WSR 06-19-061

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed September 18, 2006, 2:09 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-15-094.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-16-270 Puget Sound shrimp districts, 220-16-790 Zee's Reef Marine Preserve, 220-20-010 General provisions -- Lawful and unlawful acts -- Salmon, other fish and shellfish, 220-20-100 General provisions -- Marine protected areas, 220-55-070 Valid catch record card, 220-56-105 River mouth definitions, 220-56-185 Marine area codes, 220-56-210 Fly fishing, 220-56-282 Sturgeon -- Areas, seasons, limits and unlawful acts, 220-56-315 Crabs, shrimp, crayfish -- Unlawful acts, 220-56-325 Shrimp -- Areas and seasons, 220-56-350 Clams other than razor clams, mussels -- Areas and seasons, 220-56-380 Oysters -- Areas and seasons, and 232-28-619 Washington food fish and game fish -- Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules. Sport rule proposals.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion At The Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA, on November 3-4, 2006, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 8-9, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail barkemwb@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2944, by November 1, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nancy Burkhart by October 19, 2006, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 220-16-270, this eliminates four shrimp districts no longer necessary for management purposes in specifically designated areas.

WAC 220-16-790, housekeeping change on name of marine preserve.

WAC 220-20-010, allows the use of harpoons to aid anglers in the landing of halibut.

WAC 220-20-100, housekeeping change on name of a marine preserve.

WAC 220-55-070, requires catch record card to be in physical possession of the fisher while in the field for ease of enforcement.

WAC 220-56-105, changes river mouth definition to facilitate identification of the geographic boundary.

WAC 220-56-185, housekeeping change to remove conflicting language in definition.

WAC 220-56-210, require knotless nets as a conservation action to reduce injury to fish in fly fishing only waters.

WAC 220-56-282, prohibits retention of green sturgeon as a conservation action to provide protection for this species.

WAC 220-56-315, housekeeping change to provide clarity of intent on what "use" means for shellfish gear.

WAC 220-56-325, eliminates reference to shrimp districts under proposal of WAC 220-16-270 and changes seasons in Marine Area 7 to provide for longer season duration.

WAC 220-56-350, provides clam season changes to reflect changing population status on recreational beaches.

WAC 220-56-380, provides oyster season changes to reflect changing population status on recreational beaches.

WAC 232-28-619, modify exceptions to statewide rules. Change seasonal dates, modify closed areas, modify night closures, add selective gear rules, and modify rules on sinkers in four lakes (Ferry, Bonaparte, Pierre, and Swan). Allows use of electric motors on fly fishing only lakes (Aeneas, Bayley, Brown's, Cady, Chopaka, Ebey, Leech, Long, McDowell, Merrill, Pass, Quail, Squalicum, and Vogler).

American River, create seasonal closed waters for bull trout and chinook protection.

Beaver Lake and Green Lake, housekeeping to remove redundant language.

Blue Creek, housekeeping to clarify hatchery steelhead definition.

Columbia River, add bottomfish rules to the lower estuary. Create a special confluence zone at the juncture of the Snake River to protect Snake River salmon and steelhead while in that portion of the Columbia River. Closing sturgeon fishing in an area below John Day Dam, modifying fishing rules for bank anglers near Bonneville Dam, and modifying sturgeon retention season between Bonneville and McNary dams.

Deer Lake, modifying seasons, size limit for trout, and rules for small mouth bass retention.

Lewis River, allows fishing within the power canal.

Medical Lake, prohibits fishing from a floating device with a motor.

Methow River, modifies the lower boundary of the whitefish fishery.

Morse Creek, season modification for chinook protection.

Murray Creek, closing for kokanee and cutthroat protection.

Nemah River, housekeeping changes to clarify night closures and nonbuoyant lure restrictions.

Nisqually River, season change for steelhead protection.

Okanogan River, changing boundary on closed water for steelhead protection.

Skagit River, adding a catch and release fishery to current seasons.

Skokomish River, season change to protect wild steelhead.

Tieton River, adding selective gear rules to meet agency management intent.

Wapato Lake, season change for trout retention.

Washougal River, season change to protect wild steelhead.

West Twin River, season change to protect wild steelhead.

Willapa River, changing stationary gear area to allow for sturgeon fishing.

Wishkah River, housekeeping change to clarify geographical boundaries for salmon fishing.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of fish and wildlife, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Morris W. Barker, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-2826; Implementation: Lew Atkins, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required for recreational fishery rules.

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

September 15, 2006

Morris W. Barker

Rules Coordinator

OTS-9135.1


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

WAC 220-16-270   Puget Sound Shrimp Districts.   The following areas shall be defined as Puget Sound Shrimp Districts:

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

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

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

(4))) Hood Canal Shrimp District - All waters of Hood Canal south of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge.

