WSR 06-09-021

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-67 -- Filed April 11, 2006, 1:51 p.m. , effective May 12, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Make certain rule violations into infractions.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-126; and amending WAC 220-56-115, 220-56-116, 220-56-122, 220-56-123, 220-56-128, 220-56-130, 220-56-131, 220-56-132, 220-56-133, 220-56-134, 220-56-210, 220-56-265, 220-56-270, 220-56-280, 220-56-282, 220-56-320, 220-56-326, 220-56-340, 220-56-375, 220-56-390, 232-12-027, 232-12-055, 232-12-106, 232-12-134, 232-12-177, 232-12-272, 232-12-275, and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-06-106 on March 11, 2006.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In WAC 220-56-320(9), at the end of the amendatory language add ", except failure to use untreated cotton twine as provided for in subsection (5) of this section remains a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 28, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 7, 2006.

Nancy Burkhart

for Ron Ozment, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-8671.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

WAC 220-56-115   Angling gear -- Lawful and unlawful acts.   (1) It is unlawful for any person to use more than one line while angling for personal use except 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. A violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(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.

(d) A violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(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 possess fish or shellfish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of fish or shellfish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the fish or shellfish were taken with such gear. Possession of such fish or shellfish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish or shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-115, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

WAC 220-56-116   Statewide saltwater hook rules.   (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.

(7) Use of gear in violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(8) It is unlawful to possess fish or shellfish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of fish or shellfish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the fish or shellfish were taken with such gear. Possession of such fish or shellfish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish or shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-116, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

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.

(6) Use of bait in violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(7) It is unlawful to possess fish taken with bait in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of fish while using bait in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the fish were taken with such bait. Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-122, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

WAC 220-56-123   Statewide freshwater hook rules.   (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.

(3) Use of gear in violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(4) It is unlawful to possess fish or shellfish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of fish or shellfish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the fish or shellfish were taken with such gear. Possession of such fish or shellfish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish or shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-123, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

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. Use of gear other than fly fishing gear or use of a lead core line in violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160. 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. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-128, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

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.

(g) Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish or shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

(3) Each person possessing unclassified marine invertebrates or unclassified marine fish must retain their take in a separate container. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-130, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 93-20, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93)

WAC 220-56-131   Elliott Bay public fishing pier underwater artificial reef area.   It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken within 100 yards of the Elliott Bay public fishing pier except while fishing from the Elliott Bay public fishing pier. Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-131, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-131, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-131, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81.]


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

WAC 220-56-132   Les Davis public fishing pier underwater artificial reef area.   It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken within 100 yards of the Les Davis public fishing pier except while fishing from the Les Davis public fishing pier. Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-132, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-132, filed 4/11/84.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 89-12, filed 3/16/89)

WAC 220-56-133   Des Moines public fishing pier.   It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken within 100 yards of the Des Moines public fishing pier except while fishing from the Des Moines public fishing pier. Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-133, filed 3/16/89.]


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

WAC 220-56-134   Edmonds public fishing pier.   (1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken from the following waters except while fishing from the Edmonds public fishing pier: Waters inside a line from a boundary marker on the north breakwater to the southernmost marker buoy then to the north end of the city of Edmonds public beach.

(2) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess food fish or shellfish taken by any means from within the boundaries of the underwater artificial reef surrounding the Edmonds public fishing pier as described in this subsection, except while fishing from the Edmonds public fishing pier.

Underwater artificial reef area: Those waters lying northerly and easterly of the north breakwater of the port of Edmonds marina inside of a line from a boundary marker on the north breakwater, northwesterly 275 feet to a marker buoy thence northeasterly 1350 feet to a marker buoy thence southeasterly to the northeastern end of the city of Edmonds public beach.

(3) Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-134, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 02-53, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02)

WAC 220-56-210   Fly fishing.   (1) It is unlawful to fish in waters restricted to "fly fishing only" with the use of:

(a) A fixed spool reel.

(b) Fishing line other than conventional fly line, except that other line may be used for backing and leader if it is attached to not less than 25 feet of conventional fly line.

(c) Hooks that exceed 1/2 inch when measured from point to shank.

(d) Not more than two flies each with a barbless single hook.

(e) Bait.

(f) Weight attached to the leader or line.

(g) Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(h) It is unlawful to possess fish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of fish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the fish were taken with such gear. Possession of such fish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the fish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

(2) "Fly" means a lure on which thread, feathers, hackle, or yarn cover a minimum of half the shank of the hook. Metallic colored tape, tinsel, mylar, or beadeyes may be used as an integral part of the design of the fly pattern.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, persons who have a permanent disability that significantly limits the use of one or both upper extremities may use spinning gear in fly fishing only waters as provided for in this section.

(a) A fisher with a disability must apply for a fly fishing special use permit by presenting a letter from a physician stating that the fisher's disability is permanent and that, because of the inability to use one or both upper extremities, the fisher is physically incapable of using conventional fly fishing gear.

(b) The fisher will be issued a fly fishing special use permit in the form of a wearable tag. The fisher must have the special use permit in his or her possession at all times while using spin casting gear in fly fishing only waters, and may display the permit on outer clothing.

(c) It is lawful for persons in possession of a fly fishing special use permit to use the following gear:

(i) Fishers may use spin casting gear with a casting bubble.

