WSR 00-16-091

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-134 -- Filed July 31, 2000, 2:39 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 28, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-001, 220-57-120, 220-57-125, 220-57-130, 220-57-135, 220-57-137, 220-57-13701, 220-57-138, 220-57-140, 220-57-145, 220-57-150, 220-57-155, 220-57-160, 220-57-165, 220-57-170, 220-57-175, 220-57-180, 220-57-181, 220-57-185, 220-57-187, 220-57-190, 220-57-195, 220-57-200, 220-57-205, 220-57-210, 220-57-215, 220-57-225, 220-57-230, 220-57-235, 220-57-240, 220-57-245, 220-57-250, 220-57-255, 220-57-260, 220-57-265, 220-57-270, 220-57-275, 220-57-280, 220-57-285, 220-57-290, 220-57-295, 220-57-300, 220-57-305, 220-57-310, 220-57-313, 220-57-315, 220-57-319, 220-57-321, 220-57-325, 220-57-326, 220-57-327, 220-57-330, 220-57-335, 220-57-340, 220-57-341, 220-57-342, 220-57-345, 220-57-350, 220-57-355, 220-57-365, 220-57-370, 220-57-375, 220-57-380, 220-57-385, 220-57-390, 220-57-395, 220-57-400, 220-57-405, 220-57-410, 220-57-415, 220-57-420, 220-57-425, 220-57-427, 220-57-430, 220-57-432, 220-57-435, 220-57-440, 220-57-445, 220-57-450, 220-57-455, 220-57-460, 220-57-462, 220-57-465, 220-57-470, 220-57-473, 220-57-475, 220-57-480, 220-57-485, 220-57-490, 220-57-493, 220-57-495, 220-57-497, 220-57-500, 220-57-502, 220-57-505, 220-57-510, 220-57-515, 220-57-520, 220-57-525, 220-57A-001, 220-57A-005, 220-57A-010, 220-57A-012, 220-57A-015, 220-57A-017, 220-57A-020, 220-57A-025, 220-57A-030, 220-57A-035, 220-57A-037, 220-57A-040, 220-57A-045, 220-57A-050, 220-57A-055, 220-57A-065, 220-57A-070, 220-57A-075, 220-57A-080, 220-57A-082, 220-57A-085, 220-57A-090, 220-57A-095, 220-57A-100, 220-57A-105, 220-57A-110, 220-57A-112, 220-57A-115, 220-57A-120, 220-57A-125, 220-57A-130, 220-57A-135, 220-57A-140, 220-57A-145, 220-57A-150, 220-57A-152, 220-57A-155, 220-57A-160, 220-57A-165, 220-57A-170, 220-57A-175, 220-57A-180, 220-57A-183, 220-57A-185, 220-57A-190, 220-56-103 and 220-56-205; amending WAC 220-56-100, 220-56-115, 220-56-116, 220-56-123, 220-56-128, 220-56-180, 220-56-190, 220-56-191, 220-56-195, 220-56-199, 220-56-350, 220-56-380, 232-12-001, 232-12-619, and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 7, chapter 107, Laws of 2000.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-11-179 on May 24, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 15, Repealed 146.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 28, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

OTS-4030.4


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

WAC 220-56-100
Definitions -- Personal use fishing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(16) The term "selective gear rules" means terminal gear is limited to artificial flies with a barbless single hook or lures with a barbless single hook, bait is prohibited, and fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor is prohibited unless otherwise provided. In waters under selective gear rules, fish may be released until the daily limit is retained.)) The following definitions apply to personal use fishing in Titles 220 and 232 WAC:

(1) "Bait" means any substance which attracts fish by scent or flavors. Bait includes any lure which uses scent or flavoring to attract fish.

(2) "Barbless hook" means a hook on which all barbs have been deleted when manufactured or filed off or pinched down.

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

(4) "Buoy 10 line" means a true north-south line projected through Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River. "Buoy 10 fishery" means a fishery between a line in the Columbia River from Tongue Point in Oregon to Rocky Point in Washington and the Buoy 10 line.

(5) "Channel Marker 13 line" means a true north-south line through Grays Harbor Channel Marker 13.

(6) "Daily limit" means the maximum number or pounds of fish, shellfish, or seaweed of the required size of a given species or aggregate of species which a person may retain in a single day.

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

(8) "Freshwater area" means:

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

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

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

(9) "Frozen" means fish or shellfish that are hard frozen throughout.

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

(11) "Hatchery" when used to describe the difference between a hatchery fish and a nonhatchery fish means a fish missing an adipose fin or a ventral fin with a healed scar at the location of the missing fin.

(12) "Hook" means one single, double or treble hook. A "single hook" means a hook having a single point. A "double hook" means a hook having two points on a common shank. A "treble hook" means a hook having three points on a common shank.

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

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

(15) "Juvenile" means a person under fifteen year of age.

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

(17) "Night closure" means closed to fishing from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(18) "Nonbuoyant lure restriction" means nonbuoyant lures may have only one single hook measuring not more than 3/4 inch point to shank, no weights may be attached below or less than twelve inches above a buoyant lure, and all hooks must be attached within three inches of the bait or lure.

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

(20) "Processed" means fish or shellfish which have been processed by heat for human consumption as kippered, smoked, boiled, or canned.

(21) "Seasonal wild steelhead limit" means the maximum number of wild steelhead trout any one angler may retain from April 1st through the following March 31st.

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

(23) "Slough" means any swamp, marsh, bog, pond, side-channel, or backwater connected to a river by water. Waters called sloughs that are not connected to a river are considered lakes.

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-100, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-100, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-100, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-100, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-100, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-100, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-100, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-100, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-100, filed 4/9/85; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-100, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-100, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-115, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-115, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-115, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-115, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-115, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-115, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-115, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-115, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-115, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-115, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-115, filed 3/18/82; 80-12-040 (Order 80-107), 220-56-115, filed 8/29/80; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-115, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-128
Food fish fishing -- Closed areas.

It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish taken from the following areas during the times indicated.

(1) It is unlawful at all times to fish for or possess food fish taken for personal use in waters lying within 400 feet below any fish rack, fishway, dam or other artificial or natural obstruction, either temporary or permanent, unless otherwise provided.

(2) Waters of Budd Inlet at Olympia south of the Fourth Avenue Bridge are closed at all times, and all contiguous waters lying between the Fourth Avenue Bridge and a line from the northwesterly corner of the Thriftway Market Building to a point 100 yards north of the railroad bridge located on the western side of the inlet opposite the Thriftway Market Building are closed during the period July 16 through October 31.

(3) The waters of Percival Cove are closed at all times.

(4) Those waters of Hood Canal inshore from yellow marker buoys to the mouth of Finch Creek and waters within the channel created when tidelands are exposed are closed the entire year.

(5) Waters within a radius of 100 yards from the Enetai Hatchery Outfall Creek where it enters saltwater are closed at all times.

(6) Those waters of Sinclair Inlet inside a line fifty yards from the pierhead line of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton are closed at all times.

(7) Those waters of Hood Canal within 100 feet of the Seabeck Highway Bridge over Big Beef Creek are closed August 1 through November 30.

(8) In Shilshole Bay waters east of a line 175 feet west of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge are closed to fishing.

(9) Those waters of the Chinook River upstream from tide gate at the Highway 101 Bridge are closed at all times.

(10) Those waters of the Columbia River between the Vernita Bridge and the Hanford power line crossing (wooden towers at S24, T13N, R27E) are closed October 23 through June 15.

(11) Those waters of the Columbia River between the upstream line of Bonneville Dam to a point 600 feet below the fish ladder at the new Bonneville Dam Powerhouse are closed at all times.

(12) Waters of the Lake Washington Ship Canal west of a north-south line 400 feet east of the eastern end of the north wing wall of Chittenden Locks to the mouth of the Lake Washington Ship Canal are closed to food fish angling at all times.