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

(6) Port Townsend Shrimp District - All waters of Port Townsend Bay south and west of a line from Marrowstone Point to Point Hudson, and north of the Port Townsend ship canal including Kilisut Harbor.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-16-270, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-16-097 (Order 03-180), 220-16-270, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; 01-03-016 (Order 00-271), 220-16-270, filed 1/5/01, effective 2/5/01; Order 817, 220-16-270, filed 5/29/69. Formerly WAC 220-16-020 (part).]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 02-187, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02)

WAC 220-16-790   ((Zee's)) Z's Reef Marine Preserve.   "((Zee's)) Z's Reef Marine Preserve" is defined as waters and bedlands inside a line beginning at the extreme low water line on the northeast side of Fox Island at 4714.56'N, 12235.98'W, then extending 0.5 nautical mile northwesterly along the extreme low water line to 4714.96'N, 12236.37'W, then northeast to the minus eighty-five foot depth contour (MLLW = 0 feet) at 4715.00'N, 12236.30'W, then southeasterly along the eighty-five foot depth contour to 4714.67'N, 12235.81'W, then southwest to the point of origin.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-17-017 (Order 02-187), 220-16-790, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-16-790, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02.]

OTS-9136.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-135, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06)

WAC 220-20-010   General provisions -- Lawful and unlawful acts -- Salmon, other fish and shellfish.   (1) It shall be unlawful to take, fish for, possess or transport for any purpose fish, shellfish or parts thereof, in or from any of the waters or land over which the state of Washington has jurisdiction, or from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, except at the times, places and in the manners and for the species, quantities, sizes or sexes provided for in the regulations of the department.

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

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


Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
Pacific herring

(except as prescribed

in WAC 220-49-020)

(Clupea harengus pallasi)
Salmon
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta)
Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Masu (Oncorhynchus masu)
Pilchard (Sardinops sagax)
Except as provided for in WAC 220-88C-040

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(6) It shall be unlawful to place any commercial food fish or shellfish gear in any waters closed to commercial fishing, provided; that this provision shall not apply to reef nets or brush weirs or to gear being tested under supervision of the department, provided further that it shall be unlawful to take, fish for or possess food fish with any type of commercial fishing gear in the waters of Carr Inlet north of north latitude 4720' from August 15 through November 30 except as provided in chapter 220-47 WAC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(19) It is unlawful for any person to possess live bottom fish taken under a commercial fishery license.

(20) It is unlawful for any person to use chemical irritants to harvest fish, shellfish or unclassified marine invertebrates except as authorized by permit issued by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-13-023 (Order 06-135), 220-20-010, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06; 05-08-056 (Order 05-53), 220-20-010, filed 3/30/05, effective 4/30/05; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-20-010, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-20-010, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 00-01-096 (Order 99-214), 220-20-010, filed 12/15/99, effective 1/15/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), 220-20-010, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 98-15-031 (Order 98-120), 220-20-010, filed 7/7/98, effective 8/7/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 220-20-010, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 93-15-051, 220-20-010, filed 7/14/93, effective 8/14/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-20-010, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 91-01-023, 220-20-010, filed 12/10/90, effective 1/10/91; 89-02-022 (Order 88-186), 220-20-010, filed 12/29/88; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-20-010, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-20-010, filed 4/9/85; 85-08-023 (Order 85-24), 220-20-010, filed 4/1/85; 84-08-014 (Order 84-24), 220-20-010, filed 3/27/84; 82-15-040 (Order 82-83), 220-20-010, filed 7/15/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-20-010, filed 3/18/82; 81-02-053 (Order 81-3), 220-20-010, filed 1/7/81; 80-10-058 (Order 80-83), 220-20-010, filed 8/6/80; 80-07-017 (Order 80-45), 220-20-010, filed 6/11/80; 79-10-013 (Order 79-75), 220-20-010, filed 9/7/79; Order 77-14, 220-20-010, filed 4/15/77; Order 76-148, 220-20-010, filed 12/2/76; Order 1193, 220-20-010, filed 3/4/75; Order 1179, 220-20-010, filed 11/19/74; Order 1106, 220-20-010, filed 1/10/74; Order 1057, 220-20-010, filed 5/22/73; Order 945, 220-20-010, filed 8/16/71; Order 920, 220-20-010, filed 5/13/71; Order 817, 220-20-010, filed 5/29/69; Order 810, 220-20-010, filed 4/17/69; Order 771-A, 220-20-010, filed 3/29/68; Order 767, 1, filed 12/22/67; Order 758, 3, filed 10/16/67; Order 726, 2, 3, filed 4/24/67; Order 721, 1, filed 3/9/67; Subsections 1, 2 from Orders 405 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 3 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Subsection 16 from Order 525, filed 5/3/61; Orders 355 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 4 from Order 591, filed 10/28/63; Orders 479 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 5 from Orders 383 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 6, 26, 35 from Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 7-11, 13-15, 17, 18, 22 from Orders 355 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 12 from Orders 407 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 19, 27 from Orders 480 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 20 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Orders 483 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 23 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Order 568, filed 3/26/63; Order 543, filed 3/20/62; Order 507, filed 4/13/60; Order 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 24 from Order 605, filed 4/21/64; Orders 407 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 25 from Orders 449 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsections 28-33 from Orders 456 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 34 from Orders 486 and 256, filed 3/1/60; Subsection 36 from Order 591, filed 10/28/63; Subsections 37 and 38 from Order 677, filed 3/31/66; Subsection 39 from Order 672, filed 12/28/65.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-52, filed 4/7/05, effective 5/8/05)

WAC 220-20-100   General provisions -- Marine protected areas.   (1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess fish, shellfish, or wildlife taken from any conservation area defined in chapter 220-16 WAC.

