two salmon may be ((a)) chinook salmon (( - )). Release chum salmon July 1 through October 15.  ((Special daily limit of four salmon of which no more than one may be a chinook salmon - October 16 through December 15.))

(3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from these waters from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-124, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 97-18-035, 220-56-124, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-124, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-124, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-124, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-124, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

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.) - ((Vessel Traffic Separation Buoy "R")) Rosario Strait Traffic Lane Entrance Lighted Buoy R (USCG Light List No. 16340, referenced as Y "R" on National Ocean Service Chart No. 18400-1 dated 1997-08-30 - 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 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-185, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99.  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 98-122, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98)

WAC 220-56-190
Coastal salmon--Saltwater seasons and daily limits.

It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken by angling for personal use except from the following coastal areas, during the seasons, in the quantities, sizes and for the species designated in this section and as defined in the daily limit codes in WAC 220-56-180:

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1 - Special daily limit of two salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon, special cumulative limit of ((four)) six salmon in any Sunday through the following Thursday period - Sundays through Thursdays only, ((August 3)) July 19 through September ((24)) 30, except closed in the Columbia River Mouth Control Zone 1, see WAC 220-56-195.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2 and Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - Special daily limit of two salmon only one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon, special cumulative limit of ((four)) six salmon in any Sunday through the following Thursday period - Sundays through Thursdays only, ((August 3)) July 19 through September ((24)) 30, except closed 0-3 miles offshore August 22 through September 30 and Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line closed during this period.

(3) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line) (a) Special daily limit of six salmon, not more than ((one)) two of which may be ((an)) adult salmon except release adult chinook - ((August)) September 16 through ((January)) October 31 ((east of the Buoy 8 line.  (b) Special daily limit of six salmon, not more than one of which may be an adult salmon, except release chum and wild coho salmon - September 1 through September 30: Waters of Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Channel Marker 13 Line)). Single point barbless hooks required.

Westport Boat Basin: Special daily limit of six salmon not more than four of which may be adult salmon - August 16 through January 31. Barbed hooks are allowed.

((Twenty-Eighth Street Landing: Special daily limit of six salmon not more than one of which may be an adult salmon, except release chum and wild coho salmon - October 1 through October 31: Within posted markers at the Twenty-Eighth Street Landing at Ocean Shores. Single point barbless hooks required.)) 

(4) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1) Special daily limit of six salmon, not more than ((three)) two of which may be adult salmon and release wild coho salmon - August 16 through January 31. Single point barbless hooks required.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3 - Special daily limit of two salmon except release wild coho salmon - ((August 3)) July 19 through September ((24)) 30.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4 - (((a) Waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - Closed to salmon angling the entire year.  (b) Waters east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line:)) Special daily limit of two salmon except release chinook salmon and release wild coho salmon - ((August 3)) July 19 through September ((24)) 30.

(7) ((Unless otherwise provided for in this section,)) Minimum size 24 inches for chinook salmon and 16 inches for coho salmon except minimum size 12 inches for chinook and coho salmon in Areas 2-1, 2-2 and the Westport Boat Basin.  No minimum size for other salmon.

(8) For purposes of this section, adult chinook salmon are 24 inches or greater in length and adult coho salmon are 20 inches or greater in length.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-190, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 97-18-035, 220-56-190, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-190, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-190, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-190, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-190, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-190, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-190, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-190, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-190, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-190, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-190, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-190, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-190, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-190, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-190, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-190, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-064.]


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

WAC 220-56-191
Puget Sound salmon--Saltwater seasons and daily limits.

It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken by angling for personal use except from the following Puget Sound areas, during the seasons, in the quantities, sizes, and for the species designated in this section and as defined in the daily limit codes in WAC 220-56-180.  Puget Sound waters west of the mouth of the Sekiu River are managed concurrent with ocean waters as provided for in WAC 220-56-190.  In all fisheries provided for in this section, chinook salmon minimum size 22 inches and no minimum size for other salmon.

(1) Catch Record Card Areas 5 and 6 -

(a) August 1 through September ((7)) 30, special daily limit of 2 salmon, except release chinook ((and)), chum and wild coho salmon.

(b) ((September 8 through September 30 - Catch and release only.)) Dungeness Bay inside a line from Dungeness Spit Light to the No. 2 red buoy and then to the Port Williams boat ramp open only October 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 coho salmon, release all salmon except coho salmon.

(c) November 1 through November 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon of which no more than one may be a chinook salmon and release all coho salmon.

(d) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of 1 salmon.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 7:

(a) July 1 through ((August 15 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon.  

(b) August 16 through)) September 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook salmon.

(((c))) (b) October 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, except release chinook salmon.

(((d))) (c) November 1 through November 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(d) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection during the period August 16 through October 31 the special daily limit in Bellingham Bay and adjacent waters described in WAC 220-56-195(1) is 4 salmon no more than 1 of which may be chinook.

(3) Catch Record Card Area 8-1:

(a) ((August 16)) September 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook and pink salmon.

(b) November 1 through November 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook salmon.

(c) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(4) Catch Record Card Area 8-2:

(a) August 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon.

(b) Waters adjacent to Tulalip Bay west of a line from Mission Point to Hermosa Point and within 2,000 feet of shore between pilings at Old Bower's Resort on the south and a fishing marker 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point open only 12:01 a.m. each Friday through 11:59 a.m. the following Monday, August 1 through September 30. Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than 1 of which may be a chinook salmon.

(c) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(5) Catch Record Card Area 9:

(a) August 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon the entire time and release chum salmon August 1 through ((October 15)) September 30.

(b) November 1 through November 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, salmon fishing is permitted year-round from the Edmonds Fishing Pier - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, salmon fishing is permitted May 1 through June 30 and August 1 through April 30 from the Hood Canal Bridge Fishing pontoon - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon, and release chum salmon August 1 through September 30, and release chinook August 1 through August 31.

(e) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 10:

(a) July 1 through October 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon, and:

(i) During the period July 1 through ((September 15)) August 16, Elliott Bay east of a line from ((Fourmile rock)) West Point to Alki Point is closed, except waters east of a line from Pier 91 to Duwamish Head open noon August 6 to noon August 9 and noon August 13 to noon August 16 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon. The 2-ounce weight restriction does not apply in this subsection.

(ii) During the period July 1 through October 31, Shilshole Bay east of a line from Meadow Point to West Point is closed.

(iii) During the period August 1 through September 30, waters of Sinclair Inlet and Port Orchard south of the Manette Bridge, south of a line projected true east from Illahee State Park and west of a line projected true south from Point White - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon. The 2-ounce weight restriction does not apply in this subsection.

(iv) During the period July 1 through August 31 waters east of a line from Point Wells to Meadow Point are closed.

(b) November 1 through November 30 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(((b))) (c) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, salmon fishing is permitted year-round from the Elliott Bay public fishing pier at Terminal 86 and Seacrest Pier - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(7) Catch Record Card Area 11(( - May)).

(a) June 1 through November 30 - Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release pink salmon.

(b) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, salmon fishing is permitted year-round from the Dash Point Dock and the Point Defiance Boathouse Dock - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(8) Catch Record Card Area 12:

(a) July 1 through ((October 15 - Special daily limit of 4 salmon, except release chum and chinook salmon.

(b) October 16 through December 31 - Special daily limit of 4 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.)) August 31 in waters south of Ayock Point - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release chum and pink salmon.

(b) August 1 through August 31 in waters north of Ayock Point - Special daily limit of 4 salmon except release chinook, chum and pink salmon.

(c) September 1 through October 15 - Special daily limit of 4 salmon except release chinook, chum and pink salmon.

(d) October 16 through December 31 - Special daily limit of 4 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

(e) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of 1 salmon.

