WSR 99-22-105

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed November 3, 1999, 9:43 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-22-001.

Title of Rule: Personal use rules.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.

Summary: WAC 220-16-257, changes definition of razor clam beaches; WAC 220-16-345, corrects reference to daylight savings time; WAC 220-16-480, changes boundaries of Sund Rock Marine Preserve; WAC 220-16-590, changes boundaries of Orchard Rocks Marine Preserve; WAC 220-16-730, creates Colvos Passage Conservation Area; WAC 220-16-740, creates Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area; WAC 220-16-750, creates Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area; WAC 220-20-010, allows gaffing of skates and sharks; WAC 220-56-103, adds landlocked salmon rules to several western Washington lakes; WAC 220-56-105, adjusts river mouth definition for Little White Salmon River; WAC 220-56-130, sets daily and possession limits for unclassified marine fish and invertebrates; WAC 220-56-145, allows anglers to fillet salmon after bringing to shore and stopping fishing for the day; WAC 220-56-160, closes salmon season November 1 - December 31 downstream from Bonneville Dam to Beacon Rock; WAC 220-56-175, sturgeon catch record card required state-wide; WAC 220-56-185, updates bouy reference in Marine Area 8-1; WAC 220-56-205, adds night closure and nonbuoyant lure rules to portions of the Wind and White Salmon rivers, and Drano Lake; WAC 220-56-235, makes daily limit for rockfish 1, daily limit for hake 2 in Areas 5-7 and 0 in Areas 8-1 - 13, makes it unlawful to continue to fish for bottomfish after the daily limit for one species or species group has been retained; WAC 220-56-240, makes the yearly limit for sturgeon 10 per angler, regardless of where the were taken; WAC 220-56-250, shortens spearfish season for lingcod; WAC 220-56-280, changes open season for carp; WAC 220-56-295, makes it unlawful to remove oversize sturgeon totally or in part from the water; WAC 220-56-310, removes minimum size limit from spot shrimp in Shrimp District 3; WAC 220-56-315, makes it unlawful in Shrimp District 5 to have more that 4 shrimp pots on a vessel. Makes it unlawful to pull shellfish pots from a vessel at night; WAC 220-56-330, housekeeping - moved to WAC 220-56-315; WAC 220-56-335, changes minimum size for crab in Hood Canal to 6 1/4"; WAC 220-56-350, adjusts seasons for clams other than razor clams based on abundance and usage patterns; WAC 220-56-372, changes definition of Long Beach razor clam sanctuary; WAC 220-56-380, adjusts seasons for oysters based on abundance and usage patterns; WAC 232-12-168, allows bass and walleye tournament anglers to retain their 5 largest bass or walleye regardless of the rule for the water fished. Requires walleye tournament anglers to clearly identify their boats; WAC 232-12-619, removes seasonal wild steelhead limits from north coastal rivers. Makes it unlawful to fish for burbot with set line gear. Adds grayling to the list of game fish managed as trout. Defines landlocked chinook and coho rules - list of waters resides in WAC 220-56-103; WAC 232-28-619, closes anadromous zone of several eastern Washington rivers for protection of ESA listed salmon, Dolly Varden/bull trout, and steelhead. New bass slot limit added to many lakes state-wide. Seasons, daily limits and gear restrictions to many state waters adjusted for stock protection, angler opportunity; and WAC 232-12-018, repealed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Summary above.

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

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

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

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

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Summary above.

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

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

Hearing Location: Double Tree Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA, on December 10-11, 1999, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by November 23, 1999, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2226.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-29424 [902-2942], by December 9, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 10, 1999.

November 3, 1999

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3545.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 91-13, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91)

WAC 220-16-257
Razor clam beds.

"Razor clam beds" are defined as that portion of Pacific Ocean beaches westerly of a line ((500 feet seaward and parallel to the base of the primary dune or cliff or any portion of Pacific Ocean beaches posted as a razor clam bed and marked with boundary markers)) 150 feet waterward of the extreme upper limit of the hard sand area.  The detached Willapa Bay Spits that are north of Leadbetter Channel, west of Ellen Sands and south of the Willapa Ship Channel are also defined as "razor clam beds," as are those portions of the mouths of Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay which contain razor clams.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-16-257, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-16-257, filed 3/18/82; 80-13-064 (Order 80-123), 220-16-257, filed 9/17/80.]

OTS-3539.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 1193, filed 3/4/75)

WAC 220-16-345
General definitions--Time.

All Times referred to in any order or regulation shall be Pacific Standard Time, except that during the period from the ((last)) first Sunday in ((February)) April to the last Sunday in October all times referred to shall be Pacific Daylight Time.

[Order 1193, 220-16-345, filed 3/4/75; Order 817, 220-16-345, filed 5/29/69.  Formerly WAC 220-16-030 (part).]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-120, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98)

WAC 220-16-480
Sund Rock Marine Preserve Area.

The "Sund Rock Marine Preserve Area" is defined as those waters and bed lands ((within 200 yards of the salmon net pens located near Sund Rock in Hood Canal)) enclosed by a line originating at the shore of Hood Canal, at the mouth of Sund Creek (47 26' 396N", 123 07' 070W"), thence due east 350 feet, thence due south to Latitude 47 26' 382N", thence due west until it intersects the beach, including all of the underwater feature known as Sund Rock.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  98-15-031 (Order 98-120), 220-16-480, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98.]


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

WAC 220-16-590
Orchard Rocks Conservation Area.

"Orchard Rocks Conservation Area" is defined as those waters and bedlands of Rich Passage ((north and west)) within a 400-yard radius of Orchard Rocks ((between a line projected 85 degrees true from Orchard Rocks day marker and a line projected from Orchard Rocks day marker southwesterly through the R `6' flashing red (2.5s) buoy as well as all waters within 50 yards of Orchard Rocks)) day marker.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-16-590, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-730
Colvos Passage Conservation Area.

"Colvos Passage Conservation Area" is defined as those waters and bedlands from the southern boundary of Sunrise park, then east 200 yards, then south 500 yards, then due west to shore, excluding the area within 100 feet of ordinary high water.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-740
Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area.

"Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area" is defined as those waters and bedlands from Waketickeh Creek (located 1000 yards northeast of Cummings Point) out perpendicular to shore 500 yards, then parallel to shore northeast 1700 yards, then back to shore along a line perpendicular to shore, excluding the area within 100 feet of ordinary high water.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-750
Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area.

"Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area" is defined as those tidelands owned by the Town of Steilacoom at Saltar's Point Beach located between Montgomery Street and Martin Street, and the water column above those tidelands.

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OTS-3578.1


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

WAC 220-20-010
General provisions--Lawful and unlawful acts--Salmon, other food fish and shellfish.

