WSR 05-20-114

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 5, 2005, 10:54 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-13-159.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Sport fishing rules.

Hearing Location(s): Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA, on November 18-19, 2005, begins 8:00 a.m. on November 18, 2005.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 18, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail jacobesj@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2155, by November 11, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by November 4, 2005, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 220-16-320, sturgeon length will be from snout to fork of tail. Sturgeon have a unique tail configuration that does not lend itself to conventional measurement. This rule change is contingent on Oregon adopting the same rule. If the rule is adopted, adjustments will be made to WAC 220-56-282 and 232-28-619 Columbia River to convert overall length to snout to fork length.

WAC 220-56-100(11), a "hatchery" fish is defined as a fish with a clipped fin and a healed scar at the site. The prior definition of a "missing" fin lead [led] to confusion with fish that had imperfectly clipped fins and healed scars.

WAC 220-56-100(22), selective gear rules will allow use of electric motors to accommodate disabled persons. Change the eighteen lakes with "selective gear rules except electric motors allowed" to "selective gear rules." Require knotless nets to land fish from selective gear waters, thus reducing injury to fish to be released.

WAC 220-56-115, this rule is converted from a combination lines and terminal gear rule to a rule identifying how may [many] lines may be used.

WAC 220-56-116, this rule becomes the saltwater hook rule. All of the saltwater hook rules are collected in one place. Clarification of the barbless hook rule in Puget Sound was requested by a county deputy prosecutor.

WAC 220-56-118, salmon, steelhead, Dolly Varden and bull trout that are going to be released may not be totally removed from the water. This will reduce the handling of such fish for photographs, and injury during such handling.

WAC 220-56-122, bait rules are collected in a single section.

WAC 220-56-123, this rule becomes the freshwater hook rule. The statewide rules are collected here, with the exceptions appearing in WAC 232-28-619.

WAC 220-56-128(13), fly fishing gear will be allowed in the Pacific cod closed zone at Agate Pass, except lead core fly line is prohibited. This will allow for a winter blackmouth fishery with little if any impact on Pacific cod.

WAC 220-56-130, Potlatch DNR tidelands are closed to the taking of unclassified species. Both sides of the DNR tidelands are park tidelands where no harvest is permitted. This will provide additional protection for the park tidelands.

WAC 220-56-156, fishing while in possession in the field of Canadian origin halibut and salmon will be allowed, with certain restrictions. This will allow anglers to go to a destination fishery and not have to bring Canadian fish to their permanent residences in order to continue fishing. Yelloweye and canary rockfish from Canada may not be landed in Washington ports. These two rockfish species are threatened in United States waters, and Canadian fish are a broodstock resource.

WAC 220-56-175, all halibut will be required to be recorded on catch record cards. This will provide for a better catch accounting of halibut.

WAC 220-56-265, five-eighths inch mesh in forage fish dip nets in the industry standard, and replaces the current maximum mesh size of one-half inch.

WAC 220-56-310, warm waters on the coast have brought Humboldt squid, which are a separate resource. A bonus limit of Humboldt squid is established to allow coastal fishers to take these squid.

WAC 220-56-320 (4) and (7), flexible mesh webbing in shrimp pots is provided for, as it has a different measurement size than traditional mesh.

WAC 220-56-320(8), a maximum volume of thirteen cubic feet is established for recreational crab pots. This is consistent with commercial gear proposals, and will standardize the maximum pot size.

WAC 220-56-325, a dive fishery for shrimp in Area 8-2 is proposed for open days in May. This allows a night harvest by hand or hand-held device.

WAC 220-56-350, Belfair State Park is added to the closed list, but, because of better water conditions, is expected to be reopened shortly.

WAC 220-56-380, Belfair State Park is added to the closed list, but, because of better water conditions, is expected to be reopened shortly. Fort Flagler State Park and Oak Bay County Park are opened to oyster harvest concurrent with the clam harvest.

WAC 232-12-019, grass pickerel are added as a game fish. These are an invasive species, and fishing under gamefish rules should be encouraged.

WAC 232-12-168, the prize limit for fishing contests for species other than bass and walleye is increased from $1,000 to $5,000. The number of contestants on larger lakes is increased by one-third. Livewell mandatory minimum dimensions for walleye are eliminated, as it is the responsibility of the contest coordinator to ensure 90% of the fish are released alive.

WAC 232-12-619, the seasonal restriction on hatchery steelhead is eliminated, but the one wild steelhead per angler per year is retained. This should encourage harvest of hatchery steelhead. Burbot setline gear is eliminated, and in the five lakes with burbot (Cle Elum, Chelan, Kachess, Kechelus [Keechelus], and Palmer) this gear will no longer be allowed.

WAC 232-28-619, modify exceptions to statewide rules. Change seasonal dates, modify closed areas, modify night closures, add selective gear rules.

Increase smallmouth bass limit on four lakes (Banks, Moses, Potholes, Roosevelt).

Increase steelhead opportunity in fifteen rivers (Bear, Bogachiel, Calawah, Cedar, Chehalis, Hoh, Humptulips, Naselle, North, Palix, Quillayute, Salmon, Sol Duc, Willapa, Wynochee).

Open Lake Washington tributaries to juvenile fishing only.

Increase brook trout retention in ten rivers.

Limit trout retention to fin clipped trout in five lakes.

Establish a no more than two trout over thirteen inches rule in fifteen bodies of water, primarily in eastern Washington.

Amber Lake, clarify season dates.

Anderson Lake, change to fall trout release, allow for retention of other species.

Blackman Lake, reduce trout limit to three fish.

Canyon Creek, close to protect ESA listed fish.

Carbon River, release game fish in fall.

Crab Creek, modify terminal gear rules to match adjoining waters.

Mountain Lake, reduce trout limit to two fish. Establishes a quality fishing water.

Nisqually River, release steelhead in lower river. Protects reduced run.

Palouse River, comport lower river with Snake River fish retention rules.

Roosevelt Lake, prohibit bow and arrow carp fishing; prohibit chumming. Federal rules prohibit these activities.

Rufus Woods Lake, increase kokanee limit to reduce kokanee population.

Silver Lake, reduce crappie daily limit to protect crappie.

Skagit River, adjust areas.

Spokane River, adjust areas.

Sullivan Lake, increase kokanee daily limit to reduce kokanee population.

Tokuk [Tokul] Creek, adjust season above Fish Hatchery Bridge.

Vancouver Lake, comport sturgeon with lower Columbia River.

Yakima River, increase bass retention to protect salmonids.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Lew Atkins, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules affect recreational fishers. There is no direct regulation of small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These rule proposals do not affect hydraulics.

October 5, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-8403.1


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

WAC 220-16-320   General definitions -- Fish length measurement.   The length of a fish, unless otherwise provided, is defined as the shortest distance between the extreme tip of the tail and extreme tip of the snout or jaw, whichever extends the farthest, measured while the fish is lying in a prone and normal position. The length of a sturgeon is defined as the shortest distance between the extreme tip of the snout and fork of the tail.

[Order 817, 220-16-320, filed 5/29/69. Formerly WAC 220-16-030 (part).]

OTS-8405.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-168, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05)

WAC 220-56-100   Definitions -- Personal-use fishing.   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, except salmon, means a fish ((missing an)) having a clipped adipose fin or a clipped ventral fin with a healed scar at the location of the ((missing)) clipped fin. A hatchery salmon is a salmon having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin, regardless of whether the fish is missing a ventral fin.

(12) "Hook" means one single point, double or treble hook. A "single point hook" means a hook having only one 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, defined as lures with hooks and attachments (eyes, swivels, etc.), that do not have enough buoyancy to float in freshwater, 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 defined as a lure with hooks and attachments that has enough buoyancy to float in freshwater, and all hooks must be attached to or no more than three inches below a buoyant lure or within three inches of bait or a nonbuoyant lure. No hook may be attached to the line above a buoyant 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 barbless single hooks or lures with barbless single hooks, bait is prohibited, and fishing from a floating device equipped with ((a)) an internal combustion motor is prohibited unless otherwise provided. Up to three hooks may be used. Only knotless nets may be used to land fish. 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) "Stationary gear restriction" means the line and weight and lure or bait must be moving while in the water. The line and weight and lure or bait may not be stationary.

(27) "Unmarked salmon" means a salmon with intact adipose and ventral fins.

(28) "Whitefish gear rules" means terminal fishing gear is restricted to one single hook, maximum hook size three-sixteenths inch point to shank (hook size 14), and bait is allowed. All species: Release all fish except whitefish.

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

(30) "Wild" when used to describe a salmon (chinook, coho, chum, pink or sockeye), means a salmon with an unclipped adipose fin, regardless of whether the fish is ventral fin-clipped. A salmon with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin is not a wild salmon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), 220-56-100, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 04-24-030 (Order 04-306), 220-56-100, filed 11/23/04, effective 12/24/04; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-100, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-18-007 (Order 03-211), 220-56-100, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-100, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-100, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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 05-168, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05)

WAC 220-56-118   Fish handling rules -- Removal from water.   In order to protect fish that are required to be released:

(1) It is unlawful to totally or partially remove oversize sturgeon from the water.

(2) It is unlawful to totally or partially remove six-gill shark from the water.

(3) In all freshwater areas, except the Columbia River downstream from a line between Rocky Point and Tongue Point, it is unlawful to totally remove salmon, steelhead, Dolly Varden or bull trout from the water if it is unlawful to retain those salmon, steelhead, Dolly Varden or bull trout or if the angler subsequently releases the salmon, steelhead, Dolly Varden or bull trout.

(4) In Marine Areas 5 through 13, it is unlawful to bring wild salmon or a species of salmon aboard a vessel if it is unlawful to retain that salmon. For purposes of this subsection, "aboard" means inside the gunnel of a vessel.

(5) In Marine Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line, salmon required to be released may not be totally removed from the water, except anglers fishing from vessels thirty feet or longer as shown on their state registration or Coast Guard documentation are exempt from this subsection.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), 220-56-118, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-118, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-118, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-168, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05)

WAC 220-56-123   ((Unlawful provisions -- Westport and Ocean Shores boat basins.)) Statewide freshwater hook rules.   ((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 other than natural bait lures must have no more than one single point 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 point 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) Barbed hooks allowed.

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

(e) 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 forage fish jigger gear.)) (1) It is unlawful to use more than three hooks to fish in freshwater, except it is lawful to use forage fish jigger gear in the waters of the Columbia River downstream from a line between Rocky Point and Tongue Point.

(2) It is unlawful to use other than one single barbless hook to fish for sturgeon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), 220-56-123, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 04-24-030 (Order 04-306), 220-56-123, filed 11/23/04, effective 12/24/04; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-123, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-123, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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.]

OTS-8406.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-115   Angling gear -- Lawful and unlawful acts.   (1) It is unlawful for any person to use more than one line ((with three hooks)) while angling for personal use except((:

(a) It is unlawful to use more than 2 hooks while fishing in Marine Areas 1-4, except for forage fish jigger gear.

(b) It is unlawful to use more than two barbless hooks while fishing in Marine Areas 5-13, except for forage fish jigger gear.

(c) It is lawful to use forage fish jigger gear as provided for in WAC 220-56-265 in Marine Areas 1-13 and the Columbia River downstream from a line between Rocky Point and Tongue Point, and squid jig gear as provided for in WAC 220-56-390 in Marine Areas 1-13.

(d))) 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.

(((e) It is unlawful to use other than one single barbless hook while fishing for sturgeon.))

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, fish for or possess 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 to fail to keep his angling gear under his direct and immediate physical control.

(4) In areas where a saltwater license is valid, each fisher aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear or shellfish gear until the daily limit of food fish or shellfish for all licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been retained.

(((5) It is unlawful to use lamprey as fishing bait, regardless of the source or species of lamprey.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-115, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-115, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-09-001 (Order 02-53A), 220-56-115, filed 4/3/02, effective 5/4/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-115, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-115, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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 02-53, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02)

WAC 220-56-116   ((Salmon -- Coastal waters)) Statewide saltwater hook rules.   ((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.)) (1) It is unlawful to use more than two hooks to fish in saltwater, except for forage fish jigger gear and squid jig gear, and when fishing from the north jetty of the Columbia River.

(2) It is unlawful to use barbed hooks in Marine Areas 5-13, except for forage fish jigger gear.

(3) It is unlawful to use other than one single barbless hook to fish for sturgeon.

(4) It is unlawful to use other than single barbless hooks to fish for salmon in Marine Areas 1-4, except in the Ocean Shores and Westport Boat Basins, as provided for in this section.

(5) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken with terminal gear hooks in violation of nonbuoyant lure restrictions in the following saltwater areas during the periods indicated:

(a) Budd Inlet waters south of a line projected true west from the KGY radio station to the mainland and north of the closed zone provided for in WAC 220-56-128 - July 16 through October 31.

(b) Duwamish waterway downstream from the First Avenue South Bridge to an east-west line through Southwest Hanford Street on Harbor Island parallel to Southwest Spokane Street where it crosses Harbor Island - July 1 through October 31.

(c) Ocean Shores Boat Basin - August 16 through January 31.

(d) Westport Boat Basin - August 16 through January 31.

(6) It is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish taken with terminal gear hooks in violation of nonbuoyant lure restrictions in the Duwamish waterway downstream from the First Avenue South Bridge to an east-west line through Southwest Hanford Street on Harbor Island parallel to Southwest Spokane Street where it crosses Harbor Island during the period July 1 through October 31.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-116, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-116, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

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 except it is lawful to fish with gear meeting the fly fishing only requirements of WAC 220-56-210 except it is unlawful to use lead core fly line. It is unlawful to retain any fish taken during the period January 1 through March 31.

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

(15) 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.

(16) 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.

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

(18) 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.

(19) 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.

(20) 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.

(21) 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.

(22) 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.

(23) The waters of Catch Area 12 are closed at all times to the taking of food fish other than salmon.