(((c))) (f) Waters of the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone are managed separately as provided for in WAC 220-56-124.

(((d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, salmon fishing is permitted year round while fishing from)) (g) The Hood Canal Bridge fishing pier(( - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon)) is managed under Area 9.

(9) Catch Record Card Area 13(( - )):

(a) May 1 through December 31 - Special daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho salmon July 1 through October 31.

(b) January 1 through February 15 - Release all salmon.

(c) February 16 through April 10 - Special daily limit of one salmon.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, salmon fishing is permitted year-round from the Fox Island Public Fishing Pier - Special daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho salmon July 1 through October 31.

(10) In the above waters there are specified closures as provided for in WAC 220-56-128 and 220-56-195.  Additionally, there are gear and area restrictions at Shilshole Bay, the Duwamish Waterway, and Budd Inlet, and at Titlow Beach and the Edmonds underwater park and the Elliott Bay, Les Davis, and Des Moines public fishing piers.  See specific sections in chapter 220-56 WAC for salmon angling restrictions at these locations.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-191, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-56-191, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-56-191, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-191, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-191, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-191, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-191, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93.]


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

WAC 220-56-195
Closed areas--Saltwater salmon angling.

The following areas shall be closed to salmon angling during the times indicated:

(1) ((Skagit Bay: Those waters lying easterly of a line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island, northerly of a line projected from Polnell Point to Rocky Point, northerly of the state Highway 532 Bridge between Camano Island and the mainland and south of a line between the south end of McGlinn Island and the light at the south end of Fidalgo Island (Qk Fl) at the south end of Swinomish Slough shall be closed to salmon angling April 16 through June 15.

(2))) Bellingham Bay: Those waters of Bellingham, Samish and Padilla Bays southerly of a line projected from the most westerly point of Gooseberry Point to Sandy Point, easterly of a line from Sandy Point to Point Migley thence along the eastern shoreline of Lummi Island to Carter Point, thence to the most northerly tip of Vendovi Island thence to Clark Point on Guemes Island thence following the shoreline to ((Southeast Point on Guemes Island thence to March Point on Fidalgo Island)) Yellow Bluff on the southwest corner of Guemes Island thence to Yellow Bluff Reef range marker thence to the ferry terminal dock east of Shannon Point and north of the Burlington Railroad Bridges at the north end of Swinomish Slough shall be closed to salmon angling ((April 16)) July 1 through ((July 31)) August 15.

(((3))) (2) Carr Inlet:

(a) Those waters north of a line from Green Point to Penrose Point are closed to salmon angling April 16 through July 31.

(b) Those waters of Carr Inlet within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes at the mouth of Minter Creek are closed to salmon angling April 16 through September 30.

(((4))) (3) Dungeness Bay: Those waters westerly of a line from Dungeness Spit Light to the number 2 red buoy, and then to the Port Williams boat ramp are closed to salmon angling April 16 through September 30 and November 1 through April 15.

(((5))) (4) Samish Bay: Those waters southerly of a line projected true east from Fish Point are closed to salmon angling August 1 through October 15.

(((6))) (5) Columbia River Mouth Control Zone 1: Washington waters within Control Zone 1, which Control Zone is described as ((the ocean area surrounding the Columbia River mouth west of the Buoy 10 line and bounded by a line extending for 6 nautical miles due west from North Head along 4618'00" N. latitude to 12413'18" W. longitude, then southerly along a line of 167 true to 4611'06" N. latitude and 12411'00" W. longitude (Columbia River Buoy), then northeast along Red Buoy Line to the tip of the south jetty)) an area at the Columbia River mouth bounded on the west by a line running northeast/southwest between the red lighted Buoy #4 (4613'35" N/12406'50" W) and the green lighted Buoy #7 (4615'09" N/12406'16" W); on the east by the Buoy #10 line which bears north/south at 357 true from the south jetty at 4614'00" N/12403'07" W to its intersection with the north jetty; on the north by a line running northeast/southwest between the green lighted Buoy #7 to the tip of the north jetty (4614'48" N/12405'20" W) and then along the north jetty to the point of intersection with the Buoy #10 line; and on the south by a line running northeast/southwest between the red lighted Buoy #4 and the tip of the south jetty (4614'03" N/12404'05" W) and then along the south jetty to the point of intersection with the Buoy #10 line are closed to salmon angling at all times except open to fishing from the north jetty when adjacent waters north of the Control Zone are open to salmon angling or the Buoy 10 fishery is open.

(((7))) (6) Commencement Bay: Those waters east of a line projected from the Sperry Ocean Dock to landfall below the Cliff House Restaurant on the north shore of Commencement Bay are closed ((April 16)) June 1 through July 31 and April 1 through April 10.

(((8))) (7) Whidbey Island and mainland shores in Areas 5 and 6. Those waters of Catch Record Card Areas 5 and 6 within 3/4 mile of the shores of the mainland and Whidbey Island are closed to salmon angling August 1 through ((September 30)) August 31 when angling from boats.

(((9))) (8) Rosario Strait and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca: ((July 1 through September 30 the following areas are closed to salmon angling:))

(a) ((Southeastern Rosario Strait (Deception Pass to Shannon Pt.) - Waters within 1500 feet of Fidalgo Island from the Initiative 77 marker northeast of Northwest Island to Biz Point; and waters of Burrows Bay inside a line from Biz Point to Williamson Rocks Buoy to the Dennis Shoal Buoy, to a point 1500 feet west of the Burrows Island Light, then northeast to Fidalgo Head; and waters within 1500 feet of Fidalgo Island from Fidalgo Head to Shannon Point.)) Waters of Area 7 in Rosario Strait and the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca southerly of a line running from Sandy Point to Point Migley on Lummi Island, and following the westerly shore of Lummi Island to a line running from Lawrence Point on Orcas Island through Lummi Rocks Buoy, then from Lawrence Point along the southeasterly shore of Orcas Island to Deer Point, then true south to Blakely Island, and south along the Blakely Island shore to the southernmost point on Blakely Island, then across Thatcher Pass to Fauntleroy Point, then along the eastern shore of Decatur Island to the southernmost point on Decatur Island, then across Lopez Pass to Lopez Island and following the shore of Lopez Island southerly and westerly to Iceberg Point, then from Iceberg Point to Cattle Point, then south southwest to the Salmon Bank Buoy, and then true west from Salmon Bank Buoy to the Area 7 boundary - Closed to fishing for salmon July 1 - July 31.

(b) ((Southwestern Rosario Strait (east side of Lopez Island, Decatur Island, and James Island) - Waters within 1500 feet of Lopez Island bounded by a line running from Point Colville due south 1500 feet then northerly along the island, across Lopez Pass, and then northerly along Decatur Island within 1500 feet of shore to Fauntleroy Point, including waters within 1500 feet of James Island.)) Waters of Area 7 in Rosario Strait and the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca southerly of a line running true south from the westernmost point on Fidalgo Head to Burrows Island, then westerly and southerly along the shore of Burrows Island to the Burrows Island Lighthouse, then to the Bird Rocks Buoy, then true west from Bird Rocks Buoy to Decatur Island, and then along the eastern shore of Decatur Island to the southernmost point on Decatur Island, then across Lopez Pass to Lopez Island and following the shore of Lopez Island southerly and westerly to Iceberg Point, then from Iceberg Point to Cattle Point, then south southwest to the Salmon Bank Buoy, and then true west from the Salmon Bank Buoy to the Area 7 boundary - Closed to fishing for salmon August 1 - September 30.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-195, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 97-18-035, 220-56-195, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-195, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-195, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-195, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-195, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-195, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-195, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-195, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-195, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-195, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-195, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-195, filed 4/9/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-195, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-195, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-195, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-205
Hook rules--Nonbuoyant lures and night closures.