(1) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for, possess or transport for any purpose food fish, shellfish or parts thereof, in or from any of the waters or land over which the state of Washington has jurisdiction, or from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, except at the times, places and in the manners and for the species, quantities, sizes or sexes provided for in the regulations of the department of fisheries.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to have in possession or under control or custody any food fish or shellfish within the land or water boundaries of the state of Washington, except in those areas which are open to commercial fishing or wherein the possession, control or custody of salmon or other food fish or shellfish for commercial purposes is made lawful under a statute of the state of Washington or the rules and regulations of the director of fisheries, unless otherwise provided.

(3) It shall be lawful to fish for, possess, process and otherwise deal in food fish and fish offal or scrap for any purpose, provided; that it shall be unlawful to use any of the following listed species for purposes other than human consumption or fishing bait:


Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Pacific herring

(except as prescribed

in WAC 220-49-020)


(Clupea harengus pallasi)

Salmon
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta)
Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Masu (Oncorhynchus masu)

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to fish for food fish or shellfish while in possession in the field of food fish or shellfish that are in violation of the harvest regulations for the area being fished.  This regulation does not apply to vessels in transit.

(5) It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any commercial food fish or shellfish gear to leave such gear unattended in waters of the state or offshore waters unless said gear is marked.

(a) Shellfish pot, bottom fish pot, set line and set net gear must be marked with a buoy to which shall be affixed in a visible and legible manner the department of fisheries approved and registered buoy brand issued to the license, provided that:

(i) Buoys affixed to unattended gear must be visible on the surface of the water except during strong tidal flow or extreme weather conditions.

(ii) When two or more shellfish pots are attached to a common ground line the number of pots so attached must be clearly labeled on the required buoy.

(b) It is unlawful to operate any gill net, attended or unattended, unless there is affixed, within five feet of each end of the net, a buoy, float, or some other form of marker, visible on the corkline of the net, on which shall be marked in a visible, legible and permanent manner the name and gill net license number of the fisher.

(c) It shall be unlawful at any time to leave a gill net unattended in the commercial salmon fishery.

(6) It shall be unlawful to place any commercial food fish or shellfish gear in any waters closed to commercial fishing, provided; that this provision shall not apply to reef nets or brush weirs or to gear being tested under supervision of the department of fisheries, provided further that it shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess food fish with any type of commercial fishing gear in the waters of Carr Inlet north of north latitude 47 20' from August 15 through November 30 except as provided in chapter 220-47 WAC.

(7) It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any fishing gear to refuse to submit such gear to inspection in any manner specified by authorized representatives of the department of fisheries.

(8) It shall be unlawful for any person taking or possessing food fish or shellfish taken from any of the waters or beaches of the Columbia River, the state of Washington or the Pacific Ocean for any purpose to fail to submit such food fish or shellfish for inspection by authorized representatives of the department of fisheries.

(9) It shall be unlawful for any person licensed under the fisheries code of Washington to fail to make or return any report required by the department of fisheries relative to the taking, selling, possessing, transporting, processing, freezing and storing of food fish or shellfish whether taken within the jurisdiction of the state of Washington or beyond or on Indian reservations or usual and accustomed Indian fishing grounds.

(10) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess or to injure, kill or molest fish in any fishway, fish ladder, fish screen, holding pond, rearing pond, or other fish protective device, or to interfere in any manner with the proper operation of such fish protective devices.

(11) It shall be unlawful to club, gaff, shoot, snag, snare, dip net, harass, spear, stone or otherwise molest, injure, kill or destroy any food fish or shellfish or parts thereof, or for any person to attempt to commit such acts, or to have any fish, shellfish or parts thereof so taken in possession, except as provided for in this subsection:

(a) It shall be lawful to use a dip net or club in the landing of food fish taken by personal-use angling unless otherwise provided and it shall be lawful to use a gaff in the landing of tuna, halibut, skates and ((dogfish)) sharks in all catch record card areas.

(b) It shall be lawful to use a dip net, gaff, or club in the landing of food fish or shellfish taken for commercial purposes, except that it is unlawful to use a fish pew, pitchfork, or any other instrument that will penetrate the body of the food fish or shellfish while sorting commercial catches during the act of discarding those fish that are not going to be retained.

(c) It shall be lawful to use a spear in underwater spear fishing as provided for in WAC 220-56-160.

(d) It shall be lawful to use a spear to take carp as provided for in WAC 220-56-280.

(e) It shall be lawful to snag herring, smelt, anchovies, pilchard, sand lance, and squid when using forage fish jigger gear or squid jigs.

(f) It shall be lawful to shoot halibut when landing them with a dip net or gaff.

(12) It shall be unlawful to take or possess for any purpose any food fish or shellfish smaller than the lawful minimum size limits.  Any such fish either snagged, hooked, netted or gilled must be immediately returned to the water with the least possible injury to the fish or shellfish and it shall be unlawful to allow undersized salmon entangled in commercial nets to pass through a power block or onto a power reel or drum.

(13) It shall be unlawful to possess aboard any vessel engaged in commercial fishing or having commercially caught fish aboard, any food fish or shellfish in such condition that its species, length, weight or sex cannot be determined if a species, length, weight, or sex limit is prescribed for said species and it is unlawful to possess food fish or shellfish mutilated in any manner such that the natural length or weight cannot be determined if a length or weight limit is prescribed for said species.

(14) It shall be unlawful in any area to use, operate or carry aboard a commercial fishing vessel a licensed net or combination of such nets, whether fished singly or separately, in excess of the maximum lawful size or length prescribed for a single net in that area, except as otherwise provided for in the rules and regulations of the department of fisheries.

(15) It shall be unlawful for any permit holder to fail to comply with all provisions of any special permit or letter of approval issued to him under the authority of the director of fisheries, or to perform any act not specifically authorized in said document or in the regulations of the director of fisheries.

(16) It shall be unlawful to use, place or cause to be placed in the waters or on the beaches or tidelands of the state any substance or chemical used for control of predators or pests affecting food fish or shellfish or other aquatic marine organisms, without first having obtained a special permit to do so from the director of fisheries.

(17) It shall be unlawful to test commercial fishing gear except as follows:

(a) Bellingham Bay - inside and northerly of a line from Governor's Point to the south tip of Eliza Island to Point Frances in waters 10 fathoms and deeper.

(b) Boundary Bay - north of a line from Birch Point to Point Roberts and south of the international boundary in waters 10 fathoms and deeper during times not under IPSFC control.

(c) San Juan Channel - within a 1 mile radius of Point Caution during times not under IPSFC control.

(d) Port Angeles - inside and westerly of a line projected from the east tip of Ediz Hook through buoy C "1" to the mainland.

(e) Port Gardner - within a 2 mile radius of the entrance to Everett breakwater in waters 10 fathoms and deeper.

(f) Central Puget Sound - between lines from Meadow Point to Point Monroe and Skiff Point to West Point in waters 50 fathoms and deeper.

(g) East Pass - between lines from Point Robinson true east to the mainland and from Dash Point to Point Piner in waters 50 fathoms and deeper.

(h) Port Townsend - westerly of a line from the Coast Guard station in Port Townsend to Walan Point to Kala Point in waters 10 fathoms and deeper.