(ii) Monofilament line is permitted with no limit on the breaking strength of the line.

(iii) Hook size and barb restrictions, fishing fly requirements, and bait and weight prohibitions as provided for in this section apply to both conventional fly fishing and spin-bubble fly fishing.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-210, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-051 (Order 01-31), 220-56-210, filed 3/6/01, effective 4/6/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-210, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-210, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

WAC 220-56-265   Forage fish -- Lawful gear.   (1) 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 five-eighths inch stretched mesh size, and forage fish jigger gear having not more than three treble or nine single hooks.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) Only persons with a disability license may use a hand-operated gate on a dip net while fishing for forage fish.

(5) Forage fish jigger gear hooks may not have a gap between the shank and the point exceeding 3/8 inch.

(6) Use of gear in violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(7) It is unlawful to possess forage fish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of forage fish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the forage fish were taken with such gear. Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the forage fish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-265, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 04-218, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04)

WAC 220-56-270   Smelt -- Areas and seasons.   (1) Smelt fishing is permitted the entire year on Pacific Ocean beaches and in all rivers concurrent with a salmon or gamefish opening, except closed in the Columbia River and tributaries.

(2) Smelt fishing is open in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca the entire year except closed weekly from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday to 8:00 a.m. Friday for all types of gear except forage fish jigger gear and closed year-round in Catch Record Card Area 12. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(3) It is unlawful to possess smelt taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of smelt while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the smelt were taken with such gear. Possession of such smelt is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the smelt are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-56-270, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-270, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-270, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-270, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-270, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-270, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-070.]


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

WAC 220-56-280   Carp -- Lawful gear and seasons.   (1) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for and possess in any quantity carp taken for personal use except by angling or spearing or with bow and arrow. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160. It is unlawful to possess carp taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of carp while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the carp were taken with such gear. Possession of such carp is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the carp are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-280, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-280, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-282   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 inches in length in the Columbia River and tributaries upstream from The Dalles Dam.

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

(c) Maximum size 60 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. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160. It is unlawful to possess sturgeon taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of sturgeon while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the sturgeon were taken with such gear. Possession of such sturgeon is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the sturgeon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

(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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

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.

(9) Use of gear in violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, except failure to use untreated cotton twine as provided for in subsection (5) of this section remains a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty.

(10) It is unlawful to possess shellfish taken with gear in violation of the provisions of this section. Possession of shellfish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the shellfish were taken with such gear. Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-320, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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 220-56-326   Shrimp(( -- Unlawful acts)) containers.   ((It is unlawful to violate the following provisions for personal use shrimp:

(1))) In the field, it is unlawful for each person harvesting shrimp ((must)) to fail to use a separate container to hold his or her catch and the container must be in the harvester's presence or identified with the harvester's name. Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(((2) It is lawful to head shrimp, but all shrimp parts must be retained in the field year-round in the Pacific Ocean, and after May 31 of each year in Puget Sound until the fisher is ashore and finished fishing for the day.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-326, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-326, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96.]


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

WAC 220-56-340   General provisions -- Clams, cockles, mussels -- Gear.   (1)(a) It is ((lawful)) unlawful to take, dig for and possess clams (excluding razor clams), cockles, and mussels taken for personal use except by hand or with hand-operated forks, picks, mattocks, rakes and shovels. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(b) It is ((lawful)) unlawful to take, dig for and possess razor clams taken for personal use except by hand, shovels or with cylindrical cans, tubes or hinged digging devices. The opening of tubes or cans must be either circular or elliptical with the circular can/tube having a minimum outside diameter of 4 inches and the elliptical can/tube having a minimum dimension of 4 inches long and 3 inches wide outside diameter. The hinged digging device when opened in a cylindrical position, must have a minimum outside diameter of 4 inches at the bottom. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(2) Any newly designed or modified digging device intended for the recreational use of razor clams must receive the specific approval of the director of fish and wildlife.

(3) In the field each digger, including holders of razor clam disability permits, must have his or her daily limit in a separate container. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(4) It is unlawful to possess shellfish taken with gear that violates the provisions of this section. Possession of shellfish while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the shellfish were taken with such gear. Possession of such shellfish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the shellfish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-340, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-340, filed 4/9/86; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-340, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-340, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-340, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]


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

WAC 220-56-375   Oysters and scallops -- Gear.   (1) It shall be lawful to take, fish for and possess oysters and scallops taken for personal use by hand or with the aid of a hand-held manually operated prying tool. It is unlawful to use a hammer, mallet or other object to strike oysters and rock scallops during the removal process. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(2) It is unlawful to possess oysters taken with gear that violates the provisions of this section. Possession of oysters while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the oysters were taken with such gear. Possession of such oysters is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the oysters are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-375, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-375, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-218, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04)

WAC 220-56-390   Squid, octopus.   (1) It is lawful to take, fish for or possess squid and octopus the entire year except closed year-round in Catch Record Card Area 12.

