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Puget Sound & Coastal Rivers Special Rules: L-R

Species

Date

Additional Rules

LEBAR CREEK - MASON CO.

from mouth to the falls at river mile 1

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

LILLIWAUP RIVER - MASON CO.

from mouth to 200’ below falls

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

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

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LITTLE HOKO RIVER - CLALLAM CO.

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.

LITTLE QUILCENE RIVER - JEFFERSON CO.

mouth to Hwy. 101 Bridge. CRC (766)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

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

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

LITTLE SCANDIA CREEK - KITSAP CO.

including tributaries

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.

LYRE RIVER - CLALLAM CO.

from mouth to falls near river mile 3 CRC (768)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from falls near river mile 3 to Olympic National Park boundary

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.

MALANEY CREEK - MASON CO.

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.

MASHEL RIVER - PIERCE CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

MATHENY CREEK - JEFFERSON CO.

outside Olympic National Park

All species

Only 1 barbless hook allowed. Bait prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Release wild rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MCALLISTER CREEK - THURSTON CO.

CRC (770)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 15

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

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Nov. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook.

MCDONALD CREEK - CLALLAM CO.

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.

MCLANE CREEK - THURSTON CO.

from mouth (a line 100’ upstream of and parallel to the south bridge on Hwy. 101) upstream

All species

Night closure. 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.

MILL CREEK - MASON CO.

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2. Release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MINTER CREEK - PIERCE CO.

from mouth to boundary markers (approx. 50’ downstream of the hatchery rack) CRC (778)

All species

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

All game fish

Year-round

Closed.

Salmon

Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 2 Chinook or 2 coho or 1 of each may be retained. Release wild coho.

MOCLIPS RIVER - GRAYS HARBOR CO.

from mouth to Quinault Indian Reservation boundary CRC (371)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. It is permissible to retain steelhead with a dorsal fin height of less than 2 1/8” or with an adipose or ventral fin clipped.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release adult Chinook.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 1 adult. Release Chinook.

MORSE CREEK - CLALLAM CO.

from mouth to Port Angeles Dam CRC (782)

Trout

Dec. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Dec. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

MOSQUITO CREEK - JEFFERSON CO.

from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to Goodman 3000 Mainline Bridge CRC (373)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NASELLE RIVER - PACIFIC CO.

from the Hwy. 101 Bridge upstream to the confluence of the South Fork CRC (375)

All species

Aug. 1-Jan. 31

Two-Pole allowed.

Aug. 1-Nov. 15

Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from the confluence of the South Fork upstream to the Hwy. 4 Bridge CRC (375)

All species

Feb. 1-Apr. 15

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 1-Nov. 15

Night closure. Barbless hooks required. Stationary gear restriction. Anti-snagging rule.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from the Hwy. 4 Bridge to 300’ below the upstream entrance of the Naselle Hatchery Attraction Channel CRC (375)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Feb. 1-Apr. 15

Selective gear rules.

Oct. 16-Nov. 15

Anti-snagging rule. Barbless hooks required. Night closure. Stationary gear restriction.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Oct. 16-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Oct. 16-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 16-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from 300’ below the upstream entrance of the Naselle Hatchery Attraction Channel to the upstream entrance of the Naselle Hatchery Attraction Channel

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from the upstream entrance of the Naselle Hatchery Attraction Channel to the full spanning concrete diversion structure at the Naselle Hatchery CRC (375)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Feb. 1-Apr. 15

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 1-Oct. 15

CLOSED WATERS.

Oct. 16-Nov. 15

Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule. Night closure. Stationary gear restriction.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 16-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

NASELLE RIVER - PACIFIC/ WAHKIAKUM CO.

from the full spanning concrete diversion structure at the Naselle Hatchery to 400’ downstream of the falls in Sec. 6, T10N, R8W CRC (375)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Aug. 1-Nov. 15

Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule. Night closure. Stationary gear restriction.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 16-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

NASELLE RIVER - WAHKIAKUM CO.

from 400’ downstream of the falls in, Sec. 6 T10N, R8W to the falls

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

NASELLE RIVER - PACIFIC/ WAHKIAKUM CO.

from the falls in Sec. 6, T10N, R8W, to the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge CRC (375)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Aug. 1-Nov. 15

Stationary gear restriction. Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 16-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

NASELLE RIVER - PACIFIC CO.

from the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge to the North Fork CRC (375)

All species

Feb. 1-Apr. 15

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from the North Fork upstream CRC (375)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NASELLE RIVER, SOUTH - PACIFIC CO.

from mouth to Bean Creek CRC (375)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NEMAH RIVER, MIDDLE - PACIFIC CO.

from mouth upstream to the Dept. of Natural Resources decommissioned bridge on Middle Nemah A-Line Rd. CRC (379)

All species

Aug. 1-Nov. 30

Night closure. Single-point barbless hooks required.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

from Dept. of Natural Resources decommissioned bridge on Middle Nemah A-Line Rd. upstream CRC (379)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NEMAH RIVER, NORTH - PACIFIC CO.