(i) All tows or sets are limited to 20 minutes exclusive of setting and retrieving time.

(j) All testing is to be accomplished between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

(k) Codends of trawl nets must be left open, all hooks of set line gear must be unbaited, and no lures or baited hooks shall be used with jig or troll gear.

(l) Any and all incidentally caught fish and shellfish must be returned to the waters immediately, and no fish or shellfish are to be retained aboard the vessel at any time during a gear test operation.

(m) It shall be unlawful for any person conducting such gear testing operations to fail to notify the fisheries patrol office in Olympia prior to testing.

(18) It is unlawful for any person or corporation either licensed by the department of fisheries or bringing food fish or shellfish into the state to fail to comply with the directions of authorized department personnel related to the collection of sampling data or material from food fish or shellfish.  It is also unlawful for any such person or corporation to fail to relinquish to the department, upon request, any part of a salmon or other food fish containing coded-wire tags, including but not limited to, the snouts of those salmon that are marked by having clipped adipose fins.

(19) It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken from any conservation area defined in chapter 220-16 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-20-010, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  98-15-031 (Order 98-120), 220-20-010, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-20-010, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  93-15-051, 220-20-010, filed 7/14/93, effective 8/14/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-20-010, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 91-01-023, 220-20-010, filed 12/10/90, effective 1/10/91; 89-02-022 (Order 88-186), 220-20-010, filed 12/29/88; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-20-010, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-20-010, filed 4/9/85; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-20-010, filed 4/1/85; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-20-010, filed 3/27/84; 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), 220-20-010, filed 7/15/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-20-010, filed 3/18/82; 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-20-010, filed 1/7/81; 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), 220-20-010, filed 8/6/80; 80-07-017 (Order 80-45), 220-20-010, filed 6/11/80; 79-10-013 (Order 79-75), 220-20-010, filed 9/7/79; Order 77-14, 220-20-010, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-148, 220-20-010, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-20-010, filed 3/4/75; Order 1179, 220-20-010, filed 11/19/74; Order 1106, 220-20-010, filed 1/10/74; Order 1057, 220-20-010, filed 5/22/73; Order 945, 220-20-010, filed 8/16/71; Order 920, 220-20-010, filed 5/13/71; Order 817, 220-20-010, filed 5/29/69; Order 810, 220-20-010, filed 4/17/69; Order 771-A, 220-20-010, filed 3/29/68; Order 767, 1, filed 12/22/67; Order 758, 3, filed 10/16/67; Order 726, 2, 3, filed 4/24/67; Order 721, 1, filed 3/9/67; Subsections 1, 2 from Orders 405 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 3 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Subsection 16 from Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 355 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 4 from Order 591, filed 10/28/63; Orders 479 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 5 from Orders 383 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 6, 26, 35 from Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 7-11, 13-15, 17, 18, 22 from Orders 355 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 12 from Orders 407 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 19, 27 from Orders 480 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 20 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Orders 483 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 23 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 24 from Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Orders 407 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 25 from Orders 449 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 28-33 from Orders 456 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 34 from Orders 486 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 36 from Order 591, filed 10/28/63; Subsections 37 and 38 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Subsection 39 from Order 672, filed 12/28/65.]

OTS-3547.2


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

WAC 220-56-103
Definitions--Landlocked chinook and coho.

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

(((1) Big Lake (Skagit County).

(2) Clear Lake (Pierce County).

(3) Cushman Reservoir (Mason County).

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

(5) McMurray Lake (Skagit County).

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

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

(8) Wilderness Lake (King County).

(9) Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County).

(10) Chelan, Lake (Chelan County).

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

(12) Spokane River (Spokane County).

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

(1) Big Lake (Skagit County).

(2) Bradley Pond (Pierce County).

(3) Carlisle Lake (Lewis County).

(4) Carney Lake (Pierce County).

(5) Cases Pond (Pacific County).

(6) Chelan Lake (Chelan County).

(7) Clear Lake (Pierce County).

(8) Cushman Reservoir (Mason County).

(9) DeCoursey Pond (Pierce County).

(10) Horseshoe Lake (Kitsap County).

(11) Lincoln Pond (Clallam County).

(12) Maggie Lake (Mason County).

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

(14) McMurray Lake (Skagit County).

(15) Radar Ponds (Pacific County).

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

(17) Roosevelt Lake (Columbia River) (Stevens County).

(18) Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) (Lewis County).

(19) Spokane River (Spokane County).

(20) Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County).

(21) Vance Creek Pond 1 (Grays Harbor County).

(22) Vance Creek Pond 2 (Grays Harbor County).

(23) Waughop Lake (Pierce County).

(24) Wilderness Lake (King County).

(25) Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-103, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-103, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-17-062 (Order 95-102), 220-56-103, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-125, filed 8/13/99, effective 4/1/00)

WAC 220-56-175
Catch record cards.

It is unlawful for any person to fail to comply with the catch record requirements as provided for in this section:

(1) In order to fish for or possess for personal use any crab, anadromous salmon, ((Columbia River, Grays Harbor, or Willapa Bay)) sturgeon (((including sturgeon taken from any tributary))), halibut taken from Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13, or steelhead, an angler must obtain and have in personal possession the appropriate catch record card as described in WAC 220-69-236 except for commercially caught salmon retained for personal use as provided for in WAC 220-20-016 and commercially caught sturgeon retained for personal use as provided for in WAC 220-20-021.

(2) Any angler, when obtaining a catch record card shall completely, accurately, and legibly complete all personal identification information in ink on the catch record card prior to detaching the catch record card from the underlying copy of the catch record card.

(3) Immediately upon catching and possessing a salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut, the angler shall enter in ink in the appropriate space the place, date of catch, species (catch type), for sturgeon, length and, for halibut, vessel type.

(4) Immediately upon retaining a Dungeness crab aboard a vessel or on the shore, the fisher must enter in ink in the appropriate space the place and date of catch, fishery type and enter a tally mark for each Dungeness crab retained from each catch record card area fished. At the end of the fishing day, the fisher shall enter the total number of crab tally marks for each fishery type.

(5) Every person possessing a catch record card shall by April 30 of the year following the year printed on the card return such card to the department of fish and wildlife.

(6) Any person possessing a catch record card shall, upon demand of any law enforcement officer or authorized department employee, exhibit said card to such officer or employee for inspection.

(7) A catch record card shall not be transferred, borrowed, altered, or loaned to another person.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-17-066 (Order 99-125), 220-56-175, filed 8/13/99, effective 4/1/00.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-175, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-175, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-56-175, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-56-175, filed 2/4/88; 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), 220-56-175, filed 5/10/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-175, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-023.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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.) - 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)) #4 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.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-185, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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 - 2 fish minimum length 24 inches.

