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Welcome to 2022-23 Washington Fishing

Washington Sport Fishing Regulations Cover

New for 2022-2023

  • Bull trout, Dolly Varden, Eastern brook trout, and lake trout are defined as char.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the special rules, there is no minimum size or daily limit for the retention of lake trout.
  • If retaining nonspot shrimp, all shrimp heads (spot and nonspot) must be retained in the field until ashore and finished fishing for the day.
  • Each smelt harvester must use a separate container to hold their catch and the container must be in the harvester's presence or identified with the harvester's name.