(2) The following marine preserves are closed to the taking of fish, shellfish, and wildlife as indicated:

(a) The Admiralty Head Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of fish and wildlife, and closed to the taking of shellfish except sea cucumbers and sea urchins.

(b) The Colvos Passage Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to all commercial harvest of fish, and closed to recreational harvest of fish except it is lawful to take salmon for personal use by trolling, defined as fishing from a vessel under power and in gear making forward progress.

(c) The San Juan Island Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish except it is lawful to take crab from Parks Bay, and closed to the taking of food fish other than salmon except it is lawful to take herring.

(d) The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to the commercial harvest of all fish, and closed to the recreational harvest of all fish except that it is lawful to take salmon if taken with artificial lures from shore or from a nonmotorized vessel.

(e) The ((Zee's)) Z's Reef Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to the commercial harvest of all fish, and closed to the recreational harvest of all fish except that it is lawful to take salmon with fly fishing gear as defined in WAC 220-56-210.

(f) The Seattle city park Marine Preserves (Golden Gardens, Carkeek, Lincoln, Discovery, Emma Schmitz, and Richey Viewpoint) are closed to removal of organisms from the intertidal areas, except that finfish may be harvested using hook and line gear, provided it is lawful under other WDFW fishing regulations. Any organism except finfish taken by hook and line in the intertidal area must be placed unharmed in the location it was found. Removal of organisms of unclassified marine invertebrates in numbers less than the daily limits is an infraction. All other penalties for larger numbers removed apply.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-09-009 (Order 05-52), 220-20-100, filed 4/7/05, effective 5/8/05; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-20-100, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02.]

OTS-9137.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 00-80, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00)

WAC 220-55-070   Valid catch record card.   A catch record card shall be invalid unless:

(1) The angler ((possesses)) has in physical possession the appropriate recreational license and catch record card for the area in which the angler is participating, if a license and/or a catch record card is required.

(2) The catch record card number is written in ink in the appropriate space on the back of the recreational license, if a license is required, and the personal information has been entered on the catch record card as required under WAC 220-56-175, or, if an automated license is issued, the catch record card has attached to it a validation sticker containing the name and license number.

(3) The license issuance date is legible and not altered, and the license has not been mutilated.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-070, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-070, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-070, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-070, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-070, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-070, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-070, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-010.]

OTS-9138.2


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

WAC 220-56-105   River mouth definitions.   When pertaining to food fish angling, unless otherwise defined, any reference to the mouths of rivers or streams shall be construed to include those waters of any river or stream including sloughs and tributaries upstream and inside of a line projected between the outermost uplands at the mouth. The term "outermost upland" shall be construed to mean those lands not covered by water during an ordinary high tide. The following river mouths are hereby otherwise defined:


Abernathy Creek - Highway 4 Bridge.
Bear River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Bone River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Chambers Creek - Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge.
Chehalis River - Highway 101 Bridge in Aberdeen.
Chelan River - Railroad Bridge.
Cispus River - Posted markers at the Lewis County P.U.D. kayak launch, approximately 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence of the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers.
Cowlitz River - A line projected across the river between two fishing boundary markers set on each bank of the river approximately one-half mile downstream from the lowermost railroad bridge crossing the Cowlitz River.
Dakota Creek - A line from the outermost headland of the south bank to a house at 1285 Runge Avenue, Blaine, Washington, approximately one-quarter mile downstream from the Blaine Road Bridge.
Deschutes River - A line projected across the river 400 feet below the lower Tumwater Falls fish ladder.
Drano Lake - Highway 14 Bridge.
Duwamish River - First Avenue South Bridge.
Elk River - Highway 105 Bridge.
Entiat River - Highway 97 Bridge.
Hawk Creek (Lincoln County) - Falls at the Hawk Creek campground.
Hoquiam River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Humptulips River - Mouth of Jessie Slough.
Johns River - Highway 105 Bridge.
Kennedy Creek - An arc 500 yards east of the midpoint of the northbound Highway 101 Bridge.
Kettle River - Barstow Bridge.
Lake Washington Ship Canal - A line 400 feet west of the fish ladder at the Chittenden Locks.
Lewis River - A straight line running from a fishing boundary marker ((on a piling at Austin Point)) or from the outermost upland at the north shore of the Lewis River mouth, southerly across the Lewis River to a fishing boundary marker ((on)) near the ((opposite)) south shore.
Methow River - Highway 97 Bridge.
Naselle River - Highway 101 Bridge.
North Nemah River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Niawiakum River - Highway 101 Bridge.
North River - Highway 105 Bridge.
Palix River - Highway 101 Bridge.
Puyallup River - 11th Street Bridge.
Samish River - The Samish Island Bridge (Bayview-Edison Road).
Sammamish River - 68th Avenue NE Bridge.
Skagit River - A line projected from the terminus of the jetty with McGlinn Island to the white monument on the easterly end of Ika Island, then to a white monument on the westerly end of Craft Island, then to a white monument near the corner of the levee on the westerly side of Dry Slough, and then to a white monument on the easterly side of Tom Moore Slough.
Skamokawa Creek - Highway 4 Bridge.
Skookum Creek - A line 400 yards below the old railroad bridge.
Snohomish River - Burlington Northern Railway Bridges crossing main river and sloughs.
South Nemah River - Lynn Point 117 degrees true to the opposite shore.
Spokane River - State Route 25 Bridge.
Wallace River - The furthest downstream railroad bridge.
Washougal River - A straight line from the Crown Zellerbach pumphouse southeasterly across the Washougal River to the east end of the Highway 14 Bridge near the upper end of Lady Island.
Whatcom Creek - A line projected approximately 14 degrees true from the flashing light at the southwesterly end of the Port of Bellingham North Terminal to the southernmost point of the dike surrounding the Georgia Pacific treatment pond.
White Salmon River - Between markers on the east and west shores downstream of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge except when buoys are in place southerly from the shore to the buoys and east and west between the buoys.
Little White Salmon River - At boundary markers on river bank downstream from the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.
Willapa River - South Bend boat launch.
Wind River - Boundary line markers at mouth.
Yakima River - Highway 240 Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-105, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-105, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), 220-56-105, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-105, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-105, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-105, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-105, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-105, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-105, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-105, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-105, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-105, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-105, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-105, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-105, filed 4/26/88; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-105, filed 4/9/85; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-105, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-105, filed 6/9/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-105, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-105, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

