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Eastside Lakes Special Rules: Q-Z

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

Quail Lake - Adams Co.

All species

Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Quarry Pond - Walla Walla Co.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Quincy Lake - Grant Co. –

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Rainbow Lake - Columbia Co.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Rat Lake - Okanogan Co. –

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Reflection Pond - 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.

Renner Lake - 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.

Rigley Lake - Stevens Co. –

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Selective gear rules.

Trout

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Rimrock Lake - Yakima Co. –

Reservoir

All species

Chumming permitted.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Rocky Lake - Stevens Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Roosevelt Lake - Ferry/Grant/Lincoln/Okanogan/Stevens Co. –

Grand Coulee Dam to Little Dalles power line crossing including Hawk Creek downstream of the falls at Hawk Creek Campground and the Spokane Arm upstream to 400' below Little Falls Dam CRC (549)

Kokanee

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 6. No more than 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Year-round

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

Walleye

Year-round

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.

Kettle Arm upstream to Barstow Bridge CRC (549)

All species

Mar. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

CLOSED WATERS.

Kokanee

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

No min. size. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

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

Walleye

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Daily limit 16. No size restriction.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

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

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

Little Dalles power line crossing upstream 1.7 miles to marked rock point CRC (549)

All species

Mar. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

CLOSED WATERS.

Kokanee

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

No min. size. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Min. size 18". Daily limit 2.

Walleye

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Daily limit 16. No size restriction.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

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

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

from marked rock point 1.7 miles upstream of Little Dalles power line crossing to Northport power line crossing CRC (549)

Kokanee

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 18". Daily limit 2.

Walleye

Year-round

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.

Northport power line crossing to most upstream point of Steamboat Rock CRC (549)

All species

Mar. 1-Fri. before Memorial Day

CLOSED WATERS.

Kokanee

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

No min. size. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Min. size 18". Daily limit 2.

Walleye

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Daily limit 16. No size restriction.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

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

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

from most upstream point of Steamboat Rock To U.S. Canadian Border CRC (549)

Kokanee

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 6. No more than 2 with intact adipose fins may be retained.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 18". Daily limit 2.

Walleye

Year-round

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.

Round Lake - Okanogan Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Rowland Lake, North - Klickitat Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Royal Lake and Royal Slough - Adams/Grant Co.

including Marsh Unit 4 impoundments

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Rufus Woods Lake - Douglas/Grant/Okanogan Co. –

from Chief Joseph Dam upstream to State Route 155 Bridge

All species

Douglas County shore (State license), on the water (either State or Tribal License accepted), Reservation (Tribal permit required or either license accepted at a signed "Designated Fishing Areas" (DFA) located and marked as such on the Colville Reservation shoreline).

Trout

Year-round

Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Closed.

from State Route 155 Bridge upstream to Grand Coulee Dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Sacheen Lake - Pend Oreille Co. –

All game fish

Year-round

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

Saddle Mountain Lake - Grant Co.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Sago Lake - Grant Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sarg Hubbard Park Pond - Yakima Co. –

Reflection Pond

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

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Schalow Pond - Okanogan Co.

All game fish

Year-round

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

Sedge 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.

Shiner Lake - Adams Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Shoveler Lake - Grant Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Silver Lake - Spokane Co. –

Crappie

Year-round

Min. size 9". Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Silver Nail Lake - Okanogan Co. –

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.

Skookum Lake North - Pend Oreille Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Skookum Lake South - Pend Oreille Co.

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.

Snipe Lake - Grant Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Spearfish Lake - Klickitat Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Spectacle Lake - Okanogan Co. –

All game fish

Apr. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sprague Lake - Adams/Lincoln Co. –

Bluegill

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit up to 25 bluegill and crappie combined.

Crappie

Year-round

Min. size 9". Daily limit up to 25 bluegill and crappie combined.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sprague Lake - Adams Co.

those waters SW of the SW tip of Harper Island

All species

Oct. 1-Apr. 30

CLOSED WATERS.

Bluegill

May 1-Sept. 30

No min. size. Daily limit up to 25 bluegill and crappie combined.

Crappie

May 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 9". Daily limit up to 25 bluegill and crappie combined.

Other game fish

May 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

the marsh at the SW end of the lake from the lakeside edge of the reeds, including Cow Creek, to Danekas Road

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Spring Hill Reservoir - Chelan Co.

(Black Lake) (Lower Wheeler Reservoir)

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. Except: Eastern brook trout count as part of trout daily limit.

Spring Lake - Columbia Co.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Spring Lakes - Grant Co.

