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Fishing

Columbia Basin Rivers Special Rules: O-S

Species

Date

Additional Rules

OAK CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES - YAKIMA CO.

Oak Creek and tributaries

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

OKANOGAN RIVER - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth CRC (627)

All species

July 1-Oct. 15

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement. Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Year-round

For fishing on tribal reservation boundary waters, also consult the Colville Confederated Tribes, (509) 634-4711. State license is required.

Trout

Year-round

Release all trout.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Oct. 15

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

from Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth to Hwy. bridge at Malott CRC (627)

All species

July 1-Sept. 15

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Year-round

For fishing on tribal reservation boundary waters, also consult the Colville Confederated Tribes, (509) 634-4711. State license is required.

Trout

Year-round

Release all trout.

Steelhead

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Sept. 15

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

upstream of the Hwy. bridge at Malott CRC (627)

All species

July 1-Sept. 15

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Year-round

For fishing on tribal reservation boundary waters, also consult the Colville Confederated Tribes, (509) 634-4711. State license is required.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 15

Release all trout.

Steelhead

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 15

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Sept. 15

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

upstream from the Hwy. 97 Bridge at Oroville to Zosel Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

OKANOGAN RIVER TRIBUTARIES - OKANOGAN CO.

Okanogan River Tributaries (Okanogan Co.) except Bonaparte, Jasmine, and Salmon Creeks, and Similkameen River

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon and steelhead only). Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Release all trout.

Steelhead

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

OLEQUA CREEK - COWLITZ/ LEWIS CO.

CRC (569)

All species

Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Year-round

CLOSED WATERS - from 400' below to 200' above the temporary weir while the weir is installed in the creek.

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.

OSTRANDER CREEK - COWLITZ CO.

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.

OUTLET CREEK - COWLITZ CO.

(Silver Lake)

All species

Selective gear rules, except barbed hooks are allowed.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 30

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 30

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Nov. 30

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

PALOUSE RIVER - FRANKLIN/ WHITMAN CO.

from mouth to the base of Palouse Falls CRC (652)

All species

June 16-Aug. 31

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement. Except: it is not permissible to fish with two poles for steelhead.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 16-July 31

Closed.

Aug. 1-Apr. 15

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

upstream of Palouse Falls, including tributaries (Washington waters only) except Rock Creek and Hog Canyon Creek CRC (652)

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PATAHA CREEK - GARFIELD CO.

within Pomeroy city limits

All species

Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PEND OREILLE RIVER - PEND OREILLE CO.

All species

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

Year-round

CLOSED WATERS - all sloughs within the boundaries of the Kalispel reservation, except Calispell Slough. WDFW and Kalispel tribal licenses required to fish Calispell Slough.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide lake rules apply.

PESHASTIN CREEK - CHELAN CO.

Peshastin Creek and tributaries except Ingalls Creek

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

RAINEY CREEK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to Hwy. 12

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 8". Daily limit 5. Release wild rainbow trout and wild cutthroat trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

RATTLESNAKE CREEK - YAKIMA CO.

and all tributaries

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

RED ROCK CREEK - GRANT CO.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

RINGOLD SPRINGS HATCHERY CREEK - FRANKLIN CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

ROARING CREEK - CHELAN CO.

and all tributaries

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

ROCK CREEK - KLICKITAT CO.

from mouth to Army Corps of Engineers Park

All species

Year-round

Limits, size restrictions, and gear restrictions are the same as those in the adjacent portion of the Columbia River.

from Army Corps of Engineers Park upstream to the source

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

ROCK CREEK - SKAMANIA CO.

from mouth to falls (about river mile 1) CRC (632)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 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.

ROCK CREEK - WHITMAN CO.

from mouth to the bridge on Jordan Knott Rd. at Revere

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

from bridge on Jordan Knott Rd. at Revere upstream

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ROCKY FORD CREEK AND PONDS - GRANT CO.

All species

Year-round

Fly fishing only. Fishing from bank only. No wading.

All game fish

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

ROOSEVELT LAKE TRIBUTARIES - FERRY/ GRANT/ LINCOLN/ OKANOGAN/ STEVENS CO.

between Grand Coulee Dam and the Canadian border except tributaries listed elsewhere in Special Rules

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Closed.

SALMON CREEK - CLARK CO.

from mouth to 182 Ave. Bridge CRC (635)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 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.

SALMON CREEK - COWLITZ/ LEWIS CO.

CRC (561)

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.

SALMON CREEK - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to Conconully Reservoir CRC (627)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release. Except: Eastern brook trout.

Steelhead

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from Conconully Reservoir upstream and all tributaries

All species

Selective gear rules.

Steelhead

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SAND HOLLOW CREEK - GRANT CO.

from SR 243 upstream and all tributaries

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SANPOIL RIVER - FERRY CO.