It is unlawful to fish for or to possess ((salmon)) any species of fish taken for personal use from freshwater unless the hooks used meet the requirements of this section and it is unlawful to fish from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise during the periods shown:

(1) Nonbuoyant lure 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:


AreaTime period
Naselle River (((including all forks)))
Mainstem-Hwy 101 Bridge to North ForkSeptember 1-November 30
South Fork-Mouth to Beam CreekSeptember 1-November 30
Willapa River
Mouth to Hwy 6 BridgeOctober 1-November 30
Hwy 6 Bridge to Fork CreekSeptember 1-November 30
Upstream from Fork CreekSeptember 1-October 31
Willapa River (South Fork)September 1-November 30
Humptulips RiverSeptember 1-November 30
Satsop River (including all forks)September 1-November 30
Nemah River-North ForkOctober 1-November 30
Nemah River-Middle ForkSeptember 1-November 30
((Dungeness and Gray Wolf RiversAugust 1-October 15))
Kennedy CreekOctober 1-December 31
Nooksack River-South

Fork Mouth to Skookum Creek

August 1-October 31
((Big Quilcene RiverAugust 1-December 31))
MainstemAugust 1-November 30
North Fork mouth to Maple CreekAugust 1-November 30
Samish River

Mouth to Hickson Bridge

August 1-December 31

Stillaguamish River (((including all forks)August 1-November 30))
Mainstem downstream from Warm Beach Stanwood

Highway, North Fork and South Fork

August 1-November 30

Whatcom CreekAugust 1-December 31
Cowlitz River

From Mill Creek to Barrier Dam

((August)) April 1-October 31
Kalama River

Mouth to temporary rack

September 1-October 31
Lewis River-North Fork

From Johnson Creek to

Merwin Dam

April 1-October 31
Washougal River

Downstream of Salmon Falls Bridge

September 1-October 31
Icicle River

From Leavenworth Federal Fish Hatchery to mouth

((May 8)) June 1-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

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., nightly,

December 1-March 31

Capitol LakeAugust 1-November 30
Deschutes River

From 400 feet below lowest Tumwater Falls fish

ladder to the Old Hwy 99 Bridge on Capitol Boulevard

August 1-November 30

Elochoman River

Mouth to west fork

September 1- October 31
Grays River

Mouth to south fork

September 1- October 31

Green/Duwamish River

mouth to ((State Route 167 Bridge)) Headworks Dam

August 1-November 30
McAllister CreekAugust 1-November 30
Nisqually RiverAugust 1-November 30
Puyallup River

mouth to Carbon River

August 1-November 30
Skykomish River (including all forks)August 1-November 30
Snohomish RiverAugust 1-November 30
White/Stuck River((October)) August 1-November 30
Toutle River-North Fork

Highway 504 Bridge near Kidd Valley

to mouth of Green River

September 1-October 31

Green River (Cowlitz Co.)

mouth to ((1500)) 400 feet below hatchery rack

September 1-October 31

((Soos CreekSeptember 1-October 31))

(2) No leads, weights or sinkers may be attached below or less than 12 inches above a buoyant lure.

(3) All hooks must be attached within three inches of the bait or lure.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-205, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 97-18-035, 220-56-205, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-205, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-205, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-205, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-205, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-205, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-205, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-205, filed 4/26/88; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-205, filed 4/9/86; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-205, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-205, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-205, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-119, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98)

WAC 220-56-235
Possession limits--Bottomfish.

It is unlawful for any person to take in any day more than the following quantities of bottomfish for personal use.  The possession limit at any time shall not exceed the equivalent of two daily limits in fresh, frozen or processed form.  Unless otherwise provided bottomfish fishing is open the entire year.

(1) Coastal (Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 4):

(a) Lingcod((:

(i) 3 fish minimum length 24 inches in Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 3 and Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line;

(ii))) - 2 fish minimum length 24 inches ((in Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line)).

(b) Rockfish - 10 fish.

(c) Surfperch (excluding shiner perch) - 15 fish.

(d) Wolfeel - 2 fish east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

(e) Cabezon - 2 fish east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

(f) All other species - no limit.

(2) Inner Puget Sound (Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13):

(a) Catch Record Card Areas 5 and 6 - 15 fish in the aggregate of all species and species groups of bottomfish, which may include no more than:

Rockfish5 fish
Surfperch10 fish
Pacific cod2 fish
Pollock2 fish
Flatfish (except halibut)15 fish
Lingcod1 fish
Wolf-eel2 fish
Cabezon2 fish
(b) Catch Record Card Area 7 - 15 fish in the aggregate of all species of bottomfish, which may include no more than:

Rockfish5 fish
Surfperch10 fish
Pacific cod2 fish
Flatfish (except halibut)15 fish
Lingcod1 fish
Wolf-eel0 fish
Cabezon2 fish
Pollock2 fish
(c) Catch Record Card Areas 8-1 through 13 - 15 fish in the aggregate of all species and species groups of bottomfish, which may include no more than:

Rockfish3 fish
Surfperch10 fish
Pacific cod0 fish
Pollock0 fish
Flatfish (except halibut)15 fish
Lingcod1 fish
Wolf-eel0 fish
Cabezon2 fish
(d) It is unlawful to possess lingcod taken by angling less than 26 inches in length or greater than 40 inches in length.

(e) The daily limit taken by spear fishing may include no more than one lingcod.  There is no size restriction on the one lingcod allowed in the daily limit if taken by spear fishing.

(f) It is unlawful to retain cabezon taken from Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 from December 1 through April 30.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  98-15-032 (Order 98-119), 220-56-235, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98; 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-235, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-235, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-235, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-235, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-235, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-235, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-235, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-235, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-235, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-235, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-235, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-235, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-235, filed 3/17/83; 80-07-017 (Order 80-45), 220-56-235, filed 6/11/80; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-235, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

WAC 220-56-255
Halibut--((Season)) Seasons--Daily and possession limits.

(1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess halibut taken for personal use except from:

(((1))) (a) 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))) (b) Catch Record Card Area 2(( - )):

(i) Those waters south of the Queets River, north of 47 and east of 12440'W - Open May 2 through September 30, unless closed earlier by emergency regulation.

(ii) All other open waters in Area 2 - Open May 2 through September 30, unless 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.))

(iii) The following waters are closed to halibut fishing: ((West of 12440'W, north of 4710'N and south of 4731'42"N (Queets River))) Inside a rectangle defined by the following four corners: 4719'0"N, 12453'0"W; 4719'00"N, 12448'0"W; 4716'0"N, 12453'0"W; 4716'0"N, 12448'0"W.

(((3))) (c) 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)) a rectangle defined by the following four corners: 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))) (d) Catch Record Card Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13: May ((21)) 27 through ((August 3)) July 12 - Closed 12:01 a.m. Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday of each week during the open period.

(2) Daily limit one halibut. The daily limit in Area 1 is the first halibut over 32 inches in length brought aboard the vessel.

(3) The possession limit is two daily limits of halibut in any form, except the possession limit aboard the fishing vessel is one daily limit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-255, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

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 Districts 1 and 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 1 (Discovery Bay) - Spot shrimp: Maximum 50 shrimp as part of the 10 pound limit. Spot shrimp minimum size one and three-sixteenths inch from base of eyestalk to top rear edge of carapace.

(c) In Shrimp District 5 (Hood Canal) - ((7 pounds, whole in the shell)) 80 shrimp. No minimum size for spot shrimp.

(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 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-310, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 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 220-56-325
Shrimp--Areas and seasons.

