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Columbia Basin Rivers Special Rules: Columbia River

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Additional Rules

COLUMBIA RIVER - Pacific CO. - where the river coincides with the boundary between Washington and Oregon, the license of either state is valid. Anglers must comply with the laws of the state in which they are fishing. An angler licensed only in Oregon may not fish on the Washington shore or in Washington sloughs or tributaries, except Camas Slough, where the license of either state is valid from a floating device. An angler fishing the Columbia River is restricted to one daily limit even if licensed by both states. Salmon and steelhead anglers may not possess in the field, fish mutilated so that size, species or fin clip cannot be determined, until the angler has reached their automobile or principle means of land transportation and has completed their daily angling. Anglers may fish with either a saltwater, freshwater, or combination license in the waters of the Columbia River between a line from Rocky Point, on the Washington shore, to Tongue Point, on the Oregon shore, and the Buoy 10 line described below. For sturgeon rules in the Columbia River tributaries, see rules for adjoining mainstem waters.

North Jetty CRC (1)

All species

Year-round

A saltwater or combination license is required to fish the north jetty.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Year-round

Fishing for salmon and steelhead is open 7 days a week when Marine Area 1 or Buoy 10 areas are open for salmon. The daily limit and minimum size restrictions follow the most liberal regulations of either of these areas. Single-point barbless hooks required for salmon and steelhead.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

Tuna and mackerel

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit. Except northern bluefin, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna; daily limit of 2 each.

Herring, smelt, and sandlance

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10 lbs., all species combined. All smelt caught must be kept and count toward the daily limit except CLOSED to Columbia River smelt (eulachon).

Anchovy and sardine

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 25 lbs., all species combined. May be taken by a cast net.

Bottomfish

2nd Sat. in Mar.-3rd Sat. in Oct.

Daily limit is 9 bottomfish regardless of species except surfperch. Subject to individual limits and seasons.

3rd Sun. in Oct-2nd Fri. in Mar

Closed.

Lingcod

2nd Sat. in Mar.-3rd Sat. in Oct.

No min. size. Daily limit 2.

Rockfish

2nd Sat. in Mar.-3rd Sat. in Oct.

No min. size. Daily limit 7. No yelloweye may be retained.

Surfperch

2nd Sat. in Mar.-3rd Sat. in Oct.

No min. size. Not included in bottomfish limit. Daily limit 12 surfperch. Daily limit 15 shiner perch.

Cabezon

2nd Sat. in Mar.-3rd Sat. in Oct.

No min. size. Daily limit 2.

Sixgill, sevengill, and thresher sharks

Year-round

CLOSED to fishing for, retaining, or possessing. Sixgill shark may not be removed from the water.

Other food fish (marine 1,2,3)

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 2 of each species.

All other fish (not listed in special rules)

Year-round

CLOSED to fishing for, retaining, or possessing.

from a true north and south line through Buoy 10 to the Megler Astoria Bridge, except see Youngs Bay Control Zone CRC (519)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Year-round

Anglers may fish with either a saltwater, freshwater, or combination license in the waters of the Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line to a line from Rocky Point on the Washington shore, to Tongue Point on the Oregon Shore.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-July 31

Closed.

Aug. 1-Aug. 10

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Daily limit 2. Up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Aug. 11-Sept. 6

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Daily limit 2. Up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sept. 7-Sept. 30

Salmon - min. size 16". Daily limit 3. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Forage fish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10 lbs., all species combined. Forage fish jig gear allowed. Forage fish may be used live for bait. CLOSED to fishing for Columbia River smelt (eulachon).

Bottomfish

Year-round

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

"Youngs Bay Control Zone - waters south of a line originating on the Oregon shore at the east end of the seawall at the Warrenton Fiber log yard (approx. river mile 10.1) northeasterly through green navigation buoys 29, 31, 33, 35A to the center of the Astoria-Megler Bridge abutment adjacent to, and north of the ship channel, and continuing southerly in line with the center of the Megler Bridge span to the Oregon shore. (The Youngs Bay Control Zone includes all waters from the line defined in this section, south to the Hwy. 101 Bridge.)
CRC (519)"

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Aug. 1-Sept. 15

CLOSED WATERS.