(24) Freshwater Bay - waters south of a line from Angeles Point to Observatory Point (Bachelor Rock) are closed July 1 through August 31.

(25) Tulalip Bay - waters east of line from Mission Point to Hermosa Point are closed at all times.

(26) Waters of Catch Record Card Area 13 within 500 yards of the Toliva Shoal buoy are closed to fishing for food fish June 16 through April 30 and closed to rockfish year-round.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-128, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-24-030 (Order 04-306), 220-56-128, filed 11/23/04, effective 12/24/04; 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-56-128, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-128, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-128, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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 Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-130   Unclassified marine invertebrates and fish.   (1) Definitions. For purposes of this section:

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

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

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

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

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

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

(b) Daily limit of five moon snails.

(c) Daily limit of two nudibranchs.

(d) Daily limit of two unclassified marine fish per species of fish, except that the daily limit may not contain more than two sculpins and it is unlawful to take, fish for or possess Pacific lamprey or river lamprey.

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

(f) Potlatch DNR tidelands are closed to the taking of unclassified marine invertebrates and unclassified marine fish.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-130, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-130, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-130, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-130, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-22, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05)

WAC 220-56-156   Possession and delivery of Canadian origin food fish and shellfish.   It is unlawful to possess in marine waters or deliver into a Washington state port, moorage, anchorage, or vessel launching facility, shellfish or food fish taken for personal use from Canadian waters unless the person that possesses or delivers the shellfish or food fish possesses a valid Canadian sport fishing license and catch record card, if one is required, for the shellfish and food fish taken except it is unlawful to possess in marine waters or deliver into a Washington state port yelloweye or canary rockfish taken in Canadian waters. It is unlawful to fish for or possess bottomfish or halibut while in possession in the field of more than two Canadian halibut, but it is lawful to fish for salmon. It is unlawful to possess in marine waters or deliver to a Washington port, moorage, anchorage, or vessel launching facility any fresh salmon taken for personal use from Canadian waters unless such salmon meet current salmon regulations for the waters of the applicable department of fish and wildlife catch record card area or ports, moorages, anchorages, or vessel launching facilities within the applicable catch record card area, or unless the vessel operator has a valid Canadian customs clearance number obtained while the vessel was moored at a Canadian government dock in Ucluelet, Victoria, Sydney, White Rock, or Bedwell Harbour, British Columbia. It is unlawful to fish for food fish while in possession in the field of Canadian salmon that do not meet the possession requirements for the area being fished unless the salmon are possessed at a shoreside facility. For the purposes of this section, "delivery" means transportation by a private or commercial recreational fishing vessel and delivery is complete when the vessel anchors, moors, ties to a float or pier, or is placed or attempted to be placed on a boat trailer.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-046 (Order 05-22), 220-56-156, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-156, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-08-001 (Order 90-22), 220-56-156, filed 3/22/90, effective 4/22/90; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-156, filed 4/9/85.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-91, filed 4/29/04, effective 5/30/04)

WAC 220-56-175   Catch record cards.   It is unlawful for any person to fail to comply with the catch record requirements as provided for in this section:

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

(2) Any angler, after obtaining a catch record card shall validate the catch record card by completely, accurately, and legibly completing all personal identification information in ink on the catch record card prior to detaching the catch record card from the underlying copy of the catch record card or, for automated licenses, affixing the appropriate validation sticker to the catch record card. A catch record card remains valid so long as there are one or more unfilled spaces available for the species being fished for, except:

(a) In the mainstem Columbia River downstream from where the river forms the common boundary between Oregon and Washington for sturgeon a catch record card remains valid when the sturgeon portion of the catch record card is filled. A person may not retain sturgeon after the sturgeon portion of the catch record card is filled.

(b) A second or subsequent catch record card is invalid for retention of sturgeon.

(3) Immediately upon catching and possessing a salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut, the angler shall enter in ink in the appropriate space the place, date of catch, species (catch type), for sturgeon, length, for halibut, vessel type and for salmon, whether or not the fish was marked.

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-10-033 (Order 04-91), 220-56-175, filed 4/29/04, effective 5/30/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-175, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-175, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-56-175, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-175, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-17-066 (Order 99-125), 220-56-175, filed 8/13/99, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-175, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-175, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-56-175, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-56-175, filed 2/4/88; 85-11-020 (Order 85-43), 220-56-175, filed 5/10/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-175, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-023.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-24, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03)

WAC 220-56-265   Forage fish -- Lawful gear.   It shall be unlawful to take, fish for and possess herring, candlefish, pilchards, anchovies and smelt taken for personal use except with hand dip net gear not exceeding 36 inches across the bag frame having a maximum mesh size of ((one-half)) five-eighths inch stretched mesh size, and forage fish jigger gear having not more than three treble or nine single hooks. It is unlawful to use a dip bag net to take forage fish unless the operator of the net holds the handle at all times the netting is in the water. It is unlawful to operate a dip bag net to harvest forage fish from a vessel under power, or to use more than one forage fish dip net at a time. Only persons with a disability license may use a hand-operated gate on a dip net while fishing for forage fish. Forage fish jigger gear hooks may not have a gap between the shank and the point exceeding 3/8 inch.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-265, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-265, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-56-265, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-265, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-265, filed 4/26/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-265, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-102, filed 5/19/05, effective 6/19/05)

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

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

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

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

(2) Razor clams: 15 clams.

(3) Geoduck clams: 3 clams.

(4) Horse clams: 7 clams.

(5) Oysters: 18 oysters, shucked and the shells left on the beach. Minimum size before shucking two and one-half inches along the longest dimension of the shell.

(6) Rock scallops: 12 scallops.

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

(8) Spiny and pink scallops: 10 pounds or 5 quarts in the shell, in the aggregate.

(9) Shrimp: In all waters - First Saturday in May through May 31, daily limit 80 shrimp. During all other open periods total weight 10 pounds, maximum 80 spot shrimp as part of the 10 pound limit. Spot shrimp: First Saturday in May through May 31 in all waters and in Areas 1 through 3 and Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line during the remainder of the year, no minimum size; June 1 through October 15 in Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 5 through 13, minimum size one and three-sixteenths inch from the base of the eyestalk to the top rear edge of the carapace.

(10) Octopus: 1 octopus.

(11) Pinto abalone: Closed statewide.

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

(13) Squid other than Humboldt squid: 10 pounds or 5 quarts. In addition a person may retain up to 5 Humboldt squid per day.

(14) Sea cucumbers: 25 sea cucumbers.

(15) Red sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.

(16) Purple sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.

(17) Green sea urchins: 36 sea urchins.

(18) Dungeness crabs:

(a) In Area 1 except when fishing from the north jetty of the Columbia River and Areas 2, 3, and 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - 6 male crabs.

(b) In Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, and Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 - 5 male crabs.

(c) In the Columbia River upstream of a line from the outermost end of the north jetty to the exposed end of the south jetty, or when fishing from the north jetty of the Columbia River - 12 male crabs.

(19) Red rock crabs: 6 crabs.

(20) Mussels: 10 pounds in the shell, in the aggregate.

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

(22) Ghost and mud shrimp: 10 dozen.

(23) King and box crab: Closed statewide.

(24) Tanner crabs: 6 crabs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-12-007 (Order 05-102), 220-56-310, filed 5/19/05, effective 6/19/05; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-310, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-17-088 (Order 04-217), 220-56-310, filed 8/16/04, effective 9/16/04; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-310, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-310, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-310, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-310, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-310, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-310, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-310, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-310, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-310, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-310, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-310, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-310, filed 3/16/89; 88-12-025 (Order 88-28), 220-56-310, filed 5/25/88, effective 8/22/88; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-310, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-310, filed 4/21/87; 86-24-046 (Order 86-190), 220-56-310, filed 11/26/86; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-310, filed 4/9/86; 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), 220-56-310, filed 6/5/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-310, filed 4/11/84; 83-04-027 (Order 83-06), 220-56-310, filed 1/27/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-310, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-310, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-320   Shellfish gear -- Unlawful acts.   (1) It is unlawful for the owner or operator of any personal use shellfish gear to leave such gear unattended in the waters of the state unless said gear is marked with a buoy to which shall be affixed in a permanent visible and legible manner the first and last name and permanent mailing address of the operator. It is unlawful for more than one person's name and address to appear on the same marker buoy. It is unlawful to violate the following provisions regarding unattended shellfish gear:

(a) Unattended shellfish gear must have the line attaching the buoy to the gear weighted sufficiently to prevent the line from floating on the water's surface.

(b) All buoys must consist of durable material and remain visible on the surface at all times except during extreme tidal conditions. It is unlawful to use bleach, antifreeze or detergent bottles, paint cans or any other container.

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

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

(2) It is unlawful for the maximum perimeter of any shrimp pot to exceed 10 feet, and the pot shall not exceed 1-1/2 feet in height.

(3) It is unlawful to fish for or possess crab taken with shellfish pot gear that are equipped with tunnel triggers or other devices which prevent free exit of crabs under the legal limit unless such gear is equipped with not less than two escape rings located in the upper half of the pot which are not less than 4-1/4 inches inside diameter in all waters except in the Columbia River the escape ring minimum size is 4 inches inside diameter. It is unlawful to use mesh size for crab pots less than 1-1/2 inches.

(4) It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use with shellfish pot gear during the month of May in Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and in Areas 5 through 13, and year-round in Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 1 through 3 unless such gear meets the following requirements:

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

(b) The minimum mesh opening size for shrimp pots is defined as a mesh that a 7/8-inch square peg will pass through each mesh opening except for flexible (web) mesh pots where the opening must be a minimum of one and three-quarters inch stretch measure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(6) It is unlawful to set shellfish pots in a manner that they are not covered by water at all times.

(7) June 1 through October 15 in Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 5 through 13, it is unlawful to use mesh size for shrimp pots less than one-half inch except in entrance tunnels except for flexible (web) mesh pots where the opening must be a minimum of one and one-eighths inch stretch measure.

(8) It is unlawful to fish for crab using shellfish pot gear greater in volume than thirteen cubic feet.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-320, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-320, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-320, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-320, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-320, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-320, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 94-14-069, 220-56-320, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-320, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-320, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 90-06-026, 220-56-320, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-320, filed 3/16/89; 88-12-025 (Order 88-28), 220-56-320, filed 5/25/88, effective 8/22/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-320, filed 4/21/87; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-320, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-320, filed 4/11/84; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-320, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-320, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-320, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-088.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-325   Shrimp -- Areas and seasons.   It is unlawful to fish for or possess shrimp taken for personal use from the following areas, except as otherwise provided in this section:

(1) Discovery Bay, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend Shrimp Districts, and Marine Areas 8, 9, 10 and 11 - Open 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., beginning the first Saturday in May through May 31 and open only on Wednesday and Saturday of each week except it is lawful for divers to take shrimp by hand or hand-held device from 7:00 p.m. until midnight on any open day in May in Marine Area 8-2;

(2) Hood Canal Shrimp District - Open 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m., the first Saturday in May through May 31 and open only on Wednesday and Saturday of each week;

(3) Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Areas 5, 6, 7 and 13, except for Shrimp Districts - Open 7:00 a.m. the first Saturday in May through May 31 and open daily except closed in Sequim Bay Shrimp District and Carr Inlet Shrimp District.

(4) Beginning June 1 through October 15 in Marine Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 5 through 13, shrimp fishing is open daily except closed in Area 10 and the shrimp districts at all times. Unlawful to retain spot shrimp.

(5) Marine Areas 1 through 3 and Marine Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - Open year-round.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-325, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-325, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-325, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-325, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-325, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-325, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-325, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-325, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-325, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-325, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-325, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-325, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-325, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-084.]

OTS-8407.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-122   Statewide bait rules.   (1) It is unlawful to fish for sturgeon except with bait.

(2) It is unlawful to use lamprey as fishing bait, regardless of the source or species of lamprey.

(3) It is lawful to use bait in saltwater, and it is unlawful to use terminal gear other than bait suspended above the bottom by a float in the East Duwamish waterway between a line projected east along the path of southwest Hanford Street and a line projected east from the south tip of Harbor Island.

(4) It is unlawful to chum, broadcast, feed, or distribute into freshwater any bait or other substance capable of attracting fish unless specifically authorized in exceptions to statewide rules.

(5) When fishing for trout with bait, all trout that are lawful to possess and are equal to or greater than the minimum size are counted as part of the daily limit, whether kept or released, and it is unlawful to continue to fish once the daily limit has been achieved, except that steelhead trout may be caught and released until the daily limit is taken.

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OTS-8429.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-282   Sturgeon -- Areas, seasons, limits and unlawful acts.   (1) It is lawful to fish for sturgeon the entire year in saltwater, but open in freshwater only concurrent with a salmon or gamefish opening unless otherwise provided.

(2) The daily limit is one sturgeon, with the following size restrictions:

(a) Minimum size ((48)) 43 inches in length in the Columbia River and tributaries upstream from The Dalles Dam.

(b) Minimum size ((42)) 38 inches in length in all other state waters.

(c) Maximum size ((60)) 54 inches in length.

Once the daily limit has been retained, it is lawful to continue to fish for sturgeon in the mainstem of the Columbia River downstream from where the river forms the boundary between Oregon and Washington, provided that all subsequent sturgeon are released immediately.

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

(4) There is an annual personal-use limit of five sturgeon from April 1 through March 31, regardless of where the sturgeon were taken. After the annual limit of sturgeon has been taken, it is lawful to continue to fish for sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River downstream from where the river forms the common boundary between Oregon and Washington, provided that all subsequent sturgeon are released immediately.

(5) It is unlawful to fish for sturgeon with terminal gear other than bait and one single barbless hook. It is lawful to use artificial scent with bait when fishing for sturgeon.

(6) It is unlawful to fish for or possess sturgeon taken for personal use from freshwater, except the Chehalis River, from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(7) It is unlawful to possess in the field sturgeon eggs without having retained the intact carcass of the fish from which the eggs have been removed.