(13) Waters of Catch Record Card Area 10 west of a line from Point Monroe to Indianola and east of a line from Point Bolin to Battle Point are closed to food fish angling from January 1 through March 31.

(14) Waters ((within 200 yards)) of the ((salmon net pens located near)) Sund Rock Marine Preserve in Hood Canal are closed to the taking of food fish other than salmon at all times.

(15) Waters of the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Area are closed to the taking of food fish at all times except that it is lawful to fish for salmon with artificial lures only from shore or a nonmotorized vessel.

(16) Chief Joseph Dam - closed to fishing from the Okanogan County shore between the dam and the Highway 17 Bridge. Closed to ((boat)) fishing from a floating device downstream of Chief Joseph Dam to the Corps of Engineers Safety Zone Marker.

(17) Wells Dam - waters between the upstream line of Wells Dam to boundary markers 400 feet below the spawning channel discharge on the Chelan County side and the fish ladder on the Douglas County side.

(18) Rocky Reach, Rock Island and Wanapum Dams - waters between the upstream lines of these dams and boundary markers 400 feet downstream of the fish ladders at Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dams and boundary markers at Wanapum Dam 750 feet below the east fish ladder and 500 feet below the west fish ladder.

(19) Priest Rapids Dam - waters between the upstream line of Priest Rapids Dam and boundary markers 650 feet below the fish ladders.

(20) Jackson (Moran) Creek - all waters of the Priest Rapids hatchery system including Columbia River waters out to midstream between markers located 100 feet upstream and 400 feet downstream of the mouth of the hatchery outlet.

(21) McNary Dam - waters between the upstream line of McNary Dam and a line across the river from the red and white marker on the Oregon shore to the downstream end of the wingwall of the boat lock near the Washington shore.

(22) John Day Dam - waters between the upstream line of John Day Dam and markers approximately 3,000 feet downstream, except that fishing is permitted from the Washington shore to within 400 feet of the fishway entrance.

(23) The Dalles Dam - waters between the upstream line of the Dalles Dam and the upstream side of the Interstate 197 Bridge, except that fishing is permitted from the Washington shore to within 400 feet of the fishway entrance.

(24) Spring Creek - waters within 1/4 mile of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hatchery grounds between posted boundary markers located 1/4 mile on either side of the fish ladder entrance.

(25) The following conservation areas are closed year round:

(a) Brackett's Landing Shoreline Sanctuary Conservation Area.

(b) City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area.

(c) Octopus Hole Conservation Area.

(d) Orchard Rocks Conservation Area.

(e) South 239th Street Park Conservation Area.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-128, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-56-128, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-128, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-128, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-128, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-128, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-128, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-128, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-128, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 (Order 88-14), 220-56-128, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-128, filed 4/9/85; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-128, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-128, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-065.]


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

WAC 220-56-180
((Daily limit codes.)) Salmon state-wide rules.

(1) ((Code A: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit in any one day is six salmon not less than 12 inches in length, not more than two of these six salmon may be any combination of the following)) In fresh water and in Marine Areas 2-1 and 2-2, adult salmon are:

Chinook over 24 inches in length,

Coho over 20 inches in length,

Pink, chum or sockeye over 12 inches in length, and

Atlantic salmon (((no minimum length))) of any size. In these waters the minimum size for salmon is 12 inches, except no minimum size for Atlantic salmon.

(2) ((Code C: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit in any one day is six chinook and coho salmon in the aggregate not less than 12 inches in length or more than the following:

24 inches in length for chinook; 20 inches in length for coho.

(3) Code D: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit in any one day is six salmon including Atlantic salmon not less than 12 inches in length not more than two of which may be sockeye salmon; all chinook salmon greater than 24 inches in length and all coho salmon greater than 20 inches in length must be released.

(4) Code F: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit in any one day is two salmon including Atlantic salmon provided that:

(a))) In Marine Areas 1 through 4, except for Areas 2-1 and 2-2, chinook salmon must be not less than 24 inches in length, coho salmon must be not less than 16 inches, but there is no minimum size on other salmon.

(((b) During the period April 16 through June 15 in waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca between the mouth of the Sekiu River and a line from the most westerly point on Cape Flattery to the Tatoosh Island Light then to Bonilla Point on Vancouver Island, it is unlawful to take and retain chinook salmon greater than 30 inches in length.

(5) Code G: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit is four salmon including Atlantic salmon, not more than two of which may be chinook salmon and the minimum size for chinook salmon is 22 inches in length.

(6) Code H: In waters having this code designation, the daily limit in any one day is three salmon including Atlantic salmon provided that:

(a))) (3) In Marine Areas 5 through 13, chinook salmon must be not less than 22 inches in length, but there is no minimum size for other salmon.

(((b) During the period April 16 through June 15 in Catch Record Card Areas 5, 6, and 7, it is unlawful to retain or possess chinook salmon greater than 30 inches in length.

(c) In contiguous marine waters of Puget Sound east of the mouth of the Sekiu River, no more than two of the three salmon daily limit may be chinook, except the daily limit in Catch Record Card Area 12 is three salmon of any species.

(d) During the period July 1 through September 30 the daily limit is 2 salmon of any species in Catch Record Card Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, and 9.

(7) Code I: In waters having this code designation, the daily and possession limits, size restrictions, and opening and closing dates are the same as those for trout (except Lake Chelan) as regulated under Title 77 RCW by the Washington fish and wildlife commission. A salmon angling catch record card is not required, but a gamefish license is required to take, fish for or possess gamefish.

(8))) (4) The salmon possession limit ((in all waters regulated under Daily Limits A, C, D, F, G, H, and special daily limits)) shall not exceed the equivalent of two daily limits in fresh form. An additional 40 pounds of salmon may be possessed in frozen or processed form.

(((9))) (5) In all areas where the daily limit allows adult salmon to be taken, it is unlawful to continue to fish for salmon after the adult portion of the daily limit has been retained.

(6) Where landlocked salmon rules apply, no sport catch record card is required for salmon, the season, daily limit, and size and gear restriction rules for salmon are the same as trout rules. The angler's combined catch of landlocked salmon and trout applies toward the trout limit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-180, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-180, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-180, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-180, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 91-14-046 (Order 91-40), 220-56-180, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-180, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-180, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-180, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-180, filed 4/26/88; 87-08-006 (Order 87-19), 220-56-180, filed 3/23/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-180, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-180, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-180, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-180, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-180, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-180, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-180, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

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

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

(1) Catch Record Card Area 1 - ((Special)) Daily limit of two salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon((, special cumulative limit of six salmon in any Sunday through the following Thursday period)) - Sundays through Thursdays only, July ((19)) 10 through September 30, except closed in the Columbia River Mouth Control Zone 1, see WAC 220-56-195.

(2) Catch Record Card Area 2 and Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line - ((Special)) Daily limit of two salmon only one of which may be a chinook salmon, except release wild coho salmon((, special cumulative limit of six salmon in any Sunday through the following Thursday period)) - Sundays through Thursdays only, July ((19)) 3 through September 30, except closed ((0-3 miles offshore August 22 through September 30)) July 3 through August 10 inside a line from the Westport Light (46 53.30N, 124 07.01W) to Grays Harbor Buoy 2 to Grays Harbor Buoy 3 to the Grays Harbor North Jetty and Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line closed during this period.

(3) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line) (a) ((Special)) Daily limit of six salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon except ((release)) no more than one of which may be a wild adult ((chinook)) coho - September ((16)) 1 through October 31. ((Single point barbless hooks required.))

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

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

(5) Catch Record Card Area 3 - ((Special)) Daily limit of two salmon except no more than one of which may be a chinook and release wild coho salmon - July ((19)) 3 through September 30.

(6) Catch Record Card Area 4 - ((Special)) Daily limit of two salmon except ((release)) no more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release wild coho salmon - July ((19)) 3 through September 30.