(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:

Rockfish ((5)) 1 fish
Surfperch 10 fish
Pacific cod 2 fish
Pollock 2 fish
Flatfish (except halibut) 15 fish
Lingcod 1 fish
Wolf-eel 2 fish
Cabezon 2 fish
Pacific hake 2 fish
(b) Catch Record Card Area 7 - 15 fish in the aggregate of all species of bottomfish, which may include no more than:

Rockfish ((5)) 1 fish
Surfperch 10 fish
Pacific cod 2 fish
Flatfish (except halibut) 15 fish
Lingcod 1 fish
Wolf-eel 0 fish
Cabezon 2 fish
Pollock 2 fish
Pacific hake 2 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:

Rockfish ((3)) 1 fish
Surfperch 10 fish
Pacific cod 0 fish
Pollock 0 fish
Flatfish (except halibut) 15 fish
Lingcod 1 fish
Wolf-eel 0 fish
Cabezon 2 fish
Pacific hake 0 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.

(g) It is unlawful to continue to fish for bottomfish after retaining the daily limit of any species or species group of bottomfish for which there is a daily limit taken from Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-235, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99.  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 92-19, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92)

WAC 220-56-250
Lingcod--Areas and seasons.

It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess lingcod for personal use except during the seasons and within the areas herein provided:

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

(2) Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13 - May 1 through June 15 by angling and May 21 through June 15 by spear fishing.

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


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

WAC 220-56-295
Sturgeon--Unlawful acts.

(1) It is unlawful to possess in the field or transport for personal use any sturgeon from which either the head or tail or both have been removed or to possess sturgeon eggs without having retained the carcass of the fish from which the eggs have been removed.

(2) It is unlawful to use a fish landing aid that penetrates the fish while restraining, handling or landing any sturgeon.

(3) It is unlawful to fail to immediately return to the water any sturgeon that is not of legal size.

(4) It is unlawful to remove oversize sturgeon totally or in part from the water.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-295, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-295, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-295, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-295, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-295, filed 4/11/84; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-295, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-295, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-072.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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, 3 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 3 (Port Angeles) - Total weight 10 pounds. Spot shrimp: No minimum size.

(d) In Shrimp District 5 (Hood Canal) - 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.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-310, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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 220-56-315
Crabs, shrimp, crawfish--Unlawful acts.

(1) It is unlawful to take and possess crabs, shrimp, and crawfish taken for personal use except by hand or with hand dip nets, ring nets, shellfish pots, and any hand-operated instrument that will not penetrate the shell.

(2) It is unlawful to use more than two units of gear at any one time except:

(a) In Puget Sound waters other than Shrimp District 5 it is unlawful to use at any one time more than two units of gear for the purpose of taking crabs and two additional units of gear for the purpose of taking shrimp.  

(b) In Shrimp District 5 (Hood Canal) it is unlawful to use more than one shrimp pot and a total of two star traps or ring nets during the Hood Canal shrimp season.  It is unlawful for the operator of any boat from which shrimp pots are set or pulled to have on board or to fish more than four shrimp pots.

(3) It is unlawful for any person to operate a shellfish pot not attached to a buoy bearing that person's name, except that a second person may assist the pot owner in operation of the gear.

(4) It is unlawful to salvage or attempt to salvage shellfish pot gear from Hood Canal that has been lost without first obtaining a permit authorizing such activity issued by the director, and it is unlawful to fail to comply with all provisions of such permit.

(5) It is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use from the waters of Fidalgo Bay within 25 yards of the Burlington Northern Railroad trestle connecting March Point and Anacortes.

(6) It is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken for personal use with shellfish pot or ring net gear from the waters of Padilla Bay or Swinomish Slough within 25 yards of the Burlington Northern Railroad crossing the northern end of Swinomish Slough except from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset.

(7) It is unlawful to dig for or possess ghost or mud shrimp taken for personal use by any method except hand operated suction devices or dug by hand.

(8) One unit of gear is equivalent to one ring net or one shellfish pot.

(9) Each unit of gear must be attached to its own buoy line and have a separate buoy for each unit of gear.

(10) No fisher may set or pull shellfish pots, ring nets or star traps from a vessel in all state waters from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-315, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  94-14-069, 220-56-315, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-315, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-315, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-315, filed 3/16/89; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-315, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-315, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-330
Crab--Areas and seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-330, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-330, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-330, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-330, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-330, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 90-06-026, 220-56-330, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-330, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-330, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-330, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-330, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]


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

WAC 220-56-335
Crab--Unlawful acts.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to take or possess for personal use any female Dungeness crabs.

(2) It is unlawful to take or possess any male Dungeness crabs taken for personal use which measure less than the following sizes:

(a) In Puget Sound (all contiguous waters east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line) ((except those waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge)) - 6 1/4 inch minimum size.

(b) ((In those waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge - 6 inch minimum size.

(c))) In coastal waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line, Pacific Ocean waters, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay - 6 inch minimum size.

(((d))) (c) In the Columbia River - 5 3/4 inch minimum size.

(3) It is unlawful to take or possess any red rock crabs taken for personal use that measure less than five inches.

(4) All measurement shall be made at the widest part of the shell (caliper measurement) immediately in front of the points (tips).

(5) It is unlawful to possess in the field any crab or parts thereof without retaining the back shell.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-335, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-335, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-335, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-335, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-335, filed 4/26/88; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-335, filed 4/9/86; 85-07-023 (Order 85-18), 220-56-335, filed 3/13/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-335, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-13, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96)

WAC 220-56-372
Razor clam sanctuaries.

The following areas are hereby set aside for experimental purposes by the department of fisheries razor clam enhancement project.  As need arises in the future, specific sections of these areas will be closed to public use.

(1) Long Beach - from a ((line extending westward from the middle)) point beginning 2.7 miles north of the Oysterville approach - north for one quarter mile (1,320 feet).

(2) Twin Harbors Beach - from a line extending westward from the middle of the county line approach south for one quarter mile (1,320 feet).

(3) Copalis Beach - from a point beginning four-tenths of a mile south of the Ocean City approach (2nd Ave.) and extending south for one quarter mile (1,320 feet).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-372, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-372, filed 4/21/87; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-372, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-372, filed 3/18/82; 80-13-064 (Order 80-123), 220-56-372, filed 9/17/80.]

OTS-3555.2


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

WAC 220-56-130
((Edmonds underwater marine park.)) Unclassified marine invertebrates and fish.

((It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess food fish and shellfish by any means from within the boundaries of the city of Edmonds underwater marine park located inside the following lines:

That portion of Edmonds tidelands fronting on Government Lot 2, Section 23, Township 27 North, Range 3 East, W.M., described as extending between the mean high tide and the Outer Harbor Line, and lying between the northeasterly line of Main Street and its westerly projection and a line parallel with and 250 feet northerly of (measured at right angles) the northeasterly line of Main Street.)) (1) Definitions. For purposes of this section:

(a) "Daily limit" means individual animals retained, alive or dead.

(b) "Sculpins" means individual sculpins of species that are not defined as bottomfish.