(2) It is unlawful to take, fish for or possess squid taken for personal use with more than one line. A maximum of four squid lures may be used. If gear utilizes conventional hooks, it shall not exceed a total of nine points. Herring rakes and hand dip net gear may be used to take squid. In the field each person taking squid must use a separate container to hold their catch. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(3) It is unlawful to take octopus ((may be taken)) except by hand or by any instrument which will not penetrate or mutilate the body except that it is lawful to retain octopus taken while angling with hook and line gear. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(4) It is unlawful to possess squid or octopus taken with gear that violates the provisions of this section. Possession of squid or octopus while using gear in violation of the provisions of this section is a rebuttable presumption that the squid or octopus were taken with such gear. Possession of such squid or octopus is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree -- Penalty, unless the squid or octopus are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree -- Penalty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-098 (Order 04-218), 220-56-390, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-390, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-390, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-390, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-390, filed 3/17/83; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-390, filed 3/18/82; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-390, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-126 Nonbuoyant lures and night closures -- Saltwater.

OTS-8672.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 01-69, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01)

WAC 232-12-027   Game farm license provisions.   It is unlawful to operate a game farm without a current, valid Washington state game farm license.

(1) Game farms licensed prior to January 1, 1992, may continue to possess, propagate, sell and transfer wildlife they lawfully possessed on January 1, 1992, under their license issued by the department. Transfers of wildlife other than those species listed under subsection (2) are restricted to licensed game farms authorized by written license to possess said wildlife.

(2) Game farms licensed on or after January 1, 1992, may purchase, possess, propagate, sell or transfer the following wildlife:

(a) Game birds - pheasant, of the genus Phasianus; gray partridge of the genus Perdix; chukar of the genus Alectoris; quail of the genus Colinus, Callipepla, and Oreortyx; waterfowl of the family Anatidae.

(3) Application for a game farm license shall be made on a form provided by the department.

(4) The director or designee of the director may issue, with conditions or restrictions, a game farm license, if the applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1) or (2) above and complies with the following criteria:

(a) The applicant is the owner or tenant of or has a possessory interest in the lands, waters, and riparian rights shown in the application.

(b) The rearing and holding facilities are adequate and structurally sound to prevent the egress of game farm wildlife.

(c) Operating conditions are clean and humane.

(d) No hazards to state wildlife exist from the operation.

(e) The license covers only the immediate premises and areas described on the application where wildlife will be held.

(5) Holders of a game farm license must make annual reports no later than the 15th of January to the director on forms to be furnished by the department. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(6) A licensed game farm must be inspected annually. All inspection costs will be paid by the licensee. The inspection must occur during the months of June, July, or August. An inspection form will be provided by the department and must be completed and signed by a licensed veterinarian or an agent authorized by the department. The inspection form must accompany the annual report and be submitted to the director no later than the 15th day of January.

(7) A game farm license is not required for captive-bred mink, Mustela vison, and captive-bred silver fox, Vulpes fulva, lawfully acquired from a licensed breeder or fur farm and held for fur farming purposes.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), 232-12-027, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.055, 77.12.040 and 77.12.570. 91-24-016 (Order 520), 232-12-027, filed 11/22/91, effective 12/23/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.030, 77.12.040, 77.16.020 and 77.32.211. 85-20-127 (Order 258), 232-12-027, filed 10/2/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-19-026 (Order 192), 232-12-027, filed 9/9/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-027, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-027, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-070.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-175, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03)

WAC 232-12-055   Hunting -- Hunter orange clothing requirements.   (1) Except as authorized in subsection (4) of this section, it is unlawful to hunt upland birds or rabbits during any upland game bird season unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

(2) It is unlawful to hunt deer or elk during the modern firearm seasons in any manner unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

(3) It is unlawful to hunt bear, cougar, bobcat, raccoon, fox, coyote, rabbit, forest grouse or hare during those times and in those places open to the taking of deer or elk during a modern firearm season, unless the hunter is wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

(4) Persons who are hunting upland game birds during an upland game bird season with a muzzleloading firearm, bow and arrow or falconry are not required to wear fluorescent hunter orange clothing.

(5) Wearing fluorescent hunter orange clothing means: A minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange exterior clothing, worn above the waist and visible from all sides.

(6) Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), 232-12-055, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 91-08-075 (Order 489), 232-12-055, filed 4/3/91, effective 9/1/91; 90-22-059 (Order 467), 232-12-055, filed 11/5/90, effective 9/1/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-03, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03)

WAC 232-12-106   Provisions for accidental take by falconers.   (1) When a raptor being used in falconry accidentally takes any species of wildlife (quarry) for which the hunting season is not currently open, the falconer must release the quarry if it is not seriously injured. If the quarry has been seriously injured or killed, the falconer may not retain or possess the quarry, but the raptor may feed upon the quarry before leaving the site of the kill.

(2) If the accidentally killed quarry is a species identified on the Washington candidate species list (for endangered, threatened, or sensitive status) or specifically identified by the director, the falconer shall, before leaving the site of the kill, record upon a form provided by the department, or upon a facsimile, the falconer's name, falconry permit number, date, species and sex (if known) of the quarry, and exact location of the kill. The falconer shall submit the information to the Washington department of fish and wildlife falconry permit coordinator by April 1 following the close of the current hunting season.

(3) Accidental kill by any falconer in any license year shall not exceed a total of five individuals of any combination of species designated under subsection (2) of this section. Following an accidental kill by any falconer of any species designated under subsection (2) of this section, the falconer shall cease hunting for the day.

(4) Notwithstanding any other section of this rule, take of species designated as endangered, threatened, or sensitive in Washington under WAC 232-12-011 or 232-12-014 is not permitted except by permit from the director.