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-190, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-190, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 97-18-035, 220-56-190, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-190, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-190, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-190, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-190, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-190, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-190, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-190, filed 3/16/89; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-190, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-190, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-190, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-190, filed 4/11/84; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-190, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-190, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-190, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-190, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-064.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-215, filed 12/16/99, effective 1/16/00)

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

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

(1) Catch Record Card Areas 5 and 6 -

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

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

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

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

(2) Catch Record Card Area 7:

(a) July 1 through September 30 - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than 1 of which may be a chinook salmon.

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

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

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

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

(3) Catch Record Card Area 8-1:

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

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

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

(4) Catch Record Card Area 8-2:

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

(b) Waters adjacent to Tulalip Bay west of a line from Mission Point to Hermosa Point and within 2,000 feet of shore between pilings at Old Bower's Resort on the south and a fishing marker 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point open only 12:01 a.m. each Friday through 11:59 a.m. the following Monday, ((August 1)) July 14 through September 30. ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than 1 of which may be a chinook salmon.

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

(5) Catch Record Card Area 9:

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

(b) October 1 through October 31 - Daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook.

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

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

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

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

(6) Catch Record Card Area 10:

(a) July 1 through September 15 and October 1 through October 31 - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon except release chinook salmon, and:

(i) During the period July 1 through August ((16)) 15, Elliott Bay east of a line from West Point to Alki Point is closed, except waters east of a line from Pier 91 to Duwamish Head open noon August ((6)) 4 to noon August ((9)) 7 and noon August ((13)) 11 to noon August ((16)) 14 - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon. ((The 2-ounce weight restriction does not apply in this subsection.))

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

(iii) During the period ((August 1)) July 16 through September ((30)) 15, waters of Sinclair Inlet and Port Orchard south of the Manette Bridge, south of a line projected true ((east from Illahee State Park)) west from Battle Point and west of a line projected true south from Point White - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon ((not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon)). ((The 2-ounce weight restriction does not apply in this subsection.))

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

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

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

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

(7) Catch Record Card Area 11.

(a) June 1 through ((November 30)) September 15 - Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon ((and release pink salmon)).

(b) September 16 through October 15 - Daily limit of one salmon.

(c) October 16 through November 30 - Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

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

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

(8) Catch Record Card Area 12:

(a) July 1 through August 31 in waters south of Ayock Point - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon and release chum ((and pink)) salmon.

(b) ((August 1 through August 31 in waters north of Ayock Point - Special daily limit of 4 salmon except release chinook, chum and pink salmon.)) August 16 through October 15 in waters north of a true east-west line from Point Whitney to the Toandos Peninsula only - Daily limit of 4 salmon except release chinook and chum.

(c) September 1 through October 15 - ((Special)) Daily limit of ((4)) 2 salmon except release chinook((,)) and chum ((and pink)) salmon.

(d) October 16 through December 31 - ((Special)) Daily limit of ((4)) 2 salmon, not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon.

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

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

(g) The Hood Canal Bridge fishing pier is managed under Area 9.

(9) Catch Record Card Area 13:

(a) May 1 through December 31 - ((Special)) Daily limit of 2 salmon not more than one of which may be a chinook salmon May 1 through June 30 and November 1 through December 31 and release wild coho salmon July 1 through October 31.

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 00-01-103 (Order 99-215), 220-56-191, filed 12/16/99, effective 1/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-191, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-191, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; 98-06-031, 220-56-191, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-56-191, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-191, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-191, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-191, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-191, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93.]


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

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

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

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

(2) Carr Inlet:

(a) Those waters north of a line from Green Point to Penrose Point are closed to salmon angling ((April 16)) May 1 through July 31 and September 16 through October 15.

(b) Those waters of Carr Inlet within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes at the mouth of Minter Creek are closed to salmon angling ((April 16)) August 1 through September ((30)) 15.

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

(4) Samish Bay: Those waters southerly of a line projected true east from Fish Point are closed to salmon angling August ((1)) 16 through October 15.

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

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

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

(8) Rosario Strait and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca:

(a) Waters of Area 7 in Rosario Strait and the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca southerly of a line running from Sandy Point to Point Migley on Lummi Island, and following the westerly shore of Lummi Island to a straight line running from ((Lawrence Point on Orcas Island)) shore through Lummi Rocks Buoy((, then from Lawrence Point along the southeasterly shore of Orcas Island to Deer Point)) to Peapod Rocks buoy, then to Lydia Shoal buoy, then to the easternmost point of Obstruction Island, then true south to Blakely Island, and south along the Blakely Island shore to the southernmost point on Blakely Island, then across Thatcher Pass to Fauntleroy Point, then along the eastern shore of Decatur Island to the southernmost point on Decatur Island, then across Lopez Pass to Lopez Island and following the shore of Lopez Island southerly and westerly to Iceberg Point, then from Iceberg Point to Cattle Point, then south southwest to the Salmon Bank Buoy, and then true west from Salmon Bank Buoy to the Area 7 boundary - Closed to fishing for salmon July 1 - July 31.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-195, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-195, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 220-56-195, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-195, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-195, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-195, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), 220-56-195, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-195, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-195, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-195, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-195, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-195, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-195, filed 4/9/86; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-195, filed 4/9/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-195, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-195, filed 6/9/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-195, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


NEW SECTION


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are recodified as follows:


Old WAC Number New WAC Number
220-56-190 232-28-620
220-56-191 232-28-621

REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-56-103 Definitions -- Landlocked chinook and coho.
WAC 220-56-205 Hook rules -- Nonbuoyant lures and night closures.

OTS-4044.3


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

WAC 220-56-116
Salmon -- ((Barbless)) Marine waters hook((s)) rules.

(1) It is unlawful to use barbed hooks while angling for salmon in all marine waters of Puget Sound, the Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and waters at the mouth of the Columbia River westerly of a line drawn true north-south through Buoy 10.

(2) It is unlawful to fish for salmon in Catch Record Card Areas 1 through 4 except with single point barbless hooks other than in the Westport and Ocean Shores boat basins, which have special terminal gear restrictions as provided for in WAC 220-56-123.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-116, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-116, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-10-032 (Order 89-26), 220-56-116, filed 4/27/89; 88-10-012 (Order 88-14), 220-56-116, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-116, filed 4/9/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-116, filed 3/17/83; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-116, filed 6/9/82.]

OTS-4027.1


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

WAC 220-56-123
Unlawful provisions -- Westport and Ocean Shores Boat Basins.

During the period August 16 through January 31, in the waters of the Westport and Ocean Shores Boat Basins:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-123, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-14-069, 220-56-123, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94.]


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

WAC 220-56-199
Closed areas -- Chinook salmon angling.

((East San Juan Islands - During the period August 16 through September 30,)) Chinook ((release required south and east of the following line: A line running west from Sandy Point to Johnson Point at the easternmost tip of Sucia Island, then south to Point Thompson on northern Orcas Island, then southeast along Orcas Island around Lawrence Point following the shoreline southwest to Deer Point, then due south to Blakely Island, and south following the shoreline of Blakely Island to the southernmost point on Blakely Island, then across Thatcher Pass to Fauntleroy Point, and along the eastern shore of Decatur Island to the southernmost point on Decatur Island, across Lopez Pass and following the shore of Lopez Island to Point Colville, along the southern shoreline of Lopez Island to Iceberg Point, and from Iceberg Point northwest to Long Island, and then due south from Long Island to the intersection with the Area 6/7 boundary line. See Bellingham Bay Fishery for exception)) only closures - None.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-56-199, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-199, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-199, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-199, filed 4/9/85.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-29, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00)

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 through May 31.

(b) Brown Point (DNR 57-B): Open January 1 through June 30.

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

(d) Camano Island State Park: Open May 16 through June 15.

(e) Cline Spit: Closed the entire year.

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

(g) 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.

(h) Dosewallips State Park: Open March 1 through May 31 only in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.

(i) 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.

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

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

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

(m) Frye Cove - Open January 1 through May 31.