(c) "Nudibranch" means individual nudibranchs of any species.

(d) "Unclassified marine invertebrates" and "unclassified marine fish" mean species existing in Washington state marine waters in a wild state that have not been classified as food fish, shellfish, game fish, protected wildlife, or endangered species.

(2) The following limits apply to the taking of unclassified marine invertebrates in Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 13, and the taking of unclassified marine fish in Catch Record Card Areas 5 through 13:

(a) Daily limit of ten unclassified marine invertebrates, except moon snails and nudibranchs.

(b) Daily limit of five moon snails.

(c) Daily limit of two nudibranchs.

(d) Daily limit of two unclassified marine fish per species of fish, except that the daily limit may not contain more than two sculpins.

(e) The possession limit and the daily limit are the same.

(3) Each person possessing unclassified marine invertebrates or unclassified marine fish must retain their take in a separate container.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-130, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-130, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]

OTS-3570.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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)) Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.
Willapa River - South Bend boat launch.
Wind River - Boundary line markers at mouth.
Yakima River - Highway 240 Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-105, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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 Order 99-13, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99)

WAC 220-56-350
Clams other than razor clams, cockles, borers, mussels--Areas and seasons.

(1) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams, cockles, borers and mussels taken for personal use on Puget Sound the entire year except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(a) Ben Ure Spit: Open January ((1)) 2 through April 30.

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

(c) Camano Island State Park: Open June 1 through June 15.

(d) Cline Spit: Closed the entire year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(q) Illahee State Park: Open May 1 through May 7.

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

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

(t) Kopachuck State Park: Closed the entire year.

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

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

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

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

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

(z) North Sequim Bay State Park - Open May 16 through June 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(ee) Pitship Point: Closed the entire year.

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

(gg) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Closed the entire year.

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

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

(jj) Potlatch DNR tidelands: Open March 1 through June 30.

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

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

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

(nn) Rendsland Creek: Open January 1 through April 30.

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

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

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

(rr) Seahurst County Park: Closed the entire year.

(ss) Sequim Bay State Park - Open May 16 through June 15.

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

(uu) South Indian Island County Park: Open January 1 through September 30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(bbb) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through April 30.

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-350, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-350, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-350, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-350, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-350, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-350, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-15-011, 220-56-350, filed 7/8/93, effective 8/8/93; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-350, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-350, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-350, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-350, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-350, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-350, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-350, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-350, filed 4/9/86; 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), 220-56-350, filed 6/5/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-350, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-350, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-350, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]


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

WAC 220-56-380
Oysters--Areas and seasons.

(1) It is lawful to take and possess oysters taken for personal use from public tidelands the entire year, except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(a) Brown Point: ((Closed)) Open the entire year.

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

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

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

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

(c) Dosewallips State Park: Open March 1 through June 30 only in areas defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.

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

(e) Eagle Creek: Open January 1 through March 31.

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

(g) Illahee State Park: Open May 1 through May 7.

(h) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open June 1 through September 30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(o) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Open September 1 through December 31.

(p) Potlatch State Park: Open March 1 through April 15.

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

(r) Scenic Beach State Park: Open April 16 through July 15.

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

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

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

(v) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through April 30.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-380, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-380, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-380, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-380, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-380, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-380, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-380, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-380, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-380, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-380, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-380, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 and 88-10-013 (Orders 88-14 and 88-15), 220-56-380, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-380, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-380, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-380, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-380, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-380, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-380, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-380, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.  Formerly WAC 220-56-086.]

OTS-3581.1


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

WAC 220-56-145
Possession of food fish or shellfish in unlawful condition.

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

(2) ((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.

(3))) It is unlawful to possess gamefish, food fish, or shellfish in the field in such condition that the species, size, weight or sex cannot be determined if a species, size, weight or sex restriction applies to the species, and 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. 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.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-145, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-145, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-145, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-145, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-145, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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

It is unlawful to fish for or to possess 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:


Area Time period
Naselle River
Mainstem-Hwy 101 Bridge to North Fork September 1-November 30
South Fork-Mouth to Beam Creek September 1-November 30
Willapa River
Mouth to Hwy 6 Bridge October 1-November 30
Hwy 6 Bridge to Fork Creek September 1-November 30
Upstream from Fork Creek September 1-October 31
Willapa River (South Fork) September 1-November 30
Humptulips River September 1-November 30
Satsop River (including all forks) September 1-November 30
Nemah River-North Fork October 1-November 30
Nemah River-Middle Fork September 1-November 30
Kennedy Creek October 1-December 31
Nooksack River-South

Fork Mouth to Skookum Creek

August 1-October 31
Mainstem August 1-November 30
North Fork mouth to Maple Creek August 1-November 30
Samish River

Mouth to Hickson Bridge

August 1-December 31

Stillaguamish River
Mainstem downstream from Warm Beach Stanwood

Highway, North Fork and South Fork

August 1-November 30

Whatcom Creek August 1-December 31
Cowlitz River

From Mill Creek to Barrier Dam

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

June 1-June 30
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 Lake August 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 Headworks Dam

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

mouth to Carbon River

August 1-November 30
Skykomish River (including all forks) August 1-November 30
Snohomish River August 1-November 30
White/Stuck River 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 400 feet below hatchery rack

September 1-October 31

Wind River

mouth to Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge

August 1-October 31
White Salmon River

marker below BNRR Bridge to power house

August 1-December 31
Drano Lake (Skamania County) August 1-December 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.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-205, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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 98-241, filed 11/24/98, effective 1/1/99)

WAC 220-56-240
Daily limits sturgeon, smelt, herring and other food fish not otherwise provided for.

It is unlawful for any person to retain more than the following quantities and sizes of food fish taken for personal use.  Unless otherwise provided, other food fish fishing is open the entire year:

(1) Sturgeon:

(a) Unlawful to fish from a floating device May 1 through June 30 downstream from the boating deadline below Bonneville Dam to markers on the Oregon and Washington shores of the Columbia River at Beacon Rock.

(b) 1 fish daily limit with the following size restrictions in all state waters:

(i) Minimum size is 42 inches in length except minimum size 48 inches in length in waters of the Columbia River and tributaries upstream from Dalles Dam; and

(ii) Maximum size is 60 inches in length.

(c) The possession limit is two daily limits of fresh, frozen or processed sturgeon.

(d) ((There is a limit of two sturgeon per person for the period January 1 through March 31, 1999.)) There is an annual personal use limit of 10 sturgeon from April 1st through the following March 31st regardless of where the sturgeon were taken.

(2) Forage fish: 10 pounds in the aggregate.  The possession limit is two daily limits in fresh form.  Additional forage fish may be possessed in frozen or processed form.

