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Fishing

Westside Lakes Special Rules: A-E

Unlisted Lakes, Ponds, and reservoirs

These waters offer year-round fishing opportunities and are regulated under the 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

ABERDEEN LAKE - GRAYS HARBOR CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

AKL POND - KING CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ALDRICH LAKE - MASON CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ALEXANDER LAKE - KITSAP CO.

All species

CLOSED WATERS.

AMERICAN LAKE - PIERCE CO.

All species


Chumming permitted.

Kokanee

Year-round

No min. size. Combined daily limit of trout and kokanee is 5.

Trout

Year-round

No min. size. Combined daily limit of trout and kokanee is 5.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ARMSTRONG LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BAKER LAKE - WHATCOM CO.

CRC (825)

All species


Chumming permitted.

Kokanee

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Min. size 8". Max. size 18". Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

200' radius around pump discharge at the south end of lake

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

BALLINGER LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BEAVER LAKE - CLALLAM CO.

All species


Selective gear rules. Two-Pole not allowed.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BEAVER LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BENSON LAKE - MASON CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BIG LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

Year-round

Landlocked salmon rules.

BLACK LAKE - THURSTON CO.

Crappie

Year-round

Min. size 9". Daily limit 10.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLACKSMITH POND - MASON CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BLUE LAKE - COWLITZ CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed. Selective gear rules.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Catch-and-release.

BOSWORTH LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

Smallmouth bass

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BOWERS LAKE - GRAYS HARBOR CO.

Vance Creek Pond #1

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.

BRADLEY LAKE - PIERCE CO.

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.

BUCK LAKE - KITSAP CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

BUFFINGTON POND - KITSAP CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CADY LAKE - MASON CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

Year-round

Catch-and-release. Fly fishing only.

CAIN LAKE - WHATCOM CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CALLIGAN LAKE - KING 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.

CAMPBELL LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

Grass carp

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit. May also be taken by bow-and-arrow.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CAPITOL LAKE - THURSTON CO.

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

CARLISLE LAKE - LEWIS CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Landlocked salmon rules.

CARNEY LAKE - KITSAP/ PIERCE CO.

All species

Year-round

Launching boats with internal combustion motors prohibited.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Landlocked salmon rules.

CARPENTER LAKE - KITSAP CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CASCADE LAKE - SAN JUAN CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CASES POND - PACIFIC CO.

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.

CASS POND - KING CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CASTLE LAKE - COWLITZ CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CAVANAUGH LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

All species


Chumming permitted.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CHAIN LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CHAMBERS LAKE - PIERCE CO.

within Military reservation: contact Joint-Base Lewis/McCord at 253-967-6277 for a land use permit

All species


Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Trout

Year-round

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

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - THURSTON CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CLEAR LAKE - PIERCE CO.

All species


Chumming permitted.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COLDWATER LAKE - COWLITZ/ SKAMANIA CO.

Limited access available: contact National Volcanic Monument Headquarters 360-449-7800 or 360-274-2114, for specific information

All species


Selective gear rules. Two-Pole not allowed.

Year-round

CLOSED WATERS - all inlet and outlet streams.

Trout

Year-round

Min. size 18". Daily limit 1.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COTTAGE CREEK SOUTH POND - KING CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COTTAGE LAKE - KING CO.

Smallmouth bass

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

COUNTY LINE PONDS - SKAGIT CO.

All species


CLOSED WATERS.

CRABAPPLE LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CRANBERRY LAKE - MASON CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CRESCENT LAKE - PIERCE CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

CROCKER LAKE - JEFFERSON CO.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit. Except: CLOSED to trout fishing.

CUSHMAN LAKE - MASON CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed.

Year-round

Notice: there is no fishing for or retention of salmon allowed. Refer to Statewide Rules.

Kokanee

Year-round

Min. size 8". Max. size 18". Daily limit 10.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DAMON LAKE - GRAYS HARBOR CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DE COURSEY POND - PIERCE CO.

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

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEER LAKE - MASON CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEER LAKE - ISLAND CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DEVEREAUX LAKE - MASON CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DIABLO LAKE - WHATCOM CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed.

All game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DICKEY LAKE - CLALLAM CO.

All species


Two-Pole not allowed.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DON LAKE - MASON CO.

(also known as Clara Lake)

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

DRANO LAKE - SKAMANIA CO.

downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy. 14 Bridge CRC (618)

All species

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Two-Pole not allowed.

Mar. 16-Oct. 31

Night Closure.

2nd Wed. in Apr.-June 30

CLOSED Wednesdays from second Wednesday in April through June 30.

May 1-June 30

Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement and each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

July 1-Sept. 30

Two-Pole not allowed.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

CLOSED from 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays to 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays during October.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement and each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Release all trout.

Bass, channel catfish, and walleye

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 15

Daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon.

Mar. 16-June 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead or 2 salmon, or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 salmon. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Closed to fishing for or retaining steelhead.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Closed to fishing for or retaining steelhead.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or hatchery steelhead may be retained.

area west of a line projected from the easternmost pillar of Hwy. 14 Bridge to a posted marker on the north shore CRC (618)

All species

Jan. 1-Apr. 30

Two-Pole not allowed.

Mar. 16-Oct. 31

Night Closure.

2nd Wed. in Apr.-June 30

CLOSED Wednesdays from second Wednesday in April through June 30.

Apr. 16-June 30

Fishing from any floating device prohibited. Bank fishing only.

May 1-June 30

Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

July 1-Sept. 30

Two-Pole not allowed.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31

Anti-snagging rule.

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

CLOSED from 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays to 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays during October.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31

Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement and each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the daily salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Trout

Year-round

Release all trout.

Bass, channel catfish, and walleye

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Jan. 1-Mar. 15

Daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon.

Mar. 16-June 30

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Up to 2 hatchery steelhead or 2 salmon, or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

July 1-July 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 salmon. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Closed to fishing for or retaining steelhead.

Aug. 1-Oct. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon may be retained. Closed to fishing for or retaining steelhead.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult salmon or hatchery steelhead may be retained.

DUCK LAKE - GRAYS HARBOR CO.

Crappie

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit.

Grass carp

Year-round

No min. size. No daily limit. May also be taken by bow-and-arrow.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.




ECHO LAKE - SNOHOMISH CO.

near Maltby

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ELK LAKE - CLALLAM CO.

All species


Selective gear rules.

Kokanee

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Release all kokanee.

Trout

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other game fish

Sat. before Memorial Day-Oct. 15

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ERDMAN LAKE - MASON CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.




ERICKSON POND - KITSAP CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.




ERICKSON RESERVOIR - KITSAP CO.

Smallmouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 15. Only 1 over 14" may be retained.

Largemouth bass

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10. Max. size 12", except 1 over 17" may be retained.

Channel catfish

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 10.

Walleye

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 16. Only 1 over 22" may be retained.

Other game fish

Year-round

Statewide min. size/daily limit.




ERIE LAKE - SKAGIT CO.

All game fish

4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct. 31

Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Washington