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Columbia Basin Rivers Special Rules: Columbia River

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COLUMBIA RIVER – 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 Catch-and-release. Night closure.
Tuna and mackerel Year-round No min. size. No daily limit. Except northern bluefin, skip jack, 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 eulachon (Columbia River smelt).
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 on same page 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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead and 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-Aug. 13 Closed.
Aug. 14-Aug. 27 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Aug. 28-Sept. 22 Daily limit 1. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.
Sept. 23-Sept. 30 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 eulachon (Columbia River smelt).
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 (apprx. 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-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.
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.
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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead and 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-July 31 Closed.
Sept. 16-Sept. 22 Daily limit 1. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.
Sept. 23-Sept. 30 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 eulachon (Columbia River smelt).
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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 13 Closed.
Aug. 14-Aug. 27 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Aug. 28-Sept. 22 Daily limit 1. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than hatchery coho.
Sept. 23-Sept. 30 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Coho – min. size 16″. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 eulachon (Columbia River smelt).
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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 1 steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-May 15 Closed.
May 16-June 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 13 Closed.
Aug. 14-Aug. 27 Daily limit 1. Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Aug. 28-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-May 15 Closed.
May 16-June 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Sept. 1-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-May 15 Closed.
May 16-June 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Sept. 1-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 1 adult salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.
Apr. 1-May 15 Closed.
May 16-June 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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 Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).
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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 6 Closed.
Aug. 7-Sept. 6 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Sept. 7-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and 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 1. Release all salmon.
Mar. 16-Mar. 31 Daily limit 1. Release all salmon. Bank fishing only. Only hand-cast lines may be used.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead 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. Daily limit 1. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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 1. Release all salmon.
Mar. 16-Mar. 31 Daily limit 1. Release all salmon. Bank fishing only. Only hand-cast lines may be used.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed when 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed when 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed when 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 1. Release all salmon.
Apr. 1-June 15 Closed.
June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho.
Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Check the WDFW website wdfw.wa.gov for in-season retention changes. Catch-and-release allowed when 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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 Night closure and barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only). Fishing from any floating device prohibited.
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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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 Road 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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 Road 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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. Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for 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-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Up to 2 salmon or 1 salmon and 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 1-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 1-Sept. 8 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Sept. 9-Sept. 22 Closed.
Sept. 23-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Anti-snagging rule. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. 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 Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead (hatchery) Year-round Closed.
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).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead (hatchery) Apr. 1-Sept. 30 Closed.
Oct. 1-Mar. 31 Min. size 20″. Daily limit 1. Steelhead must be both adipose fin clipped and ventral fin clipped to be retained.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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 when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Dec. 1-Aug. 31 Catch-and-release.
Other game fish Dec. 1-Aug. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon Aug. 16-Aug. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead (hatchery) Apr. 1-Apr. 15 Min. size 20″. Daily limit 1. Steelhead must be both adipose fin clipped and ventral fin clipped to be retained. Open only to fishing from the bank on the hatchery side of the river.
Apr. 16-Sept. 30 Closed.
Oct. 1-Mar. 31 Min. size 20″. Daily limit 1. Steelhead must be both adipose fin clipped and ventral fin clipped to be retained.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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 Night closure (salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead (hatchery) Apr. 1-Sept. 30 Closed.
Oct. 1-Mar. 31 Min. size 20″. Daily limit 1. Steelhead must be both adipose fin clipped and ventral fin clipped to be retained.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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 when fishing for sturgeon.
Oct. 16-Jan. 31 CLOSED WATERS.
Trout Feb. 1-Oct. 15 Catch-and-release.
Steelhead Year-round Closed.
Other game fish Feb. 1-Oct. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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 Night closure (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead Year-round Closed.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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).
Year-round Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement, except when fishing for sturgeon.
All game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Trout Year-round Catch-and-release.
Steelhead Year-round Closed.
Salmon June 16-July 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Aug. 16-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
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 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
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 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
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-Aug. 31 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 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
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-Aug. 31 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 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Sturgeon Year-round Catch-and-release. Night closure.
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. 15 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. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Sturgeon Year-round Catch-and-release. Night closure.
from Hwy. 173 Bridge at Brewster to the Hwy. 17 Bridge CRC (545)
All species July 1-Sept. 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 16-Sept. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 2. Release all salmon other than sockeye.
Sturgeon Year-round Catch-and-release. Night closure.
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 Year-round CLOSED to fishing from the Okanogan shore.
July 1-Aug. 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.
Steelhead Year-round Closed.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Sturgeon Year-round Catch-and-release. Night closure.
downstream of Chief Joseph Dam from the boundary marker to the Corps of Engineers safety zone marker
All species CLOSED WATERS.