(n) 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.

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

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

(q) Hope Island State Park (South Puget Sound): Closed the entire year.

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

(s) Kayak Point County Park: Closed the entire year except mussels open the entire year.

(t) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open June 1 through June 15.

(u) Kopachuck State Park: May 1 through May 15.

(v) 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.

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

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

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

(z) 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 Tidelands on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines and south of the power transmission lines for 1,600 feet.

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

(bb) Oak Bay County Park: Open June 1 through July 15.

(cc) Oyster Reserves: Puget Sound and Willapa Bay state oyster reserves are closed the entire year except as follows:

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

(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 open the entire year.

(iii) Oakland Bay: Tidelands at the north end of Oakland Bay and on the channel of the northwest shore of the Bayshore Peninsula between department markers open March 1 through September 30.

(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.

(dd) Penrose Point State Park: Closed the entire year.

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

(ff) Pillar Point County Park: Open November 1 through April 30.

(gg) Pitship Point: Closed the entire year.

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

(ii) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): May 16 through May 31.

(jj) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open June 1 through June 15.

(kk) Port Townsend Ship Canal: Open April 1 through June 15.

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

(mm) Potlatch East: Open March 1 through June 30.

(nn) Potlatch State Park: Open March 1 through June 30.

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

(pp) 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.

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

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

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

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

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

(vv) Sequim Bay State Park - Open May 1 through June 30.

(ww) Shine Tidelands: Open January 1 through April 30.

(xx) South Indian Island County Park: Open January 1 through April 30.

(yy) Spencer Spit State Park: Open April 1 through July 31.

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

(aaa) Triton Cove Oyster Farm: Open July 1 through August 15.

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

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

(ddd) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A is open January 1 through March 31.

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

(fff) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through June 15.

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-350, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 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 00-29, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00)

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: ((Open)) Closed the entire year.

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

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

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

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

(c) Dosewallips State Park: Open March 1 through July 31 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 May 31.

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

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

(h) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open June 1 through July 15.

(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 state-owned tidelands on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines and south of the power transmission lines for 1,600 feet.

(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 30.

(o) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Open April 1 through July 15.

(p) Potlatch East: Open March 1 through June 30.

(q) Potlatch State Park: Open March 1 through June 30.

(r) 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.

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

(t) Triton Cove Oyster Farm: Open May 1 through August 30.

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

(v) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A is open January 1 through August 31.

(w) 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.

(x) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through June 15.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-380, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 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-4032.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-57-001 Freshwater seasons and daily limits.
WAC 220-57-120 Bear River.
WAC 220-57-125 Big Beef Creek.
WAC 220-57-130 Bogachiel River.
WAC 220-57-135 Calawah River.
WAC 220-57-137 Carbon River.
WAC 220-57-13701 Cascade River.
WAC 220-57-138 Chambers Creek.
WAC 220-57-140 Chehalis River.
WAC 220-57-145 Cispus River.
WAC 220-57-150 Clallam River.
WAC 220-57-155 Clearwater River (Jefferson County).
WAC 220-57-160 Columbia River.
WAC 220-57-165 Copalis River.
WAC 220-57-170 Coweeman River.
WAC 220-57-175 Cowlitz River.
WAC 220-57-180 Curley Creek (Kitsap County).
WAC 220-57-181 Dakota Creek.
WAC 220-57-185 Deep Creek (Clallam County).
WAC 220-57-187 Deep River (Wahkiakum County).
WAC 220-57-190 Deschutes River.
WAC 220-57-195 Dewatto Creek.
WAC 220-57-200 Dickey River.
WAC 220-57-205 Dosewallips River.
WAC 220-57-210 Duckabush River.
WAC 220-57-215 Dungeness River.
WAC 220-57-225 East Twin River.
WAC 220-57-230 Elk River.
WAC 220-57-235 Elochoman River.
WAC 220-57-240 Elwha River.
WAC 220-57-245 Grande Ronde River.
WAC 220-57-250 Grays River.
WAC 220-57-255 Green River (Cowlitz County).
WAC 220-57-260 Green (Duwamish) River (King County).
WAC 220-57-265 Hamma Hamma River.
WAC 220-57-270 Hoh River.
WAC 220-57-275 Hoko River.
WAC 220-57-280 Hoquiam River -- All forks.
WAC 220-57-285 Humptulips River.
WAC 220-57-290 Icicle River.
WAC 220-57-295 Joe Creek (Grays Harbor County).
WAC 220-57-300 Johns River.
WAC 220-57-305 Kalaloch Creek.
WAC 220-57-310 Kalama River.
WAC 220-57-313 Kennedy Creek.
WAC 220-57-315 Klickitat River.
WAC 220-57-319 Lewis River.
WAC 220-57-321 Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake).
WAC 220-57-325 Lyre River.
WAC 220-57-326 McAllister Creek.
WAC 220-57-327 McLane Creek.
WAC 220-57-330 Morse Creek (Clallam County).
WAC 220-57-335 Naselle River.
WAC 220-57-340 Nemah River.
WAC 220-57-341 Newaukum River -- Including south fork.
WAC 220-57-342 Niawiakum River.
WAC 220-57-345 Nisqually River.
WAC 220-57-350 Nooksack River.
WAC 220-57-355 North River.
WAC 220-57-365 Palix River.
WAC 220-57-370 Puyallup River.
WAC 220-57-375 Pysht River.
WAC 220-57-380 Quilcene (Big Quilcene) River.
WAC 220-57-385 Quillayute River.
WAC 220-57-390 Quinault River.
WAC 220-57-395 Salmon Creek (Clark County).
WAC 220-57-400 Salmon River (Jefferson County).
WAC 220-57-405 Samish River.
WAC 220-57-410 Sammamish River (Slough).
WAC 220-57-415 Satsop River -- Mainstem and east fork.
WAC 220-57-420 Sekiu River.
WAC 220-57-425 Skagit River.
WAC 220-57-427 Skamokawa Creek.
WAC 220-57-430 Skokomish River.
WAC 220-57-432 Skookumchuck River.
WAC 220-57-435 Skykomish River.
WAC 220-57-440 Smith Creek (Pacific County).
WAC 220-57-445 Snake River.
WAC 220-57-450 Snohomish River.
WAC 220-57-455 Snoqualmie River.
WAC 220-57-460 Sol Duc River.
WAC 220-57-462 Soos Creek.
WAC 220-57-465 Stillaguamish River.
WAC 220-57-470 Tahuya River.
WAC 220-57-473 Tilton River.
WAC 220-57-475 Tolt River.
WAC 220-57-480 Toutle River -- North Fork.
WAC 220-57-485 Tucannon River.
WAC 220-57-490 Union River.
WAC 220-57-493 Wallace River.
WAC 220-57-495 Washougal River.
WAC 220-57-497 Wenatchee River.
WAC 220-57-500 West Twin River.
WAC 220-57-502 Whatcom Creek.
WAC 220-57-505 White Salmon River.
WAC 220-57-510 Willapa River.
WAC 220-57-515 Wind River.
WAC 220-57-520 Wishkah River.
WAC 220-57-525 Wynoochee River.