(1) The following areas shall be defined as personal use shrimp fishing Districts 1 through 6:

(a) Shrimp District 1 - All waters south of a line from McCurdy Point on the Quimper Peninsula to the northern tip of Protection Island, to Rocky Point on the Miller Peninsula, and including all waters of Discovery Bay;

(b) Shrimp District 2 - All waters of Griffin Bay south of a line projected east-west through Turn Rock Light from San Juan Island to Lopez Island, and north of a line projected east from Cattle Point on San Juan Island to Lopez Island;

(c) Shrimp District 3 - All waters of Port Angeles Harbor west of a line from the eastern tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT-Rayonier dock;

(d) Shrimp District 4 - All waters of Sequim Bay south of a line projected west from Travis Spit on the Miller Peninsula;

(e) Shrimp District 5 - All waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge;

(f) Shrimp District 6 - All waters of Carr Inlet north of a line from Penrose Point to Green Point.

(2) It shall be unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use from the following areas, except as otherwise provided in this ((subsection)) section:

(a) District 1 - First Saturday in June through ((July 15)) September 5;

(b) District 2 - Second Saturday in ((May)) April through ((September)) October 15;

(c) District 3 - ((Second)) First Saturday in ((May)) June through September ((15)) 30;

(d) District 4 - Closed to all shrimp fishing;

(e) District 5 - 9:00 a.m. on the third Saturday in May until closed by emergency regulation;

(f) District 6 - Closed to all shrimp fishing;

(g) All other areas - The second Saturday in April through October 15.

(3) Spot shrimp seasons:

(a) District 1 - First Saturday in June through third Saturday in August. Spot shrimp may be retained on Saturdays only.

(b) District 3 - First Saturday in June through first Saturday in September. Spot shrimp may be retained on Saturdays and Sundays only.

(c) All other open areas - Spot shrimp may be retained as part of the daily limit at all times.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-325, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-325, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-325, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-325, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-325, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-325, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-325, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-325, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-084.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-56-225Freshwater angling hours.
WAC 220-56-245Halibut--Daily and possession limits.

OTS-3133.2


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

WAC 220-57-120
Bear River.

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the lime quarry road to Highway 101 Bridge (a distance of approximately 2 stream miles). Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-120, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-120, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-120, filed 3/16/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-120, filed 4/11/84; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-120, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-120, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-120, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-120, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-106.]


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

WAC 220-57-135
Calawah River.

Daily Limit A ((except release adult coho salmon)) - July 1 through November 30: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge.  ((Single point barbless hooks required.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-135, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-135, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-135, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-135, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-135, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-135, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-135, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-048 (Order 85-33), 220-57-135, filed 4/16/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-135, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-135, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-135, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-135, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-135, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-135, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-135, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-006.]


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

WAC 220-57-137
Carbon River.

Daily Limit A except up to 4 adult salmon may be retained, provided that not more than 2 are adult chinook and release all pink and chum salmon - September 1 through November 30 downstream from the mouth of Voight Creek.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-137, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-137, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-137, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-137, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-137, filed 3/16/89; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-137, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-137, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-137, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79.]


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

WAC 220-57-13701
Cascade River.

Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release wild coho - October 1 through November 30: Upstream from mouth to ((hatchery)) Rockport - Cascade road bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-13701, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.]


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

WAC 220-57-140
Chehalis River.

(1) Daily Limit A - May ((16)) 1 through July ((15)) 31: Downstream from the high bridge on the Weyerhaeuser 1000 line approximately 400 yards downstream of Roger Creek.

(2) ((Special)) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained and)) A except release ((all chum and release wild coho)) adult chinook - ((September 16 through September 30)) October 1 through November 15: Downstream from ((the high bridge to the Fuller)) Porter Bridge.  Single point barbless hooks required.

(3) ((Special)) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained and)) A except release ((chum and wild coho salmon)) adult chinook - October ((1 through October 31)) 16 through November 15: Downstream from the high bridge to the Porter Bridge. Single point barbless hooks required.

(4) ((Special)) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained and)) A except release adult chinook((, chum)) and wild adult coho salmon - ((October 1 through October 31)) November 16 through January 31: Downstream from the ((Porter)) High Bridge. ((Single point barbless hooks required.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-140, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-140, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-140, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-140, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 90-06-026, 220-57-140, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-140, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-140, filed 4/9/86; 84-08-024 (Order 84-25), 220-57-140, filed 3/28/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-140, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-140, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-140, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-140, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-140, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-140, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-008.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 79-7, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79)

WAC 220-57-145
Cispus River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A except release wild coho salmon. Open year-round. Eight-inch minimum size.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-145, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 76-14, 220-57-145, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-111.]


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

WAC 220-57-155
Clearwater River (Jefferson County).

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - September 1 through November 30: Downstream from the mouth of the Snahapish River. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-155, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-155, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-155, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-155, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-155, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-155, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-155, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-155, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-155, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-155, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-155, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-155, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-155, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-155, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-010.]


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

WAC 220-57-160
Columbia River.

(1) Rocky Reach Dam to Priest Rapids Dam: Daily Limit A except release wild coho salmon - September 16 through December 31.

(2) Priest Rapids Dam to the Vernita Bridge: Daily Limit A except release wild coho salmon - August 16 through October 31; Daily Limit C except release wild coho salmon - November 1 through December 31.

(3) Vernita Bridge to old Hanford townsite wooden power line towers: Daily Limit A except release wild coho salmon - August 16 through October 22.

(4) Old Hanford townsite wooden power line towers to Highway 395 Bridge connecting Pasco and Kennewick: Daily Limit A except release wild coho salmon - August 16 through December 31.

(5) Highway 395 Bridge to ((McNary Dam: Daily Limit A - August 1 through December 31.  It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye or chum salmon taken downstream of the Highway 395 Bridge to McNary Dam.

(6) McNary Dam to)) Interstate 5 Bridge: Daily Limit A - August 1 through December 31.  It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye ((or)), chum salmon or wild coho salmon taken downstream from ((McNary Dam)) the Highway 395 Bridge to the Interstate 5 Bridge.

(((7))) (6) Interstate 5 Bridge to the Megler-Astoria Bridge: Daily Limit A - August 1 through March 31 ((except release all coho October 1 through March 31)).  August 1 through December 31 release all chinook within the area of the mainstem Columbia as follows: Beginning at a fishing boundary marker on the northern (downstream) end of Bachelor Island, northwesterly to the lighthouse at Warrior Rock, north to Sand Island, along the east side of Sand Island to the northern (downstream) tip of the island, northwesterly approximately 1/2 mile to a navigation marker in the middle of the river, and northeasterly to Marker #77 on the Washington shore. During September, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use in those waters of the Columbia River north of a line from Abernathy Point Light to a boundary marker east of the mouth of Abernathy Creek.  It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye, chum, or wild coho salmon taken downstream from the Interstate 5 Bridge to the Megler-Astoria Bridge.

(((8))) (7) Megler-Astoria Bridge to the Buoy 10 Line:

(a) ((Daily Limit F)) Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release sockeye, chum, wild coho salmon and chinook salmon less than 24 inches in length - August ((8 through August 23)) 1 through September 30.

(b) Daily Limit A except release sockeye, chum and wild coho - ((January)) October 1 through March 31.

(((c) It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye chum or wild coho salmon taken downstream from the Megler-Astoria Bridge to the Buoy 10 Line.

