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What’s New for 2020-21

Fishing Regulations Icon Washington Fishing

  • Marine Area 4 East and West align in bottomfish daily limit and size restrictions.
  • Daily limits for bass, catfish, and walleye in many lakes are increased (see Lakes Special Rules sections), and for all rivers, streams, and beaver ponds daily limits have been removed.
  • Sturgeon statewide night closure in effect and sanctuary areas have all been extended May 1 through August 31.
  • It is unlawful to totally remove sturgeon over 55″ fork length from the water.