(5) Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-03-016 (Order 03-03), 232-12-106, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 00-20-032 (Order 00-197), 232-12-106, filed 9/27/00, effective 10/28/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-118, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99)

WAC 232-12-134   Report required of licensed trappers.   It is unlawful for any licensed trapper to fail to ((complete and)) submit to the department, a trapper's report of catch postmarked on or before April 10. The report must be submitted regardless of success. Trappers who fail to submit an accurate trapper's report of catch must wait a year before purchasing another trapping license. ((False reports will be considered the same as failure to report.)) It is the responsibility of each licensed trapper to obtain and submit a trapper's report of catch.

Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), 232-12-134, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 84-16-015 (Order 232), 232-12-134, filed 7/23/84; 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-134, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-134, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-280.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 438, filed 5/11/90, effective 6/11/90)

WAC 232-12-177   Vehicles using department lands.   (((1) It is unlawful to operate a motor driven vehicle on lands owned, controlled or managed by the department except on such land or roads as may be authorized by the director.

(2))) It is unlawful to operate a motor driven vehicle on a road controlled or managed by the department pursuant to road management agreement in a manner or for a purpose contrary to posted signs or notices except as authorized by the director.

Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210 and 77.12.320. 90-11-050 (Order 438), 232-12-177, filed 5/11/90, effective 6/11/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-04-034 (Order 177), 232-12-177, filed 1/28/82; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-177, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-400.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 02-53, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02)

WAC 232-12-272   Juvenile fishing events.   (1) Juvenile fishing events are restricted to persons under fifteen years of age. A juvenile fishing event exists when ten or more juveniles fish competitively and determine winners, regardless of prize value.

(2) It is unlawful for a juvenile fishing event sponsor to fail to notify the department regional office in the region in which the event will occur prior to holding a juvenile fishing event. The department shall approve or deny the juvenile fishing event. It is unlawful to sponsor a juvenile fishing event if the department has denied approval of the event. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(3) Juvenile fishing events that may adversely affect fish or wildlife resources or other recreational opportunity may be denied. Juvenile fishing events are not allowed on sea-run cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, or bull trout.

(4) The daily limit for the juvenile fishing event shall not exceed the daily limit for the species being fished in the body of water where the event is being held, except that the event sponsor may set a daily limit lower than the daily limit for the body of water. Events are restricted to approved waters.

(5) Events may not exceed three consecutive days.

(6) Event participants may not restrict public access at boat launches.

(7) The total prizes awarded for any juvenile fishing event may not exceed $1,000.

(8) Juvenile fishing event sponsors requesting fish from the department are required to apply for fish by February 1st of the year in which the event is planned.

Sponsors who receive fish are required to report event information required by the department by February 1st of the year following the event. Failure to report event information will result in a denial of fish for the calendar year following the calendar year during which the event was held.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 232-12-272, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 04-250, filed 9/27/04, effective 10/28/04)

WAC 232-12-275   Wildlife rehabilitation permits.   (1) For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) "Bird" means any wild animal of the class Aves.

(b) "Dedicated workspace" means the minimum amount of floor space necessary to maintain access to oiled bird rehabilitation pens.

(c) "Drying resources" mean the floor space and pen requirements associated with the removal of water from the skin and feathers of a bird.

(d) "Imping" means a method of repairing broken feathers.

(e) "Indoor area" means the space within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility in which the air temperature and exchange of air can be controlled and maintained. Indoor areas may consist of space for: Intake, prewash holding, wash/rinse, drying, oiled bird rehabilitation pools, morgue/necropsy, bird food preparation, storage, freezers, isolation/intensive care unit, medical laboratory, laundry, electrical, and mechanical areas.

(f) "Intake space" means the minimum amount of floor space necessary to admit live or dead birds into an oiled bird rehabilitation facility.

(g) "Mesh size" means the measured distance between the centers of the two opposing vertices in the same mesh of a piece of netting when pulled taut.

(h) "Oil" means oil of any kind and any form, such as petroleum and nonpetroleum oils including, but not limited to, crude oil and refined petroleum products, animal fats and vegetable oil, other oils of animal or vegetable origin, and other nonpetroleum oils.

(i) "Oiled bird" means a bird that has come in contact with oil.

(j) "Oiled bird rehabilitation pen" means an enclosure used to hold birds during oiled bird rehabilitation.

(k) "Oiled bird rehabilitation pool" means a container filled with unheated fresh water used during the rehabilitation of oiled birds.

(l) "Oiled bird rehabilitation" is a specialized form of wildlife rehabilitation and means the process of caring for oiled birds during intake, prewash holding, washing and rinsing, drying; while in pools; by providing semi-static and static areas; and by maintaining air temperature and air exchange while the birds are in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility.

(m) "Oiled bird rehabilitation facility" is a type or portion of a wildlife rehabilitation facility and means the contiguous indoor and outdoor areas used for the rehabilitation of oiled birds.

(n) "Outdoor area" means an area within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility that does not fit the definition of an indoor area.

(o) "Orphan-imprinting" means to use wildlife for the purpose of feeding, socializing, and teaching appropriate behavior to young wildlife.

(p) "Prewash holding resources" mean the floor space and oiled bird rehabilitation pen requirements within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility necessary to hold birds after intake and prior to washing.