from Hwy. 101 Bridge upstream to bridge on Nemah Valley Rd. CRC (379)

All species

Aug. 1-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure. Stationary gear restriction.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from bridge on Nemah Valley Rd. upstream approx. 1.66 miles to Hancock property line CRC (379)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Dec. 1-Mar. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Nov. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from Hancock property line upstream to the fishing boundary sign (approx. 210’ upstream of the Nemah Hatchery Bridge) CRC (379)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Dec. 1-Mar. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Nov. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-July 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Sept. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Seniors (70 years and over) Only. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from the fishing boundary sign (approx. 210’ upstream of the Nemah Hatchery Bridge) upstream to Nemah Hatchery dam

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Nemah Hatchery barrier dam to N700 Rd (46°28.58N, 123°48.54W) CRC (378)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Dec. 1-Mar. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

from N700 Rd (46°28.58N, 123°48.54W) to Cruiser Creek CRC (378)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Dec. 1-Mar. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NEMAH RIVER, SOUTH - PACIFIC CO.

from mouth (Lynn Pt. 117 degrees true to opposite shore) upstream CRC (379)

All species

Sept. 1-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

NEWAUKUM RIVER, INCLUDING SOUTH FORK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to Leonard Rd. near Onalaska CRC (325)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 16-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release adult Chinook.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 1 adult. Release Chinook.

from Leonard Rd. near Onalaska to Hwy. 508 Bridge near Kearny Creek CRC (325)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NEWAUKUM RIVER, MIDDLE FORK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to Taucher Rd. Bridge CRC (325)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NEWAUKUM RIVER, NORTH FORK - LEWIS CO.

from mouth to 400’ below Chehalis City water intake CRC (325)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NIAWIAKUM RIVER - PACIFIC CO.

from Hwy. 101 Bridge to the South Bend/Palix Rd. Bridge CRC (389)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure.

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 30

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NISQUALLY RIVER - PIERCE/ THURSTON CO.

from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge (located 1 mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek) CRC (786)

All species

Night closure. Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule.

Aug. 6-Aug. 30

CLOSED to all fishing Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays; and Aug. 31.

Sept. 3-Nov. 15

CLOSED to all fishing Sundays and Mondays.

Trout

July 1-Nov. 15

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

Other game fish

July 1-Nov. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Nov. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release wild Chinook, wild coho, and chum.

from the military tank crossing bridge (located 1 mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek, river mile 12) to 400’ below LaGrande Powerhouse CRC (786)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

July 1-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

July 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NISQUALLY RIVER - PIERCE CO.

Nisqually River tributaries downstream of Alder Dam unless otherwise listed

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

July 1-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

July 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NOOKSACK RIVER - WHATCOM CO.

from the Lummi Indian Reservation boundary to the Hwy. 544 Bridge in Everson CRC (794)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release wild Chinook, pink, and chum.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum and pink.

from the Hwy. 544 Bridge in Everson to the yellow marker at the FFA high school barn in Deming CRC (794)

All species

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release wild Chinook, pink, and chum.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum and pink.

Nov. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho and no more than 1 chum.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum.

from yellow marker at the FFA high school barn in Deming to confluence of North and South forks CRC (794)

All species

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Trout

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum and pink.

Nov. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho and no more than 1 chum.

Dec. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum.

NOOKSACK RIVER, MIDDLE FORK - WHATCOM CO.

from mouth to the former City of Bellingham diversion Dam CRC (788)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Motors prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NOOKSACK RIVER, NORTH FORK - WHATCOM CO.

from mouth to Hwy. 9

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from the Hwy. 9 Bridge to the yellow marker at the upstream side of Kendall Hatchery CRC (790)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Nov. 1-Feb. 15

Motors prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Feb. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Feb. 15

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Feb. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum and pink.

from the yellow marker at the upstream side of Kendall Hatchery to Maple Creek CRC (790)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Nov. 1-Feb. 15

Motors prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Feb. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Feb. 15

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Feb. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 wild coho. Release chum and pink.

from Maple Creek to Nooksack Falls CRC (790)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Motors prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

NOOKSACK RIVER, SOUTH FORK - WHATCOM CO.

from mouth to Skookum Creek CRC (792)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Only 1 single-point hook allowed.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Night closure.

Trout

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Jan. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 2.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Closed.

Other game fish

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Oct. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 wild coho or 2 hatchery Chinook or 1 of each. Release chum, pink and wild Chinook.

Oct. 16-Dec. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 wild coho or 2 Chinook or 1 of each. Release chum.

from Skookum Creek upstream to Wanlick Creek

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from Wanlick Creek upstream including Wanlick Creek and all tributaries CRC (792)

All species

Fly fishing only.

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.

NORTH RIVER - GRAYS HARBOR/ PACIFIC CO.

from the Hwy. 105 Bridge to Fall River CRC (382)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure. Single-point barbless hooks required.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults including no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release wild Chinook.

NORTH RIVER - PACIFIC CO.

from Fall River upstream to Raimie Creek CRC (382)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Last Day of Feb.

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

OLALLA CREEK - KITSAP CO.