WAC 220-56-185   Marine area codes.   The term "marine area code numbers" is defined as the catch area for the catch record card. The following is a list of the catch areas:

(1) Area 1 (Ilwaco): ((West of the Megler-Astoria Bridge - north to Leadbetter Point.)) Waters west of the Buoy 10 Line and north to Leadbetter Point.

(2)(a) Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores): From Leadbetter Point north to the Queets River. Area 2 excludes waters of Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

(b) Area 2-1: Willapa Bay east of a line from Leadbetter Point to Willapa Channel Marker 8 (Buoy 8) then to the westerly most landfall on Cape Shoalwater.

(c) Area 2-2: Grays Harbor east of a line from the outermost end of the north jetty to the outermost exposed end of the south jetty.

(3) Area 3 (La Push): From the Queets River north to Cape Alava.

(4) Area 4 (Neah Bay): From Cape Alava north and inside Juan de Fuca Strait to the Sekiu River.

(5) Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point): From mouth of Sekiu River east to Low Point, mouth of the Lyre River.

(6) Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait): From Low Point east to the Partridge Point-Point Wilson line north to the line from Trial Island (near Victoria, B.C.) - Rosario Strait Traffic Lane Entrance Lighted Buoy R (USCG Light List No. 16340, referenced as Y "R" on National Ocean Service Chart No. 18400-1 dated 1997-08-30) - Smith Island - the most northeasterly of the Lawson Reef lighted buoys (RB1 QK Fl Bell) - Northwest Island - the Initiative 77 marker on Fidalgo Island.

(7) Area 7 (San Juan Islands): All marine waters north of the line described under Area 6 to the United States-Canadian boundary.

(8)(a) Area 8 (Deception Pass, Hope and Camano Islands): Line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island east through Deception Pass, including all waters east of Whidbey Island to the Possession Point - Shipwreck Line.

(b) Area 8-1 (Deception Pass and Hope Island): East of a line projected from West Point on Whidbey Island to Reservation Head on Fidalgo Island, south of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge at the north end of Swinomish Slough, north of the Highway 532 Bridge between Camano Island and the mainland, and westerly of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light #4 on Camano Island (Fl red 4 sec.).

(c) Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): East of a line from the East Point Light on Whidbey Island to the Saratoga Pass Light #2 on Camano Island (Fl red 4 sec.) and north of a line from the south tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore.

(9) Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): All waters inside and south of the Partridge Point-Point Wilson Line and a line projected from the southerly tip of Possession Point 110 degrees true to a shipwreck on the opposite shore and northerly of the Hood Canal Bridge and the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line.

(10) Area 10 (Seattle-Bremerton): From the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line to a line projected true east-west through the northern tip of Vashon Island.

(11) Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island): From the northern tip of Vashon Island to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

(12) Area 12 (Hood Canal): All contiguous waters south of the Hood Canal Bridge and adjacent waters north of the Hood Canal Bridge when fishing from the pontoon beneath the bridge.

(13) Area 13 (South Puget Sound): All contiguous waters south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-185, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-185, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-185, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), 220-56-185, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-185, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-185, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-185, filed 4/26/88; 85-18-026 (Order 85-111), 220-56-185, filed 5/27/85; 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), 220-56-185, filed 4/9/85; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-185, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-67, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06)

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))) (2) Only knotless nets may be used to land fish in waters restricted to "fly fishing only."

(3) 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))) (4) "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))) (5) 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. 06-09-021 (Order 06-67), 220-56-210, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06; 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 06-67, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06)

WAC 220-56-282   Sturgeon -- Areas, seasons, limits and unlawful acts.   (1) It is unlawful to retain green sturgeon.