(q) "Principal veterinarian" means a licensed veterinarian who provides in writing their willingness to assist the rehabilitator in conducting wildlife rehabilitation activities.

(r) "Public display" means to place or locate wildlife so that they may be viewed by the public.

(s) "Semi-static areas" mean dedicated indoor spaces within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility where the required size of the space will vary relative to the number of birds to be rehabilitated. These include areas for bird food preparation, morgue/necropsy, storage, and freezers.

(t) "Static areas" mean dedicated indoor spaces within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility where the required size of the space does not vary regardless of the number of birds to be rehabilitated. These include areas for the isolation/intensive care unit, medical laboratory, laundry, electrical, and mechanical spaces.

(u) "Wash/rinse resources" mean the water, cleaning agent, and space requirements necessary to remove oil from the skin and feathers of a bird.

(v) "Wildlife rehabilitation" means the care and treatment of injured, diseased, oiled, or abandoned wildlife, including, but not limited to, capture, transporting, veterinary treatment, feeding, housing, exercise therapy, and any other treatment or training necessary for release back to the wild.

(w) "Wildlife rehabilitation facility" means the authorized sites as shown on the wildlife rehabilitation permit where the treatment and rehabilitation takes place.

(x) "Wildlife rehabilitator" means a person who conducts wildlife rehabilitation or someone who conducts wildlife rehabilitation under the supervision of a valid wildlife rehabilitation permit holder.

(y) "Wildlife rehabilitation permit" means a permit issued by the director, or director's designee, that authorizes a person, or someone under the supervision of a valid wildlife rehabilitation permit holder, to conduct wildlife rehabilitation.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess wildlife for the purpose of rehabilitation unless:

(a) They have a valid wildlife rehabilitation permit; or

(b) They are working under the supervision of a person who has a valid wildlife rehabilitation permit.

(3) A wildlife rehabilitation permit may be issued to a person to conduct or oversee wildlife rehabilitation and is valid so long as the information in the permit remains current, the permit holder continues to meet the conditions and requirements of the permit, and provisions of this rule are followed. Any change to the information on the permit must be reported in writing within ten working days or the permit may be invalidated.

(4) The director, or director's designee, may issue and condition a wildlife rehabilitation permit if the applicant complies with the following:

(a) The applicant is either a licensed veterinarian or can demonstrate six months of experience in wildlife rehabilitation, which must include three months during the spring or summer and has a principal veterinarian as a sponsor. The director, or director's designee, may consider education in wildlife rehabilitation as a substitute for experience.

(b) The applicant must successfully complete a wildlife rehabilitator's examination(s) as prescribed by the director, or director's designee.

(c) The wildlife rehabilitation facility is inspected by the department and meets the wildlife rehabilitation care and facility standards for wildlife in the Washington State Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility and Care Standards pamphlet. In order for the wildlife rehabilitation permit to allow for the rehabilitation of oiled birds, the facility also needs to meet the requirements in subsection (24) of this section. When facility requirements in subsection (24) of this section conflict with requirements in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility and Care Standards pamphlet, subsection (24) of this section shall take precedence.

(5) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder must maintain and upon request make available to the department, a wildlife rehabilitation daily ledger. The ledger must include the date the wildlife is received, the species and nature of the illness, the location where the wildlife was found, the date and disposition of the wildlife, the release location, and if any, tags and/or band numbers. It is unlawful for a wildlife rehabilitation permit holder to fail to enter required information in the wildlife rehabilitation ledger within twenty-four hours of the day wildlife is received and on the day of all subsequent activities as required in the ledger.

(6) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder must submit to the department no later than January 31 of each year an annual report providing information as required by the director, or director's designee, and a copy of the daily ledger. Violation of this subsection is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

(7) All permits and records held pursuant to statutes and rules dealing with wildlife rehabilitation will be kept on file at the wildlife rehabilitation facility. The records will be retained for a period of five years.

(8) A copy of the valid wildlife rehabilitation permit must be in possession of any person possessing or transporting wildlife for the wildlife rehabilitation facility.

(9) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder will notify the department within twenty-four hours of receiving a state or federal endangered or threatened species or an oiled bird; within seventy-two hours of receiving a state sensitive species or marked, tagged, or banded wildlife; and prior to release of threatened or endangered species or oiled birds. The release notification information relative to oiled birds shall include the number of birds being released, the species of birds being released, the proposed location of the release, and the proposed date/time of release.

(10) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder will notify the department within twenty-four hours after the death of an oiled bird or a state or federal endangered or threatened species; or as soon as an endangered or threatened species is determined to be nonreleasable to the wild. Oiled birds or endangered or threatened species will not be disposed of or euthanized without prior department approval.

(11) Rehabilitated wildlife may be banded or otherwise identified by the department.

(12) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder will notify the department, within five working days from the date of death, of any wildlife known to have died of the following diseases: Avian cholera, avian pox, duck viral enteritis, environmental contaminants, ornithosis, Newcastle's disease, rabies, canine distemper or tuberculosis (in species other than birds).

(13) Rehabilitated wildlife will be released as soon as possible into its proper habitat in the same area as recovered, except as provided by written authorization from the director or director's designee. Rehabilitated oiled birds shall only be released in the same area as recovered when the threat of becoming reoiled no longer exists. If the area that they were recovered in is not clean enough to allow for their release at that location, department approval is required prior to releasing rehabilitated oiled birds in another location.