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

(9) It is unlawful to fail to immediately return to the water any undersize sturgeon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-282, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-282, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-21-133 (Order 03-273), 220-56-282, filed 10/21/03, effective 4/1/04; 03-18-006 (Order 03-209), 220-56-282, filed 8/20/03, effective 9/20/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-282, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-282, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-282, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-282, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-282, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-282, filed 3/16/89.]

OTS-8415.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

WAC 220-56-350   Clams other than razor clams, mussels -- Areas and seasons.   (1) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams 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) Ala Spit: Open May 1 through May 31.

(b) Belfair State Park: Closed the entire year.

(c) Brown Point (DNR 57-B): Open January 1 through July 15.

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

(((d))) (e) Camano Island State Park: Closed the entire year.

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

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

(((g))) (h) Dungeness Spit and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands - Open May 15 through September 30.

(((h))) (i) Eagle Creek: Closed the entire year.

(((i))) (j) Fort Flagler State Park including that portion of the spit west of the park boundary (Rat Island): Open April 15 through June 30.

(((j))) (k) Freeland County Park - Open January 1 through March 31.

(((k))) (l) Frye Cove County Park - Open January 1 through June 15.

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

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

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

(((o))) (p) Hope Island State Park (South Puget Sound): Open April 1 through May 31.

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

(((q))) (r) Kayak Point County Park: Closed the entire year.

(((r))) (s) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open May 15 through June 30.

(((s))) (t) Kopachuck State Park: Open June 1 through July 31.

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

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

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

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

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

(((y))) (z) Oak Bay County Park: Open July 15 through July 31.

(((z))) (aa) 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 the entire year.

(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.

(((aa))) (bb) Penrose Point State Park: Open April 1 through May 15.

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

(((cc))) (dd) Pitship Point: Closed the entire year.

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

(((ee))) (ff) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): March 1 through April 15.

(((ff))) (gg) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open April 15 through May 15.

(((gg))) (hh) Port Townsend Ship Canal/Portage Canal: Open January 1 through June 30.

(((hh))) (ii) Potlatch DNR tidelands: April 1 through June 15.

(((ii))) (jj) Potlatch East: April 1 through June 15.

(((jj))) (kk) Potlatch State Park: April 1 through June 15.

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

(((ll))) (mm) Quilcene Bay Tidelands - 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 state-owned tidelands on the west side of the bay north of the Quilcene Boat Haven are open April 1 through December 31, daily from official sunrise to official sunset only.

(((mm))) (nn) Rendsland Creek: Closed the entire year.

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

(((oo))) (pp) Scenic Beach State Park - Closed the entire year.

(((pp))) (qq) Seahurst County Park: Closed the entire year.

(((qq))) (rr) Sequim Bay State Park - Open May 1 through June 15.

(((rr))) (ss) Shine Tidelands State Park: Open January 1 through May 15.

(((ss))) (tt) South Indian Island County Park: April 1 through August 31.

(((tt))) (uu) Spencer Spit State Park: Open March 1 through July 31.

(((uu))) (vv) Triton Cove Tidelands: Open July 1 through September 30.

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

(((ww))) (xx) Twanoh State Park: Closed the entire year.

(((xx))) (yy) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A open January 1 through April 15.

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-350, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-350, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-350, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-17-019 (Order 02-193), 220-56-350, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-350, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-350, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-350, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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 05-15, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05)

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

(1) Belfair State Park: Closed the entire year.

(2) Fort Flagler State Park including that portion of the spit west of the park boundary (Rat Island): Open April 15 through June 30. Brown Point (DNR 57-B): Closed the entire year.

(((2))) (3) Frye Cove County Park: Open January 1 through June 15.

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

(((4))) (5) Hope Island State Park (South Puget Sound): Open April 1 through May 31.

(((5))) (6) Illahee State Park: Open May 1 through June 15.

(((6))) (7) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open May 15 through June 15.

(((7))) (8) Kopachuck State Park: Open March 1 through July 31.

(((8))) (9) 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.

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

(((10))) (11) 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.

(((11))) (12) Oak Bay County Park: Open July 15 through July 31.

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

(a) 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 the entire year.

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

(c) 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.

(((12))) (14) Penrose Point State Park: Open April 1 through May 15.

(((13))) (15) Port Townsend Ship Canal/Portage Canal: Open January 1 through June 30.

(((14))) (16) Potlatch DNR Tidelands: April 1 through June 15.

(((15))) (17) Potlatch East: Open April 1 through June 15.

(((16))) (18) Potlatch State Park: Open April 1 through June 15.

(((17))) (19) Quilcene Bay Tidelands - 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 state-owned tidelands on the west side of the bay north of the Quilcene Boat Haven are open April 1 through December 31, daily from official sunrise to official sunset, only.

(((18))) (20) Scenic Beach State Park: Closed the entire year.

(((19))) (21) Sequim Bay State Park: Open May 1 through June 15.

(((20))) (22) Shine Tidelands State Park: Open January 1 through May 15.

(((21))) (23) South Indian Island County Park: April 1 through August 31.

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

(((23))) (25) 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.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-380, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-380, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-380, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-380, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-380, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-380, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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-8409.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-39, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04)

WAC 232-12-019   Classification of game fish.   As provided in RCW 77.12.020 and in addition to those species identified in RCW 77.08.020 the following species of the class Osteichthyes are classified as game fish:


Scientific Name Common Name
Salvelinus confluentus Bull Trout
Catostomus columbianus Bridgelip Sucker
Catostomus macrocheilus Largescale Sucker
Catostomus catostomus Longnose Sucker
Catostomus platyrhynchus Mountain Sucker
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass Carp
Esox lucius

and hybrids involving

genus Esox

Northern Pike

Tiger Muskellunge

Esox americanus vermiculatus Grass pickerel
Meilocheilus caurinus Peamouth Chub
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

(in its landlocked form as

defined in WAC 232-12-018)

Chinook salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch

(in its landlocked form as

defined in WAC 232-12-018)

Coho salmon
Pylodictus olivaris Flathead Catfish
Ptychocheilus oregonensis Northern Pikeminnow
Salmo trutta

and Salvelinus

fontinalis hybrid

Tiger Trout

Northern pikeminnow lawfully taken may be offered for sale, sold, purchased or traded.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 232-12-019, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 232-12-019, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-17-063 (Order 95-103), 232-12-019, filed 8/15/95, effective 9/15/95; 93-10-012, 232-12-019, filed 4/23/93, effective 4/30/93; 93-10-011, 232-12-019, filed 4/23/93, effective 4/30/93; 92-22-014 (Order 576), 232-12-019, filed 10/21/92, effective 11/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020. 90-10-068 (Order 435), 232-12-019, filed 5/1/90, effective 6/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 88-23-046 (Order 320), 232-12-019, filed 11/10/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020 and 77.12.040. 83-21-003 (Order 218), 232-12-019, filed 10/6/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-019, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-015.]

OTS-8410.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-39, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04)

WAC 232-12-168   Fishing contests.   (1) Contest defined: By definition, a fishing contest exists when 6 or more licensed persons fish competitively and determine winners, regardless of prize value.

(2) Application:

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

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

(c) For purposes of application for a fishing contest permit, "permittee" means a "person" as defined in RCW 77.08.010. All applications from a permittee must be in a single name.

(3) Approval:

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

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

(4) Prize value: Total prize value per contest will not exceed (($1,000)) $5,000 when trout, steelhead, char, whitefish, grayling, or kokanee are included as target species; provided that contests wherein other species not listed above are targeted, or where bass or walleye are the targeted species and at least 90 percent of bass or walleye are released alive and in good condition after the contest, may qualify for no limitation on amount of prize.

(5) Legal requirements, all contests:

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

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

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

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

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


ACRES CONTESTS

PER DAY

BOATS

PER

CONTEST

DAY

Less than 300 1 15
301 - 3,000 1 35
3,001 - 6,000 2 ((50)) 75
6,001 - 10,000 2 ((100)) 150
More than 10,000 3 250
*

No more than four weekend days per month nor more than two weekends per month may be scheduled on any water when contestants fish at the same time, and are allowed to fish from boats.
(f) It is unlawful for the fishing contest permittee or any of the contest participants to fail to comply with the conditions of the fishing contest permit, or of general fishing rules not specifically exempted by this permit. Failure of the permittee or any of the contestants to comply with all provisions of the contest permit or of other fishing regulations during a contest may lead to revocation of the permit and result in denial of fishing contest permits to the permittee and related organizations or individuals sponsoring contests for two years.

(6) Special regulations, bass and walleye contests:

(a) In any contest targeting either bass or walleye, all live bass or walleye must be released alive into the water from which they were caught after being weighed and/or measured. At the end of each day's competition, if the mortality of target fish caught that day exceeds 10%, the contest will be suspended. Suspended contests may be continued (within assigned permit dates) only if the cause of the high mortality can be positively identified, and the cause of the mortality (high waves, equipment deficiency, etc.) ceases or is corrected by contest officials.

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

(c) During bass contests, contestants may not use live bait.

(d) During bass and walleye contests participants may retain up to five bass and walleye of any size to be weighed in. A tournament angler may not be in possession of more than five bass or walleye from the water being fished, except as authorized under (6)(e) below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(A) Pressurized washed with hot soapy water; or

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 232-12-168, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 232-12-168, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 232-12-168, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020 and 77.12.040. 96-15-096 (Order 96-80), 232-12-168, filed 7/19/96, effective 8/19/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 96-11-079, 232-12-168, filed 5/13/96, effective 7/1/96; 94-06-014 (Order 629), 232-12-168, filed 2/18/94, effective 3/21/94; 92-22-015 (Order 577), 232-12-168, filed 10/21/92, effective 11/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.04.055. 90-22-057 (Order 464), 232-12-168, filed 11/5/90, effective 12/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.16.010. 86-21-017 (Order 280), 232-12-168, filed 10/6/86.]

OTS-8411.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-168, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05)

WAC 232-12-619   Permanent Washington statewide game fish rules.   The following statewide 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 exceptions to state-wide rules.

(3) Seasonal wild steelhead limit: Each angler who possesses a valid steelhead catch record card may not retain more than ((thirty)) one wild steelhead April 1st through the following March 31st ((of which no more than one may be a wild steelhead)) from waters in which wild steelhead retention is allowed.

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

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(((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.

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

(((12))) (10) 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.


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


GAME FISH

SPECIES

DAILY LIMIT MINIMUM SIZE

LIMIT

BASS Five - release bass greater than twelve but less than seventeen inches in length, only one over seventeen inches may be retained


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.

Counts as a bonus limit in rivers, streams and beaver ponds. Total of five fish, including brook trout, in these waters.

None
BURBOT
Five
None
CHANNEL

CATFISH

Five. None.

(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

Tiger trout


(b) Wild steelhead release is required year-round, except as provided in exceptions to statewide rules.

(c) All waters, statewide, 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 statewide rules, Dolly Varden/Bull Trout count as part of the combined trout daily limit of five.


WALLEYE Five, not more than one over twenty-two inches Sixteen 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

(((14))) (12) Daily wild steelhead limit: It is unlawful for any person to retain more than one wild steelhead per day from those waters in which wild steelhead retention is allowed.

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

(((16))) (14) 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:

(i) Lake Washington Ship Canal - 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) Toliva Shoal - Waters within 500 yards of the Toliva Shoal buoy are closed waters from June 16 through April 30.

(iii) Freshwater Bay - Waters south of a line from Angeles Point westerly to Observatory Point are closed July 1 through August 31.

(iv) Tulalip Bay - Waters of Tulalip Bay east of a line from Hermosa Point to Mission Point 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 77.12.047. 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), 232-12-619, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 232-12-619, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-19-012 (Order 04-242), 232-12-619, filed 9/2/04, effective 10/3/04; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 232-12-619, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 232-12-619, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 232-12-619, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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-8412.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-168, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05)

WAC 232-28-619   Washington food fish and game fish -- Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.   (1) All freshwater streams and lakes not listed as open for salmon fishing are closed.

(2) County freshwater exceptions to statewide rules:

(a) Adams and Grant counties: All seasons in specific freshwater exceptions to statewide 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 statewide 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.

(3) Specific freshwater exceptions to statewide 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 August 31 and November 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.

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.


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)) an internal combustion 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.


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)) with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin. Additional season October 1 through November 30 and March 1 through Friday before last Saturday in April. Selective gear rules ((except electric motors allowed)). All species: Release all fish.


American Lake (Pierce County): Chumming permitted.


American River (Yakima County): Selective gear rules.


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


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): Mouth to Highway 20 Bridge: September 1 through October 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches, except Dolly Varden/Bull Trout. Legal to retain Dolly Varden/Bull Trout as part of the trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Salmon: Open only July 1 through July 31 except closed 12:01 a.m. July 5 through 2:00 p.m. July 6 and 12:01 a.m. July 11 through 2:00 p.m. July 12. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Daily limit 2 sockeye salmon.

Highway 20 Bridge to Baker River fish barrier dam: Closed waters.


Banks Lake (Grant County): Chumming allowed. Perch: Daily limit twenty-five. Small mouth bass: Small mouth bass do not count as part of bass daily limit. Small mouth bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. Daily limit 10 small mouth bass not more than one of which may be greater than 14 inches in length.


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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30 downstream from the Lime Quarry Road. All species: Release all fish except salmon and except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained each day. Upstream from the Lime Quarry Road: Selective gear rules June 1 through March 31. All ((game fish)) species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained each day. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30 from mouth to Lime Quarry Road. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult fish and of these two fish no more than one may be a wild adult coho. Release adult chinook.


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


Beaver Lake (Clallam County): Selective gear rules except electric motors allowed. Trout: Maximum size 12 inches in length.


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


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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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.)) See Lake Washington tributaries.