(9))) (8) North Jetty (mouth of Columbia River): Open to angling from the bank only when state waters north of the control zone are open to salmon angling.  During such periods fishing from the north jetty is open 7 days per week and the daily limit shall be the same as for the ocean waters when open.  Also open to angling from the bank only concurrent with the Buoy 10 fishery.  Daily limit and gear requirement will be identical with those in the Buoy 10 fishery.  It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye or chum salmon taken from the North Jetty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-160, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-160, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-160, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-57-160, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-160, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-160, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-160, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-57-160, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-15-022 (Order 89-56), 220-57-160, filed 7/12/89; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-160, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-160, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-160, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-160, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-160, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-160, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-160, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-160, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-160, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-160, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-160, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-160, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-160, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-160, filed 3/15/76 and 3/24/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-011.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 97-202, filed 9/25/97, effective 10/26/97)

WAC 220-57-165
Copalis River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from Carlisle Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-20-071 (Order 97-202), 220-57-165, filed 9/25/97, effective 10/26/97; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-165, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-165, filed 3/16/89; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-165, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-165, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-165, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-012.]


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

WAC 220-57-175
Cowlitz River.

(1) Special Daily Limit ((A except release chum and wild coho)) of one salmon - ((January)) May 1 through ((April 30)) July 31: Downstream from fishing boundary markers approximately 400 feet below barrier dam structures at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery Barrier Dam except closed to fishing from south bank May 1 through June 15 downstream to mouth of Mill Creek.

(2) Daily Limit A except release chum and wild coho salmon - August 1 through April 30. Only one adult chinook August 1 through December 31. Release chinook over 28 inches October 1 through December 31 from Mill Creek to Blue Creek.

(3) Spring chinook season limit: A total of 5 salmon may be taken from the Cowlitz River during each April 1st through the following July 31st.

(4) Salmon angling from boats is prohibited the entire year in designated open waters between the barrier dam and a line from the mouth of Mill Creek to a boundary marker on the opposite shore.

(((3))) (5) Daily Limit A except minimum size of 8 inches and release wild coho salmon - open the entire year: From the confluence of the Muddy Fork and Ohanapecosh rivers downstream to Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-175, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-175, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-175, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-175, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-175, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-175, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-175, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-175, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-175, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-175, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-175, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-175, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-175, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-175, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-175, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-175, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-175, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-014.]


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

WAC 220-57-187
Deep River (Wahkiakum County).

Deep River (Wahkiakum County) - Daily Limit C - June 1 through July 31: Downstream from town bridge. Daily Limit A except release wild coho and 14-inch minimum size - August 1 through December 31: Downstream from town bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-187, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-20-071 (Order 97-202), 220-57-187, filed 9/25/97, effective 10/26/97.]


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

WAC 220-57-200
Dickey River.

((Special)) Daily Limit ((of two salmon)) A - July 1 through November 30: Downstream of the mouth of east fork of the Dickey River to the National Park boundary.  

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-200, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-200, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-200, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-200, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-200, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-200, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-200, filed 4/26/88; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-200, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-200, filed 4/11/84; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-200, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-200, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 76-14, 220-57-200, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-023.]


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

WAC 220-57-230
Elk River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A, except release adult chinook - October 1 through November 30: Downstream from the confluence of the east and middle branches. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-230, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-230, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-230, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-230, filed 4/26/88; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-230, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-230, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-230, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; Order 77-3, 220-57-230, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-230, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-030.]


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

WAC 220-57-235
Elochoman River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A, except release chum and wild coho - September 1 through December 31: Downstream of the west fork. October 1 through December 31 release chinook greater than 28 inches in length downstream from west fork to the Foster (Risk) Road Bridge. Closed waters - from WDFW temporary rack downstream to Foster (Risk) Road Bridge while rack is installed in river; from a point 50' above to 100' below the outlet pipes from the most downstream Elochoman Hatchery rearing pond and extending 30' out from the south bank of the river; from 100' above the upper hatchery rack downstream to the Elochoman Hatchery Bridge located 400' below the upper hatchery rack.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-235, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-235, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-235, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-235, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-235, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-235, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-235, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-235, filed 4/9/86; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-235, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-235, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-235, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-235, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 76-14, 220-57-235, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-031.]


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

WAC 220-57-250
Grays River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A, except release chum and wild coho salmon - September 1 through October 31: Downstream from the south fork. October 1 through October 31 - Release chinook salmon greater than 28 inches in length downstream from south fork to the covered bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-250, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-250, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-250, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-250, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-250, filed 4/21/87; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-250, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-250, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-036.]


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

WAC 220-57-255
Green River (Cowlitz County).

 ((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A - May 1 through May 31: Downstream from 400 feet below the Green River Hatchery upper water intake.

Daily Limit A - June 1 through July 31.

Daily Limit A, except release chum and wild coho and no more than one adult chinook may be retained - August 1 through November 30. October 1 through November 30 release chinook greater than 28 inches in length. Closed waters: All tributaries, mainstem source downstream to 2800 Bridge, all waters within 400 feet of hatchery rack when installed and September 1 through November 30 all waters within 400 feet of water intake at the upper end of the hatchery.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-255, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-255, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-255, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-255, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-255, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-255, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-255, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-255, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-255, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-255, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 76-14, 220-57-255, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-037.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-260
Green (Duwamish) River (King County).

Special daily limit of two chum salmon - November 1 through December 31: Downstream from 400 feet below the Tacoma Headwork Dam to the Highway 18 Bridge. Daily Limit A except release chinook salmon - October ((1)) 16 through ((October 15)) December 31: Downstream from the Highway 18 Bridge to the Auburn Eighth Street N.E. Bridge ((to the Highway 405 Bridge)).  Daily Limit A except release chinook salmon - October ((16)) 1 through December 31: Downstream from the ((downstream side of the Highway 18 Bridge to the Highway 405)) Eighth Street Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-260, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 90-06-026, 220-57-260, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-260, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-260, filed 4/9/86; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-260, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-260, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-260, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-260, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-260, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-260, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-260, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-038.]


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

WAC 220-57-270
Hoh River.

(1) Daily Limit C - ((May 16)) June 1 through August 31 ((except closed Monday and Tuesday of each week)): Downstream from the mouth of the south fork Hoh to the Morgan's Crossing boat launch, including Olympic National Park.

(2) ((Special)) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained)) C - ((May 16)) June 1 through ((August 31 except closed Monday and Tuesday of each week)) October 15: Downstream from the Morgan's Crossing boat launch to the Highway 101 Bridge.

(3) ((Special)) Daily Limit A - October 16 through November 30: Downstream from Morgan's Crossing boat launch to the Highway 101 Bridge.

(4) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained)) C - ((May 16)) June 1 through August 31 ((except closed Monday and Tuesday of each week)): Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge.

(((4))) (5) Daily Limit A - September 1 through November 30: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge.  

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-270, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-270, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-270, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-270, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 90-06-026, 220-57-270, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-270, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-270, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-270, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-270, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-270, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-270, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-270, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-270, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-270, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 77-3, 220-57-270, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-270, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-040.]


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

WAC 220-57-280
Hoquiam River--All forks.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A except release adult chinook - October 1 through November 15: Downstream from Dekay Road Bridge on west fork and downstream from flat car bridge near Berryman Creek on east fork. Single barbless books required.

Daily Limit A except release adult chinook and wild adult coho - November 16 through January 31: Downstream from Dekay Road Bridge on west fork and downstream from flat car bridge near Berryman Creek on east fork.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-280, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-280, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-280, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-280, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-280, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-280, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-280, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-280, filed 3/18/82; Order 76-14, 220-57-280, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-042.]


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

WAC 220-57-285
Humptulips River.

Daily Limit A, except release adult chinook and wild adult coho - ((September)) October 1 through ((October 15)) November 30: Downstream from the ((Highway 101 Bridge)) confluence of east and west forks. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-285, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-285, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-285, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-285, filed 3/16/89; 85-09-048 (Order 85-33), 220-57-285, filed 4/16/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-285, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-285, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-285, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-285, filed 3/18/82; Order 77-3, 220-57-285, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-285, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-043.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-295
Joe Creek (Grays Harbor County).