Sept. 16-July 31

Anglers may fish with either a saltwater, freshwater, or combination license in the waters of the Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line to a line from Rocky Point on the Washington shore, to Tongue Point on the Oregon Shore.

Sept. 16-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Sept. 16-July 31

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Sept. 16-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-Sept. 15

Closed.

Sept. 16-Sept. 30

Salmon - min. size 16". Daily limit 3. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Sept. 16-July 31

Catch-and-release.

Forage fish

Sept. 16-July 31

No min. size. Daily limit 10 lbs., all species combined. Forage fish jig gear allowed. Forage fish may be used live for bait. CLOSED to fishing for Columbia River smelt (eulachon).

Bottomfish

Sept. 16-July 31

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

from the Megler Astoria Bridge to a projected line from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the red navigation marker 2 at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank CRC (519)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Year-round

Anglers may fish with either a saltwater, freshwater, or combination license in the waters of the Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line to a line from Rocky Point on the Washington shore, to Tongue Point on the Oregon Shore.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 10

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Daily limit 2. Up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 11-Sept. 6

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Daily limit 2. Up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sept. 7-Sept. 30

Salmon - min. size 16". Daily limit 3. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Forage fish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10 lbs., all species combined. Forage fish jig gear allowed. Forage fish may be used live for bait. CLOSED to fishing for Columbia River smelt (eulachon).

Bottomfish

Year-round

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

from a line from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to red navigation marker 2 at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to a line at the west end of Puget Island projected from green navigation marker 39 on the Washington bank to green navigation marker 41, then to red navigation marker 42, and terminating at red navigation marker 44A on the Oregon Bank CRC (521)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

May 16-Mar. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Barbless hooks required. Release all trout other than hatchery cutthroat trout.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-June 15

Salmon - min size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 9

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead except Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sept. 10-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from a line at the west end of Puget Island projected from green navigation marker 39 on the Washington bank to green navigation marker 41, then to red navigation marker 42, and terminating at red navigation marker 44A on the Oregon Bank upstream to the Longview Bridge CRC (521)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

May 16-Mar. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Barbless hooks required. Release all trout other than hatchery cutthroat trout.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-June 15

Salmon - min size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 9

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sept. 10-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from the Longview Bridge to a line projected from the Warrior Rock lighthouse through Red Buoy 4 to the marker atop the piling dolphin located at the downstream end of Bachelor Island on the Washington shore (Warrior Rock line) CRC (523)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

May 16-Mar. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Barbless hooks required. Release all trout other than hatchery cutthroat trout.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-June 15

Salmon - min size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 9

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sept. 10-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from upstream of a line projected from the Warrior Rock lighthouse through Red Buoy 4 to the marker atop the piling dolphin located at the downstream end of Bachelor Island on the Washington Shore (Warrior Rock Line) to the I-5 Bridge CRC (523)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

May 16-Mar. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Barbless hooks required. Release all trout other than hatchery cutthroat trout.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-June 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from I-5 Bridge to a line crossing the Columbia from Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to the boundary marker on the Washington shore upstream of Fir Point 9 miles downstream from Bonneville Dam CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from a line between the lower end of Sand Island (near Rooster Rock) and a marker on the Oregon Shore upstream to a line between the the upstream end of Sand Island and a Marker on the Oregon Shore CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

CLOSED WATERS.

May 1-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

May 1-Dec. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

May 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

May 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Dec. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from a line crossing the Columbia from Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to the boundary marker on the Washington shore upstream of Fir Point nine miles downstream from Bonneville Dam to Beacon Rock CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

from Beacon Rock to a line from the Hamilton Island boat ramp to an Oregon boundary marker on the westernmost point of Robins Island to a marker on the Oregon mainland shore CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

from a line projected from the Hamilton Island boat ramp to an Oregon boundary marker on the westernmost point of Robins Island to a line projected from a boundary marker about 4,000’ downstream from the fish ladder at the new Bonneville Dam Powerhouse south to the downstream end of Cascade Island and across to the Oregon angling boundary on Bradford Island (about 850’ downstream from fish ladder) CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only). Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