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 August 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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


Big Quilcene River (Jefferson County):

From mouth to upper boundary of Falls View Campground: June 1 through last day in February season. Closed waters: August 16 through October 31 from mouth to Rodgers Street. Rodgers Street to the Highway 101 Bridge: Selective gear rules June 1 through last day in February and night closure August 16 through December 31. From electric weir to upper boundary of Falls View Campground: Selective gear rules June 1 through last day in February. All game fish: Release all fish from mouth to campground. Salmon: Open only August 16 through October 31 from Rodgers Street to the Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 4 coho salmon.

From Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the electric weir at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery: Closed waters.


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


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): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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.


Blackman Lake (Snohomish County): Trout: Daily limit 3 trout.


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


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


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. Closed waters: Upstream from cable crossing to posted signs at fence. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Only wheelchair-bound anglers may fish from posted signs above rearing pond to posted signs approximately 40 feet downstream at fence including the rearing pond outlet. Trout: Daily limit five. Minimum size 12 inches no more than two fish over 20 inches. Release wild cutthroat, wild steelhead and hatchery steelhead with missing right ventral fin.


Blue Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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): April 1 through September 30 season.


Bogachiel River (Clallam County), from mouth to Olympic National Park boundary: June 1 through April 30 season. December 1 through April 30, selective gear rules from Highway 101 to Olympic National Park boundary. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. November 1 through last day in February, daily limit three steelhead downstream from Highway 101 Bridge. 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 and of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and unmarked adult chinook. Unmarked chinook are chinook with unclipped adipose and ventral fins. September 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than 2 adult chinook or 2 adult wild coho or a combination of adult chinook and adult wild coho.


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 waterfall approximately 2 miles upstream: Closed waters. From waterfall approximately 2 miles upstream of mouth to USFS Road #4930 Bridge: Selective gear rules.


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 Lake (Pierce County): 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 Creek (Pend Oreille County): Fly fishing only.


Browns Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: No more than one fish greater than 11 inches in length may be retained.


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. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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 and of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and unmarked adult chinook. Unmarked chinook are chinook with unclipped adipose and ventral fins. September 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than 2 adult chinook or 2 adult wild coho or a combination of adult chinook and adult wild coho.


Calawah River, South Fork (Clallam County) from mouth to Olympic National Park boundary: June 1 through last day in February season. December 1 through last day in February, selective gear rules. November 1 through last day in February, daily limit three steelhead from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. 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.


Calispell Lake, Calispell Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


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


Camas Slough: Waters of the Columbia River downstream from the mouth of the Washougal River, north of Lady Island, and downstream of the Highway 14 Bridge at the upstream end of Lady Island. Season: Same rules as adjacent waters of the Columbia River.


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): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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


Canyon River (Mason County and Grays Harbor 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.


Canyon Creek (Whatcom County): Closed waters: Mouth to Canyon Creek Road Bridge.


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 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. August 1 through March 31 daily limit two, 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.


Carbon River (Pierce County), from its mouth to Voight Creek: ((June)) July 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction, night closure and single point barbless hooks August 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Voight Creek to Highway 162 Bridge: ((June)) July 1 through August 15 and ((December)) September 1 through last day in February season: Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. All species: Release all fish except salmon September 1 through November 30. 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 adult hatchery chinook. Release chum and wild adult chinook salmon.


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. 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 mouth to the Rockport-Cascade Road Bridge: October 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 16 through November 30. 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. Salmon: Open only September 16 through November 30. Daily limit 4 coho salmon.

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.


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


Cassidy Lake (Snohomish County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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


Cattail Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


Cavanaugh Lake (Skagit County): Chumming permitted.


Cedar Creek (tributary of N.F. Lewis) (Clark County), from mouth to 100 feet upstream of the falls: From the Grist Mill Bridge to 100 feet upstream of the falls: Closed waters. June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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


Cedar Creek (Okanogan County), from mouth to Cedar Falls: Closed waters.


Cedar Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


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


Cedar River (King County), from mouth to Landsburg Road: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules and night closure. All species: Release all fish except up to two trout per day between ten and sixteen inches in length may be retained from mouth to Highway 18 Bridge. Landsburg Road to Cedar Falls: Closed waters.


Cedar River (Pacific County): Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


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


Chambers Creek (Pierce County): July 1 through November 15 season. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction.


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. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction. 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. Release wild coho.


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


Chaplain Lake (Snohomish County): Closed waters.


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


Chehalis River (Grays Harbor County), from 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 August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. March 25 through March 31, one wild steelhead may be retained from mouth to Fuller Bridge. Salmon: Open only April 16 through July 31 from mouth to high bridge, October 1 through January 31 from mouth to Porter Bridge, and October 16 through last day in February from Porter Bridge to high bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. October 1 through November 30, mouth to Porter Bridge, release adult chinook. October 16 through November 30, Porter Bridge to High Bridge, release adult chinook. December 1 through January 31, mouth to Porter Bridge, the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho, and release adult chinook. December 1 through last day in February, Porter Bridge to High Bridge, release adult chinook and wild adult coho. Sturgeon: Open year-round and no night closure from mouth to high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line.


Chehalis River, South Fork (Lewis County), from mouth to Highway Bridge at Boistfort School: 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): Closed waters: Within 400 feet of all tributaries south of a line from Purple Point at Stehekin and Painted Rocks. Trout except kokanee and lake trout: Daily limit 5. Release wild cutthroat. Lake trout not counted in daily trout limit. Lake trout no minimum size, no daily limit. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ((five)) 10, no minimum length. ((Burbot: Set line gear allowed.)) North of a line between Purple Point at Stehekin and Painted Rocks: April 1 through July 31: All species: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only May 1 through May 31 south of a line from Purple Point to Painted Rocks: Daily limit 1, minimum length 15 inches.


Chelan Lake Tributaries (Chelan County), from mouths upstream one mile except Stehekin River: August 1 through September 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release wild cutthroat.


Chelan River (Chelan County): From the railroad bridge to the Chelan P.U.D. safety barrier below the power house: May 15 through August 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction. Trout: Release all trout.


Chewuch River (Chewack River) (Okanogan County), from mouth to Eight Mile Creek: June 1 through ((September 30)) August 15 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. Whitefish gear rules apply.


Chikamin Creek (Chelan County): Selective gear rules.


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: Release all cutthroat. Additional season November 1 through May 31, 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. Salmon minimum size 8 inches. Release wild coho at all times and release wild chinook January 1 through July 31.


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


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 Creek (Chelan County): Closed waters.


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.


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


Clearwater River (Jefferson County):

From mouth to Snahapish River: June 1 through April 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 15, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.

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


Clearwater River (Pierce County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. 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. Year-round season. Selective gear rules, except December 1 through March 31 bait and one single point barbed hook three-sixteenths or smaller point to shank may be used. Trout: Release all trout. Above Cle Elum Lake to outlet of Hyas Lake except Tucquala Lake: Selective gear rules.


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 two, minimum length twelve inches.


Coal Creek (Cowlitz County), from mouth to four hundred feet below falls: June 1 through August 31 and November 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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


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 September ((15)) 30 season. Selective gear rules except internal combustion motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit ((two)) one, minimum length eighteen inches. ((Bass: Daily limit two, maximum length fourteen inches.)) Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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.


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


Columbia Basin Hatchery Creek (Grant County): Hatchery outflow to confluence with mainstem Hatchery Creek: April 1 through September 30 season. Juveniles and holders of reduced fee disability licenses only. Mainstem Hatchery Creek: April 1 through September 30 season. Juveniles and holders of reduced fee disability licenses only.


Columbia Park Pond (Benton County): Juveniles and holders of reduced fee disability licenses only. All species: Daily limit of five fish combined.


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: Below Priest Rapids Dam: Daily limit five fish, bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. Up to but not more than three of the daily limit 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 game fish: 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 except Camas Slough, where the license of either state is valid when fishing from a floating device.

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 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 of which not more than one may be a chinook salmon. Release chum, sockeye, wild coho, chinook less than 24 inches in length, and coho less than 16 inches in length. October 1 through December 31, daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon and not more than one of which may be an adult chinook salmon. Release chum, sockeye, and wild coho. January 1 through March 31, daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum, sockeye, wild coho and wild chinook. Fishing from the north jetty for salmon open during both Area 1 and Buoy 10 fishery openings with barbed hooks allowed and the daily limit is the more liberal if both areas are open. Sturgeon: Release sturgeon May 1 through May 14 and July 24 through December 31. Minimum size when open to retain sturgeon is ((45)) 40 inches.

From the Rocky Point - Tongue Point line to the I-5 Bridge: 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 May 16 through March 31. May 16 through June 15 daily limit 6 hatchery jack chinook. June 16 through July 31, daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release sockeye. 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 the daily limit may contain not more than 1 adult chinook. Release wild chinook January 1 through March 31. Sturgeon: (1) Release sturgeon May 1 through May 14 and July 24 through December 31 downstream from the Wauna powerlines. Minimum size when open to retain sturgeon is ((45)) 40 inches; (2) I-5 Bridge downstream to Wauna powerlines, lawful to retain sturgeon only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from February 1 through July 31, and October 1 through December 31. Release sturgeon on other days and during other time periods.

From the I-5 Bridge to the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco: Closed waters: (1) From the upstream line of Bonneville Dam to boundary markers located six hundred feet below the fish ladder, and closed to fishing from a floating device or fishing by any method except hand-casted gear from shore from Bonneville Dam downstream to a line from the Hamilton Island boat ramp to an Oregon boundary marker on Robins Island. (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 the downstream navigation lock wall 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. August 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. Sturgeon: (1) Sturgeon fishing is closed from Bonneville Dam to a line from a boundary marker on the Washington shore approximately 4,000 feet below the fish ladder to the downstream end of Cascade Island to an Oregon angling boundary on Bradford Island (the Cascade Island - Bradford Island line). (2) It is unlawful to fish for sturgeon from May 1 through July 31 from Cascade Island - Bradford Island line downstream to markers on the Washington and Oregon shores at Beacon Rock. (3) Cascade Island - Bradford Island line downstream to I-5 Bridge, lawful to retain sturgeon only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from February 1 through July 31 and October 1 through December 31, except for May 1 - July 31 closure to Beacon Rock. Release sturgeon on other days and during other time periods. (4) Release sturgeon September 1 through December 31 from the upstream line of Bonneville Dam and 400 feet below McNary Dam. Salmon: Open only June 16 through December 31 except closed November 1 through December 31 from Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam. June 16 through July 31, daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release sockeye. August 1 through December 31, daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and sockeye. Release wild coho downstream of Bonneville Dam. August 1 through December 31, daily limit may contain not more than 1 adult chinook downstream from Bonneville 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 hatchery steelhead having both adipose and ventral fin clips October 1 through October 31. Release all trout except hatchery steelhead November 1 through March 31. Salmon: Open only June 16 through July 31 and August 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release sockeye June 16 through July 31. Walleye: Daily limit 10 fish. No minimum size, no more than 5 fish over 18 inches in length. No more than 1 fish over 24 inches in length. Ringold Springs Rearing Facility 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 April 1 through April 15 to fishing from the bank on the hatchery side of the river. Trout: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead.

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. Walleye: Daily limit 10 fish. No minimum size, no more than 5 fish over 18 inches in length. No more than 1 fish over 24 inches in length. Salmon: Open only June 16 through July 31 and August 16 through October 22. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 fish may be adult salmon. Release sockeye June 16 through July 31.

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. Trout: Release all trout. Walleye: Daily limit 10 fish. No minimum size, no more than 5 fish over 18 inches in length. No more than 1 fish over 24 inches in length. Salmon: Open only June 16 through July 31 and August 16 through October 22. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release sockeye June 16 through July 31.

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 fishing from a floating device from the boundary marker to the Corps of Engineers safety zone marker. Trout: Release all trout. Salmon: Open only July 16 through October 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho and sockeye. From Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, open only from Highway 173 Bridge at Brewster to Highway 17 Bridge at Bridgeport. Sturgeon: Release all sturgeon.

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


Colville River (Stevens County):

From mouth to bridge at Town of Valley: Year-round 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 five fish not more than one of which may be longer than 18 inches. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon.

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


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.


Cooper River (Kittitas County): Mouth to Cooper Lake: Selective gear rules.


Coot Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 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. Release adult chinook.


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


Cottonwood Creek (Lincoln County): Year-round 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.


Coweeman River (Cowlitz County), from mouth to Mulholland Creek: June 1 through ((March)) April 15 season. March 16 through April 15: Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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 and salmon: Minimum length eight inches. Trout: Release cutthroat. Release rainbow trout except rainbow trout with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin. Salmon: Daily limit 6 fish, of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho. Release wild chinook June 1 through July 31.


Cowlitz River (Lewis County):

From mouth to Mayfield Dam: Closed waters: From 400 feet or posted markers below Cowlitz salmon hatchery barrier dam to boundary markers near the Cowlitz salmon hatchery water intake approximately 1,700 feet upstream of the Cowlitz salmon hatchery barrier dam, and from 400 feet below the Mayfield powerhouse upstream to Mayfield Dam. Year-round season except closed to fishing from south bank May 1 through June 15 from Mill Creek to the Cowlitz salmon hatchery barrier dam. Lawful to fish up to four hundred feet or the posted deadline at the Cowlitz salmon hatchery barrier dam. Lawful to fish up to Tacoma Power safety signs at Onion Rock below Mossyrock Dam. Lawful to fish up to Lewis County P.U.D. safety signs below Cowlitz Falls Dam. From the Cowlitz salmon hatchery 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 Cowlitz salmon hatchery barrier dam. All 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. Release all steelhead missing right ventral fin. Salmon: Open year-round. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31. Mill Creek to Blue Creek - release all chinook October 1 through December 31. Sturgeon: Lawful to retain sturgeon on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, February 1 through July 31 and October 1 through December 31. Release sturgeon on other days and during other time periods.