OTS-4031.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-57A-001 General provisions -- Lakes.
WAC 220-57A-005 American Lake (Pierce County).
WAC 220-57A-010 Armstrong Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-012 Baker Lake (Whatcom County).
WAC 220-57A-015 Banks Lake (Grant County).
WAC 220-57A-017 Big Lake (Skagit County).
WAC 220-57A-020 Bosworth Lake.
WAC 220-57A-025 Campbell Lake (Skagit County).
WAC 220-57A-030 Capitol Lake.
WAC 220-57A-035 Chelan Lake (Chelan County).
WAC 220-57A-037 Clear Lake (Pierce County).
WAC 220-57A-040 Cushman Lake (Mason County).
WAC 220-57A-045 Davisson Lake (Riffe) (Lewis County).
WAC 220-57A-050 Deep Lake (Grant County).
WAC 220-57A-055 Deep Lake (King County).
WAC 220-57A-065 Duck Lake (Grays Harbor County).
WAC 220-57A-070 East Medical Lake (Spokane County).
WAC 220-57A-075 Flowing Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-080 Goodwin Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-082 (Upper) Goose Lake (Grant County).
WAC 220-57A-085 Green Lake (King County).
WAC 220-57A-090 Hewitt Lake (Thurston County).
WAC 220-57A-095 Hicks Lake (Thurston County).
WAC 220-57A-100 Lower Goose Lake (Grant County).
WAC 220-57A-105 Martha Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-110 Mayfield Lake (Lewis County).
WAC 220-57A-112 McMurray Lake (Skagit County).
WAC 220-57A-115 Meridian Lake (King County).
WAC 220-57A-120 Merwin Lake (Reservoir).
WAC 220-57A-125 Ozette Lake.
WAC 220-57A-130 Park Lake (Grant County).
WAC 220-57A-135 Roesiger Lake.
WAC 220-57A-140 Roosevelt Lake (Ferry County).
WAC 220-57A-145 Sammamish Lake.
WAC 220-57A-150 Serene Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-152 Shannon Reservoir (Skagit County).
WAC 220-57A-155 Shoecraft Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-160 Sprague Lake (Lincoln County).
WAC 220-57A-165 St. Clair (Thurston County).
WAC 220-57A-170 Storm Lake (Snohomish County).
WAC 220-57A-175 Lake Washington.
WAC 220-57A-180 Washington Ship Canal, Lake (including Lake Union).
WAC 220-57A-183 Lake Wenatchee.
WAC 220-57A-185 Wilderness Lake (King County).
WAC 220-57A-190 Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County).

OTS-4029.1


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

WAC 232-12-001
Definition of terms.

Definitions used in rules of the commission are defined in RCW 77.08.010. In addition, unless otherwise provided:

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

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

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

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

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

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

(((7))) (3) "Anadromous game fish" means:

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

(b) Searun cutthroat, Oncorhynchus clarkii

(c) Searun Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(20) "Seasonal wild steelhead limit" means the maximum number of wild steelhead trout any one angler may retain from May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999; May 1, 1999, through March 31, 2000; and thereafter April 1st through the following March 31st.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(27) "Hatchery" when used to described the difference between a hatchery fish and a nonhatchery fish means a fish missing an adipose fin or a ventral fin with a healed scar at the location of the missing fin.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 232-12-001, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 232-12-001, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. 97-18-035, 232-12-001, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-07-076 (Order 97-50), 232-12-001, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-079 (Order 96-45), 232-12-001, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-05-008 (Order 95-11), 232-12-001, filed 2/1/95, effective 5/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055 and 77.12.040. 93-21-070 (Order 617), 232-12-001, filed 10/20/93, effective 4/16/94; 92-01-084 (Order 524), 232-12-001, filed 12/16/91, effective 4/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 89-10-026 (Order 387), 232-12-001, filed 4/26/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.16.010. 86-21-017 (Order 280), 232-12-001, filed 10/6/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-001, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-001, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-010.]

OTS-4024.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-29, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00)

WAC 232-12-619
Permanent Washington state-wide game fish ((regulations)) rules.

The following state-wide ((regulations)) rules 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 and fishing is allowed 24 hours per 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)) exceptions to state-wide rules.

(3) Seasonal steelhead limit: Each angler who possesses a valid steelhead catch record card may not retain more than thirty steelhead 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))) (6) 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))) (7) 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))) (8) 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))) (9) 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))) (10) 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 five hooks may be used.

(((13))) (11) 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))) (12) 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))) (13) 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))) (14) Seasonal wild steelhead limits. From April 1st through the following March 31st:

(a) It is unlawful for any person to retain more than two wild steelhead from the Hoh River, including the mainstem, south fork and tributaries thereto.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to retain more than ten wild steelhead in the aggregate 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.

(c) It is unlawful for any person to retain more than ten wild steelhead from the Clearwater River.

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

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

(19) 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.

(20) 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.)) (16) Marine waters rules: These rules 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 Straight 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):

(a) 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.

(b) License requirements: A valid current Washington state department of fish and wildlife saltwater license, and, if appropriate, a sport catch record card, is required to fish for game fish including steelhead in marine waters. All steelhead taken from marine areas shall be entered on the catch record card using the words Marine Area and followed by the appropriate marine area code number.

(c) 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.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 232-12-619, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 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-4028.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-29, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00)

WAC 232-28-619
Washington food fish and game fish -- Freshwater exceptions to state-wide rules.

(1) All freshwater streams and lakes not listed as open for salmon fishing are closed.

(2) 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))) (3) 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.


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: 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, holders of disability licenses, and licensed adults accompanied by a juvenile only.


Bear River (Pacific County): June 1 through March 31 season. ((All species: Release all fish.)) Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Single point barbless hooks required ((July 1)) August 16 through ((January 31)) November 30 downstream from the Lime Quarry Road. Upstream from the Lime Quarry Road: Selective gear rules June 1 through March 31. All game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult fish. Release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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 except electric motors allowed. 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: 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: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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, Beaver Creek, Salmon Creek and Blooms Ditch: 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 except December 1 through December 31 season from mouth to posted sign at rearing pond outlet. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead with intact ventral fins 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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30 from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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 a 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, mouth to confluence of East and West Forks (Okanogan County): 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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30 from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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


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


Canyon Creek (((Klickitat)) Clark 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)) March 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Trout: June 1 through July 31 daily limit five, minimum length eight inches. ((Additional)) August 1 through March 31 ((season. Trout:)) daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only July through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.


Carbon River (Pierce County), from its mouth to Voight Creek: June 1 through March 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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 March 31 season: Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30 mouth to Voight Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 4 may be adult salmon and of these 4 fish no more than 2 may be chinook. Release chum.


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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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 November 30 seasons. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30. Daily limit 2 salmon. Release wild coho.

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.


Cases Pond (Pacific County): Last Saturday in April through November 30 season. Juveniles only. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Cashmere Pond (Chelan County): Juveniles only.


Cassidy Lake (Snohomish County): 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)) Grist Mill Bridge: 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. December 1 through last day in February wild steelhead may be retained.


Cedar Creek (Okanogan County), from mouth to Cedar Falls: 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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


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)) Highway 101 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)) September 1 through ((October 31)) November 15 upstream from mouth to Porter Bridge and ((September)) October 16 through ((October 31)) November 15 from the Porter Bridge to the high bridge. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only May 1 through July 31 from mouth to high bridge, September 1 through November 15 from mouth to Porter Bridge, and October 16 through November 15 from Porter Bridge to high bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. September 1 through November 15 the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.


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)) minimum except ((kokanee minimum length 15 inches except south)) May 15 through September 30 east of Fields Point daily limit 5, minimum length 8 inches ((May 15 through September 30)) no more than 2 over 15 inches in length. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit five, no minimum length. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply, except 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): Closed waters.


Chewuch River (Chewack River) (Okanogan County), from mouth to Eight Mile Creek: June 1 through September 30 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.

Upstream from Eight Mile Creek to Pasayten Wilderness boundary: Closed waters June 1 through October 31.

From mouth to Pasayten Wilderness boundary: 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.


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): Mouth to Fool Hen Creek: Closed waters.


Chiwawa River (Chelan County): Mouth to Buck Creek: Closed waters.


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 game fish other than steelhead. Salmon: Open year around. Daily limit 6 fish, of which no more than 2 fish may be adult salmon January 1 through September 30 and no more than 4 fish may be adult salmon October 1 through December 31. Salmon minimum size 8 inches. Release wild coho.


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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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 through April 15, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.

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


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


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


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


Cloquallum Creek (Grays Harbor County):

From mouth to second bridge on Cloquallum Road: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

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


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


Clover Creek (Pierce County), within the boundaries of McChord Air Force Base: Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit ((one)) two, 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. Release wild cutthroat.