(Boundary A) from the western shoreline at the mouth of the Sanpoil Arm (as marked by regulatory buoy) directly eastward across the Sanpoil Arm to the eastern shoreline of the Sanpoil Arm (as marked by the regulatory buoy) upstream to the north shore of the outlet of French Johns Lake (Manila Creek) northeast across the Sanpoil Arm to the north shore of the outlet of Dick Creek

Kokanee

June 1-Jan. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 2.

Trout

June 1-Jan. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 5. Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be retained.

Smallmouth bass

June 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Walleye

June 1-Jan. 31

Daily limit 16. No size restriction.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Year-round

Salmon count toward trout daily limit. No catch record card required.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

(Boundary B) from the north shore of the outlet of French Johns Lake (Manila Creek) northeast across the Sanpoil Arm to the north shore of the outlet of Dick Creek upstream to approx. 5 miles upstream from the outlet of French Johns Lake (as marked by regulatory buoys)

Kokanee

Year-round

Closed.

Trout

Year-round

Closed.

Smallmouth bass

June 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Walleye

June 1-Jan. 31

Daily limit 16. No size restriction.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Year-round

Closed.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

Carp

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit. Unlawful to fish for carp with bow and arrow.

from Boundary C (1310' mean sea level) to the northern boundary of CCT Reservation

All species

Year-round

Under regulatory authority of the CCT. For fishing information call (509) 634-2110.

SHELLNECK CREEK - YAKIMA CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

SHERMAN CREEK - FERRY CO.

from the hatchery boat dock to 400' upstream of hatchery water diversion dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

SILVER CREEK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to USFS Rd. 4778

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SIMILKAMEEN RIVER - OKANOGAN CO.

from mouth to 400' below the Enloe Dam CRC (629)

All species

July 1-Sept. 15

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

July 1-Sept. 15

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

July 1-Sept. 15

Closed.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

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

Other game fish

July 1-Sept. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Sept. 15

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

from Enloe Dam downstream 400'

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Enloe Dam to Canadian border and all tributaries, except Sinlahekin Creek CRC (629)

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.

Sinlahekin Creek

from Palmer Lake to Cecile Creek Bridge

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

Whitefish

Dec. 1-Last Day of Feb.

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

SKAMOKAWA CREEK - WAHKIAKUM CO.

from mouth (Hwy. 4 Bridge) upstream CRC (638)

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.

SKATE CREEK - LEWIS CO.

tributary to Cowlitz River

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SNAKE RIVER - FRANKLIN/ WALLA WALLA CO.




from the Burbank to Pasco railroad bridge at Snake River mile 1.25 to the downstream end of Goose Island CRC (640)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from the downstream end of Goose Island to 400' below Ice Harbor Dam CRC (640)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

May 1-Aug. 31

Closed.

Sept. 1-Apr. 30

Catch-and-release. Night closure.

within 400' of the base of Ice Harbor Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Ice Harbor Dam to 400' below Lower Monument Dam CRC (642)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

400' below Lower Monument Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Lower Monument Dam to Little Goose Dam CRC (644)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

400' radius around the fish ladder entrance at Lyons Ferry Hatchery

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

an area 1,200' downstream from the base of the west lock gate at Little Goose Dam on the south bank of the Snake River and 100' out into the river from said river bank

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

400' below Little Goose Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Little Goose Dam to Lower Granite Dam CRC (646)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

400' below Lower Granite Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Lower Granite Dam to Washington/Idaho state line in Clarkston CRC (648)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

200' radius upstream of the fish ladder exit above Lower Granite Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from WA/ID state line in Clarkston to Bridge St. Bridge (Blue Bridge) in Clarkston CRC (650)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

from Bridge St. Bridge (Blue Bridge) in Clarkston to OR/ID border CRC (650)

All species

Barbless hooks required (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only).

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Apr. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

Closed.

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Aug. 1-Mar. 31

Min. size 20". Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

SNAKE RIVER TRIBUTARIES - GARFIELD CO.

Snake River tributaries except Palouse River, Tucannon River, Asotin Creek, and Grande Ronde River

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

SNIPES CREEK - BENTON CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SOUTH COLUMBIA BASIN IRRIGATION PE16.4 SPILLWAY - FRANKLIN CO.

From the South Columbia Basin Irrigation PE16.4 spillway at the Ringold Springs access downstream 400’ towards the Columbia River (46°30'20.0"N 119°15'28.7"W)

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

SPOKANE RIVER - SPOKANE CO.

from Nine Mile Dam upstream to the Idaho/Washington state line

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

No min. size. Daily limit 2. Release all trout other than hatchery rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 15

Catch-and-release.

SPRING CREEK - BENTON CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SPRING CREEK - KLICKITAT CO.

from Hill Rd. upstream to the Goldendale Hatchery

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.

SPRUCE CREEK - YAKIMA CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

STEHEKIN RIVER - CHELAN CO.

from mouth upstream including tributaries

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

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

STILLWATER CREEK - COWLITZ/ LEWIS CO.

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.

SULLIVAN CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES - PEND OREILLE CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: release cutthroat.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SWAUK CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES - KITTITAS CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Washington