From posted PUD sign on Peters Road to mouth of Ohanepecosh River and mouth of Muddy Fork: Trout: Release cutthroat. Additional November 1 through May 31 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open year-round from upstream boundary of Lake Scanewa. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Salmon minimum size 12 inches. Release wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31.


Cowlitz River, Clear and Muddy Forks (Lewis County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Release cutthroat.


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


Crab Creek (Adams/Grant counties):

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

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


Crab Creek (Lincoln/Grant counties) and tributaries: Year-round season. ((March 1 through May 31 terminal gear restricted to one single hook measuring 3/4 inch or less point to shank)) In those waters from Grant County Road 7 to the fountain buoy and shoreline markers or 150 feet downstream of the Alder Street fill((, and)) March 1 through May 31 terminal gear restricted to one single hook measuring 3/4 inch or less point to shank. Year-round: Daily limits and size limits same as Moses Lake. From Moses Lake downstream to the confluence of the outlet streams March 1 through May 31 terminal gear restricted to one single-point hook measuring 3/4 inch or less point to shank. Year-round: Daily limits and size limits same as Potholes Reservoir.


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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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 ((except electric motors allowed, 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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


Deadman Lake (Adams County): April 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): December 1 through last day in February season. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained.


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


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


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


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


Deep River (Wahkiakum County): Year-round season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open year-round only from mouth to town bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31. Sturgeon: Release sturgeon May 1 through May 14 and July 24 through December 31. Minimum size when open is 45 inches.


Deer Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.


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


Deer Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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.


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


Deschutes River (Thurston County): Closed waters: From 400 feet below lowest Tumwater Falls fish ladder to Old Highway 99 Bridge. From old U.S. Highway 99 Bridge near Tumwater to Henderson Boulevard Bridge near Pioneer Park: 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: Year-round season. Selective gear rules. All game fish: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.


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): Selective gear rules. Game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only September 16 through October 31 mouth to Dewatto-Holly Road Bridge. Daily limit two coho. Release all salmon other than coho.


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 in mainstem Dickey and June 1 through March 15 in East Fork Dickey and West Fork Dickey. 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 and of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. July 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and unmarked adult chinook. Unmarked chinook are chinook with unclipped adipose and ventral fins. September 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than 2 adult chinook or 2 adult wild coho or a combination of adult chinook and adult wild coho.


Dillacort Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


Dog Lake (Yakima County): Trout: Daily limit may contain not more than 1 fish over 14 inches in length.


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)) August 31 season mouth to park boundary and November 1 through December 15 season mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Selective gear rules June 1 through August 31. All ((game fish)) species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. June 1 through August 31 and salmon may be retained November 1 through December 15. 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. Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Dry Falls Lake (Grant County): April 1 through November 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one.


Duck Lake (Grays Harbor County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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)) August 31 season mouth to park boundary and November 1 through December 15 season mouth to Mason County P.U.D. No. 1 overhead electrical distribution line. Selective gear rules June 1 through August 31. All ((game fish)) species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained June 1 through August 31 and salmon may be retained November 1 through December 15. 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 rivers: October 16 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 16 through December 31 from mouth to the hatchery intake pipe at river mile 11.3. Daily limit 4 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 November 30 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one fish.


Early Winters Creek (Okanogan County): Closed waters.


East Twin River (Clallam County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Easton Lake (Kittitas County): Saturday before Memorial Day through October 31 season. Trout: Daily limit five fish of which no more than 2 may be trout other than Eastern brook trout. Minimum length 8 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 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.


Elk River (Grays Harbor County), from the Highway 105 Bridge upstream: June 1 through last day in February season. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30 downstream of the confluence of the east and middle branches. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30 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. Release 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. Stationary gear restriction September 1 through October 31. Additional season March 16 through April 16, mouth to Elochoman Hatchery Bridge. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open May 16 through July 31. Daily limit 6 salmon, not more than 2 of which may be adult salmon. Release wild chinook. Open ((only)) September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Release chum and wild coho. October 1 through December 31 release chinook upstream of Highway 4 Bridge.


Eloika Lake (Spokane County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


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, except closed June 1 through September 30 mouth to marker at outfall of rearing channel at about river mile 3.2. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. 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 Olympic National Park boundary, 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. Whitefish gear rules apply. Above Entiat Falls: Trout: Daily limit 5 trout, not more than one of which may be greater than 12 inches in length. Eastern brook trout not included in trout daily limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Ephrata Lake (Grant County): Closed waters.


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.


Fio Rito Lakes (Kittitas County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion ((engine)) motor 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-round season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

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


Fishhook Pond (Walla Walla County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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.


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 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): April 1 through September 30 season.


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 August 31 and November 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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 Pond, North (Snohomish County): Juveniles only.


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)) 31 season. ((Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Release steelhead and wild cutthroat.)) Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Golf Course Pond (Asotin County): Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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.


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


Goose Lake, Lower (Adams County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches. Bluegill: Not more than five over six inches in length.


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


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


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


Grande Ronde River (Asotin County):

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

From County Road Bridge upstream to Oregon state line and all tributaries: June 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, June 1 through August 31 and barbless hooks required September 1 through October 31. Additional season November 1 through April 15: Barbless hooks required. All tributaries: Closed waters. All species: Release all fish except whitefish and hatchery steelhead. Trout: Daily limit three hatchery steelhead.


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


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


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


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)) July 31 season; and from Highway 4 Bridge to mouth of South Fork: September 1 through October 15 and December 15 through ((March)) April 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction, night closure and stationary gear restriction September 1 through October 15. Selective gear rules March 16 through April 15. All game fish: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. Release hatchery steelhead April 16 through July 31. Salmon: Open May 16 through July 31 mouth to Highway 4 Bridge. Daily limit 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon. Release wild chinook. Open ((only)) September 1 through October 15 from mouth to South Fork. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than two may be adult salmon. Release chinook, chum, and wild coho.


Grays River, East Fork (Wahkiakum County): Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


Grays River, West Fork (Wahkiakum County), downstream from hatchery intake footbridge: June 1 - August 31 season. Trout: Additional December 15 through March 15 season downstream from hatchery intake footbridge. Release all fish other than hatchery steelhead.


Green Lake (Okanogan County): April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules except electric motors allowed, and all species: Release all fish.


Green Lake (Lower) (Okanogan County): April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules, and all species: Release all fish.


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

From mouth to 2800 Bridge: ((April)) 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 during the period September 1 through November 30 and from 400 feet or posted signs above and 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: When nonbuoyant lure restriction in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. All ((game fish)) species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. ((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. April 1 through July 31: Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild chinook. August 1 through November 30: Daily limit 6 salmon not more than 2 of which may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. October 1 through November 30 release chinook.)) Additional season: December 1 through April 15, mouth to 1000 Bridge. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead.

From 2800 Bridge to source: Closed waters.


Green (Duwamish) River (King County):

From the First Avenue South Bridge to Interstate 5 Bridge: June 1 through July 31 and September 1 through February 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 1 through November 30 First Avenue South Bridge to Interstate 5 Bridge. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through February 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. July 1 through July 31 and September 1 through November 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon not more than 1 may be a chinook.

From the Interstate 5 Bridge to SW 43rd Street/South 180th Street Bridge: June 1 through July 31 and September 16 through February 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 16 through November 30. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through February 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. July 1 through July 31 and September 16 through November 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon. Release chinook.

From the SW 43rd Street/South 180th Street Bridge to South 277th Street Bridge in Auburn: Open only June 1 through July 31 and October 1 through February 15. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 1 through November 30. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through February 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. July 1 through July 31 and October 1 through November 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only October 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 3 may be adult salmon. Release chinook.

From the 277th Street Bridge to Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge: Open only June 1 through July 31 and October 16 through last day in February. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 16 through November 30. Fishing from a floating device prohibited November 1 through last day in February. Trout, minimum length fourteen inches. July 1 through July 31 and October 16 through November 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only October 16 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon. Release chinook.

From the Auburn-Black Diamond Road Bridge to the Tacoma Headworks Dam: June 1 through last day in February 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. July 1 through November 30, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 chum.


Greenwater River (King County), from mouth to Greenwater Lakes: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ((twelve)) 14 inches.


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


Grizzly Lake (Skamania County): Closed waters.


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


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


Hamilton Creek (Skamania County): Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. 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): April 1 through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.


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


((Harrison Pond (Skagit County): Closed waters.))


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-round season.


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


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.


Hen Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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


Herman Lake (Adams County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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


Hog Canyon Creek (Spokane County): Hog Canyon Dam to Scroggie Road: Year-round 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 Olympic National Park boundary below mouth of South Fork: May 18 through April 15 season. May 18 through May 31, open Wednesday through Sunday only from mouth to Willoughby Creek only. Willoughby Creek to park boundary closed through May 31. Selective gear rules June 1 through October 15 from Willoughby Creek to Morgan's Crossing Boat Launch, June 1 through November 30 from Morgan's Crossing Boat Launch to the mouth of south fork, and December 1 through April 15 from DNR Oxbow Campground Boat Launch to mouth of south fork. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Catch and release during May, except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained on open days. November 1 through February 15, daily limit three steelhead downstream from the Oxbow Campground Boat Launch. December 1 through April 15, from mouth to DNR Oxbow Campground Boat Launch, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only May 16 through November 30 mouth to Willoughby Creek and October 16 through November 30 Willoughby Creek to Morgan's Crossing Boat Launch. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon except May 18 through August 31 from mouth to Willoughby Creek open Wednesday through Sunday only of each week and daily limit may contain no more than one adult salmon.


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


Hoko River (Clallam County): 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. December 1 through March 15, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.

From upper Hoko Bridge to Ellis Creek Bridge (river mile 18.5): June 1 through March 31 season. Fly fishing only. All species: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


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 August 16 through November 30. Selective gear rules and all species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day, from March 1 through March 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30 from mouth to bridge on Dekay Road on mainstem and East Fork mouth to mouth of Berryman Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except release adult chinook.


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


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)) ten.


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


Hourglass Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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 except closed March 1 through March 31 from Highway 101 Bridge to forks. Night closure and single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. March 29 through March 31, one wild steelhead may be retained from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Salmon: Open only October 16 through January 31 from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook. October 16 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than 1 wild adult coho. December 1 through January 31 release 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 August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Humptulips River, West Fork (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to Donkey Creek: June 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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


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


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


Icicle River (Creek) (Chelan County):

From mouth to four hundred feet below Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack: 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 and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Indian Creek (Yakima County): From mouth to waterfall approximately 5 and three-quarters miles upstream: Closed waters. Upstream of waterfall: Eastern brook trout do not count as part of trout daily limit. Eastern brook trout: No minimum size and no daily limit.


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


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


Issaquah Creek (King County): ((Closed waters.)) See Lake Washington tributaries.


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


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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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 August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook.


Johns Creek (Mason County): Closed waters.


Johns River (Grays Harbor County): Mouth to Ballon Creek: June 1 through last day in February season. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook.

Ballon Creek upstream, including North and South Forks: June 1 through September 30 and December 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches.


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


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


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


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


Kachess River (Kittitas County): Lawful to fish to base of Kachess Dam. Selective gear rules. From Kachess Lake (Reservoir) upstream to waterfall approximately one-half mile above Mineral Creek: Closed waters.


Kalaloch Creek (Jefferson County), outside Olympic National Park: Closed waters: Those waters within the section posted as the Olympic National Park water supply June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Kalama River (Cowlitz County): Release wild cutthroat.

From mouth upstream to one thousand feet below fishway at upper salmon hatchery: Year-round season except during the period the temporary fish rack is installed. Waters from Modrow Bridge downstream to one thousand five hundred feet below the rack are closed waters when the rack is installed. Nonbuoyant lure restriction, night closure, and stationary gear restriction September 1 through October 31 from mouth to the rack. All species: When nonbuoyant lure restriction in effect only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited upstream of Modrow Bridge. September 1 through October 31: Fly fishing only from the pipeline crossing to the posted deadline at the intake to the lower salmon hatchery. Trout: Release all trout except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open year-round. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31. Release hatchery coho October 16 through December 31. 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-round season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Selective gear rules. ((Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. Release steelhead in mainstem and tributaries.)) All species: Release all fish.

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. Release steelhead in mainstem and tributaries.)) All species: Release all fish.

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.


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.)) See Lake Washington tributaries.


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. All species: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length 12 inches. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon.

Additional season: November 1 through May 31. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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


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.


Kiwanis Pond (Kittitas County): Juveniles and holders of disability licenses only.


Klaus Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Closed waters: The inlet and outlet to first Weyerhaeuser spur.


Klickitat River (Klickitat County):

From mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge: April 1 through January 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure May 1 through May 31. Nonbuoyant lure restriction August 1 through January 31. Game fish: Closed December 1 through January 31. Release game fish other than steelhead April 1 through May 31. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches. Steelhead and salmon: April 1 through May 31 Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only, daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead or 2 salmon or one of each. Salmon: June 1 through January 31 daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.

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. June 1 through July 31: Daily limit 6 salmon. Release adult salmon. August 1 through November 30: Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chinook November 1 through November 30. Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.

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


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


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


Kress Lake (Cowlitz County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout 20 inches in length or greater may be retained. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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


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-round season.


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


Le Clerc Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


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 one over 14 inches in length.


Lemna Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


Lenice Lake (Grant County): March 1 through November 30 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-round season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open year-round. Daily limit six fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31. Sturgeon: Lawful to retain sturgeon on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, February 1 through July 31 and October 1 through December 31. Release sturgeon on other days and during other time periods.


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 including all tributaries above Horseshoe Falls.

Mouth to 400 feet below Horseshoe Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all trout except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Mouth to top boat ramp at Lewisville Park: Additional ((April)) March 16 through May 31 season. Selective gear rules. Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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

From mouth to Colvin Creek: Year-round 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. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure April 1 through November 30 from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek. When nonbuoyant lure restriction is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open year-round. Daily limit six fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31.