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)) a line between Rocky Point in Washington to Tongue Point in Oregon: 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. Salmon: Open only August 1 through March 31. August 1 through September 30 daily limit 2 salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than 1 chinook. Release chum, sockeye, wild coho, and chinook less than 24 inches in length and coho salmon less than 16 inches in length. October 1 through March 31 daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum, sockeye, and wild coho. Fishing from the north jetty for salmon open during both Area 1 and Buoy 10 fishery openings.

From the ((Megler-Astoria Bridge)) Rocky Point - Tongue Point line 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. Salmon: Open only August 1 through March 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum, sockeye, and wild coho. August 1 through December 31 release chinook within waters east of a line from the northern tip of Bachelor Island to the lighthouse at Warrior Rock to Sand Island to a navigation marker 1/2 mile off the northwest tip of Sand Island and then to marker No. 77 on the Washington shore.

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. Drano Lake: August 1 through December 31: Nonbuoyant lure restriction ((as provided in WAC 220-56-205(1))). September 1 through October 15: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure from Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam. 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. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 31 except closed November 1 through December 31 from Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum, sockeye, and wild coho except wild coho may be retained in the daily limit from The Dalles Dam to McNary Dam.

From the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco to the old Hanford townsite (wooden towers) powerline crossing, in Sec. 30, T13N, R28E except Ringold Hatchery waters: 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)). Salmon: Open only August 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho. Ringold Hatchery waters (from WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream from the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers 1/2 mile upstream from Spring Creek): Open only May 15 through July 31 to fishing from the bank on the hatchery side of the river. Trout: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. Salmon: Daily limit 2 fish.

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. Salmon: Open only August 16 through October 22. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 fish may be adult salmon. Release wild coho.

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. Salmon: Open only August 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except November 1 through December 31 release adult salmon. Release wild coho.

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 a floating device from the boundary marker to the Corps of Engineers safety zone marker. Trout: Release all trout. Salmon: Open only September 16 through December 31 from Priest Rapids Dam to Rocky Reach Dam. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho.

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. Salmon: Open only September 1 through January 31 from mouth to Carlisle Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


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: 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure April 1 through October 31 from mouth of Mill Creek to the barrier dam. All ((species)) game fish: 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. Salmon: Open only August 1 through April 30 mouth to Barrier Dam. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except May 1 through May 31 daily limit one fish and October 1 through December 31 daily limit may contain 4 adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho August 1 through April 30. Release chinook August 1 through December 31.

From Mayfield Dam to mouth of Muddy Fork: Year around season. Salmon: Open year around from upstream boundary of Lake Scanewa. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except up to 4 adults may be retained October 1 through December 31. Salmon minimum size 8 inches. Release wild coho.


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.


Cushman Reservoir (Mason County): Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Dakota Creek (Whatcom County): Salmon: Open only October 1 through December 31 from mouth to Giles Road Bridge. Daily limit 2 salmon.


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): 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 November 30 season. Juveniles only. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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. Salmon: Open only year around from mouth to town bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.

From Henderson Boulevard Bridge upstream: June 1 through March 31 season. Selective gear rules. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except trout greater than twenty inches in length. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.


Desire Lake (King County): 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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30 from mouth to East Fork Dickey, including Olympic National Park. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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 except closed September 1 through October 31 from mouth to Mason County P.U.D. No. 1 overhead electrical distribution line. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 15 from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.


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


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


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


Duck Lake (Grays Harbor County): 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 except closed September 1 through October 31 from mouth to Mason County P.U.D. No. 1 overhead electrical distribution line. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 15 from mouth to Mason County P.U.D. No. 1 overhead electrical distribution line. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.


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. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30 from mouth to the hatchery intake pipe at river mile 11.3. Daily limit 2 coho salmon.

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 Winters 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)) September 1 through November 30 downstream of the confluence of the east and middle branches. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 15 from Highway 105 Bridge to the confluence of the East and Middle Branches. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one wild adult chinook.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through October 31. Trout: Daily limit five, minimum length twelve inches, no more than two over twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except October 1 through December 31 the daily limit may contain 4 adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. October 1 through December 31 release chinook upstream of Foster Road Bridge.


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. August 1 through September 30, fly fishing only from mouth to the marker at the outfall of the WDFW rearing channel. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 15. Daily limit 6 coho salmon of which no more than 4 may be adult coho salmon.

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: 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.


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: 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: 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 Pond (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): Selective gear rules except electric motors allowed. Trout: Release all trout.


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): 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 confluence north fork Gold Creek: 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: 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: September 1 through October 15 and November 15 through March 15 season; and from Highway 4 Bridge to mouth of South Fork: ((January 1)) September 1 through October 15 and December 15 through March 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through October 15. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead ((without an adipose fin and healed scar at the fin site)). Trout: Minimum length twenty inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through October 15 from mouth to South Fork. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chinook, chum, and wild coho.


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 except closed from the Hatchery Road Bridge to posted sign at hatchery outlet. Trout: Additional ((January 1)) December 15 through March 15 season downstream from Hatchery Road Bridge. Release all fish other than ((trout and all trout less than twenty inches in length)) hatchery steelhead.


Green Lake and Green Lake, Lower (Okanogan County): 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 South 277th Street Bridge in Auburn: June 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. Salmon: Open only October 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chinook salmon.

From the 277th Street Bridge to Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge: June 1 through July 31 and October 16 through March 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 16 through November 30. Fishing from a floating device prohibited November 1 through March 15. Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained July 1 through July 31 and October 16 through last day in February. Salmon: Open only October 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chinook.

From the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge to the Tacoma Headworks Dam: June 1 through March 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Closed waters: Within 150 feet of the Palmer Pond outlet rack and within 150 feet of the mouth of Keta Creek. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Wild steelhead may be retained July 1 through last day in February. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.


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

From mouth to 2800 Bridge: June 1 through November 30 season except closed from 400 feet above to 400 feet below 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 and from 400 feet above to 400 feet below the salmon hatchery rack when the rack is installed in the river. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through October 31 from mouth to 400 feet below salmon hatchery rack. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except steelhead. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches. Salmon: Open only April 1 through May 31 from mouth to 400 feet below the water intake at the upper end of the hatchery grounds and June 1 through November 30 from mouth to 2800 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except October 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain 4 adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. August 1 through November 30 release chinook.

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: 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 August 31 and November 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: 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 DNR oxbow campground boat launch to mouth of south fork, selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 15, from mouth to DNR oxbow campground boat launch: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches and one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only June 1 through November 30 mouth to Morgan's Crossing Boat Launch and June 1 through August 31 from boat launch to South Fork. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon except release adult salmon June 1 through August 31 upstream from DNR Oxbow campground boat launch and September 1 through October 15 from Oxbow boat launch to Morgan's Crossing boat launch.


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: Fly fishing only September 1 through October 31. 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)) All species: Release ((wild cutthroat)) all fish.


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)) September 1 through November 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 15 from mouth to bridge on Dekay Road on mainstem and East Fork mouth to the abandoned flat car bridge downstream of the mouth of Berryman Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.


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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Horseshoe Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit five. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction, night closure and single point barbless hooks required ((October)) September 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook and wild adult coho.


Humptulips River, East Fork (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to concrete bridge on Forest Service Road between Humptulips Guard Station and Grisdale: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Humptulips River, West Fork (Grays Harbor County): Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through November 30. 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: Closed waters. From 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.


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 point barbless hooks required September 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 15 from Highway 109 Bridge to Ocean Beach Road Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook.


((John's)) Johns 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)) September 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 15 from mouth to Ballon Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.


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): 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through October 31 from mouth to one thousand five hundred feet below the rack. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited upstream of Modrow Bridge. ((Trout: Minimum length 20 inches.)) September 1 through October 31: Fly fishing only from the pipeline crossing to the posted deadline at the intake to the lower salmon hatchery. Trout: Minimum length 20 inches. Salmon: Open year around. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. October 1 through December 31 release chinook upstream from natural gas pipeline crossing.