(2) It is lawful to fish for white sturgeon the entire year in saltwater, but open in freshwater only concurrent with a salmon or gamefish opening unless otherwise provided.

(((2))) (3) The daily limit is one white 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))) (4) The possession limit is two daily limits of fresh, frozen or processed white sturgeon.

(((4))) (5) There is an annual personal-use limit of five white 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 white 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))) (6) 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 white 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))) (7) 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))) (8) 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))) (9) It is unlawful to use a gaff or other fish landing aid that penetrates the fish while restraining, handling or landing a sturgeon.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-09-021 (Order 06-67), 220-56-282, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06; 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 05-102, filed 5/19/05, effective 6/19/05)

WAC 220-56-315   Crabs, shrimp, crawfish -- Unlawful acts.   (1) It is unlawful to take and possess crabs, shrimp, and crawfish taken for personal use except by hand or with hand dip nets, ring nets, shellfish pots, and any hand-operated instrument that will not penetrate the shell.

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

(a) In Puget Sound waters it is unlawful to ((use)) set, fish, or pull at any one time more than two units of crab gear and two additional units of shrimp gear.

(b) It is unlawful for the operator of any boat from which shrimp pots are set, fished, or pulled in Catch Record Card Areas 4 through 13 to have on board or to fish more than four shrimp pots.

(c) In the Columbia River it is unlawful to ((use)) set, fish, or pull more than three units of crab gear.

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

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

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

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

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

(8) One unit of gear is equivalent to one ring net or one shellfish pot. It is unlawful to have more than one unit of unattended gear attached to a buoy line or to fail to have a separate buoy for each unit of gear.

(9) In waters open only on certain days or certain hours during the day, except for the night closure set out in subsection (10) of this section, it is unlawful to fail to remove gear from the water when fishing for shellfish is not allowed, and it is unlawful to fail to remove gear from the water by one hour after sunset if fishing is not allowed on the next calendar day. In waters that are open continuously except for the night closure set out in subsection (10) of this section, gear may be left in the water during the night closure.

(10) It is unlawful to set or pull shellfish pots, ring nets or star traps from a vessel in Catch Record Card Areas 1-13 from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise.

(11) It is unlawful to possess soft-shelled crab for any personal use purpose. Violation of this subsection shall be an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-12-007 (Order 05-102), 220-56-315, filed 5/19/05, effective 6/19/05; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-315, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-315, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 02-19-014 (Order 02-224), 220-56-315, filed 9/6/02, effective 10/7/02; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-315, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-07-024 (Order 01-39), 220-56-315, filed 3/14/01, effective 4/14/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-315, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 98-06-031, 220-56-315, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-14-069, 220-56-315, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-315, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-315, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-315, filed 3/16/89; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-315, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-315, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-325, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-325, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-325, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-325, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-325, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), 220-56-325, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-325, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-325, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-56-325, filed 2/9/96, effective 5/1/96; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-325, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-325, filed 3/16/89; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-325, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-325, filed 4/11/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-325, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-084.]


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

WAC 220-56-350   Clams other than razor clams, mussels -- Areas and seasons.   (1) It is lawful to take, dig for and possess clams and mussels taken for personal use on Puget Sound the entire year except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(a) Ala Spit: Open May 1 through May 31.

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

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

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

(e) Dosewallips State Park: Open May 15 through July 31 only in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.

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

(g) Eagle Creek: Closed the entire year.

(h) Fort Flagler State Park including that portion of the spit west of the park boundary (Rat Island): Open April 1 through July 15.

(i) Freeland County Park - Open January 1 through May 15.

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

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

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

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

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

(o) Illahee State Park: April 1 through July 31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(w) ((North Bay - All state-owned tidelands in North Bay (Case Inlet) north of a line drawn southwest from Rocky Point to the north end of Reach Island thence due west to the mainland are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year except state-owned Tidelands on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines and south of the power transmission lines for 1,600 feet.

(x))) Oak Bay County Park: Open July 1 through July 31.

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

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

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

(((iii))) (ii) Oakland Bay: Tidelands at the north end of Oakland Bay and on the channel of the northwest shore of the Bayshore Peninsula between department markers open the entire year.

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

(((z))) (y) Penrose Point State Park: Open March 1 through May 31.

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

(((bb))) (aa) Pitship Point: Closed the entire year.

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

(((dd))) (cc) Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): March 1 through July 31.

(((ee))) (dd) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open August 1 through August 31.

(((ff))) (ee) Port Townsend Ship Canal/Portage Canal: Open January 1 through May 31.

(((gg))) (ff) Potlatch DNR tidelands: April 1 through August 31.

(((hh))) (gg) Potlatch East: April 1 through August 31.

(((ii))) (hh) Potlatch State Park: April 1 through August 31.

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

(((kk))) (jj) Quilcene Bay Tidelands - All state-owned tidelands in Quilcene Bay north of a line drawn from the Quilcene Boat Haven to Fisherman's Point are closed to the harvest of clams the entire year, except those state-owned tidelands on the west side of the bay north of the Quilcene Boat Haven are open April 1 through December 31, daily from official sunrise to official sunset only.