From mouth of Colvin Creek to overhead powerlines at Merwin Dam: May 1 through September 30 and December 16 through April 30 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure April 1 through September 30. When nonbuoyant lure restriction is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open only January 1 through September 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release wild chinook January 1 through July 31.

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: Closed waters.

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


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


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


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


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


Lincoln Pond (Clallam County): Juveniles only.


Lions Park Pond (Walla Walla County): Juveniles only. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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 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 Pend Oreille River (Stevens County) from the Little Pend Oreille wildlife refuge boundary about 1 mile downstream from the refuge headquarters office to Crystal Falls: Selective gear rules, and all species: Release all fish except up to five Eastern brook trout may be retained.


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. Closed waters: Mouth to Highway 101 Bridge September 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Little Spokane River (Spokane County):

From mouth to SR 291 Bridge: Year-round season.

From SR 291 Bridge upstream to the West Branch: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.

Upstream from bridge at Frideger Road: Closed waters: From the inlet to Chain Lake upstream one-quarter mile to the railroad crossing culvert. Trout: Release kokanee taken upstream from bridge.


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. Drano Lake (waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery): May 1 through March 31 season, except for hatchery steelhead and chinook season in April, and except closed Wednesdays beginning the second Wednesday in April through May 31 and October 1 through October 31. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction May 1 through June 30. Nonbuoyant lure restriction August 1 through December 31. March 16 through June 30 daily limit of two fish, of which two fish one or both may be hatchery steelhead or one or both may be chinook salmon. Trout and salmon: May 1 through June 30 release all fish except hatchery steelhead and chinook salmon. Trout: July 1 through March 15 release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 31. Daily limit six fish of which no more than two may be adult salmon.


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


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


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


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


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


Loomis Pond (Grays Harbor County): Closed waters.


Loon Lake (Stevens County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit five, except no more than two over twenty inches in length may be retained. Kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ten.


Lost Lake (Kittitas County): Trout: Not more than 1 fish over 14 inches in length.


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.))


Lucky Duck Pond (Stevens County): Juveniles only.


Ludlow Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


Lyle Lake (Adams County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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.


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.


Mashel River (Pierce County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Mattoon Lake (Kittitas County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.


May Creek (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): ((Closed waters.)) See Lake Washington tributaries.


Mayfield Lake (Reservoir) (Lewis County): Mayfield Dam to 400 feet below Mossyrock Dam: Closed waters: Tacoma Power safety signs at Onion Rock Bridge to Mossyrock Dam. Trout and salmon: Minimum length eight inches. Trout: Release cutthroat. Release rainbow trout except rainbow trout with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho.


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 4 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.


McLane Creek (Thurston County), from a line 50 feet north of and parallel to the Mud Bay Road Bridge to a line 100 feet upstream and parallel to the south bridge on Highway 101: June 1 through November 30 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Game fish: Release game fish November 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches upstream from the south bridge. Salmon: Open only July 1 through November 30. Closed to salmon fishing: Waters within 400 feet of Allison Springs Pond outfall. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho.

From a line 100 feet upstream and parallel to the south bridge on Highway 101 upstream: Nonbuoyant lure restrictions and night closure August 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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


McManaman Lake (Adams County): April 1 through September 30 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 November 30 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)) County Road 1535 (Burma Road) Bridge to ((Weeman Bridge)) Foghorn Dam: June 1 through September 30 season: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish. Foghorn Dam to Weeman Bridge: June 1 through August 15 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 mouth to falls above Brush Creek: December 1 through March 31. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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): June 1 through August 31 and November 1 through March 15 seasons. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Mill Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Mill Creek (Walla Walla County):

From mouth to Gose St. Bridge: June 1 through April 15 season. All species: Barbless hooks required and release all fish except hatchery steelhead September 1 through April 15. Trout: Daily limit three hatchery steelhead.

From Gose St. Bridge to Roosevelt St. Bridge, within city limits of Walla Walla: Closed waters.

From Roosevelt St. Bridge 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.


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 June 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only November 1 through December 31 from mouth to 50 feet downstream of the hatchery rack. Daily limit 4 chum.


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 the Quinault Indian Reservation: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Molson Lake (Okanogan County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.


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): April 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)) ten, only crappie more than ((ten)) nine inches in length may be retained. Bluegill: Daily limit five, only bluegill more than eight inches in length may be retained. Bass: Fish twelve to seventeen inches in length may be retained as part of the daily limit. No more than 3 large mouth bass over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Small mouth bass: Daily limit 10 small mouth bass, not more than one of which may be greater than 14 inches in length. Walleye: Daily limit 8 walleye. Minimum length ((eighteen)) twelve inches. ((Up to five fish eighteen to twenty-four inches in length may be retained in the daily limit.)) No more than one walleye over ((24)) 22 inches in length may be retained. Yellow perch: Daily limit 25 yellow perch.


Mosquito Creek (Jefferson County), outside Olympic National Park: June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Mountain Lake (San Juan County): Trout: Daily limit may not contain more than two trout over 18 inches in length.


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.


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. Release trout June 1 through October 31 from confluence with Tieton River to mouth of Rattle Snake Creek. Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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. Waters from ((two hundred feet upstream of the Naselle Salmon Hatchery water supply intake barrier)) the North Valley Road Bridge (Big Hill Bridge) to ((four hundred feet downstream of the entrance to the Naselle Salmon Hatchery attraction channel)) Highway 4 closed July 16 through October 15.

Mainstem: June 1 through April 15 season, except sturgeon. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30 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. Stationary gear restrictions ((downstream from the Crown Main Line Bridge)) above mouth of South Fork August 16 through November 30. Selective gear rules March 1 through April 15 ((from mouth to North)) above mouth of South Fork. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only August 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 3 may be adult salmon and of these 3 adult fish no more than 1 may be a wild adult coho and not more than 2 may be adult chinook. No more than 2 chum may be retained.


Sturgeon: Open year-round from mouth to Highway 4 Bridge.


From mouth of North Fork to source: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

South Fork, from mouth to Bean Creek: June 1 through last day in February season, except sturgeon. ((Game fish: Selective gear rules except)) Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Game fish: Release game fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Sturgeon: Open year-round.


Nason Creek (Chelan County): From the mouth upstream to Smith Brook: Closed waters.

From Smith Brook to Stevens Creek: Selective gear rules.


Negro Creek (Lincoln County): Year-round season from mouth at Sprague Lake to the fish barrier dam at Fishtrap Lake.


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 November 30, on Middle Nemah upstream to the Department of Natural Resources Bridge on Middle Nemah A-line Road August 16 through November 30, and on South Nemah upstream to confluence with Middle Nemah August 16 through November 30. Selective gear rules on Middle Nemah above DNR Bridge and South Newah above confluence with Middle Nemah. Night closure August 16 through November 30 on South and Middle Nemah and October 1 through November 30 on North Nemah. Nonbuoyant lure restriction on North Nemah upstream from bridge on dead end lower Nemah Road August 16 through November 30. On the North Nemah from the mouth to the lower bridge on dead end lower Nemah Road, stationary gear restriction during the period August 16 through November 30. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained ((in the North Nemah)). Salmon: Open only August 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. Middle and South Nemah: Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon and of the two adult fish no more than one may be a wild adult coho. North Nemah: Daily limit 6 salmon of which not more than 3 may be adult salmon and of the adult fish no more than one may be a wild adult coho and no more than two may be adult chinook. No more than two chum may be retained.


Newhalem Ponds (Whatcom County): Closed waters.


Newaukum River, main river and South Fork upstream to Highway 508 Bridge near Kearny Creek (Lewis County): June 1 through March 31 season. Night closure and single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30 from mouth to Leonard Road. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches mouth to Highway 508 Bridge near Kearny Creek. Salmon: Open only October 16 through last day in February from mouth to Leonard Road. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook. Release wild adult coho December 1 through last day in February.


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 400 feet below Chehalis city water intake upstream: Closed waters.


Niawiakum River (Pacific County): From Highway 101 Bridge to the South Bend/Palix Road Bridge: Night closure and single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. All game fish: Release all fish. Salmon: Open only September 1 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 and of the adult fish not more than one may be a wild adult coho. Release 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)) Military Tank Crossing Bridge: June 1 through January 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. ((Game fish: Closed December 1 through January 31.)) Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. All species: Release all species except salmon December 1 through January 31. Salmon: Open only July 1 through January 31 from mouth to Military Tank Crossing Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon.


From Military Tank Crossing Bridge to four hundred feet below LaGrande Falls: July 1 through November 30 season. Selective gear rules. 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 last day in February season except closed June 1 through September 30 in mainstem from yellow marker at the FFA High School 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 last day in February. 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 1 through December 31 in mainstem from Lummi Indian Reservation boundary to yellow marker at the FFA High School barn in Deming. Open only October 16 through December 31 in mainstem from the FFA 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 pink and wild coho, release wild chinook from mouth to FFA barn, and release chinook from FFA barn to forks and in North Fork.


Nooksack River, South Fork (Skagit/Whatcom counties): From mouth to Skookum Creek: June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules. Night closure August 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 16 through December 31. Daily limit 2 salmon, except release pink, chinook and wild coho.

From Skookum Creek upstream: Closed waters.


No Name Lake (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


North Creek (Okanogan County): From mouth to falls at river mile 0.8: Selective gear rules.


North Creek (tributary of Sammamish River) (Snohomish/King counties): ((Closed waters.)) See Lake Washington tributaries.


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: June 1 through last day in February season, except sturgeon. Night closure August 16 through November 30. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30 upstream to Salmon Creek. Nonbuoyant lure restriction from Salmon Creek to Falls River August 16 through November 30. All game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30 from Highway 105 Bridge to Salmon Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon and of the adult fish not more than one may be a wild adult coho. Release adult chinook. Sturgeon: Open year-round from Highway 105 Bridge to Salmon Creek.


Upstream from Falls River: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


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 November 30 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.


Oasis Park Pond (Grant County): Third Saturday in April through Labor Day season. Juveniles and holders of reduced fee disability licenses only. Game fish: Daily limit of five fish in the aggregate. No minimum or maximum size for any species.


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.


Okanogan River (Okanogan County):

From the mouth to the highway bridge at Malott: Year-round season. Trout: Release all trout. Upstream from the highway bridge at Malott: June 1 through August 31 season. Trout: Release all trout. Salmon: Open only July 16 through October 15 from mouth to Highway 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release coho and sockeye.

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.


Old Mill Stream (Chelan County): Closed waters.


Olequa Creek (Lewis County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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.


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, except sturgeon. Single point barbless hooks and night closure August 16 through November 30 upstream to the confluence of the South and Middle Forks. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Above the confluence of the South and Middle Forks: Selective gear rules. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 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 and of the adult salmon not more than one may be a wild adult coho. Release adult chinook. Sturgeon: Open year-round from the Highway 101 Bridge to the confluence of the South and Middle Forks.


Palouse River and tributaries, except Rock Creek (Whitman County): ((Year around)) Year-round season. Mainstem from mouth to base of Palouse Falls. Trout: Daily limit 6 fish, minimum length 10 inches, no more than 3 trout over 20 inches may be retained, except release all trout April 1 through June 15 and release steelhead June 16 through August 31. Barbless hooks required when fishing for steelhead. Bass: Fish 12 to 15 inches in length may be retained, but not more than 3 bass over 15 inches in length may be retained. Walleye: Daily limit 10 fish, no minimum size. No more than 5 walleye over 18 inches in length may be retained, and no more than 1 walleye over 24 inches in length may be retained. Channel catfish: No daily limit.


Palouse River mainstem above Palouse Falls and tributaries except Rock Creek: Year-round season.


((Palmer Lake (Okanogan County): Burbot: Set line gear allowed.))


Pampa Pond (Whitman County): March 1 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): April 1 through September 30 season. Juveniles only.


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


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


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


Pataha Creek (Garfield County):

Within the city limits of Pomeroy: Juveniles only.

From city limits of Pomeroy upstream: Selective gear rules.


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


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


Peabody Creek (Clallam County): Juveniles only.


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


Pend Oreille River (Pend Oreille County): Year-round 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.


Pheasant Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.


Phelps Creek (Chelan County): From mouth to falls at river mile 1: Selective gear rules.


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 gear rules. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Additional December 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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.

From 500 feet below diversion dam upstream: Closed waters.


Pillar Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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.


Pit Lake (Douglas County): Juveniles only.


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): April 1 through September 30 season.


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


Potholes Reservoir (Grant County): Crappie: Minimum length nine inches. Crappie and bluegill: Combined daily limit twenty-five fish. Perch: Daily limit twenty-five fish. Small mouth bass: Small mouth bass are not included as part of the bass daily limit. Small mouth bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. Daily limit 10 small mouth bass, not more than 1 of which may be greater than 14 inches in length. Walleye: Minimum size 12 inches in length. Daily limit 8 walleye, not more than 1 of which may be greater than 22 inches in length.


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)) July 1 through ((January 31)) last day in February season. Single point barbless hooks, nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30 from the mouth to the Carbon River. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only August 1 through December 31 from mouth to Carbon River. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 4 may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon no more than two may be chinook, coho or chum or a combination of chinook, coho and chum. Release wild adult chinook.

((From mouth to the Soldier's Home Bridge in Orting: Additional February 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.)) From Electron power plant outlet upstream: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


Pysht River (Clallam County): June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through last day in February, one wild steelhead per day may be retained.


Pysht River South Fork (Clallam County): 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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


Quigg Lake (Grays Harbor County): June 1 through April 15 season. Trout: Daily limit 2. Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 hatchery coho salmon of which no more than 4 may be adult hatchery coho.


Quillayute River (Clallam County): Open year-round. May 1 through May 31 release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. November 1 through last day in February, daily limit three steelhead. 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 March 1 through August 31 and 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. September 1 through November 30 the 3 adult salmon may contain no more than 2 adult chinook or 2 adult wild coho or 1 adult chinook and 1 adult wild coho. March 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and unmarked adult chinook. Unmarked chinook are chinook with unclipped adipose and ventral fins.