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. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. 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. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. 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: 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 1 through December 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30 from mouth to northbound Highway 101 Bridge. Barbless hooks required. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.


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: 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)) January 31 season. Game fish: Closed December 1 through January 31. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Salmon: Open only June 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho.

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. Salmon: Open only June 1 through November 30 from 400 feet above No. 5 Fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except June 1 through July 31 release adult salmon. Release wild coho. 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.


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 (Okanogan County): Mouth to Black Lake: Closed waters. Black Lake to Three Prong Creek: Selective gear rules.


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: 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. Salmon: Open year around. Daily limit of 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except October 1 through December 31 the daily limit may contain up to four adult salmon. August 1 through April 30 release chum and wild coho. August 1 through January 31 release chinook.


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

From mouth to ((Johnson)) Colvin Creek: Year around season except those waters shoreward of the cable buoy and corkline at the mouth of the Lewis River Salmon Hatchery fish ladder are closed waters. Fishing from a floating device prohibited from May 1 through October 15 from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure April 1 through October 31 from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat. Salmon: Open year around. Daily limit of 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except May 1 through July 31 daily limit one salmon and October 1 through December 31 the daily limit may contain up to four adult salmon. August 1 through April 30 release chum and wild coho. August 1 through January 31 release chinook.

((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 twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat.))

From mouth of Colvin Creek to overhead powerlines at Merwin Dam: June 16 through September 30 and December 16 through ((September)) April 30 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure April 1 through September 30. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches. Release wild cutthroat. Salmon: Open only August 1 through September 30 and January 1 through April 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. August 1 through September 30 and January 1 through 31 release chinook.

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 (Clark/Skamania counties): Closed waters: From the posted markers 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 upstream.

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: Closed waters.))

Mouth to top boat ramp at Lewisville Park: Trout: Additional April 16 through May 31 season. Release all fish ((other than)) except hatchery 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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)) Hoko 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)). Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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 through October 31 season. Whitefish: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Release all fish except whitefish.

Upstream from bridge at Frideger Road: Trout: Release kokanee taken upstream from bridge, including waters of Chain Lake.


Little Twin Lake (Okanogan County): 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: Closed waters.


Little White Salmon River (Skamania County): Closed waters: From the orange fishing boundary markers at Drano Lake upstream to the intake near the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery north boundary. Trout: Daily limit five.


Lone Lake (Island County): Selective gear rules, except electric motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit one, 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: 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 mouth to mouth of Monument Creek: 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 November 30 season. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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.


Mayfield Lake (Reservoir) (Lewis County): Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


McAllister Creek (Thurston County): Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30 from mouth to Olympia - Steilacoom Road Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30 from a line 50 feet north of and parallel to Mud Bay Road Bridge to a line 100 feet upstream of and parallel to the south bridge on Highway 101. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


McLane Creek Ponds (Thurston County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


McMurray Lake (Skagit County): Last Saturday in April through October 31. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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.


Merwin Lake (Reservoir) (Clark/Cowlitz County): Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Methow River (Okanogan County):

Mouth to Gold Creek: Closed waters June 1 through October 31. Gold Creek to Weeman Bridge: June 1 through September 30 season: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish. Upstream from Weeman Bridge to the falls above Brush Creek: Closed waters June 1 through October 31: From mouth upstream to the falls above Brush Creek: Additional season: December 1 through March 31. Terminal gear restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size number 14. All species: Release all fish except whitefish.


Methow River tributaries not otherwise provided for: 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 December 31, mouth to hatchery road crossing culvert. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead with intact ventral fins 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 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 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.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30 downstream from North Fork. Downstream from the Crown Main Line Bridge fishers may not allow their line, lures or bait to remain stationary in the water during the period August 16 through November 30. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only July 1 through January 31 from Highway 101 Bridge to Highway 4 Bridge and October 16 through January 31 from the Highway 4 Bridge to the Crown Main Line Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho.

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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. 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): From the mouth 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 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30 on North and Middle Nemah and on South Nemah from mouth to confluence with Middle Nemah. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained in the North Nemah. Salmon: Open only July 1 through January 31 on Middle Nemah from mouth to DNR Bridge and South Nemah from mouth to confluence with Middle Nemah and October 1 through January 31 on North Nemah from mouth to the lower bridge on dead end Lower Nemah Road. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho.


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 October 16 through November ((16 through January 31)) 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches mouth to Highway 508 Bridge near Kearny Creek. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 15 from mouth to Gheer Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.


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)) August 16 through ((January 31)) November 30. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30 from Highway 101 Bridge to South Bend/Palix Road Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho and adult chinook.


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)) January 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Game fish: Closed December 1 through January 31. Salmon: Open only July 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. 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 except closed June 1 through September 30 in mainstem from Mount Baker High School bus barn at Deming to confluence of the North and South Forks. Fishing from floating devices equipped with motors prohibited on the North and Middle Forks November 1 through March 15. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30 on mainstem and North Fork to Maple Creek. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 16 through December 31 in mainstem from Lummi Indian Reservation boundary to Mount Baker High School bus barn. October 1 through December 31 in mainstem from the bus barn to the confluence of the North and South Forks, and October 1 through October 31 on the North Fork from confluence to Maple Creek. Daily limit 2 salmon, except release chinook on the North Fork.


Nooksack River, South Fork (Skagit/Whatcom counties): From mouth to Skookum Creek: June 1 through March 15 season. Selective gear rules. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30. Daily limit 2 salmon, except release chinook.

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.)) June 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Single point barbless hooks required ((July 1)) August 16 through ((October 31)) November 30 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)) game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30 from Highway 105 Bridge to Salmon Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho and adult chinook.


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): 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: June 1 through August 31 season. Trout: Release all trout.

Closed waters: 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 March 31 season. ((All species: Release all fish.)) Single point barbless hooks ((required July 1)), nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through ((January 31)) November 30 upstream to the confluence of the South and Middle Forks. Above the confluence of the South and Middle Forks: Selective gear rules. All game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30 from the Highway 101 Bridge to the confluence of the South and Middle Forks. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho and wild chinook.


Palouse River and tributaries, except Rock Creek (Whitman County): Year around season.


Palmer Lake (Okanogan County): Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained. Burbot: Set line gear allowed.


Pampa Pond (Whitman County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.


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


Panther Creek (Chelan County): Closed waters.


Panther Creek (tributary to Wind River) (Skamania County): Closed waters.


Panther Lake (Kitsap/Mason counties): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


Para-Juvenile Lake (Adams/Grant counties): March 1 through July 31 season. Juveniles only.


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


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


Pass Lake (Skagit County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. All species: Release all fish.


Pataha Creek (Garfield County):

Within the city limits of Pomeroy: Juveniles only.

From city limits of Pomeroy upstream: Selective gear rules.


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


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


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: 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)) gear rules. 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.


Puyallup River (Pierce County):

From mouth to the Electron power plant outlet: June 1 through January 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30 from the mouth to the Carbon River. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through January 31 upstream to the Soldier's Home Bridge. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 15 from mouth to Carbon River. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.

From mouth to the Soldier's Home Bridge in Orting: Additional February 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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 except closed August 16 through October 31 from mouth to Rogers Street: 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)) game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only August 16 through October 31 from Rogers Street to the Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 2 coho salmon.

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. Salmon: Open only March 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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. Salmon: Open only July 1 through October 31. Daily limit 6 fish except release adult salmon.


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


Radar Ponds (Pacific County): Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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


Rat Lake (Okanogan County): 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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 (Adams/Whitman counties): Mouth to Endicott Road year-round season.

Endicott Road to bridge on George Knott Road at Revere: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.