(3) All other food fish not otherwise provided for in this chapter: No limit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 1998 c 191 40.  98-24-042 (Order 98-241), 220-56-240, filed 11/24/98, effective 1/1/99.  Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080.  98-06-031, 220-56-240, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  97-08-017 (Order 97-53), 220-56-240, filed 3/25/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-240, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-240, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-240, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-22-004 (Order 93-125), 220-56-240, filed 10/20/93, effective 1/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-240, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-240, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-240, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-240, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-240, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 (Order 88-14), 220-56-240, filed 4/26/88; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-240, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-240, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-240, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-240, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]

OTS-3548.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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 Interstate 5 Bridge: Daily Limit A - August 1 through December 31 except closed November 1 through December 31 downstream from Bonneville Dam to Beacon Rock.  It is unlawful to take or possess sockeye, chum salmon or wild coho salmon taken downstream from the Highway 395 Bridge to the Interstate 5 Bridge.

(6) Interstate 5 Bridge to the Megler-Astoria Bridge: Daily Limit A - August 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.

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

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

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

(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.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-57-160, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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.]

OTS-3555.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 80-12, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80)

WAC 220-56-280
Carp--Lawful gear and seasons.

(1) It shall be ((lawful)) unlawful to take, fish for and possess in any quantity carp taken for personal use except by angling or spearing or with bow and arrow.

(2) It is unlawful to fish for or possess carp taken from water not open to the taking of gamefish or salmon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.  80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-280, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]

OTS-3553.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-12-018 Definitions--Landlocked chinook and coho.

OTS-3550.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 96-80, filed 7/19/96, effective 8/19/96)

WAC 232-12-168
Fishing contests.

(1) Contest defined: By definition, a fishing contest exists when 6 or more persons fish competitively and determine winners, regardless of prize value.

(2) Application:

(a) Fishing contest permit applications should be submitted to the department by November 1 of each year for contests that are to take place the following calendar year.  After November 1, applications must be submitted not less than 30 days prior to the date for which the contest is proposed.

(b) Applications must include the permit fee required by RCW 77.32.211.  The fee will be returned if the permit is denied.  No more than seven permits will be issued to any one permittee during a calendar year.  The fee is $24 per permit.

(3) Approval:

(a) Fishing contests which adversely affect fish or wildlife resources or other recreational opportunity may be denied.

(b) Contests will not be allowed on sea-run cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden or bull trout.

(c) Contests involving only juveniles or the handicapped may exceed the participation limits in contests per month, contests per year, or boats per contest day with permission from the director.  Also, contests involving only juveniles may target any fish species except sea-run cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden or bull trout, under one permit.  

(4) Prize value: Total prize value per contest will not exceed $400 when trout, steelhead, char, whitefish, grayling, or kokanee are included as target species; provided that contests wherein other species not listed above are targeted, or where bass or walleye are the targeted species and at least 90 percent of bass or walleye are released alive and in good condition after the contest, may qualify for no limitation on amount of prize.  Contests involving only juveniles are not required to meet 90 percent live release requirements even if bass or walleye are included as a target species.

(5) Legal requirements, all contests:

(a) Fishing contest permits must be in the possession of the contest sponsor or official at the contest site.

(b) Contests are restricted to the species and waters approved on the permit.  Only those species listed as a target of the contest may be retained by contest participants during bass or walleye contests where all contestants fish at the same time and place.

(c) Sponsors must report contest information requested by the department within 30 days after the contest has ended.  Subsequent contest permits will not be issued for one year after the date of the contest for which the report was not returned if this requirement is not fulfilled.

(d) Contest participants may not restrict public access at boat launches.

(e) Contests where all participants expect to fish at the same time from boats on lakes or reservoirs will not last longer than three consecutive days and have the following limits per water:


ACRES
CONTESTS

PER DAY

CONTESTS

PER

MONTH*

CONTESTS

PER YEAR

BOATS

PER

CONTEST

DAY

BASS WALLEYE
Less than 300 1 1 5 0 15
301 - 3,000 1 2 10 2 35
3,001 - 6,000 1 3 15 2 60
6,001 - 10,000 1 4 25 2 125
More than 10,000** 2 5 35 2 300
*

**

No more than four weekend days per month nor more than two weekends per month may be scheduled on any water when contestants fish at the same time, and are allowed to fish from boats.

Two separate contest permits may be issued with no more than 150 boats per contest.

(f) It is unlawful for the fishing contest permittee or any of the contest participants to fail to comply with the conditions of the fishing contest permit, or of general fishing rules not specifically exempted by this permit.  Failure of the permittee or any of the contestants to comply with all provisions of the contest permit or of other fishing regulations during a contest may lead to revocation of the permit.

(6) Special regulations, bass and walleye contests:

(a) In any contest targeting either bass or walleye, all live bass or walleye must be released alive into the water from which they were caught after being weighed and/or measured.  At the end of each day's competition, if the mortality of target fish caught that day exceeds 10%, the contest will be suspended.  Suspended contests may be continued (within assigned permit dates) only if the cause of the high mortality can be positively identified, and the cause of the mortality (high waves, equipment deficiency, etc.) ceases or is corrected by contest officials.  Contests involving only juveniles are not required to meet the 90 percent live release requirement for any approved species.

(b) During bass and walleye contests only, participants may continue to fish while holding ((a daily catch limit of bass)) up to five fish in possession ((for the particular water being fished)), as long as one fish is released immediately upon catching a fish which would make the angler in excess of ((the daily catch limit)) five fish if kept.  The fish released may come either from the one just caught, or from the livewell, but at no time may the angler have more than ((a daily limit)) five fish in the livewell.

(c) During bass contests, contestants may not use live bait, except that contests involving only juveniles which include bass as a target species may use bait.

(d) During bass and walleye contests ((held on waters managed under statewide "standard" regulations,)) participants may retain ((a daily catch limit of)) up to five bass and walleye of any size to be weighed in.  ((However, if the contest is on waters managed by "nonstandard" (exception) regulations, no deviations to size limits are allowed.  Regardless of whether the contest is on a water managed by "standard" or "exception" regulations,)) A tournament angler((s)) may not be in possession of more than ((the daily catch limit for)) five bass or walleye from the water being fished, except as authorized under (6)(((f))) (e) below.

(e) ((During walleye contests, all current bag and size remain in effect.  No size or number limit exceptions are allowed for walleye contests except as authorized under (6)(f) below.

(f))) The contest director or director designee may exceed possession limits for bass or walleye for the purpose of transporting fish from a weigh-in site to an open-water area.  During transportation, the transport boat must not leave the water the fish were caught from and a copy of the contest permit must be on board during actual fish transport.

(((g))) (f) Livewell dimensions: During walleye tournaments, all livewells used to hold walleye must be at least 34 inches in length and have a water capacity of at least 20 gallons.  Not more than 6 walleye may be placed in a single livewell.  All livewells must have both a functional freshwater pump and backup aeration capability.

(((h))) (g) Boat identification: All boats used for fishing in bass and walleye contests must be clearly identified according to criteria established by the department.

