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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.

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.

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 (611)
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 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
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 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
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 Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.
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 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
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 Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.
May 1-May 31 CLOSED WATERS.
June 1-Oct. 31 Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.
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 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 1-Oct. 15 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.
Oct. 16-Oct. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
Dec. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12″. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all salmon other than Chinook.
from overhead power lines to Merwin Dam
All species CLOSED WATERS.
from the cable crossing 1,300′ 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 Road 1535 (Burma Road) 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. Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30. 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 Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.
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 Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.
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.