Quinault River, Upper (Jefferson County), from mouth at upper end of Quinault Lake to the National Park boundary: June 1 through April 15 season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. December 1 through April 15, one wild steelhead per day may be retained. 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.


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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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


Rat Lake (Okanogan County): April 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules ((except electric motors allowed, 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.


Riffe Lake (Reservoir) (Lewis County): Mossyrock Dam to 400 feet below Cowlitz Falls Dam. Closed waters: Lewis County PUD safety signs approximately 800 feet below Cowlitz Falls Dam to Dam. 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 twelve 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 (Chelan County): Selective gear rules.


Rock Creek (Cedar River tributary below Landsburg Dam) (King County): Closed waters.


Rock Creek (Skamania County): Mouth to falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Above falls, additional November 1 through March 15 season.


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.


Roesiger Lake (Snohomish County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Roosevelt Lake (Ferry/Lincoln/Stevens counties): ((Chumming allowed.)) All species: Closed January 1 through May 31 in San Poil arm upstream from outlet of French Johns Lake, 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 ((5)) 8 fish not more than one of which may be longer than ((18)) 22 inches. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon from Roosevelt Lake and tributaries. Carp: Unlawful to fish for carp with bow and arrow. Small mouth bass: Fish between 12 and 17 inches in length may be retained. No minimum size. Daily limit 10 bass, no more than one bass over 14 inches in length may be retained.


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


Ross Lake (Reservoir) (Whatcom County): July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with ((a)) an internal combustion 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): Closed waters.


Royal Slough (including Marsh Unit IV impoundments) (Adams County): Closed waters.


Ruby Creek (tributary to Ross Lake) (Whatcom County): Closed waters.


Ruby Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Rufus Woods Lake (Douglas County): Chumming allowed. Trout: Daily limit two. Kokanee not included in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit 2. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon from Rufus Woods Lake and tributaries.


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


Saddle Mountain Lake (Grant County): Closed waters.


Sago Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


Salmon Creek (Clark County), from mouth to 72nd Avenue N.E.: June 1 through March 15 season. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.


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 except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


Salmon River (Jefferson County) outside of Olympic National Park and Quinault Indian Reservation: June 1 through last day in February season. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Hatchery steelhead in this river are steelhead with a dorsal fin height of less than 2-1/8 inches or with an adipose or ventral fin clip. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon not more than 2 may be adult chinook 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 Hickson Bridge: June 1 through March 15 season. From Highway 99 Bridge to department salmon rack: Closed waters. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through December 31.

Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only July 1 through December 31 from mouth to Thomas Road Bridge and October 1 through December 31 from Thomas Road Bridge to I-5 Bridge. Daily limit two salmon.


Sammamish Lake (King County): Trout: 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. Salmon: Closed to salmon fishing within 100 yards of the mouth of Issaquah Creek. Open only August 16 through November 30. Daily limit two salmon. Release sockeye.


Sammamish River (Slough) (King County), from the 68th Avenue N.E. Bridge to Lake Sammamish: Closed waters: All tributaries. January 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all trout.


Sandyshore Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to October 31 season.


San Poil River (Ferry County): Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon.


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, (Grays Harbor County): Trout: Minimum length 14 inches in mainstem and all forks. Mainstem and East Fork, single point barbless hooks and night closure August 16 through November 30 except only August 16 through October 31 on East Fork upstream from bridge at Schafer State Park. Middle and West forks downstream from Cougar Smith Road nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. Middle and West Forks upstream from Cougar Smith Road night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction August 16 through October 31.

From mouth to bridge at Schafer Park: Additional November 1 through March 31 season. Salmon: Open only October 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except release adult chinook.

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.

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.

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. Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Schaefer Lake (Chelan County): Trout: Daily limit sixteen.


Sekiu River (Clallam County): All open periods: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From mouth to forks: Additional November 1 through last day in February season.


Serene Lake (Snohomish County): Last Saturday in April 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): April 1 through September 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.


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


Shoveler Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited.


Silvas Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


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): Crappie: Daily limit ten crappie. Minimum size nine inches in length.


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


Silver Lake (Spokane County): Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Silver Lake, North (Spokane County): March 1 through September 30 and November 1 through December 31 season. Selective gear rules. March 1 through September 30: Trout: Daily limit 2 fish, minimum length 14 inches, except release fish with clipped adipose fin. November 1 through December 31: All species: Release all fish.


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


Silvernail Lake (Okanogan County): Juveniles only.


Similkameen River (Okanogan County):

From mouth to Enloe Dam: December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.

From Enloe Dam to Canadian border: Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.


Sinlahekin Creek (Okanogan County), from Palmer Lake to Cecile Creek bridge: June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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-round season. Selective gear rules March 1 through May 31 except lawful to fish from a floating device equipped with ((a)) an internal combustion motor. 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 August 16 through December 31. Daily limit two salmon except release chinook.

From Memorial Highway Bridge (Highway 536 at Mt. Vernon) upstream to Gilligan Creek: June 1 through March ((31)) 15 season. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction 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 trout daily limit, minimum length twenty inches. Salmon: Open only August 16 through December 31. Daily limit two salmon except release chinook.

From Gilligan Creek to ((Bacon Creek)) Cascade River: June 1 through March 15 season except closed June 1 through June 30 and August 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. 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. Salmon: Open only September 16 through December 31 Gilligan Creek to the Dalles Bridge at Concrete. Daily limit two salmon except release chinook.

From the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport - Additional season: March 16 through April 30. Selective gear rules except lawful to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor. Unlawful to fish from a floating device while under power. All species: Release all fish. Salmon open July 1 through July 31 except closed 12:01 a.m. July 5 until 2:00 p.m. July 6 and 12:01 a.m. July 11 until 2:00 p.m. July 12, and, except closed from 200 feet above the mouth of the Baker River to the Cascade River. Daily limit two sockeye salmon. Release all salmon except sockeye salmon. Salmon open September 16 through December 31. Daily limit two salmon except release chinook.

From the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport to the Cascade River - Additional season: March 16 through April 30. Selective gear rules except lawful to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor. Unlawful to fish from a floating device while under power. All species: Release all fish. Salmon open June 1 through July 8. Daily limit two salmon. Release all salmon except hatchery chinook. Salmon open September 16 through December 31. Daily limit two salmon. Release chinook.

From ((Bacon Creek)) Cascade River to Gorge Powerhouse: June 1 through ((last day in February)) March 15 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.

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. Release cutthroat. Release rainbow trout except rainbow trout having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin.


Skokomish River (Mason County), mouth to forks: Night closure, nonbuoyant lure restriction and single point barbless hooks required August 1 through November 30 mouth to Highway 101. June 1 through last day in February season. All 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 1 salmon August 1 through September 30. Release chum salmon. Daily limit 6 salmon October 1 through December 15, except daily limit may contain no more than 4 adult fish and of these adults not more than one may be an adult chinook. October 1 through October 15 release chum salmon.


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.


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 mouth of Rule Creek: Closed waters.

From mouth of Rule Creek to headwaters: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches.


Skookum Creek (Mason County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Skookum Lakes, North and South (Pend Oreille County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


Skookumchuck Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


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 and night closure August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 16 through last day in February. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except December 1 through the last day in February release adult wild coho. Release 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 Wallace River: June 1 through last day in February season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30 mouth to Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe and June 1 through November 30 from Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe to Wallace River. 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. ((Additional season March 1 through April 30 mouth to Sultan River: Selective gear rules and all species - Release all fish.)) Salmon: Open August 16 through December 31 mouth to Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe. Daily limit 4 salmon of which no more than 2 may be coho or chum or a combination of coho and chum. Release chinook. Open June 1 through July 31 Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe to Wallace River. Daily limit 2 hatchery chinook. Open September 1 through December 31 Lewis Street Bridge to Wallace River. Daily limit 4 salmon of which no more than 2 may be coho or chum or a combination of coho and chum. Release chinook.

From the mouth of the Wallace River to the forks: June 1 through last day in February 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 August 1 through last day in February. 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 December 31. Daily limit 4 salmon of which no more than 2 may be coho or chum or a combination of coho and chum. Release chinook.


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.

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.

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.


Slate Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Smith Creek (near North River) (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season, except sturgeon. Single point barbless hooks, and night closure August 16 through November 30 upstream to the Highway 101 Bridge. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only September 1 through November 30 from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon not more than one may be an adult wild coho. Release adult chinook. Sturgeon: Open year-round from mouth to Highway 101 Bridge.


Snake River: Year-round season. Closed to the taking of all trout April 1 through June 15. Trout: Daily limit six, minimum length ten inches, no more than three over twenty inches. Release all steelhead June 16 through August 31. Barbless hooks required when fishing for steelhead. Sturgeon: Unlawful to retain sturgeon in mainstem and tributaries upstream from Lower Granite Dam. Bass: Fish twelve to seventeen inches in length may be retained. Up to but not more than 3 bass over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Walleye: Daily limit 10 fish. No minimum size. No more than 5 fish over 18 inches in length. No more than 1 fish over 24 inches in length. Channel catfish: No daily limit.

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): April 1 through September 30 season.


Snohomish River (Snohomish County), including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways, but excluding all tributaries: June 1 through last day in February season, except sturgeon. 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. Salmon: Open only August 16 through December 31. Daily limit 4 salmon of which no more than 2 may be coho or chum or a combination of coho and chum. Release chinook. Sturgeon: Open year-round from mouth to Highway 2 Bridge.


Snoqualmie River (King County):

From mouth to the falls: June 1 through last day in February 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)) an internal combustion motor allowed. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through last day in February from the mouth of Tokul Creek downstream to the boat ramp at Plumb access, about one-quarter mile. Night closure September 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 fish. Release chinook and pink.

From Snoqualmie Falls upstream, 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: Year-round season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


Snow Creek (Jefferson County), including all tributaries: Closed waters.


Snyder Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


Sol Duc River (Clallam County): Open year-round. May 1 through May 31 release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Selective gear rules from the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc Hatchery to the Highway 101 Bridge downstream of Snider Creek November 1 through April 30, and from the Highway 101 Bridge to Olympic National Park June 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. November 1 through last day in February, daily limit three steelhead from mouth to concrete pump station at Sol Duc Hatchery. December 1 through April 30, from mouth to the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc 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 March 1 through August 31 and of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. March 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and unmarked adult chinook. Unmarked chinook are chinook with unclipped adipose and ventral fins. September 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than 2 adult chinook or 2 adult wild coho or 1 adult chinook and 1 adult wild coho.


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


Soos Creek (King County), from mouth to bridge near hatchery residence: June 1 through August 31 season except salmon. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only October 8 through October 30 to fishing by juveniles only. Night closure October 8 through October 30. Terminal gear restricted to one single point hook. Daily limit two coho 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 and Spanaway Lake outlet downstream to the dam (approximately 800 feet) (Pierce County): Year-round season. ((Bass: Release fish 12 to 17 inches in length. Only one fish over 17 inches in length may be retained.))


Spearfish Lake (Klickitat County): Last Saturday in April through last day in February season.


Spectacle Lake (Okanogan County): ((March)) April 1 through ((July 31)) September 30 season.


Spirit Lake (Skamania County): Closed waters.


Spring Lake (Columbia County): Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


Spokane River (Spokane County):

From SR 25 Bridge upstream to ((the Seven Mile Bridge)) the upstream boundary at Plese Flats Day Use Area (Riverside State Park), except Long Lake, formed by Long Lake Dam (see also Long Lake): Year-round season except walleye. Trout: Daily limit five, no more than two over twenty inches in length. Walleye: Daily limit five, no minimum length, no more than one over eighteen inches in length. April 1 through May 31 release all walleye. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon.

From ((Seven Mile Bridge)) the upstream boundary at Plese Flats Day Use Area (Riverside State Park) upstream to the Monroe Street Dam: Year-round season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Daily limit one. Release wild trout. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon.

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

From Upriver Dam upstream to the Idaho/Washington state line: June 1 through March 15 season. Selective gear rules, except fishing from a floating device equipped with ((a)) an internal combustion motor permitted. All species: Release all fish.


Sprague Lake (Adams/Lincoln counties):

Waters south of the lakeside edge of the reeds and waters of Cow Creek south to Danekas Road: July 1 through September 15 season. Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches. Walleye: Minimum size 12 inches in length. Daily limit 8 walleye, not more than 1 of which may be greater than 22 inches in length.


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 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 all bass.


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. Release cutthroat. 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. Kokanee: Kokanee not included in trout daily limit. Kokanee daily limit ten fish.


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


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


Stillaguamish River (Snohomish County):

From mouth to Marine Drive, including all sloughs: Year-round season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink salmon.

From Marine Drive 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 August 1 through November 30. Selective gear rules June 1 through November 30 except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Game fish: June 1 through November 30 release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches December 1 through last day in February. Salmon: Open only September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink salmon.


Stillaguamish River, North Fork (Snohomish County), from mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge: ((Year-round)) 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 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)) June 1 through November 30: All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. ((April 16)) June 1 through November 30 fly fishing only. December 1 through last day in February: Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


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.

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 and tributaries: Selective gear rules. Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Sullivan Lake (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Daily limit 2 trout, except kokanee not counted in daily trout limit. Kokanee daily limit ten.


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.


Sultan River, North and South Forks (Snohomish County): Closed waters.


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


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


Sunday Creek (tributary to N.F. Snoqualmie River) (King County): Closed waters.


Sutherland Lake (Clallam County): Chumming permitted.


Swale Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


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. From posted markers below Eagle Cliff Bridge to Bridge: Selective gear rules ((except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor is allowed)). Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


Swofford Pond (Lewis County): Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor prohibited.


Tacoma Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten.


Tahuya River (Mason County): Selective gear rules and release all fish except salmon. Salmon: Open only September 16 through October 31 mouth to marker one mile above North Shore Road Bridge. Daily limit 2 coho salmon.


Taneum Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.