(Upper and Lower)

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Springdale City Pond - Stevens Co. –

AKA Lucky Duck Pond

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.

Starvation Lake - Stevens Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Starzman Lakes - Okanogan Co.

All game fish

Year-round

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

Stratford/Brook Lake - Grant Co.

Stratford area

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Sugarloaf Lake - Okanogan Co.

All game fish

Year-round

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

Sullivan Lake - Pend Oreille Co. –

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Summit Lake - Okanogan Co.

All game fish

Year-round

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

Summit Lake - Stevens Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Swan Lake - Ferry Co. –

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.

Teal Lake, North & South - Adams/Grant Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Tern 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.

Trout Lake - Ferry Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Tucquala Lake - Kittitas Co. –

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 8". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Twin Lakes - Chelan Co.

and tributaries and outlet stream to junction with the Napeequa River

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

Upper Wheeler Reservoir - Chelan Co.

All species

Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake - Grant Co. –

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.

Wannacut Lake - Okanogan Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Wapato Lake - Chelan Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Ward Lake - 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.

Warden Lake - Grant Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Warden Lake, South - Grant Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Washburn Island Pond - Okanogan Co. –

All species

Apr. 1-Sept. 30

Internal combustion motors may be attached to floating device, but cannot be used.

All game fish

Apr. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Washburn 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.

Watson Lake - Columbia Co.

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

All game fish

Mar. 1-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Wenatchee Lake - Chelan Co. –

CRC (670)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Kokanee

Year-round

Closed.

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Year-round

Closed.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Widgeon Lake - Grant Co.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Williams Lake - Stevens Co. –

All game fish

1st Fri. after Thanksgiving-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Williams Lake - Spokane Co. –

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Winchester Wasteway - Grant Co.

that portion within Winchester Game Reserve

All game fish

Mar. 1-Sept. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Yakima Sportsmen's Park Ponds - Yakima Co. –

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.

Yocum Lake - Pend Oreille Co. –

All species

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

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Additional Eastside Lakes with Access Areas

These year-round lakes have access areas which include a boat launch. –
  • Alkali Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Bennington Lake (Walla Walla Co.)
  • Billy Clapp Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Burbank Slough (Walla Walla Co.)
  • Canal Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Curlew Lake (Ferry Co.)
  • Clark Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Corral Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Dalton Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Davis Lake (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Diamond Lake (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Dog Lake (Yakima Co.)
  • Ellen Lake (Ferry Co.)
  • Evergreen Reservoir (Grant Co.)
  • Goose Lake, Upper (Grant Co.)
  • Gillette Lake (Stevens Co.)
  • Halfmoon Lake (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Heart Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Herman Lake (Adams Co.)
  • Horseshoe Lake (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Jump-Off Joe Lake (Stevens Co.)
  • Lavendar Lake (Kittitas Co.)
  • Leader Lake (Okanogan Co.)
  • Leo Lake (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Long Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Lyle Lake (Adams Co.)
  • Mesa Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Mill Pond (Pend Oreille Co.)
  • Newman Lake (Spokane Co.)
  • Patterson Lake (Okanogan Co.)
  • Priest Rapids Reservoir (Grant Co.)
  • Rock Lake (Whitman Co.)
  • Roses Lake (Chelan Co.)
  • Scooteney Reservoir (Franklin Co.
  • Sidley Lake (Okanogan Co.)
  • Stan Coffin Lake (Grant Co.)
  • Waitts Lake (Steven Co.)
  • Wanapum Reservoir (Grant Co.)
  • Whitestone Lake (Okanogan Co.)
  • Windmill Lake (Grant Co.)

Stop the Spread
of Invasive Northern Pike

How To Identify Northern Pike

  • Yellow bean-shaped spots
  • Yellow-green to gray-green body
  • Rounded tail fork
  • Scales on cheeks and upper half of gill cover
  • 4 to 5 jaw pores

Do not move live Northern Pike

The penalty for moving live Northern Pike includes up to a $5,000 fine and a year in prison (RCW 77.15.250). A person found guilty can also be ordered to pay all costs of capturing, controlling or killing those fish or their progeny (in excess of $100,000).

If you see someone transporting or releasing live fish, please call the Washington State Patrol.

If caught DO NOT RELEASE

Northern Pike are a prohibited species in Washington state. Anglers should kill ALL Northern Pike they catch. Harvested Northern Pike must be dead before anglers leave the water where they are caught.

How To Report

Take detailed photos, record the location and report a sighting.

Phone: 1.888.WDFW.AIS (1.888.933.9247)
Online:
invasivespecies.wa.gov
App: WA invasives

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