Daily Limit A except release adult chinook - September 1 through November 30: Downstream from the Ocean Beach Road Bridge to the State Highway 109 Bridge((, except that chinook salmon greater than 24 inches in length must be released immediately)). Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-295, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 85-09-048 (Order 85-33), 220-57-295, filed 4/16/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-295, filed 4/11/84; Order 77-3, 220-57-295, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-295, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-045.]


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

WAC 220-57-300
Johns River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A, except release adult chinook - October 1 through November 30: Downstream from Balloon Creek. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-300, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-300, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-300, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-300, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-300, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-300, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-300, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-300, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-300, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-300, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-300, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-300, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-046.]


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

WAC 220-57-310
Kalama River.

(1) Daily Limit A except release chum and wild coho salmon - ((January)) August 1 through April 30: Downstream from a point 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery. October 1 through December 31 release chinook over 28 inches in length downstream to natural gas pipeline crossing.

(2) Fishing from boats with motors is prohibited at all times in waters upstream of the Modrow Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-310, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-310, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-310, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-310, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-310, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-310, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-310, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-310, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-310, filed 4/9/85; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-310, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-310, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-310, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-310, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-310, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 77-3, 220-57-310, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-310, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-048.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-313
Kennedy Creek.

((Special)) Daily Limit A, except release coho - ((2 adult salmon - ))October 1 through November 30: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge to mouth.  Barbless hooks only.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-313, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-57-313, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91.]


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

WAC 220-57-315
Klickitat River.

((Special)) Daily Limit ((of one salmon)) C - June 1 through July 31: Downstream from fishing boundary markers at the downstream end of the Klickitat River Salmon Hatchery to 400 feet upstream from the No. 5 Fishway. ((Release adult chinook salmon upstream from the No. 5 Fishway.)) Daily Limit A - August 1 through November 30: Downstream from fishing boundary markers at the downstream end of the Klickitat River Salmon Hatchery to 400 feet upstream from the No. 5 Fishway.

Daily Limit A - June 1 through January 31: Downstream from Fisher Hill Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-315, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-315, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-315, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-315, filed 4/21/87; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-315, filed 3/17/83; 82-14-090 (Order 82-75), 220-57-315, filed 7/7/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-315, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-315, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-315, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-315, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-049.]


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

WAC 220-57-319
Lewis River.

(1) Mainstem(( - )):

(a) Special daily limit of one salmon - May 1 through July 31: Downstream from east fork to mouth.

(b) Daily Limit A except release chum and wild coho salmon ((January)) - August 1 through April 30: Downstream from east fork to mouth. August 1 through December 31 release chinook salmon.

(2) East fork: Closed waters.

(3) North fork:

(a) Daily Limit A except release chum, chinook and wild coho salmon - ((January)) August 1 through ((April)) September 30: Downstream from ((the overhead powerlines downstream from)) Merwin Dam to Colvin Creek.

(b) Daily Limit A except release chum and wild coho - January 1 through April 30: Downstream from Merwin Dam to Colvin Creek.

(c) Daily Limit A except release chum and wild coho - August 1 through April 30: Downstream from Colvin Creek to mouth. August 1 through December 31 release chinook salmon.

(d) Special daily limit of one salmon - May 1 through July 31: Downstream from Colvin Creek to mouth.

At all times it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess salmon taken for personal use from waters shoreward of the cable, buoy, and corkline located at the mouth of the Lewis River Salmon Hatchery Fishway.

(4) Spring chinook season limit: A total of 5 salmon may be taken from the Lewis River system during each April 1st through the following July 31st.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-319, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-319, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-319, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-319, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-319, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-319, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-319, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-319, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-319, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-319, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-319, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-319, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-319, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-319, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-050 (part).]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-321
Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake).

Daily Limit A except release wild coho - August 1 through December 31: Downstream from markers downstream from federal salmon hatchery.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-321, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]


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

WAC 220-57-335
Naselle River.

(1) Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the Highway 4 Bridge to Highway 101 Bridge. Single point barbless hooks required.

(2) Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - October 16 through January 31: Downstream from the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge to the Highway 4 Bridge. Single point barbless hooks required.

(3) Waters within 400 feet both upstream and downstream from the entrance to the Naselle Salmon Hatchery Attraction Channel are closed to salmon angling at all times.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-335, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-335, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-335, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-335, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-335, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-335, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-335, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-335, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-335, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-335, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-335, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-057.]


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

WAC 220-57-340
Nemah River.

(1) Middle Nemah, Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the department of natural resources bridge on the Middle Nemah A Line Road. Single point barbless hooks required.

(2) North Nemah - Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - October 1 through January 31: Downstream from lower bridge on dead end Lower Nemah Road to the mouth. Single point barbless hooks required.

(3) South Nemah - Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the confluence of the Middle Nemah to the mouth. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-340, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-340, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-57-340, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-340, filed 3/16/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-340, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-340, filed 3/17/83; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-340, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-340, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-340, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-058.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-341
Newaukum River--Including south fork.

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho and adult chinook - November 16 through January 31: Downstream from Gheer Creek. Single point barbless hooks required.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-342
Niawiakum River.

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the South Bend-Palix Road Bridge. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-342, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-342, filed 3/16/89.]


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

WAC 220-57-350
Nooksack River.

(1) Special daily limit ((A except up to 4 adult salmon may be retained provided no more than 2 are)) of two salmon except release chinook - September 1 through December 31: Downstream from the confluence of north and south forks to Lummi Indian Reservation boundary.

(2) North Fork - Special daily limit ((A)) of two salmon except release chinook - October 1 through ((November 30)) October 31: Downstream from Maple Creek to mouth of north fork.

(3) South Fork - Special daily limit ((A)) of two salmon except release chinook - October 1 through November 30: Downstream from ((the Saxon Bridge)) Skookum Creek to mouth of south fork.  Selective gear rules.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-350, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-350, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-350, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-350, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-350, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-350, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-350, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-350, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-350, filed 4/9/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-350, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-350, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-350, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-350, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-350, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-350, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-060.]


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

WAC 220-57-355
North River.

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31 - downstream from the mouth of Salmon Creek. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-355, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-355, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; Order 76-14, 220-57-355, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-061.]


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

WAC 220-57-365
Palix River.

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from the confluence of the south and middle forks to the Highway 101 Bridge. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-365, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-365, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-365, filed 3/16/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-365, filed 4/11/84; Order 76-14, 220-57-365, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-064.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 93-20, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93)

WAC 220-57-380
Quilcene (Big Quilcene) River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Special daily limit of 2 coho salmon - August 16 through October 31: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge to Rogers Street. Selective gear rules. Closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-380, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-380, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 (Order 88-14), 220-57-380, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-380, filed 4/21/87; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-380, filed 3/18/82; Order 77-3, 220-57-380, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-380, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-069.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-405
Samish River.

Special daily limit ((A)) of 2 salmon - July 1 through October 15: Downstream from the Thomas Road Bridge to the Bayview-Edison Road Bridge.  Special daily limit ((A)) of 2 salmon - October 16 through December 31: Downstream from Interstate 5 Bridge to the Bayview-Edison Road Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-405, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-405, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-405, filed 3/16/89; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-405, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-405, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-405, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-405, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-405, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-075.]


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

WAC 220-57-415
Satsop River--Mainstem and east fork.

Daily Limit A except release adult chinook - October ((10)) 1 through ((November 2)) January 31: Downstream from the bridge at Schafer State Park on east fork.  ((Single point barbless hooks required.)) November 16 through January 31 release wild adult coho.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-415, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-415, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-415, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-415, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-415, filed 4/21/87; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-415, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-415, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-415, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-415, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-415, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-078.]