Year-round

Must fish with a hand-casted line from shore only.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

inside the south navigation lock at Bonneville Dam: from a marker on the westernmost point of Robins Island to a marker on the Oregon mainland shore

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from a boundary marker about 4000' downstream from the fish ladder at the new Bonneville Dam powerhouse south to the downstream end of Cascade Island and across to the Oregon angling boundary on Bradford Island (about 850' downstream from fish ladder) to a point 600' below the fish ladder at Bonneville Dam powerhouse CRC (525)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only). Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

Year-round

Must fish with a hand-casted line from shore only.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 5

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

July 6-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon, 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery coho.

Shad

Apr. 1-May 15

Closed.

May 16-Mar. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

from a point 600' below the fish ladder at the new Bonneville Dam Powerhouse to the upstream line of Bonneville Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Bonneville Dam to the Hood River Bridge CRC (527)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 15

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Mar. 16-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon. Bank fishing only. Must fish with a hand-casted line from shore only.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon of which up to 1 may be a Chinook, or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 38" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

waters within 1/4 mile of the USFWS Spring Creek Hatchery grounds between posted markers located 1/4 mile on either side of the fish ladder entrance

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Hood River Bridge to the Tower Island power lines CRC (527)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 15

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Mar. 16-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon. Bank fishing only. Must fish with a hand-casted line from shore only.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon of which up to 1 may be a Chinook, or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 38" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from Tower Island power lines to a line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a boundary marker on the Washington shore (approx. 1.8 miles below The Dalles Dam) CRC (527)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon of which up to 1 may be a Chinook, or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 38" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from a line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of the Dalles boat ramp straight across to a boundary marker on the Washington shore to the upstream side of the Interstate (Hwy. 197) Bridge CRC (527)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon of which up to 1 may be a Chinook, or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 38" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from the Washington shore from the upstream side of the Interstate (Hwy. 197) Bridge to the navigation lock wall CRC (527)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Year-round

Fishing from a floating device prohibited. Bank fishing only.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 31

Daily limit 2. Release all salmon.

Apr. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon of which up to 1 may be a Chinook, or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 38" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from the Interstate (Hwy. 197) Bridge to the upstream line of The Dalles Dam except the Washington shore from the upstream side of the Interstate Bridge to the navigation lock wall

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from The Dalles Dam to the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon 2.4 miles downstream of John Day Dam CRC (529)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon 2.4 miles downstream of John Day Dam to markers approx. 3,000’ downstream of John Day Dam CRC (529)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from 3,000’ downstream of John Day Dam to 400' below the fishway entrance CRC (529)

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

400' below the John Day Dam fishway entrance to the upstream line of John Day Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from John Day Dam to a line from the grain elevators at Patterson Ferry Rd. on the Oregon shore, straight across to the Washington shore at the west end of the old concrete foundation CRC (531)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from a line from the grain elevators at Patterson Ferry Rd. on the Oregon shore straight across to the Washington shore at the west end of the old concrete foundation to the I-82/Hwy. 395 Bridge CRC (531)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from the I-82/Hwy. 395 Bridge to a red and white marker on the Oregon shore on a line that intersects the downstream end of the wingwall of the boat lock near the Washington shore CRC (531)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Daily limit 1. Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed if closed to retention.

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Catch-and-release.

from 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 wingwall of the boat lock near the Washington shore to the upstream line of McNary Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from McNary Dam to Hwy. 730 at Washington/Oregon border CRC (533)

All species

Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Feb. 15-June 15

Salmon, trout, and steelhead handling rules apply when fishing from vessels less than 30' in length.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from Hwy. 730 at the Washington/Oregon border to the Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco CRC (533)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only). Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-June 15

Closed.

June 16-June 30

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a sockeye and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook and up to 1 may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Salmon - min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which up to 1 may be a Chinook. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to the I-182 Bridge CRC (534)

All species

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon. Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

400' radius of the Columbia Irrigation District (CID) fish barrier at the mouth of the CID wasteway at Columbia Park

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from I-182 Bridge to WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold Wasteway CRC (535)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only). Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

West Branch Esquatzel Coulee Block 1 Irrigation Wasteway Lagoon located in Sec.12, T10N, R28E CRC (535)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).