(14) It is unlawful to hold wildlife for longer than one hundred eighty days, except as provided by written authorization from the director, or director's designee.

(15) Dead wildlife, excluding oiled birds, will be disposed of through deposit at an approved Washington state university or college, a permitted research project or through burial, incineration, or a licensed rendering facility. The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder shall notify the department when in possession of dead oiled birds. Dead oiled birds shall not be disposed of without prior department approval.

(16) It is unlawful to publicly display wildlife while it is undergoing rehabilitation.

(17) It is unlawful to retain wildlife for the purpose of orphan imprinting or to retain feathers of protected or endangered wildlife for the purpose of "imping," except as provided by written authorization from the director, or director's designee.

(18) It is unlawful for wildlife being held for rehabilitation to be used for propagation.

(19) Wildlife being held for the purposes of rehabilitation must be kept separate from wildlife held under other licenses and domestic animals, except as provided by written authorization from the director, or director's designee.

(20) The wildlife rehabilitation permit holder may receive from the department and possess at the wildlife rehabilitation facility, dead wildlife for the purpose of feeding wildlife being rehabilitated.

(21) Fish and wildlife enforcement officers may inspect at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner the wildlife, permits, records, and wildlife rehabilitation facility of any wildlife rehabilitator.

(22) Any wildlife rehabilitation permit holder who fails to comply with any condition within the holder's permit or any provision of this rule is in violation of the permit and the permit may be revoked. Any wildlife rehabilitation permit holder found in violation of the permit conditions, with the exception of oiled bird facility requirements, may provide to the department a plan for corrective action, within ten days, to return to compliance. Any wildlife rehabilitation permit holder with an acceptable plan for corrective action to violations other than oiled bird facility requirements will be given a minimum of thirty days to correct a permit violation prior to revocation. Wildlife rehabilitation permit holders found in violation of oiled bird rehabilitation facility requirements shall correct these violations within twenty-four hours to avoid revocation of their authorization to rehabilitate oiled birds.

(23) All wildlife held by a wildlife rehabilitation permit holder remains the property of the state, is subject to control by the state and will not be offered for sale or sold.

(24) Oiled bird rehabilitation facility requirements:

(a) Air temperature and air exchange requirements: This section refers to the air temperature and air exchange requirements within indoor areas.

(i) Air temperature: All indoor areas shall have the means to control air temperature and shall be adjustable and maintainable at any given air temperature between 65F - 85F. When the number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility at a given time exceeds fifty, the following shall also apply:

(A) Intake and prewash holding areas shall be air temperature controlled independently of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility areas but may be controlled together;

(B) Wash/rinse and drying areas shall be air temperature controlled independently of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility areas but may be controlled together; and

(C) The isolation/intensive care unit shall be air temperature controlled independently of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility areas.

(ii) Air exchange: All indoor areas shall have the means to exchange the air volume a minimum of ten times per hour with fresh air from outside. When the number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility at a given time exceeds fifty, the following shall also apply:

(A) Intake and prewash holding areas may be combined on the same air exchange system. Air exchange systems in the intake and prewash holding areas shall be independent of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility air exchange systems; and

(B) Wash/rinse and drying areas may be combined on the same air exchange system. Air exchange systems in the wash/rinse and drying areas shall be independent of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility air exchange systems; and

(C) The isolation/intensive care unit air exchange system shall be independent of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility areas; and

(D) The morgue/necropsy air exchange system shall be independent of other oiled bird rehabilitation facility areas.

(b) Intake space requirement: Intake shall occur in an indoor area. Forty square feet of contiguous floor space shall be provided for each group of sixty live or dead oiled birds, or portion of each group of sixty, that have been collected and are awaiting intake. The floor of the intake space shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor.

(c) Prewash holding resource requirements: Prewash holding shall occur in an indoor area. Oiled bird rehabilitation pen space and the associated dedicated workspace shall be provided in the prewash holding area.

(i) Oiled bird rehabilitation pen requirements: Prewash oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens shall be no smaller than two feet in length by two feet in width; and a minimum of two feet high. Prewash oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens shall be constructed with knotless nylon net-bottoms with a stretched mesh size of one-half inch and shall provide 1.6 square feet of pen space per bird. Oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens shall be constructed in a manner such that no point within the pen is greater than two feet from a pen wall. Oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens shall be elevated a minimum of twelve inches above the floor surface.

(ii) Space requirements: In addition to the space required for prewash oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens, an additional 3.2 square feet of dedicated workspace shall be provided in the prewash holding area for each bird held in the prewash holding area. The floor of the prewash holding area shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor.

(d) Wash/rinse resource requirements: Wash/rinse shall occur in an indoor area. A bird shall be provided wash/rinse space and associated resources within twenty-four hours after intake.

(i) Water requirements: A minimum of three hundred gallons of fresh water with the following characteristics shall be made available within each wash/rinse space for each oiled bird being washed and rinsed: The water temperature shall be maintained between 104F - 106F; the water hardness shall be maintained between 30 mg - 50 mg calcium carbonate/liter (2-3 grain hardness); the water pressure shall be maintained between 40-60 p.s.i. at a flow rate not less than six gallons per minute. All water requirements listed above shall remain within the specified ranges at all times.