(((ll))) (kk) Rendsland Creek: Open January 1 through May 31.

(((mm))) (ll) Saltwater State Park: Closed the entire year.

(((nn))) (mm) Scenic Beach State Park - April 15 through May 15.

(((oo))) (nn) Seahurst County Park: Closed the entire year.

(((pp))) (oo) Sequim Bay State Park - Open May 1 through June 15.

(((qq))) (pp) Shine Tidelands State Park: Open January 1 through May 15.

(((rr))) (qq) South Indian Island County Park: April 1 through August 31.

(((ss))) (rr) Spencer Spit State Park: Open March 1 through July 31.

(((tt))) (ss) Triton Cove Tidelands: Open July 1 through August 15.

(((uu))) (tt) Twanoh State Park: Closed the entire year.

(((vv))) (uu) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A open January 1 through May 31.

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

(((xx))) (ww) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through May 15.

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-350, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-350, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-350, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-350, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-17-019 (Order 02-193), 220-56-350, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-350, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-350, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-350, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-350, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-350, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-350, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-350, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-350, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-350, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-350, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-15-011, 220-56-350, filed 7/8/93, effective 8/8/93; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-350, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-350, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-350, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-350, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-350, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), 220-56-350, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-350, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-350, filed 4/9/86; 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), 220-56-350, filed 6/5/85; 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), 220-56-350, filed 3/17/83; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-350, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-350, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]


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

WAC 220-56-380   Oysters -- Areas and seasons.   It is lawful to take and possess oysters taken for personal use from public tidelands the entire year, except that public tidelands at the following beaches are closed unless otherwise provided:

(1) Brown Point (DNR 57-B): Closed the entire year.

(2) Cushman Park - Open May 1 through May 31.

(3) Fort Flagler State Park including that portion of the spit west of the park boundary (Rat Island): Open April 1 through July 15.

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

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

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

(7) Illahee State Park: Open April 1 through July 31.

(8) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Open May 15 through July 15.

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

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

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

(12) ((North Bay - All state-owned tidelands in North Bay (Case Inlet) north of a line drawn southwest from Rocky Point to the north end of Reach Island thence due west to the mainland are closed to the harvest of oysters the entire year except for state-owned tidelands on the east side of North Bay north of the power transmission lines and south of the power transmission lines for 1,600 feet.

(13))) Oak Bay County Park: Open July 1 through July 31.

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

(a) Oakland Bay - Tidelands at the north end of Oakland Bay and on the channel of the northwest shore of the Bayshore Peninsula between department markers - open the entire year.

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

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

(((15))) (14) Penrose Point State Park: Open March 1 through May 31.

(((16))) (15) Port Townsend Ship Canal/Portage Canal: Open January 1 through May 31.

(((17))) (16) Potlatch DNR Tidelands: April 1 through August 31.

(((18))) (17) Potlatch East: Open April 1 through August 31.

(((19))) (18) Potlatch State Park: Open April 1 through August 31.

(((20))) (19) Quilcene Bay Tidelands - All state-owned tidelands in Quilcene Bay north of a line drawn from the Quilcene Boat Haven to Fisherman's Point are closed except those state-owned tidelands on the west side of the bay north of the Quilcene Boat Haven are open April 1 through December 31, daily from official sunrise to official sunset, only.

(((21))) (20) Scenic Beach State Park: Open April 15 through May 15.

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

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

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

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), 220-56-380, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), 220-56-380, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), 220-56-380, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), 220-56-380, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-56-380, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), 220-56-380, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 7. 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), 220-56-380, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), 220-56-380, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-56-380, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; 98-06-031, 220-56-380, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), 220-56-380, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), 220-56-380, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), 220-56-380, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-14-069, 220-56-380, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-56-380, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), 220-56-380, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-56-380, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-06-026, 220-56-380, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), 220-56-380, filed 3/16/89; 88-10-012 and 88-10-013 (Orders 88-14 and 88-15), 220-56-380, filed 4/26/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-56-380, filed 4/21/87; 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), 220-56-380, filed 4/9/86; 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), 220-56-380, filed 4/11/84; 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), 220-56-380, filed 6/9/82; 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), 220-56-380, filed 3/18/82; 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), 220-56-380, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-56-380, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-086.]

OTS-9228.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 06-174, filed 7/31/06, effective 8/31/06)

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.

(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)) an internal combustion 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): Closed waters: From Highway 410 Bridge at river mile 4.5 to the Mesatchee Creek Trail crossing at river mile 15.8 July 16 through September 15. 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 6 through 2:00 p.m. July 7 and 12:01 a.m. July 10 through 2:00 p.m. July 11. 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. No minimum size. 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)) an internal combustion 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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 August 15, one single point barbless hook August 16 through October 31, and selective gear rules November 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. Only coho salmon hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

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)) clipped 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 wild adult chinook. 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): Unlawful to use lead fishing sinkers one-half ounce or less in weight. 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)) an internal combustion 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 wild adult chinook. 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 December 1 through last day in February season: Trout: Minimum length 14 inches. 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 June 1 through July 9. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure. Daily limit 2 hatchery chinook. Open 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)) an internal combustion 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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. Bottomfish: Daily limits, seasons, size restrictions and gear restrictions are the same as those in the adjacent portion of Marine Area 1.