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.

OZETTE LAKE TRIBUTARIES - CLALLAM CO.

Ozette Lake tributaries and their tributaries except Big River (Clallam County): Outside of Olympic National Park

All game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PALIX RIVER - PACIFIC CO.

from Hwy. 101 Bridge to the mouth of the Middle Fork CRC (390)

All species

Aug. 16-Nov. 30

Night closure. Single-point barbless hooks required.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Sept. 1-Jan. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

from the confluence with the Middle Fork upstream (all forks including South Fork Palix River and Canon River) CRC (390)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15

Selective gear rules.

Aug. 16-Oct. 15

Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Dec. 16-Mar. 31

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Dec. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Dec. 16-Mar. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PEABODY CREEK - CLALLAM CO.

outside of Olympic National Park

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.

PERRY CREEK - THURSTON CO.

from mouth to falls

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.

PILCHUCK CREEK - SNOHOMISH CO.

(Stillaguamish system) from mouth to the Hwy. 9 Bridge CRC (870)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sept. 16-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sept. 16-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from the Hwy. 9 Bridge to Pilchuck Falls CRC (870)

All species

Sat. before Memorial Day-Nov. 30

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PILCHUCK RIVER - SNOHOMISH CO.

from mouth to concrete wall remnant of former Snohomish City diversion dam CRC (840)

All species

Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

Trout

Dec. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Dec. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from concrete wall remnant of former Snohomish City diversion dam upstream

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

PIPERS CREEK - KING CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

PORTAGE CREEK - SNOHOMISH CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

PUYALLUP RIVER - PIERCE CO.

from the 11th St. Bridge to 400’ downstream of Clark’s Creek CRC (804)

All species

Aug. 16-Sept. 30

CLOSED Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Night closure. Anti-snagging rule. Barbless hooks required.

Trout

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 2 Chinook or 2 coho or 1 of each may be retained. Release chum and wild Chinook.

from 400’ downstream to 400’ upstream of Clark’s Creek

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

from 400’ upstream of Clark’s Creek to East Main Bridge CRC (804)

All species

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Barbless hooks required. Night closure. Anti-snagging rule.

Aug. 16-Sept. 30

CLOSED Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.

Trout

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 2 Chinook or 2 coho or 1 of each may be retained. Release chum and wild Chinook.

from East Main Bridge to Carbon River CRC (804)

All species

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Barbless hooks required. Anti-snagging rule. Night closure.

Aug. 16-Sept. 30

CLOSED Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.

Trout

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

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

Other game fish

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Aug. 16-Oct. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 2 Chinook or 2 coho or 1 of each may be retained. Release chum and wild Chinook.

from Carbon River upstream CRC (804)

All species

Selective gear rules.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 15

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

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

PYSHT RIVER - CLALLAM CO.

CRC (810)

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.

Nov. 1-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

QUEETS RIVER - GRAYS HARBOR/JEFFERSON CO.

CRC (394)

All species

Year-round

Contact Olympic National Park for regulations. (360) 565-3000. www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.

QUILLAYUTE RIVER - CLALLAM CO.

from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to confluence of Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers CRC (404)

All species

Only 1 single-point barbless hook allowed. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Sept. 4-Oct. 17

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Also closed September 27, October 4, and October 11.

Trout

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Release wild rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Mar. 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Nov. 1-Last Day of Feb.

Min. size 20”. Daily limit 3.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Feb. 1-Aug. 31

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 including no more than 2 adults. Release wild adult Chinook, wild adult coho and sockeye.

Sept. 1-Sept. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 1 wild Chinook may be retained. Release wild adult coho and sockeye.

Sept. 16-Dec. 15

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults including no more than 1 wild Chinook and no more than 1 wild coho may be retained. Release sockeye.

QUINAULT RIVER, UPPER - GRAYS HARBOR/ JEFFERSON CO.

from mouth at upper end of Quinault Lake upstream to Olympic National Park boundary CRC (412)

All species

Internal combustion motors prohibited. Only 1 barbless hook allowed.

Feb. 16-Apr. 15

Bait prohibited.

Sat. before Memorial Day-Sept. 30

Bait prohibited.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Release wild rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout min. size 14”.

Steelhead (hatchery)

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit. It is permissible to retain steelhead with a dorsal fin height of less than 2 1/8” or with an adipose or ventral fin clipped.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

July 1-Sept. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 jacks. Release adult salmon.

Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 including no more than 2 adults. Release sockeye and chum.

RAGING RIVER - KING CO.

from mouth to Hwy. 18 Bridge (3 miles upstream from Preston) CRC (842)

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: Cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14”.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Jan. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ROCKY BROOK - JEFFERSON CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

ROCKY CREEK - KITSAP/ PIERCE CO.

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.

ROSS LAKE TRIBUTARY STREAMS - WHATCOM CO.

and their tributaries from 1 mile upstream of Ross Lake to headwaters (except Ruby and Big Beaver creeks).

All game fish

July 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

RUBY CREEK - WHATCOM CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

RUBY CREEK TRIBUTARIES - SKAGIT CO.

All game fish

July 1-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.