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Columbia Basin Rivers Special Rules: L-N

Species

Date

Additional Rules

LACAMAS CREEK - LEWIS CO.

(tributary to Cowlitz River) CRC (567)

All species

Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

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

LACAMAS CREEK - CLARK CO.

from mouth to footbridge at lower falls

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from footbridge at lower falls upstream

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

It is permissible to fish up to the base of Lacamas Lake Dam.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LAKE CREEK - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to Black Lake

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Black Lake to Three Prong Creek

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

LEWIS RIVER - CLARK/ COWLITZ CO.

from mouth (a straight line from a fishing boundary marker or from the outermost upland at the north shore of the Lewis River mouth southerly across the river to a fishing boundary marker near the south shore) to the mouth of the East Fork Lewis River CRC (615)

All species


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

July 1-Sept. 30

Night closure. For salmon and steelhead fishing only.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

July 1-July 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 1.

Aug. 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 20". Daily limit 1.

Oct. 1-June 30

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults of may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

from mouth of the East Fork Lewis River to Johnson Creek CRC (611)

All species


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

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Year-round

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek CRC (615)

All species

Apr. 1-Apr. 30

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

May 1-May 31

CLOSED WATERS.

June 1-Nov. 30

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Trout

June 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

June 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

June 1-Apr. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

shoreward of cable buoy and corkline at outlet of Lewis River salmon hatchery fish ladder

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Colvin Creek to overhead power lines below Merwin Dam CRC (615)

All species

Apr. 1-Apr. 30

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

May 1-May 31

CLOSED WATERS.

June 1-Oct. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

June 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Dec. 16-Apr. 30

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

June 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Dec. 16-Apr. 30

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

June 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Dec. 16-Apr. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Dec. 16-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

from overhead power lines to Merwin Dam

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from the cable crossing 1,300 yards below Yale Dam to Yale Dam

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

Old Lewis River streambed between Swift No. 1 Powerhouse and Swift No. 2 Powerhouse

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

Lewis River Power Canal

All species


Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 5.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from Eagle Cliff Bridge to and including Muddy River and tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Min. size 8". Daily limit 10. Release wild trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from above Muddy River to the lower falls and all tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

LEWIS RIVER, EAST FORK - CLARK CO.

from mouth to the posted markers at the lower end of Big Eddy CRC (613)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 16-Dec. 31

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

from posted markers at the lower end of Big Eddy to 100' upstream of Lucia Falls

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from 100' upstream of Lucia Falls to 400' downstream of Moulton Falls CRC (613)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 16-Dec. 31

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

from 400' downstream to 400' upstream of Moulton Falls

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from 400' upstream of Moulton Falls to 400' downstream of Horseshoe Falls CRC (613)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sept. 16-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 16-Dec. 31

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

Tributaries from mouth to 400' below Horseshoe Falls CRC (613)

All species


Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from 400' below Horseshoe Falls upstream, including tributaries above Horseshoe Falls

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

LIBBY CREEK - OKANOGAN CO.

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK - OKANOGAN CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Catch-and-release.

LITTLE KLICKITAT RIVER - KLICKITAT CO.

within Goldendale city limits

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Fri. before Memorial Day

No min. size. Daily limit 5. Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 5. Open to all anglers.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Fri. before Memorial Day

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Open to all anglers.

LITTLE NACHES RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - YAKIMA CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LITTLE PEND OREILLE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - STEVENS CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LITTLE SPOKANE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - SPOKANE CO.

from the SR 291 Bridge to Chain Lake, including tributaries

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

from inlet to Chain Lake upstream 1/4 mile to the railroad crossing culvert

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

upstream of the railroad crossing culvert located 1/4 mile upstream of Chain Lake

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

LITTLE WASHOUGAL RIVER - CLARK CO.

CRC (661)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

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

LITTLE WENATCHEE RIVER - CHELAN CO.

from mouth to USFS Rd. 6700 Bridge including tributaries

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from USFS Rd. 6700 Bridge upstream including tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LITTLE WHITE SALMON RIVER - SKAMANIA CO.

from the orange fishing boundary markers at Drano Lake to the intake near the north boundary of the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from the intake near the north boundary of the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery upstream

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 8". Daily limit 5.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LOST RIVER - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to Monument Creek

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Monument Creek to Deception Creek including tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

Dolly varden/bull trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

May be retained as part of trout daily limit.

Other trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MAD RIVER - CHELAN CO.

from mouth to Windy Creek, including Windy Creek and tributaries except Tillicum Creek

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Windy Creek upstream and tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MANASTASH CREEK - KITTITAS CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MERCER CREEK - KITTITAS CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

METHOW RIVER - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to County Rd. 1535 (Burma Rd.) Bridge

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

Tributaries from mouth to County Rd. 1535 (Burma Rd.) Bridge except Black Canyon Creek

Eastern brook trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

from County Rd. 1535 (Lower Burma Rd.) Bridge to Gold Creek CRC (621)

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 15

Catch-and-release.

tributaries from the County Rd. 1535 (Burma Rd.) Bridge to Gold Creek, except Gold Creek

All species


Selective gear rules.

Eastern brook trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

from Gold Creek to Foghorn Dam CRC (621)

All species


Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Catch-and-release.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

all tributaries from Gold Creek to Foghorn Dam except Beaver Creek, Chewuch River, Libby Creek, and Twisp River

Eastern brook trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

No min. size. No daily limit.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

from Foghorn Dam to Weeman Bridge, including tributaries except Wolf Creek

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Catch-and-release. Selective gear rules.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

from Weeman Bridge to the falls above Brush Creek CRC (621)

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

all tributaries from Weeman Bridge to the falls above Brush Creek except Lost River, Goat Creek, and Early Winters Creek

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

MILL CREEK - COWLITZ/ WAHKIAKUM CO.

CRC (624)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Nov. 1-Mar. 15

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Nov. 1-Mar. 15

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

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

MILL CREEK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to Hatchery Rd. crossing culvert CRC (625)

All species


Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

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

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

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

MILL CREEK - WALLA WALLA CO.

from mouth to Bennington Dam, including tributaries

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Bennington Dam upstream

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

all tributaries upstream of Bennington Dam

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

MINERAL CREEK - KITTITAS CO.

from mouth to the wilderness boundary

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

MONUMENT CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES - OKANOGAN CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NACHES RIVER - YAKIMA CO.

from mouth to confluence with Tieton River

All species


Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Whitefish gear rules. Open for whitefish only.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from Tieton River upstream to origin of Naches River at confluence with Little Naches River and Bumping River

All species


Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NANEUM CREEK - KITTITAS CO.

and tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NAPEEQUA RIVER - CHELAN CO.

from mouth to Twin Lakes Creek (including Twin Lakes Creek) and all tributaries

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

NASON CREEK - CHELAN CO.

from mouth to Gaynor Falls and tributaries except Whitepine Creek

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

from Gaynor Falls (approx. 0.7 miles upstream of Whitepine Creek) upstream and tributaries

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NILE CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES - YAKIMA CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NORTH CREEK - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth upstream to Twisp River Rd. Bridge

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

NUNNALLY LAKE OUTLET - GRANT CO.

Outlet stream of Nunnally Lake

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

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