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. Snake River Confluence Protection Area: From the first powerline crossing the Columbia upstream of Sacajawea State Park to the railroad bridge between Burbank and Kennewick: All species: Daily limits, seasons, size restrictions and gear restrictions are the same as those in the adjacent portion of the Snake River. 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 and from John Day Dam downstream to a line crossing the Columbia at a right angle to the thread of the river from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon. (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)) August 1 through December 31 from the upstream line of Bonneville Dam and 400 feet below McNary Dam. (5) From the Hamilton Island boat launch (USACE boat restricted zone boundary) to Bonneville Dam, anglers must stop fishing for sturgeon once a daily limit has been retained. 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. Release wild coho from Bonneville Dam to Hood River Bridge. 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 Hood River Bridge. 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 1 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: Daily limit 8 fish. No minimum size. Not more than one walleye greater than 22 inches may be retained. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon. Small mouth bass: Small mouth bass do not count as part of the bass daily limit. Small mouth bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. No minimum size. Daily limit 10 bass of which not more than 1 may be greater than 14 inches in length.

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)) April 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)) March 1 through October 31 season. Trout: No more than two over ((twenty)) thirty inches in length may be retained. Small mouth bass: Small mouth bass are not included as part of the bass daily limit. No minimum size. 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.


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 wild adult chinook. 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)) an internal combustion 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 Dam downstream two hundred feet.

From mouth to two hundred feet below the south spillway on the Aldwell Dam: October 1 through last day in February season. 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.


Ferry Lake (Ferry County): Unlawful to use lead fishing sinkers one-half ounce or less in weight.


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. Salmon: Additional September 1 through October 15 season. Stationary gear restriction. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than two may be adult salmon. Release chinook, chum and wild coho.


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. Trout: Release all trout except hatchery steelhead. Salmon: Open August 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which not more than two may be adult salmon. Release chum and wild coho. Release chinook October 1 through November 30.

From 2800 Bridge to source: Closed waters.


Green (Duwamish) River (King County):

From the First Avenue South Bridge to Tukwila International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South: June 1 through July 31 and September 1 through February 15 season. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure September 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 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. Release chinook.

From the Tukwila International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South 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 August 15 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 August 15 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 15 through April 15 season. May 15 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 15 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 Highway 101 Bridge: June 1 through March 31 season except closed September 1 through October 15 mouth to Ocean Beach Road and September 1 through September 30 Ocean Beach Road to Highway 101 Bridge. Night closure and single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. Bait prohibited October 1 through October 15. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches. Salmon: Open October 1 through October 15 from Ocean Beach Road to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon, and of the adult salmon only one may be a wild adult coho. Release adult chinook. Open October 16 through January 31. Daily limit of 6 salmon, not more than two of which may be adult salmon. October 16 through October 31 the daily limit may contain no more than one adult chinook and one wild adult coho. November 1 through November 30 the daily limit may contain no more than one wild adult coho and release adult chinook. December 1 through January 31 release adult chinook and wild adult coho. From Highway 101 Bridge to forks: June 1 through last day in February season. Night closure and single point barbless hooks required August 16 through November 30. Trout: Minimum length fourteen inches.


Humptulips River, East Fork (Grays Harbor County), from mouth to concrete bridge on Forest Service Road between Humptulips Guard Station and Grisdale: 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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. 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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 1 hatchery steelhead or 1 salmon. 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 a floating device((s)) equipped with an internal combustion motor((s)) prohibited. 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 the fishing pier to the access road at Swift Dam: Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Fishing from a floating device prohibited. Trout: No minimum size, daily limit 5.

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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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. Night closure October 1 through October 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. Release wild chinook. 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. Release wild coho.


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)) Fishing from a floating device((s)) equipped with an internal combustion motor((s)) prohibited.


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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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)) an internal combustion 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 except fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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 County Road 1535 (Burma Road) Bridge: 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)) Gold Creek 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)) December 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. No minimum size. 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.


Murray Creek (Pierce County): Closed waters.


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, except closed August 1 through September 30 on North Nemah from Highway 101 Bridge upstream to ((lower bridge on dead end lower)) Nemah ((Road)) Hatchery. 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 Nemah to the confluence with Middle Nemah 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 and the Middle Nemah from the DNR Bridge on A-line Road upstream 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)) July 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. Release wild adult chinook.

From Military Tank Crossing Bridge to four hundred feet below LaGrande Falls: July 1 through October 31 season. Selective gear rules. Nonbouyant lure restriction and night closure August 1 through October 31. 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 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 except closed July 1 through October 15 from Saxon Road Bridge to mouth of Skookum Creek. 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 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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 1 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)) first Highway 97 Bridge.


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)) an internal combustion 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.


Pierre Lake (Stevens County): Unlawful to use lead fishing sinkers one-half ounce or less in weight.


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. No minimum size. 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 September 1 through December 31 from mouth to Carbon River. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. 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)) an internal combustion 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 February 1 through November 30. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon February 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. February 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook.


