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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 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.
from Hwy. 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth to Hwy. bridge at Malott CRC (627)
All species Year-round For fishing on tribal reservation boundary waters, also consult the Colville Confederated Tribes, (509) 634-4711. State license is required.
July 1-Sept. 15 Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.
Trout Year-round Release all trout.
Steelhead Year-round Closed.
Other game fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.
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.
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 – 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 uptream 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 Landlocked Salmon Rules.
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 (1,310′ 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.
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 – OKANOGAN CO.

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.
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.

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 (powerline crossing) 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 – PEND OREILLE CO.

including tributaries
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.