Upstream from bridge on George Knott Road: Year-round 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. 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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)) March 15 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.)) Release all steelhead June 1 through October 31.


Salmon Creek, including all forks (Jefferson County): Closed waters.


Salmon Creek, mainstem (Okanogan County): Closed waters.


Salmon Creek, North Fork and West Fork from mouth to South Fork (Okanogan County): Selective gear rules.


Salmon Creek (tributary of Naselle River) (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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


Salmon River (Jefferson County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained November 1 through last day in February. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30 from mouth to Q 1000 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through December 31.

((From Highway 99 Bridge to department salmon rack: Closed waters.)) Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only July 1 through December 31 from mouth to Thomas Road Bridge and October 16 through December 31 from Thomas Road Bridge to I-5 Bridge. Daily limit two salmon.


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.)) Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through November 30. All open periods: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From mouth to bridge at Schafer Park: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required September ((16)) 1 through ((October 31)) November 30. Salmon: Open only October 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except that the daily limit may contain no more than one adult chinook and October 1 through November 15 the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho. November 16 through January 31 release wild adult coho.

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 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: Minimum length fourteen 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: 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: 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: 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.

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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.

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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.

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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure July 1 through November 30 upstream from Gilligan Creek. 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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31 from pipeline crossing to mouth of Cascade River. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.

From Bacon Creek to Gorge Powerhouse: June 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure July 1 through November 30. 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)) game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 15 mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain not more than 1 adult chinook. August 1 through October 15 release chum salmon.


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: June 1 through April 30 season. Single point barbless hooks required October 16 through November 15. ((June 1 through April 30 season.)) Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.

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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure November 1 through last day in February. 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure March 1 through April 30. 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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.

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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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)) nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through ((January 31)) November 30 upstream to the Highway 101 Bridge. ((Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only October 16 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho and adult chinook.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.


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 except Pratt and Taylor rivers: 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. Salmon: Open only March 1 through November 30 from mouth to concrete pump station. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


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)) bridge near hatchery residence: 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)) night closure. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 30 through October 15 to fishing by juveniles only. Terminal gear restricted to one single hook. Daily limit two salmon.

Bridge near hatchery residence to Salmon hatchery rack: June 1 through August 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


South Bend Mill Pond (Pacific County): Juveniles only.


South Prairie Creek (Pierce County), mouth to Page Creek: Closed waters.


Spada Lake (Reservoir) (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules except fishing from a floating device equipped with an electric motor permitted. Trout: 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.

From Seven Mile Bridge upstream to the Monroe Street Dam: Year around season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one. Release wild trout. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.

From Monroe Street Dam upstream to Upriver Dam: Year around season. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.

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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Sportsman's Lake (San Juan County): 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: Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.

Waters south of the lakeside edge of the reeds and waters of Cow Creek south to Danekas Road: July 1 through September 15 season. 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: 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: 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Wild steelhead may be retained December 1 through last day in February. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon.

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. Night closure. 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)) hatchery steelhead. Minimum length fourteen inches December 1 through last day in February and wild steelhead may be retained. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum salmon. Minimum size 14 inches.


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)) Year around season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. March 1 through November 30: All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. April 16 through November 30 fly fishing only. 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30.


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


Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through November 30 season. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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: 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. Salmon: Open only June 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult fish, except October 1 through December 31 the daily limit may contain up to 4 adult salmon. Release wild coho.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction. 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 falls in Sec. 21, Twp 26N., R 8 E. on the North Fork, and to the dam on the South Fork: Closed waters.

From falls upstream on North Fork: Selective gear rules. 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: 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through October 31 on North Fork from confluence with South Fork to mouth of Green River. All ((species)) game fish: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead ((with a missing adipose fin and a healed scar at the fin site. Trout: Minimum length twenty inches)). Salmon: Open only August 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except October 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain up to 4 adult salmon. Release chum and chinook. Release wild coho downstream of the forks.

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 hatchery 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: 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 War Creek: June 1 through September 30 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish. War Creek to South Fork Twisp River: 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 November 30 season. Juveniles, holders of a senior license and holders of a department disability license only. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply. Pond Two: Last Saturday in April through November 30 season. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Vancouver Lake and all other waters west of Burlington-Northern Railroad from Columbia River drawbridge near Vancouver downstream to Lewis River (Clark County): Closed waters: April 1 through May 30 the Vancouver Lake flushing channel is closed and it is closed to fishing from the lake shoreline within 400 feet east and west of the channel exit. 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)) last day in February 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. Game fish: Closed September 2 through October 31. 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. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30. Daily limit 2 coho.

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): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.


Washburn Island Pond (Okanogan County): April 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. 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 July 31 and October 15 through March 15 seasons. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 15 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Release wild cutthroat. ((Release steelhead August 16 through October 15.)) Salmon: Open only October 15 through March 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum, chinook and wild coho.

From mouth to Mt. Norway Bridge: Additional April 16 through May 31 season. All species: Release all fish except hatchery 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Wenas Lake (Yakima County): Trout: Daily limit five, of which not more than two may be brown trout.


Wenatchee Lake (Chelan County): Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit 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):

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.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through December 31. Closed waters: Woburn Street Bridge upstream to the stone bridge. ((June 1 through last day in February season.)) Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 31 from mouth to markers below Dupont Street. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon.

From stone bridge at Whatcom Falls Park upstream to Lake Whatcom: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Juveniles only. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through December 31. Trout: No minimum length.


Whatcom, Lake (Whatcom County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season, except those waters between the Electric Avenue Bridge and the outlet dam are closed waters: Trout: Release cutthroat trout.


Whatcom, Lake, tributaries (Whatcom County): Closed waters.


White River (Chelan County), from mouth upstream to White River Falls: 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: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 1 through November 30. 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)). Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Trout: 14 inch minimum size.

From the Weyerhaeuser 6000 Road Bridge (Bridge Camp) to its source: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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. August 1 through December 31: Nonbuoyant lure restriction ((as provided for in WAC 220-56-205(1))). Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open year around. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho. October 1 through December 31 release chinook upstream from posted markers upstream of Highway 14 Bridge.

From powerhouse to within four hundred feet of Northwestern Dam: November 16 to June 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only November 16 through March 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho. November 16 through December 31 release chinook.

From gas pipeline crossing above Northwestern Lake to Gilmer Creek: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.


Whitestone Lake (Okanogan County): 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. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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.)) Mouth to Fork Creek: June 1 through March 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Single point barbless hooks required July 1 through January 31. November 1 through March 31 fishing from any floating device prohibited from the bridge on Willapa Road to Fork Creek.

All ((species)) game fish: 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)). Salmon: Open only July 1 through January 31 from mouth to Highway 6 Bridge and October 16 through January 31 from Highway 6 Bridge to Fork Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild adult coho.

Upstream from Fork((s)) Creek: Selective gear rules. August 16 through October 31, nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. All species: Release all fish.

((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. Mouth to ((Burlington Northern Railroad)) High Bridge: May 1 through June 30: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure; mouth to Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge August 1 through October 31: Nonbuoyant lure restriction ((as provided for in WAC 220-56-205(1))). Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only August 1 through October 31 from mouth to railroad bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho.

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: Closed waters.


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


Wiser Lake (Whatcom County): 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. Mouth to West Fork: June 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required September 1 through November 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and one adult chinook.

From the ((mouth)) West Fork to four hundred feet below outlet: ((Additional November)) June 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Wolf Creek, mouth to mouth of south fork (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): Mouth to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek: June 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required September ((16)) 1 through ((October 31 upstream to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek)) November 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except September 1 through November 15 the daily limit may contain no more than 1 wild adult coho and 1 adult chinook, and November 16 through January 31, the daily limit may contain not more than one adult chinook and release wild adult coho.

((From mouth to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.))


Wynoochee Reservoir (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Yakima River (Yakima County): Release all steelhead in mainstem and tributaries.

From mouth to Prosser Dam: 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, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 232-28-619, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 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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