Sept. 1-Nov. 30

CLOSED WATERS.

Dec. 1-Aug. 31

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon.

Trout

Dec. 1-Aug. 31

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Dec. 1-Aug. 31

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Dec. 1-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Aug. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Dec. 1-Aug. 31

Catch-and-release.

from 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to 1/2 mile upstream of Ringold Springs Hatchery Creek CRC (535)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only). Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon. See South Columbia Basin Irrigation PE16.4 spillway at the Ringold Springs access for spillway rules.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

between markers located 100' upstream and 100' downstream of the Ringold Springs Hatchery Creek and extending 100' towards mid-river

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from 1/2 mile upstream of Ringold Springs Hatchery Creek to the Old Hanford townsite powerline crossing CRC (535)

All species

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon. Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from the Old Hanford townsite powerline crossing to Vernita Bridge CRC (536)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).

Feb. 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement. Except sturgeon.

Oct. 16-Jan. 31

CLOSED WATERS.

Trout

Feb. 1-Oct. 15

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Feb. 1-Oct. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

Feb. 1-Oct. 15

Catch-and-release.

from Vernita Bridge to 400' downstream of the Priest Rapids Hatchery outlet channel (Jackson Creek) CRC (536)

All species

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon. Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

from the marker 400' downstream of the mouth of the Priest Rapids Hatchery outlet channel (Jackson Creek) to the boundary markers 650' below the fish ladder at Priest Rapids Dam CRC (536)

All species

Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only). Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except sturgeon.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed to fishing for or retaining.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook.

Aug. 16-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release.

at Priest Rapids Hatchery outlet channel extending to mid-stream Columbia River between boundary markers located 400' downstream of outlet channel to marker 100' upstream of outlet channel

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from boundary markers 650’ below the fish ladder at Priest Rapids Dam to the upstream line of the dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Priest Rapids Dam to a line from boundary markers 750' downstream of east fish ladder and 500' downstream of west fish ladder at Wanapum Dam CRC (537)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

at Wanapum Dam between the upstream line of the dam to boundary markers 750' downstream of east fish ladder and 500' downstream of west fish ladder

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Wanapum Dam to boundary markers 400' downstream of the fish ladders at Rock Island Dam CRC (539)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Aug. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sept. 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

from the boundary markers 400' downstream of the fish ladders at Rock Island Dam to the upstream line of the dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from the upstream line of the Rock Island Dam to boundary markers 400' downstream of the Rocky Reach Dam fish ladders CRC (541)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release. Night closure.

at Rocky Reach Dam between the upstream line of the dam to boundary markers 400' downstream of the fish ladders

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from the upstream line of Rocky Reach Dam to boundary markers 400' below the spawning channel discharge (on Chelan Co. side) and fish ladder (on Douglas Co. side) at Wells Dam CRC (543)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

between the upstream line of Wells Dam to boundary markers 400' below the spawning channel discharge (on Chelan Co. side) and fish ladder (on Douglas Co. side)

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Wells Dam to Hwy. 173 Bridge at Brewster CRC (545)

All species

July 16-Sept. 30

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

July 16-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 10. Barbless hooks required. Release wild trout.

Aug. 16-July 15

Closed.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 16-Sept. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

from Hwy. 173 Bridge at Brewster to the Hwy. 17 Bridge CRC (545)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Trout

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 10. Barbless hooks required. Release wild trout.

Aug. 16-June 30

Closed.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

from Hwy. 17 Bridge to the Corps of Engineers safety marker on the Douglas County shore to the rock jetty at the upstream shoreline of Foster Creek CRC (545)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Year-round

CLOSED to fishing from the Okanogan shore.

Trout

July 1-Aug. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 10. Barbless hooks required. Release wild trout.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult Chinook and up to 2 sockeye may be retained. Release coho and wild adult Chinook.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Night closure. Catch-and-release.

downstream of Chief Joseph Dam from the boundary marker to the Corps of Engineers safety zone marker

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Washington