Tanwax Lake (Pierce County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Tapps Lake (Reservoir) and Tapps Lake (Reservoir) intake canal (Pierce County), to within four hundred feet of the screen at Dingle Basin: Year-round season.


Tarboo Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April through November 30 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited. 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 Lakes (North and South) (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


Teal Lake (Jefferson County): Last Saturday in April to August 31 season. Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion engine prohibited. Additional September 1 through March 30 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


Teanaway River, including North Fork (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.


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


Tennant Lake (Whatcom County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited from first Friday in October through January 15.


Terrell, Lake (Whatcom County): Fishing from any floating device prohibited the first Saturday after Labor Day through the following Friday and from October 1 through January 31 except fishing from floating dock permitted.


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


Thornton Creek (tributary to Lake Washington) (King County): Closed waters.


Thread Lake (Adams County): April 1 through September 30 season.


Tibbetts Creek (tributary to Lake Sammamish) (King County): Closed waters.


Tieton River (Yakima County): Lawful to fish to base of Tieton (Rimrock) Dam. Additional December 1 through March 31 season: Whitefish gear rules apply.


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. Release cutthroat. Release rainbow trout except rainbow trout having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the site of the clipped fin. Salmon: Open only June 1 through December 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult fish. 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)) Fish Hatchery Road Bridge: December 1 through last day in February season, closed 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. Nonbuoyant lure restriction. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.

From Fish Hatchery Road Bridge to posted cable boundary marker located approximately seven hundred feet upstream of the mouth: January 15 through last day in February season, closed 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily. Nonbuoyant lure restriction. Trout: Minimum length 14 inches.

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.

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. All species: Release all fish.

From dam upstream on South Fork: Selective gear rules. Trout: Minimum length ten inches.


Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties):

Bass: Bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. Up to but not more than 3 greater than 15 inches may be retained as part of the daily limit.

From confluence of north and south forks upstream, including Robinson and Wolf Forks: Selective gear rules. Bass: Statewide rules apply. Trout: Release all steelhead. Tributaries other than North Fork, South Fork, Robinson Fork, and Wolf Fork: Closed waters.

North Fork: Upstream of Spangler Creek June 1 through August 31 season.

South Fork: Upstream from Griffin Creek June 1 through August 31 season.

Wolf Fork: Upstream from Coates Creek June 1 through August 31 season.


From mouth to confluence of north and south forks: Additional season: November 1 through April 15. Barbless hooks required. All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead and brown trout. Trout: Daily limit three fish.


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 15 on North Fork from confluence with South Fork to mouth of Green River. All game fish: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only August 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release all chinook October 1 through November 30 in North Fork upstream from Kidd Valley Bridge.

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. 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 hatchery steelhead.


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 mouth upstream to Turner Road Bridge: Additional November 1 through April 15 season. Barbless hooks required. All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead and whitefish. Trout: Daily limit three hatchery steelhead.

From the Turner Road Bridge upstream to the Tucannon Hatchery 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 hatchery steelhead and whitefish. Trout: Daily limit three hatchery steelhead.

From the Tucannon Hatchery Bridge upstream to 500 feet above the Rainbow Lake intake: Closed waters.

From 500 feet above the Rainbow Lake intake to the Cow Camp Bridge: Selective gear rules. Release steelhead.

From Cow Camp Bridge upstream: Closed waters.


Tucquala Lake (Kittitas County): June 1 through October 31 season.


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)) August 15 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): Mouth to North Shore Road Bridge. All species: Release all fish except sturgeon.

From North Shore Road Bridge to lower bridge on Old Belfair Highway: June 1 through August 15 season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except sturgeon.

From lower bridge on Old Belfair Highway upstream to watershed boundary: Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except sturgeon.

From watershed boundary to source, including all tributaries: Closed waters.


Upper Wheeler Reservoir (Chelan County): Closed waters.


Valley Creek (Clallam County): 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. Sturgeon: Seasons, daily limits and size limits same as Columbia River from I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam.


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


Van Winkle Creek (Grays Harbor County): Mouth to 400 feet below outlet of Lake Aberdeen Hatchery: Game fish: Minimum length 14 inches. Salmon: Open only September 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 2 may be adult fish. Release chum, adult chinook and wild adult coho.


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 Creek (Pierce County): From mouth to Highway 162 Bridge: Closed waters.


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


Wahkiacus Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


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 200 feet upstream of the water intake of the salmon hatchery: June 1 through 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 during the period June 1 through August 31. Fishing from any floating device prohibited November 1 through last day in February. 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 200 feet upstream of the water intake of the salmon hatchery to mouth of Olney Creek: 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.


Walla Walla River (Walla Walla County):

From mouth to the Touchet River: Year-round season. Trout: Barbless hooks required when fishing for steelhead. Trout: Release trout April 1 through May 31. Daily limit three hatchery steelhead. Bass: No minimum or maximum size. No more than three fish over fifteen inches in length may be retained.

From the Touchet River upstream to state line: Trout: All tributaries except Mill Creek, maximum length twenty inches. Bass: No minimum or maximum size. No more than three fish over fifteen inches in length may be retained. Additional season November 1 through April 15. All species: Barbless hooks required and release all fish except hatchery steelhead. Trout: Daily limit three hatchery 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. Trout: Release all trout. From August 1 through October 31: Selective gear rules except fishing from a device equipped with an internal combustion ((engine)) motor permitted.


Wapato Lake (Pierce County): Juveniles only.


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


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


Warden Lake and Warden Lake, South (Grant County): Last Saturday in April through September 30 season.


Washburn Island Pond (Okanogan County): April 1 through September 30 season. 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, daily limit 5, no minimum length. Release steelhead and rainbow trout over twenty inches in length. March 1 through June 30, daily limit 5, minimum length twelve inches. Release 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. Salmon: Open only September 16 through October 31 north of Highway 520 Bridge and east of Montlake Bridge. Daily limit two coho 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-round. 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.


Washington Lake, tributaries (King County) except the Cedar River and that portion of the Sammamish River downstream from the 68th Street Bridge: June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


Washougal River (Clark County): Night closure year-round.

From mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls: June 1 through March 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction((, night closure)) and stationary gear restriction ((September)) July 1 through October 31. When nonbuoyant lure restriction is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Trout: Release all trout except up to 2 hatchery steelhead per day may be retained. Salmon: Open only August 1 through March 15. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release hatchery coho October 16 through December 31. Upstream of Little Washougal River, release chinook October 1 through November 30.

From mouth to Mt. Norway Bridge: Additional ((April)) March 16 through May 31 season. Selective gear rules. Trout: Release all trout except up to 2 hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

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: Release all trout except up to 2 hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


Watson Lake (Columbia County): March 1 through October 31 season. Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


Waughop Lake (Pierce County): Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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


Wenaha River tributaries within Washington: June 1 through August 31 season.


Wenatchee Lake (Chelan County): Selective gear rules except fishing from a floating device equipped with ((a)) an internal combustion motor allowed. Trout except kokanee: Daily limit two, minimum length twelve inches. Release kokanee. Kokanee/sockeye under sixteen inches will be considered kokanee while those sixteen inches and over will be considered sockeye salmon.


Wenatchee River, including Lake Jolanda (Chelan County):

December 1 through March 31 season, from mouth to Highway 2 Bridge at Leavenworth only. Whitefish gear rules apply.


West Evans Pond (Asotin County): Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


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. 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 October 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.


Wheeler Creek (Klickitat County): Trout: Release all trout.


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: 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: October 1 through October 31 season. Closed waters: Puget Power canal, including the screen bypass channel, above the screen at Dingle Basin. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Trout: 14 inch minimum size.

From the Weyerhaeuser 6000 Road Bridge (Bridge Camp) to its source: July 1 through October 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure October 1 through November 30. Selective gear rules July 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. 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: Open year-round. Bank fishing only downstream from the Highway 14 Bridge. August 1 through December 31: Nonbuoyant lure restriction. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon and steelhead: Open April 1 through June 30, daily limit two fish, one or both of which may be salmon or hatchery steelhead. Release all fish except salmon or hatchery steelhead. Salmon: Open July 1 through March 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. 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 April 30 season except salmon and steelhead. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release trout April 1 through April 30. Salmon: Open November 16 through March 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. November 16 through December 31 release chinook. Salmon and steelhead: Open April 1 through June 15, daily limit two fish, one or both of which may be salmon or hatchery steelhead. Release all fish except salmon or hatchery steelhead.

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


Wide Hollow Creek (Yakima County): Trout: Daily limit five, no minimum length.


Widgeon Lake (Grant County): April 1 through September 30 season.


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


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


Wilderness Lake (King County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. 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): Mouth to Fork Creek: June 1 through July 15 and October 16 through March 31 season((, except sturgeon)). Night closure, single point barbless hooks, and stationary gear restriction ((August)) October 16 through November 30 mouth to Fork Creek. November 1 through March 31 fishing from any floating device prohibited from the bridge on Willapa Road to Fork Creek.

All game fish: Release all fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. Salmon: Open only August 1 through January 31 from mouth to Highway 6 Bridge approximately 2 miles below mouth of Trap Creek and open October 16 through January 31 from Highway 6 Bridge to Fork Creek. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon and of the adult salmon not more than one may be a wild adult coho and not more than two may be adult chinook and not more than two may be chum.

Sturgeon: Open ((year-round)) October 16 through July 15 from mouth to Highway 6 Bridge.

Upstream from Fork Creek: Selective gear rules. August 16 through October 31, nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.

South Fork: June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules June 1 through October 31. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 16 through November 30. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained.


Williams Creek (Pacific County): June 1 through last day in February season. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.


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


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


Wilson Creek (two branches within Ellensburg city limits) (Kittitas County): Open year-round. 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: July 1 through March 15 season, except salmon and steelhead. May 1 through June 30: Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. August 1 through October 31: Nonbuoyant lure restriction. When nonbuoyant lure restriction is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Salmon and steelhead: Open March 16 through June 30 daily limit 2 fish, one or both of which may be a salmon or hatchery steelhead. Release all fish except salmon and hatchery steelhead. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open August 1 through October 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release chinook from Burlington-Northern Railroad Bridge upstream.

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: May 1 through June 30 season. Closed waters: From 400 feet below to 100 feet above the Coffer Dam and from a boundary marker approximately 800 yards downstream from Carson National Fish Hatchery upstream, including all tributaries. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restriction. When nonbuoyant lure restriction is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Salmon and steelhead: Daily limit 2 fish, one or both of which may be a salmon or hatchery steelhead. Release all fish except salmon and hatchery steelhead. Additional season September 1 through November 30. Selective gear rules. All species: Release all fish.


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


Wishkah River (Grays Harbor County), including all forks: Closed waters: Mainstem from four hundred feet below outlet of dam at Wishkah Rearing Ponds (formerly Mayr Bros.) to dam. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Release wild cutthroat. Mouth to West Fork: June 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. Selective gear and all species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day, March 1 through March 31. Salmon: Open only October 1 through ((November 30)) December 31 from mouth to ((West Fork)) 200 feet below the weir at the Long Live the Kings/Mayr Brothers facility. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release adult chinook.

From the West Fork to four hundred feet below outlet: 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 (Mason County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season.


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


Wynoochee River (Grays Harbor County): Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Mouth to 7400 line bridge above mouth of Schafer Creek: June 1 through March 31 season. Single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. One wild steelhead may be retained March 25 through March 31 from mouth to White Bridge WDFW boat launch. Salmon: Open only October 1 through January 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, except daily limit may contain no more than 1 wild adult coho December 1 through January 31. Release adult chinook.

7400 line bridge upstream: ((Selective gear rules.)) Additional December 1 through March 31 season. Fishing from a floating device prohibited. All species: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained.


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. Channel catfish: No daily limit.

From mouth to 400 feet below Prosser Dam: Chumming permitted. Salmon: Open only September 1 through October 22. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure.

From mouth to Highway 223 Bridge: Bass: ((No daily limit of bass under 12 inches in length. Release bass 12 to 17 inches in length. Unlawful to retain more than one bass per day greater than 17 inches in length.)) Bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. No daily limit for bass, but not more than 3 bass greater than 15 inches in length may be retained.

From Highway 223 Bridge to 400 feet below Sunnyside Dam: Salmon: Open only September 1 through October 22. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than 2 may be adult salmon. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure.

From mouth to thirty-five hundred feet below Roza Dam: Year-round season. Closed waters: From Yakima Avenue-Terrace Heights Bridge upstream 400 feet. March 1 through November 30, closed from thirty-five hundred feet below Roza Dam to Roza Dam. Trout: Minimum length twelve inches and maximum length twenty inches. Release all trout April 1 through May 31. Thirty-five hundred feet below Roza Dam to four hundred feet below Roza Dam: December 1 through last day in February season. Whitefish gear rules apply.

From Roza Dam to four hundred feet below Easton Dam and from Lake Easton to the base of Keechelus Dam: Year-round 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). Selective gear rules except bait and one single point barbed hook three-sixteenths or smaller point to shank may be used December 1 through last day in February. Trout: From Roza Dam to 400 feet below Easton Dam: Release all trout. Lake Easton to the base of Keechelus Dam. Release all trout except eastern brook trout. Eastern brook trout: No daily limit and no minimum size.


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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), 232-28-619, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 232-28-619, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 05-03-005 (Order 05-03), 232-28-619, filed 1/5/05, effective 2/5/05; 04-19-012 (Order 04-242), 232-28-619, filed 9/2/04, effective 10/3/04; 04-16-046 (Order 04-189), 232-28-619, filed 7/28/04, effective 8/28/04; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 232-28-619, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-16-110 (Order 03-181), 232-28-619, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 232-28-619, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-20-082 (Order 02-249), 232-28-619, filed 9/30/02, effective 10/31/02; 02-15-097 (Order 02-158), 232-28-619, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 232-28-619, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), 232-28-619, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 232-28-619, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 232-28-619, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. 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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