(ii) Cleaning agent requirements: Liquid dishwashing detergents are the only cleaning agents that shall be used to remove oil from birds. Other detergents, including, but not limited to, machine dishwasher soaps and detergents, hand soaps, powdered products, and antibacterial dishwashing detergents shall not be used.

(iii) Space requirements: One hundred square feet of contiguous floor space shall be provided for each group of sixteen live oiled birds, or portion of each group of sixteen, that are ready to be washed and rinsed. The floor of the wash/rinse area shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor.

(e) Drying resource requirements: Drying shall occur in an indoor area. Oiled bird rehabilitation pen space and the associated dedicated workspace shall be provided in the drying area. Drying shall be accomplished by warming the air in the drying pen to between 90F - 95F.

(i) Oiled bird rehabilitation drying pen requirements: Oiled bird rehabilitation drying pens shall be no smaller than three feet in length by two feet in width; and a minimum of two feet high. Oiled bird rehabilitation drying pens shall be constructed with knotless nylon net-bottoms with a stretched mesh size of one-half inch and shall provide 2.7 square feet of pen space per bird. Each oiled bird rehabilitation pen shall be constructed in a manner such that no point within the pen is greater than two feet from a pen wall. Oiled bird rehabilitation drying pens shall be elevated a minimum of twelve inches above the floor surface. If prewash oiled bird rehabilitation holding pens meet the criteria for use as oiled bird rehabilitation drying pens and are used in the drying process, they must be cleaned of oil residue prior to use.

(ii) Space requirements: In addition to the space required for oiled bird rehabilitation drying pens, an additional 3.2 square feet of dedicated workspace shall be provided in the drying area for each bird held in the drying area. The floor of the drying area shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor.

(f) Oiled bird rehabilitation pool resource requirements: Oiled bird rehabilitation pools shall be filled with unheated fresh water. Oiled bird rehabilitation pool space shall be provided immediately after a bird has been dried, and shall be provided until the bird is released.

(i) Oiled bird rehabilitation pool requirements: Oiled bird rehabilitation pool water shall be a minimum of four feet deep. Each bird shall be afforded a minimum of 7.5 square feet of water surface space (e.g., a twelve-foot diameter oiled bird rehabilitation pool shall house not more than fifteen birds). Each oiled bird rehabilitation pool shall be of dimensions such that no point within the pool is greater than eight feet from a side of the pool. In addition, each oiled bird rehabilitation pool shall have a breathable cover to prevent birds from escaping. Each oiled bird rehabilitation pool shall be constantly supplied with water sufficient to maintain a depth of four feet and an exchange rate of not less than four and one-quarter times per day. Water exiting the oiled bird rehabilitation pool shall come from the surface of the pool so that floating debris and oil are removed. Water from oiled bird rehabilitation pools may be reused within a facility if made oil free.

(ii) Space requirements: Oiled bird rehabilitation pools shall be within the oiled bird rehabilitation facility. Oiled bird rehabilitation pools shall be no closer than four feet from another structure.

(g) Semi-static areas:

(i) Space requirements: Semi-static areas shall be indoor areas. The floors in semi-static areas shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor. When the total number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, is less than fifty, there are no minimum space requirements for semi-static areas. When the total number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, is between fifty and one thousand, each semi-static area listed in Table 1 shall be allocated the associated space. When the total number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, is between one thousand one and two thousand, each semi-static area listed in Table 1 shall be allocated two times the associated space, and, when the total number of birds in the oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, is between two thousand one and three thousand, each semi-static area listed in Table 1 shall be allocated three times the associated space, etc. Space for the semi-static areas listed in Table 1 shall be accommodated within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility with the exception of the morgue/necropsy.


Table 1:

Semi-static area space requirements by activity type.


Area Space
Morgue/necropsy 250 sq. ft.
Bird food preparation 300 sq. ft.
Storage 100 sq. ft.
Freezers 100 sq. ft.

(h) Static areas:

(i) Space requirements: Static areas shall be indoor areas. The floors in static areas shall be impermeable. Water shall not be allowed to accumulate on the floor. When the total number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, is less than fifty, there are no minimum space requirements for static areas. When the number of birds in an oiled bird rehabilitation facility, on a given day, exceeds fifty, each static area listed in Table 2 shall be allocated the associated space. All of the space associated with the areas listed in Table 2 shall be accommodated within an oiled bird rehabilitation facility with the exception of the laundry.


Table 2:

Static area space requirements by activity type.


Area Space
Isolation/intensive care unit 200 sq. ft.
Medical laboratory 200 sq. ft.
Laundry 200 sq. ft.
Electrical 100 sq. ft.
Mechanical 250 sq. ft.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 90.56.110. 04-20-020 (Order 04-250), 232-12-275, filed 9/27/04, effective 10/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-01-210 (Order 97-251), 232-12-275, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.700 and 77.12.010. 96-12-045, 232-12-275, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.030 and 77.12.040. 88-09-036 (Order 308), 232-12-275, filed 4/15/88.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-23, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06)

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) Freshwater terminal gear restrictions: In all waters with freshwater terminal gear restrictions, including, but not limited to, selective gear rules, whitefish gear rules, single point barbless hooks required, fly-fishing only, and nonbuoyant lure restrictions, violation of the gear rules is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160. It is unlawful to possess fish taken with gear in violation of the freshwater terminal gear restrictions. Possession of fish while using gear in violation of the freshwater terminal gear restrictions is a rebuttable presumption that the fish were taken with such gear. Possession of such fish is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree, unless the fish are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree.