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

WAC 220-57-425
Skagit River.

(1) Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release ((coho)) chinook salmon - ((November)) October 1 through December 31: Downstream from the ((mouth of the Cascade River)) pipeline crossing at Sedro Wooley.

(2) Special daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon - October 1 through November 30: Downstream from the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the pipeline crossing at Sedro Wooley.

(3) Special daily limit of 2 chum salmon - November 1 through December 31: Downstream from the mouth of the Cascade River to the Dalles Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-425, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-425, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-425, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-425, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-425, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-57-425, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-425, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-14-047 (Order 91-41), 220-57-425, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-425, filed 3/16/89; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-425, filed 4/9/85; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-425, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-425, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; Order 77-3, 220-57-425, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-425, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-081.]


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

WAC 220-57-430
Skokomish River.

(((1))) Special daily limit of ((four salmon release chinook and chum salmon)) 6 salmon, not more than 4 of which may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook - ((September 16)) August 1 through ((October)) December 15: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge. August 1 through October 15 release chum.

(((2) Special daily limit of four salmon except release chinook salmon - October 16 through December 15: Downstream from the Highway 101 Bridge.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-430, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-430, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-430, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-430, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-57-430, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-430, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-14-047 (Order 91-41), 220-57-430, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-430, filed 3/16/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-430, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-430, filed 6/9/82; Order 77-3, 220-57-430, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-430, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-082.]


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

WAC 220-57-435
Skykomish River.

Special daily limit of two salmon except release chinook in the entire river and release pink salmon downstream from the confluence of the north and south forks to the mouth of the Sultan River - ((October)) September 1 through December 31: Downstream from the confluence of north and south forks.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-435, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-435, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-435, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-435, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-435, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-435, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-435, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-435, filed 4/9/86; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-435, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-435, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-435, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-435, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 77-3, 220-57-435, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-435, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-083.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-440
Smith Creek (Pacific County).

Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from Highway 101 Bridge to the mouth. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-440, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-440, filed 3/16/89; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-440, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-440, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-440, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-084.]


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

WAC 220-57-450
Snohomish River.

(1) Special daily limit of two salmon except release chinook ((and pink)) salmon - ((October)) September 1 through December 31: Downstream from confluence of Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers.

(2) During even-numbered years it is unlawful to retain pink salmon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-450, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-20-071 (Order 97-202), 220-57-450, filed 9/25/97, effective 10/26/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-450, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-450, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-450, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-450, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-450, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-57-450, filed 4/9/86; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-450, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-450, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-450, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-57-450, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-450, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-086.]


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

WAC 220-57-462
Soos Creek.

Special daily limit of two salmon - September 1 through October 31: Downstream from the bridge near the hatchery residence. Only one single hook may be used. Open only to persons less than fifteen years of age. Closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-462, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.]


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

WAC 220-57-465
Stillaguamish River.

Special daily limit of two ((chum)) salmon except release chinook and coho - ((November)) September 1 through December 31: Downstream from confluence of north and south forks except waters of Cook Slough are closed at all times from the water flow control structure to a point 400 feet downstream. From confluence to Warm Beach-Stanwood Highway - 14-inch minimum and closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise at all times. Selective gear rules September 1 through November 30.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-465, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-465, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-465, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-465, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-465, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-465, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-57-465, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-57-465, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-465, filed 3/16/89; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-465, filed 4/9/85; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-465, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-465, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-465, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 76-14, 220-57-465, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-089.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 91-41, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91)

WAC 220-57-470
Tahuya River.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Special daily limit of 2 coho - September 16 through October 31: Downstream from a marker approximately one mile above North Shore Road Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  91-14-047 (Order 91-41), 220-57-470, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-470, filed 3/16/89; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-57-470, filed 6/9/82; Order 76-14, 220-57-470, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-091.]


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

WAC 220-57-480
Toutle River--North Fork.

((Closed to salmon angling the entire year.)) Daily Limit A, except no more than one adult chinook and release chum and wild coho - August 1 through November 30: Downstream from the posted deadline at the fish collection facility to the Highway 504 Bridge near Kidd Valley. October 1 through November 30 release chinook greater than 28 inches in length.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-480, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-480, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-480, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-480, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-480, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-480, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-480, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-480, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-480, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 77-3, 220-57-480, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-480, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-093.]


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

WAC 220-57-495
Washougal River.

Daily Limit A except release ((all)) chum and wild coho salmon - ((January)) August 1 through March 15: ((Downstream from bridge at Salmon Falls to mouth.)) Upstream of the Little Washougal River - October 1 through December 31 release chinook greater than 28 inches in length.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-495, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-57-495, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040.  97-18-035, 220-57-495, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-57-495, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-495, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-495, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-57-495, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-495, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-495, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-495, filed 4/9/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-495, filed 3/17/83; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-495, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 77-3, 220-47-495 (codified WAC 220-57-495), filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-495, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-098.]


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

WAC 220-57-505
White Salmon River.

(1) ((Special daily limit of one salmon - May 1 through June 15: Downstream from 400 feet below Condit Dam to the power house below Condit Dam.

(2))) Daily Limit A except release wild coho - November 16 through April 30: Downstream from 400 feet below Condit Dam to the power house below Condit Dam.

(((3) Special daily limit of one salmon - May 1 through July 31: Downstream from the power house below Condit Dam.

(4))) (2) Daily Limit A - August 1 through April 30 except release wild coho at all times and release adult salmon October 1 through December 31: Downstream from the power house below Condit Dam.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-505, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-505, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 90-06-026, 220-57-505, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-505, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-505, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-505, filed 4/9/85; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-505, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-57-505, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-505, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-505, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; Order 76-14, 220-57-505, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-100.]


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

WAC 220-57-510
Willapa River.

(1) Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - July 1 through January 31: Downstream from Highway 6 Bridge, approximately 2 miles below the mouth of Trap Creek, to the department boat launch in South Bend. Single point barbless hooks required.

(2) Daily Limit A except release wild adult coho salmon - October 16 through January 31: Downstream from mouth of Fork Creek to the Highway 6 Bridge approximately 2 miles below the mouth of Trap Creek. Single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-510, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-510, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-510, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-510, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-57-510, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-510, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-510, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-510, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-102.]


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

WAC 220-57-515
Wind River.

(1) ((Special daily limit of one salmon - May 1 through June 15: Downstream from 400 feet below Shipherd Falls.

(2))) Daily Limit A except release wild coho - August 1 through October 31: Downstream from the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge to the mouth.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-515, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-515, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-57-515, filed 4/26/88; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-515, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-515, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-515, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; 79-02-052 (Order 79-7), 220-57-515, filed 1/30/79, effective 4/1/79; 78-03-034 (Order 78-8), 220-57-515, filed 2/21/78, effective 4/1/78; Order 77-3, 220-57-515, filed 1/28/77, effective 3/1/77; Order 76-14, 220-57-515, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-103.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 95-46, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 220-57-520
Wishkah River.

Daily Limit A except release adult chinook - ((July)) October 1 through January 31: Downstream from the mouth of the west fork. November 16 through January 31 release wild adult coho. October 1 through November 15 single point barbless hooks required.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-520, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-520, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-520, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-520, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-520, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-520, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-520, filed 3/18/82; Order 76-14, 220-57-520, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-104.]


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

WAC 220-57-525
Wynoochee River.