(7) Zebra mussel decontamination.  Prior to participating in a Washington state fishing contest:

(a) All contest participants are required to sign a zebra mussel decontamination statement that their boats and/or boat trailers have or have not been in physical contact with any waters east of the Continental Divide for thirty days immediately preceding the contest and, if the boat and/or trailer has been in contact with such waters the participant must complete a decontamination report indicating that the following actions have been taken:

(i) A physical inspection has been made of the hull, motor, trailer, livewell and bilge by the contest director or designee, and any zebra mussels, if found, have been disposed of in a garbage container; and

(ii) The vessel has been decontaminated by the hull having been:

(A) Pressurized washed with hot soapy water; or

(B) Washed with a household bleach solution of one part bleach to 19 parts water, or the equivalent;

(iii) The motor has been run in a household bleach solution of one part bleach to 19 parts water, or the equivalent, for a minimum of one minute; and

(iv) The bilge and any livewells have been flushed, and the flush water disposed in such a manner that the wastewater will not directly enter state waters, either ground or surface.

(b) The zebra mussel decontamination statement and decontamination report shall be submitted to the department as part of the fishing contest report.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020 and 77.12.040.  96-15-096 (Order 96-80), 232-12-168, filed 7/19/96, effective 8/19/96.  Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040.  96-11-079, 232-12-168, filed 5/13/96, effective 7/1/96; 94-06-014 (Order 629), 232-12-168, filed 2/18/94, effective 3/21/94; 92-22-015 (Order 577), 232-12-168, filed 10/21/92, effective 11/21/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.04.055.  90-22-057 (Order 464), 232-12-168, filed 11/5/90, effective 12/6/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.16.010.  86-21-017 (Order 280), 232-12-168, filed 10/6/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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 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))) (13) 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))) (14) Daily limits and minimum sizes:


GAME FISH

SPECIES

DAILY LIMIT MINIMUM SIZE

LIMIT

BASS Five - not more than three over fifteen inches


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

None
GRASS CARP.... It is unlawful to fish for or retain grass carp.
TROUT

(except Eastern Brook trout)

A total of five trout, of which no more than two may be from Rivers, Streams, and Beaver Ponds.
None in Lakes, Ponds, and Reservoirs.
No more than two of the trout daily catch limit of 5 may be Steelhead.
Eight inches in Rivers, Streams, and Beaver Ponds.
EASTERN BROOK TROUT

(Salvelinus

fontinalis)

Five - to be considered part of the trout daily catch limit.
None
BURBOT
Five
None
CHANNEL

CATFISH

Five if taken from lakes, ponds or reservoirs. Twelve inches if taken in lakes, ponds or reservoirs with no more than one greater than 24 inches in length.
(a)The following game fish species are managed as trout:


Eastern brook trout

Brown trout

Cutthroat trout

Dolly Varden/Bull trout

Golden trout

Grayling

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.


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

Walleye may be caught, retained, and released alive from a livewell until a daily limit is in possession.
WHITEFISH Fifteen None
ALL OTHER

GAME FISH

No Limit None


BULLFROGS No Limit None
(((16) Seasonal wild steelhead limits.

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

(i) Clearwater River - mouth to Snahapish River.

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

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

(i) Bogachiel River.

(ii) Calawah River.

(iii) Dickey River.

(iv) Sol Duc River.

(v) Quillayute River.

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

(((18))) (16) River mouths.   River mouths that differ from the general definition are defined in WAC 220-56-105.

(((19))) (17) Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restriction: In the 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.

(18) Landlocked chinook and coho. In the waters defined in WAC 220-56-103 chinook and coho salmon are defined as landlocked. A freshwater license is required to fish for these species and a catch record card is not required. Season, daily limit and size restriction rules for landlocked chinook and coho are the same as trout rules except Lake Chelan. The angler's combined catch of trout and landlocked salmon applies towards the trout limit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 232-12-619, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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-3541.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-102, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99)

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.


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. Trout: Daily limit one.


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.


Alder Lake (Reservoir) (Pierce/Thurston counties): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


American River (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.


Ancient Lake (Grant County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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 disability licenses, and licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile only.


Bear River (Pacific County): June 1 through ((last day in February season)) March 31.  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)) March 31.


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 (Clallam County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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 Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Additional season December 1 through 31, mouth to posted sign at reaving pond outlet. Terminal gear limited to one single hook on a nonbuoyant lure and closed one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Bradley Pond (Pierce County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) mouth to confluence of East and West Forks (Okanogan County): ((Selective gear rules.  Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.)) Closed waters.


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.)) April 1 through August 31: Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.


Campbell Lake (Skagit County): ((Bass: Only bass less than twelve inches or over fifteen inches in length may be retained.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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)) Voight Creek: June 1 through January 31 season.  Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.  Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31.  Voight Creek to Highway 162 Bridge: June 1 through August 15 and December 1 through January 31 season: Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31. Mouth to the Highway 162 Bridge: 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)) November 30 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)) November 30 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Closed waters.


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


Cedar River (King County), from mouth to Cedar Falls: 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.


Chambers Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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 Hatchery Creek (Chelan County): Closed waters.


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.)) Closed waters.


((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.  Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: Release all fish except whitefish.


Chikamin Creek (Chelan County), mouth to South Fork: Closed waters.


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)) Fool Hen Creek: ((Selective gear rules.)) Closed waters. Fool Hen Creek upstream: Selective gear rules.


Chiwawa River (Chelan County): Mouth to Buck Creek: Closed waters. Buck Creek upstream: 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): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Chumming permitted.


Clear Lake (Spokane County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) 31 through April 15, ((one)) wild steelhead ((per day)) may be retained.

From Snahapish River upstream: ((Trout, minimum length fourteen inches.)) Fishing from any floating device prohibited. All species: Selective gear rules and release all fish.


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 Basin Hatchery Creek (Grant County): Hatchery outflow to confluence with mainstem Hatchery Creek: Juveniles and holders of disability licenses only. Mainstem Hatchery Creek: Juveniles and licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile only.


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.  Walleye: No minimum size. Daily limit ten, of which no more than five may be greater than eighteen inches in length and one greater than twenty-four inches in length. 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. Walleye: No minimum size. Daily limit ten, of which no more than five may be greater than eighteen inches in length and one greater than twenty-four inches in length.

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. Walleye: No minimum size. Daily limit ten, of which no more than five may be greater than eighteen inches in length and one greater than twenty-four inches in length.

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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


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


Crocker Lake (Jefferson County): Closed waters.


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)) April 1 through August 31: Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.


Davis Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 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)) November 30 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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)) March 1 through November 30 season.  Selective gear rules.  Trout: Daily limit one.


Duck Lake (Grays Harbor County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained. 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.


Early Winter Creek (Okanogan County): Closed waters.


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.


Echo Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through June 30 and September 1 through October 31 season.


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.


Elbow Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Eloika Lake (Spokane County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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 season.  Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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 and licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile 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.


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


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


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


Goat Creek (Okanogan County), from mouth to River Mile 3: Closed waters.