(3) 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))) (4) 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 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. Trout: Daily limit two, minimum length fourteen inches; release rainbow trout 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. 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 trout: Release 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 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): 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. 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.


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. Trout: Daily limit one.


Blue Lake (near Wannacut Lake) (Okanogan County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. 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. November 1 through last day in February, daily limit three steelhead from mouth to 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.


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. 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 Creek and tributaries: Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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: 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: July 1 through August 15 and 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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. 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. 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. 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 10, no minimum length. 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 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.


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.


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): 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 30 season. Selective gear rules except internal combustion motors allowed. Trout: Daily limit one, minimum length eighteen inches. Crappie: Daily limit ten, minimum length nine inches.


Coldwater Lake (Cowlitz County): Selective gear rules. 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 12 and July 5 through December 31. Minimum size when open to retain sturgeon is 42 inches January 1 through April 30 and 45 inches May 13 through July 4.

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 12 and July 5 through December 31 downstream from the Wauna powerlines. Minimum size when open to retain sturgeon is 42 inches January 1 through April 30 and 45 inches May 13 through July 4; (2) I-5 Bridge downstream to Wauna powerlines, lawful to retain sturgeon only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from January 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 a line from navigation marker 85 on the Washington shore at a right angle to the thread of the river to the Oregon shore and from 400 feet below McNary Dam to the Highway 82 Bridge. (3) Cascade Island - Bradford Island line downstream to I-5 Bridge, lawful to retain sturgeon only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from January 1 through July 31 and October 1 through December 31, except for May 1 - July 31 closure to the navigation marker 85 line and the closure to the Highway 82 Bridge. 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 15 season. 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: Seasons, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in adjacent waters of mainstem Columbia River.

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. In those waters from Grant County Road 7 to the fountain buoy and shoreline markers or 150 feet downstream of the Alder Street fill 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. 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: Seasons, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in adjacent waters of mainstem Columbia River.


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 (Clallam County): June 1 through April 30 season in mainstem Dickey and East Fork Dickey upstream to D5200 road and June 1 through March 15 in East Fork Dickey upstream from D5200 road 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 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 species: Release all fish except 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 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 species: Release all fish except 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. Trout: Release all fish except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Salmon: 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: Selective gear rules. 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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 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. 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 31 season. 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 season; and from Highway 4 Bridge to mouth of South Fork: September 1 through October 15 and December 15 through March 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction, night closure and stationary gear restriction September 1 through October 15. All game fish: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. Salmon: 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: 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 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 14 inches.


Grimes Lake (Douglas County): June 1 through August 31 season. Selective gear rules. 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 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): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. All tributary streams and the upper third of the outlet are 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 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. 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 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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): 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.


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. 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. 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.


Kelsey Creek (tributary of Lake Washington) (King County): 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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. All species: Release all fish. Additional season June 1 through November 30: Selective gear rules. 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: Seasons, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in adjacent waters of mainstem Columbia River.


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 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. Sturgeon: Seasons, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in waters of mainstem Columbia River adjacent to mouth of Lewis River.

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. Sturgeon: Seasons, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in waters of mainstem Columbia River adjacent to mouth of Lewis River.

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 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. 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.


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): 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. County Road 1535 (Burma Road) Bridge to 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. 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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 ten, only crappie more than nine inches in length may be retained. Bluegill: Daily limit five, only bluegill more than eight inches in length may be retained. 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 one of which may be greater than 14 inches in length. Walleye: Daily limit 8 walleye. Minimum length twelve inches. No more than one walleye over 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 one 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 the North Valley Road Bridge (Big Hill Bridge) to Highway 4 closed August 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 above mouth of South Fork August 16 through November 30. Selective gear rules March 1 through April 15 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. 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 Nemah 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. 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 Military Tank Crossing Bridge: June 1 through January 31 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through November 30. 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 October 31 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): 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.


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-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.


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.


Ping 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.


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: July 1 through 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 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. 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.


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): 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 8 fish not more than one of which may be longer than 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 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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 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 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 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 Cascade River to Gorge Powerhouse: June 1 through 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.


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. 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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 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. 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.


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


Spectacle Lake (Okanogan County): April 1 through 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 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 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 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. Trout: No more than 2 trout over 13 inches in length may be retained.


Spring Lakes (Grant County): March 1 through July 31 season.


Squalicum Lake (Whatcom County): Fly fishing only. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Trout: Daily limit two.


Stan Coffin Lake (Grant County): Bass: Release 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 an internal combustion 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: 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. June 1 through November 30: All species: Release all fish except hatchery steelhead. 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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. 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. Once the daily limit of trout other than eastern brook trout has been achieved, the entire daily limit for trout other than eastern brook trout and eastern brook trout has been taken.


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 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 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, days of the week, daily limits, and size limits same as in adjacent waters of mainstem Columbia River.


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. 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 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 and stationary gear restriction 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 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 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 October 31. Selective gear rules July 1 through October 31. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Whitefish: Additional November 1 through January 31 season. Whitefish gear rules apply.


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. Night closure, single point barbless hooks, and stationary gear restriction 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 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 16 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 December 31 from mouth to 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. 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: 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: 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. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 232-28-619, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 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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