Quinault River, Upper (Jefferson County), from mouth at upper end of Quinault Lake to the National Park boundary: June 1 through 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: Small mouth bass do not count as part of the bass daily limit. 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: 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 September 1 through December 31. Daily limit three 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 September 1 through December 31. Daily limit three 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 three salmon except release chinook.

From the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport - Salmon open July 1 through July 31 except closed 12:01 a.m. July 6 until 2:00 p.m. July 7 and 12:01 a.m. July 10 until 2:00 p.m. July 11, 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 three salmon except release chinook. Additional season from the Dalles Bridge to the Birdsview Boat Ramp near the mouth of Finney Creek: 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.

From the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport to the Cascade River - Salmon open June 1 through July 9. Nonbuoyant lure restriction and night closure June 1 through November 30. Daily limit two salmon. Release all salmon except hatchery chinook. Salmon open September 16 through December 31. Daily limit three salmon. Release chinook. 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.

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)) October 31 season except closed September 14 through September 30 mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. All game fish: Release all fish ((except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained)). Selective gear rules from Highway 101 Bridge to forks. Salmon: Open only August 1 through September 13 and October 1 through December 15 mouth to Highway 101 Bridge. Terminal gear restricted to no closer than 25 feet of a tribal gill net. Daily limit 1 salmon August 1 through September 13. Release chum salmon. Daily limit 6 salmon September 14 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)) October 31 season. All species: Release all fish ((except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained)). Selective gear rules.

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)) October 31 season. All species: Release all fish ((except up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained)). Selective gear rules.

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 September 1 through December 31 mouth to Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe. Daily limit 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink. 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 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink.

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 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink.


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 September 1 through December 31. Daily limit 2 salmon. Release chinook and pink. 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 February 1 through November 30 from mouth to concrete pump station. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon February 1 through August 31 and of which no more than 3 may be adult salmon September 1 through November 30. February 1 through August 31 release wild adult coho and wild adult chinook. 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 7 through October 29 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.


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 eight, no minimum length, no more than one over twenty-two inches in length. April 1 through May 31 release all walleye. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply. Sturgeon: Unlawful to fish for or retain sturgeon. Small mouth bass: Small mouth bass do not count as part of the bass daily limit. Small mouth bass 12 to 17 inches in length may be retained. No minimum size. Daily limit 10 bass, no more than one bass greater than 14 inches in length may be retained.

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)) an internal combustion 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 September 30 and December 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


Swan Lake (Ferry County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. Unlawful to use lead fishing sinkers one-half ounce or less in weight.


Swan's Mill Pond (Stossel Creek) (King County): June 1 through October 31 season.


Swauk Creek (Kittitas County): Selective gear rules.


Swift Reservoir (Skamania County): Last Saturday in April through October 31 season. From posted markers below Eagle Cliff Bridge to Bridge: Selective gear rules except fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor allowed. Salmon: Landlocked salmon rules apply.


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


Tacoma Creek and tributaries (Pend Oreille County): Trout: Eastern brook trout not counted in daily trout limit. Eastern brook trout daily limit ten. 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): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


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


Tibbetts Creek (tributary to Lake Sammamish) (King County): June 1 through August 31 season. Juveniles only.


Tieton River (Yakima County): Lawful to fish to base of Tieton (Rimrock) Dam. Selective gear rules June 1 through October 31. 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 four hundred feet downstream of the hatchery intake: 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 four hundred feet downstream of the hatchery intake 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 except fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor allowed. 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. Trout: Release all trout.


Wapato Lake (Pierce County): Juveniles only.


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


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


Warden Lake and Warden Lake, South (Grant County): 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.


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. Upstream of Little Washougal River, release chinook October 1 through November 30.

From mouth to Mt. Norway Bridge: Additional ((March)) April 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)) October 31 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. Release wild coho and wild chinook. Salmon: Open July 1 through March 31. Daily limit 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release wild coho. October 1 through December 31 release chinook upstream from posted markers upstream of Highway 14 Bridge.

From powerhouse to within four hundred feet of Northwestern Dam: November 16 to 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. Release wild coho. November 16 through December 31 release chinook. 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. Release wild coho and wild chinook.

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 Highway 6 Bridge: June 1 through March 31 season. All game fish: Release all game fish except that up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. All species: August 16 through November 30 night closure((,)) and single point barbless hooks ((and stationary gear restriction)) required. August 16 through November 30 above the WDFW access at the mouth of Ward/Wilson Creek stationary gear restriction. Fishing from a floating device prohibited November 1 through March 31 from the bridge on Willapa Road to Fork Creek. Highway 6 Bridge 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. November 1 through March 31 fishing from any floating device prohibited from the bridge on Willapa Road to Fork Creek.

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

Sturgeon: Open year round 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. Release wild coho and wild chinook. 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 wild coho. 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)) downstream to 400 feet below outlet channel, except open during salmon season to within 200 feet of 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.)) Selective gear rules. 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 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.


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. Selective gear rules. 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. 06-16-096 (Order 06-174), 232-28-619, filed 7/31/06, effective 8/31/06; 06-09-021 (Order 06-67), 232-28-619, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06; 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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