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)) confluence north fork Gold Creek: ((Selective gear rules.)) Closed waters.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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 whitefish and 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.)) April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.


Green (Duwamish) River (King County):

From the First Avenue Bridge to ((Tacoma Headworks Dam)) South 277th Street Bridge in Auburn: June 1 through July 31 and October 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)) July 31 and October 1 through January 15.

((From the SR 167 Freeway Bridge to the Tacoma Headworks Dam: Additional March 1 through March 15 season.  Fishing from any floating device prohibited.))  From the 277th Street Bridge to Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge: June 1 through July 31 and October 16 through March 15 season. Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained July 1 through July 31 and October 16 through January 15.

From the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge to the Tacoma Headworks Dam: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Wild steelhead may be retained July 1 through January 15.


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.


"H" Lake (Grant County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Headgate Pond (Asotin County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.  Juveniles, seniors and holders of 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)) Morgan's Crossing boat launch to mouth of south fork, selective gear rules.  Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.  December 1 through April 15, from ((mouth to Highway 101)) Morgan's Crossing boat launch 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)) five.


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 October 1 through 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Closed waters.  From ((Rock Island Bridge)) Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack 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.


Ingall's Creek (Chelan County): Mouth to Wilderness boundary: Closed waters. Wilderness boundary upstream: Selective gear rules.


Island Lake (Mason County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Island Lake (Pacific County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Kahlotus Lake (Franklin County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.  September 1 through October 31: Fly fishing only from the pipeline crossing to the posted deadline at the intake to the lower salmon hatchery.  ((September 1 through October 31.)) Trout: Minimum length 20 inches.

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. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches.

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. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches.

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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.


Kitsap Lake (Kitsap County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.  Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained. 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)) Black Lake (Okanogan County): ((Selective gear rules.  Trout: Maximum length twenty inches.)) Closed waters.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.


Leland Lake (Jefferson County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) twenty 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)) twenty 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)) twenty 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)) at the lower end of Big Eddy 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.)) Closed waters.

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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


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


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 Chambers Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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: Last Saturday in April ((30)) through October 31 season.  Trout: Release kokanee taken upstream from Spokane County Bridge Number 4901, including waters of Chain Lake. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season.  Release all fish except whitefish.


Little Twin Lake (Okanogan County): ((December 1 through March 31 season.)) April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.


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.)) Closed waters. Above falls: Selective gear rules.


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)) the intake near the National Fish Hatchery north boundary.  Trout: Daily limit five.


Lone Lake (Island County): Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Minimum length 18 inches.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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. Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Long Lake (Thurston County): ((Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Long's Pond (Thurston County): Juveniles only.


Loomis Lake (Pacific County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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


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)) mouth to mouth of Monument Creek: ((Selective gear rules.  Trout: Minimum length twelve inches, maximum length twenty inches.)) Closed waters.

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)) November 30 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.


Mason Lake (Mason County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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 season.  Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: 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 (Lewis County): Additional season December 1 through 31, mouth to hatchery road crossing culvert. Terminal gear limited to one single hook on a nonbuoyant lure and closed one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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)) one.


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


Munn Lake (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) one.


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.


Nahwatzel Lake (Mason County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Naneum Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.


Naneum Pond (Kittitas County): Juveniles only.


Napeequa River (Chelan County): Mouth to Twin Lakes Creek: Closed waters. Twin Lakes Creek upstream: Selective gear rules.


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 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)) March 31 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.


Newman Lake (Spokane County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Offut Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.  Upstream from the highway bridge at Malott: Selective gear rules.  Trout: June 1 through October 31 season. Minimum length 12 inches, maximum length twenty inches.

All waters: December 1 through March 31 terminal gear is restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14.

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)) March 31 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, except Rock Creek (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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Peshastin Creek (Chelan County): Mouth to Ruby Creek: Closed waters. Ruby Creek upstream: Selective gear rules.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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 (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


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.


Railroad Pond (Franklin County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit two.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Rat Lake (Okanogan County): ((December 1 through March 31 season.)) April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish.


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 (Cedar River tributary below Landsburg Dam) (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 except kokanee: Daily limit five. 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.)) Kokanee daily limit two.  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.


Roses Lake (Chelan County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Saint Clair Lake (Thurston County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Closed waters.


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)) fourteen 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 Fork and South Fork((s)) upstream to Elliot Creek: 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.

South Fork upstream from Elliot Creek: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. 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.

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.


Scooteney Reservoir (Franklin County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Serene Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through June 30 and September 1 through October 31 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Silver Lake (Spokane County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Silver Lake, North (Spokane County): Fly fishing only. All species: Release all fish.


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 season.  ((Selective gear rules.  Trout: Release all trout.)) Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: Release all fish except whitefish.

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)) Maximum length twelve inches.


Spada Lake (Reservoir) tributaries (Snohomish County): Closed waters.


Spanaway Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.


Spencer Lake (Mason County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.


Stan Coffin Lake (Grant County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained. Trout: An additional ten kokanee may be retained above the five fish daily limit.


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


Stickney Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through June 30 and September 1 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).  Fishing from any floating device equipped with a motor prohibited downstream from the Highway 530 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). Fishing from any floating device equipped with a motor prohibited downstream from the Highway 530 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Tapps Lake (Reservoir) (Pierce County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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)) November 30 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.


Tee Lake (Mason County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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)) falls in Sec. 21, Twp 26N., R 8 E. on the North Fork, and to the dam on the South Fork: Closed waters.

From ((mouth of Yellow Creek)) falls upstream on North Fork: ((Year-round season.  Trout:)) Selective gear rules(( and release all trout)). Trout: Minimum length ten inches.

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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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.)) Closed waters.


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)) November 30 season.  Juveniles, holders of a senior license and holders of a department disability license only.  Pond Two: Last Saturday in April through ((October 31)) November 30 season.


Vancouver Lake and all other waters west of Burlington-Northern Railroad from Columbia River drawbridge near Vancouver downstream to Lewis River (Clark County): Chumming permitted. 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.


Vogler Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. All species: Release all fish.


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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Warden Lake and Warden Lake, South (Grant County): ((March 1)) Last Saturday in April through ((July 31)) September 30 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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.  Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.


Washburn Lake (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit two.


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, including tributaries: 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.


Waughop Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) five.  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((.)) season, from mouth to Highway 2 Bridge at Leavenworth only. All other areas and times: Closed waters. Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: 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 Woburn Street Bridge and the stone bridge at Whatcom Falls Park and those waters between the Electric Avenue Bridge and the outlet dam are closed waters: Trout: ((Daily limit may contain no more than one)) Release 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.)) Closed waters.


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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


Whitman Lake (Pierce County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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, including all tributaries: ((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.)) Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 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)) fourteen 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.


Wolf Creek, mouth to diversion dam (Okanogan County): Closed waters.


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.


Wye Lake (Kitsap County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.


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)) fourteen 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)) fourteen 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 Prosser: Chumming permitted.

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.  99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 232-28-619, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 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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