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Eastside Lakes Special Rules: A-F

Unlisted Lakes, Ponds, and reservoirs

These waters offer year-round fishing opportunities and are regulated under the Statewide Freshwater Rules as listed on Statewide Freshwater Regulations with the following exceptions:

  • seasonal waters listed under Lake Special Rules
  • waters within tribal reservation lands
  • waters within national park boundaries (not national forests)
  • within boundaries of federal military installations

Note About Lakes

If a lake is owned by a municipality such as a city or county, they have the authority to implement restrictions such as Electric Motors Only, No Motors Allowed, Night Closure, etc. For more information regarding any of these possible restrictions, you may want to contact the County's Department of Parks & Recreation or Sheriff's office before fishing.

Species

Date

Additional Rules

AENEAS LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ALTA LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

AMBER LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ASPEN LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

BADGER LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BANKS LAKE - DOUGLAS/GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Chumming permitted.

Crappie

Year-round

Min. size 9”. Daily limit 10.

Yellow perch

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 25.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BAYLEY LAKE - STEVENS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

CLOSED WATERS - inlet stream.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Catch and Release.

BEAR LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody.

All species

Two-Pole not allowed. Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BEAVER LAKE, BIG - OKANOGAN CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BEAVER LAKE, LITTLE - OKANOGAN CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

BEDA LAKE - GRANT CO.

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BEEHIVE (LAKE) RESERVOIR - CHELAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

BETH LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BIG FOUR LAKE - COLUMBIA CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody.

All species

Two-Pole not allowed. Fly fishing only. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BIG MEADOW LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2” or less along the longest axis.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BIG TWIN LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLACK LAKE - STEVENS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLACK LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLACKBIRD ISLAND POND - CHELAN CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody.

In Enchantment Park

All species

Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only. Two-Pole not allowed.

All game fish

July 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLUE LAKE - GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLUE LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

(near Wannacut Lake)

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLUE LAKE - COLUMBIA CO.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLUE LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

(near Sinlahekin)

All species

Selective gear rules. Unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2” or less along the longest axis. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BOBCAT CREEK PONDS - ADAMS CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BONAPARTE LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2” or less along the longest axis.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

BROWNS LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BUMPING LAKE - YAKIMA CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

Reservoir

All species

Chumming permitted.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BURKE LAKE - GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BUZZARD LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CALDWELL LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

CALICHE LAKE, UPPER - GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CAMPBELL LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CARL’S LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CASCADE LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CATTAIL LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CEDAR LAKE - STEVENS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CHAIN LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Release kokanee.

CHAPMAN LAKE - SPOKANE CO.

All species

Chumming permitted.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CHELAN, LAKE - CHELAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

Trout

Year-round

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

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Year-round

Min. size 15”. Daily limit 1. No catch record card required.

CHOPAKA LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Motors prohibited. Fly fishing only.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLE ELUM LAKE - KITTITAS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

(Reservoir)

Kokanee

Year-round

Min. size 9”. Max. size 15”. Daily limit 5.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - YAKIMA CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody. Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Two-Pole not allowed.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - CHELAN CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

CLIFF LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COFFEEPOT LAKE - LINCOLN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Crappie

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 9”. Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COLUMBIA PARK POND - BENTON CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody.

All species

Two-Pole not allowed. Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CONCONULLY LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CONCONULLY RESERVOIR - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CONGER POND - PEND OREILLE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CONNER LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

COOT LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COUGAR LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

near Winthrop, off Cougar Creek

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COUGAR LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

in Pasayten Wilderness, headwaters to Lost River

All species

Selective gear rules.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COYOTE CREEK PONDS - ADAMS CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CRAWFISH LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

CRESCENT LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CRYSTAL LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CUP LAKE - GRANT CO.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CURL LAKE - COLUMBIA CO.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DAVIS LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DAVIS LAKE - FERRY CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DAYTON POND - COLUMBIA CO. - No Two Pole Endorsement Icon - indicating two poles cannot be used in this waterbody.

All species

Two-Pole not allowed. Open for juvenile anglers, senior anglers and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEADMAN LAKE - ADAMS CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEEP LAKE - STEVENS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEEP LAKE - GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEER LAKE - LINCOLN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

(Deer Springs)

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEER LAKE - STEVENS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

DEER LAKE - COLUMBIA CO.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DOWNS LAKE - LINCOLN/SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

Crappie

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 9”. Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DRY FALLS LAKE - GRANT CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DUNE LAKE - GRANT CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DUSTY LAKE - GRANT CO.

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 18”. Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

EASTON LAKE - KITTITAS CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ELBOW LAKE - STEVENS CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

ELL LAKE - OKANOGAN CO.

All species

Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ELOIKA LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

Crappie

Year-round

Min. size 9”. Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

EMPIRE LAKES - FERRY CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

EPHRATA LAKE - GRANT CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

FAN LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FERRY LAKE - FERRY CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Unlawful to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2” or less along the longest axis.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FIORITO LAKES - KITTITAS CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FISH LAKE - CHELAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

Perch

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 25.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FISH LAKE - SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

FISH LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FISHHOOK POND - WALLA WALLA CO.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FISHTRAP LAKE - LINCOLN/SPOKANE CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FORDE LAKE - OKANOGAN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

FOURTH OF JULY LAKE - ADAMS/LINCOLN CO. - Public Boat Ramp Icon

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

1st Fri. after Thanksgiving-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FRANK’S POND - CHELAN CO.

All species

Juvenile anglers only (under 15 years old).

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

FRATER LAKE - PEND OREILLE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.