((Special)) Daily Limit ((of six salmon except no more than one adult salmon may be retained, and)) A except release ((chum and wild coho salmon)) adult chinook - ((September 16)) October 1 through ((October)) January 31: Downstream from the 7400 line bridge upstream of the mouth of Schafer Creek.  October 1 through November 15 - single point barbless hooks required. November 16 through January 31 - release wild adult coho.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-57-525, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-57-525, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-57-525, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-57-525, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-57-525, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-57-525, filed 4/21/87; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-57-525, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-57-525, filed 3/17/83; 82-14-090 (Order 82-75), 220-57-525, filed 7/7/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-57-525, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-57-525, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80; Order 76-14, 220-57-525, filed 3/15/76, effective 5/1/76.  Formerly WAC 220-57-105.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-57-220Duwamish River.

OTS-3134.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

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.

(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)(i) It is unlawful to possess Dolly Varden/bull trout or sturgeon in the field in such condition that the total length cannot be determined.

(ii) It is unlawful to possess salmon or steelhead in the field in such condition that the total length and presence or absence of all fins cannot be determined.

(iii) It is unlawful to possess gamefish, food fish, or shellfish in the field in such condition that the size, weight or sex cannot be determined if a size, weight or sex restriction applies to the species. This subsection does not apply to gamefish, food fish, or shellfish if the fisher has stopped fishing for the day after the catch has been brought ashore, or if the catch is in the process of being prepared for immediate consumption. Dolly Varden/bull trout and sturgeon must comply with subsection (1) of this section at all times when in the field.

(3) Seasonal wild steelhead limit - steelhead trout only: Each angler who possesses a valid steelhead catch record card may not retain more than thirty steelhead over twenty inches in length May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999; May 1, 1999, through March 31, 2000; and thereafter April 1st through the following March 31st.

(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 weekend: The ((first full weekend)) Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June is declared as free fishing weekend in Washington.  On this weekend a fishing license is not required for any person, regardless of residency or age, to fish for or possess game fish and a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit is not required to utilize department parking facilities, except that it is unlawful to fish for or possess steelhead trout without the required catch record card. During free fishing 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 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.


(15) Daily limits and minimum sizes:


GAME FISH

SPECIES

DAILY LIMIT MINIMUM SIZE

LIMIT

BASSFive - 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 is required 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.


WALLEYEFive, not more than one over twenty-four inchesEighteen inches

Walleye may be caught, retained, and released alive from a livewell until a daily limit is in possession.
WHITEFISHFifteenNone
ALL OTHER

GAME FISH

No LimitNone


BULLFROGSNo LimitNone
(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:)) River mouths that differ from the general definition are defined in WAC 220-56-105.


((Abernathy CreekHighway 4 Bridge.
Bear RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
Bone RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
Chehalis RiverHighway 101 Bridge in Aberdeen.
Cowlitz RiverA 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 CreekA 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 LakeHighway 14 Bridge.
Duwamish RiverFirst Avenue South Bridge.
Elk RiverHighway 105 Bridge.
Entiat RiverHighway 97 Bridge.
Hoquiam RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
Humptulips River Mouth of Jessie

Slough.

Johns RiverHighway 105 Bridge.
Kalama River

Boundary markers located at the mouth.
Kennedy CreekAn arc 500 yards east of the midpoint of the northbound Highway 101 Bridge.
Kettle RiverBarstow 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 RiverHighway 97 Bridge.
Naselle RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
North Nemah RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
Niawiakum RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
North RiverHighway 105 Bridge.
Palix RiverHighway 101 Bridge.
Puyallup River11th Street Bridge.
Samish RiverSamish Island Bridge (Bayview-Edison Road).
Sammamish River68th Ave. N.E. Bridge.
Skagit RiverA 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 CreekHighway 4 Bridge.
Skookum CreekA line 400 yards below the old railroad bridge.
Snohomish RiverBurlington Northern Railway Bridges crossing main river and sloughs.
South Nemah RiverLynn Point 117 degrees true to the opposite shore.
Spokane RiverState Route 25 Bridge.
Tucannon CreekState Highway 261 Bridge.
Wallace RiverThe furthest downstream rail road bridge.
Washougal RiverA 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 CreekA 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 RiverMarkers downstream of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge.
Wind RiverBoundary line/markers at mouth.
Willapa RiverSouth Bend boat launch.
Yakima RiverHighway 240 Bridge.))
(19) Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restriction: In the ((following)) waters defined in WAC 220-56-205 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((:


((AreaTime 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 RiverSeptember 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 CreekOctober 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 RiverAugust 1 - December 31
Samish RiverAugust 1 - December 31
Stillaquamish River

(including all forks)

August 1 - November 30

Whatcom CreekAugust 1 - December 31
Cowlitz River

From Mill Creek to

BarrierDam

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 LakeAugust 1 - November 30
Deschutes RiverAugust 1 - November 30
Elochoman RiverSeptember 1 - November 30
Grays RiverSeptember 1 - November 30
Green/Duwamish River

mouth to Highway

164 Bridge

August 1 - November 30
McAllister CreekAugust 1 - November 30
Nisqually RiverAugust 1 - November 30
Puyallup River

mouth to Carbon River

August 1 - November 30
Skykomish River

(including all forks)

August 1 - November 30

Snohomish RiverAugust 1 - November 30
White/Stuck RiverOctober 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 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 232-12-619, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99.  Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080.  99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 232-12-619, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99.  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-3135.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

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)) disability 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. Upstream from the Lime Quarry Road: Selective gear rules June 1 through last day in February.


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 fourteen inches.  


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 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):  Fly fishing only.  Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.   All species: Release all fish.


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 fourteen inches.  


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.  Single point barbless hooks required September 1 through November 30. 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 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 fourteen inches.  

From mouth to Highway 8 Bridge: Additional March 1 through March 31 season.  Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.  


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 release all cutthroat 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): 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): 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.  


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.   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.   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.  Single point barbless hooks required October 1 through November 30 downstream of the confluence of the east and middle branches. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.  


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 fourteen inches.  


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 cutthroat.


Grays River, West Fork (Wahkiakum County), downstream from Hatchery Road Bridge: June 1 - August 31 season.  Trout: 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.   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, seniors and holders of ((free)) disability 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.  Single point barbless hooks required October 1 through November 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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)) October 1 through ((October 31)) November 30. 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): Upstream from State Highway 109 Bridge to Ocean Beach Road Bridge: June 1 through November 30 season. Single barbless hooks required September 1 through November 30. 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.  Single point barbless hooks required October 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.  


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.


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

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


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 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: 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.

Mainstem: 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. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

From Highway 101 Bridge to mouth of North Fork: Additional November 1 through March 31 season.   All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

South Fork, from mouth to Bean Creek: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish. Additional November 1 through last day in February season.  


North Fork: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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)) holders of disability licenses 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. Selective gear rules on Middle Nemah above DNR Bridge and on South Nemah above confluence with Middle Nemah. 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.  Single point barbless hooks required November 16 through January 31. 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): From Highway 101 Bridge to the South Bend/Palix Road Bridge: Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31. All species: Release all fish.


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 to Falls River: 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.

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. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


Upstream from Falls River: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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.  Release cutthroat.


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. 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.  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: August 16 through December 31 - closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise in those waters upstream from Rogers Street to the Highway 101 Bridge. 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.   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.   Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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.  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.   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.   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 fourteen inches.  

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. 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. September 1 through October 31 - closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise in those waters downstream from the bridge near the hatchery residence.


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.  Closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. 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): 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.  


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.  

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):

All species: Release all fish. From lower bridge on the Old Belfair Highway upstream: Selective gear rules.

From mouth to lower bridge on the Old Belfair Highway, additional November 1 through last day in February season.    

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. 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.

South Fork: Additional November 1 through last day of February season.  Selective gear rules.


Williams Creek (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season.  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.) - Vessel Traffic Separation Buoy "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 saltwater 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) 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.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 232-28-619, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 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.]

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