Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 24, 2019

2019/2020 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet updates and clarifications - Lakes and Streams (These are corrections to the pamphlet, they are not emergency rules.) Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Chehalis River - from high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line approx. 400 yards downstream of Roger Creek (south of Pe Ell) upsteam including all forks: ALL SPECIES Selective gear rules. TROUT Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15: Statewide min. size/daily limit, except release cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout. OTHER GAMEFISH Sat. before Memorial Day-Apr. 15: Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Columbia River - in water of the Columbia River downstream of the Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers with a designated ALL SPECIES Night closure (salmon and steelhead only), the rules for these waters should be listed as: ALL SPECIES Night closure (salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon only). Night closures are in effect for sturgeon as a statewide freshwater rule.

Columbia River - from the Dalles Dam to the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon 2.4 miles downstream of John Day Dam - STURGEON Year-round: Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Min. size 43" fork length. Max size 54" fork length. Daily limit 1. Catch-and-release allowed when closed to retention.

Columbia River - from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon 2.4 miles downstream of John Day Dam to markers approx. 3,000' downstream of John Day Dam - STURGEON Jan. 1-Apr. 30: Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Min. size 43" fork length. Max size 54" fork length. Daily limit 1. Catch-and-release allowed when closed to retention. May 1-Jul. 31 CLOSED. Aug. 1-Dec. 31 Catch-and-release.

Columbia River - from 3,000' downstream of John Day Dam to 400' below the fishway entrance - Sturgeon Jan. 1-Apr. 30: Jan. 1 opens to retention and closes when annual quotas are met. Min. size 43" fork length. Max size 54" fork length. Daily limit 1. Catch-and-release allowed when closed to retention. May 1-Jul. 31 CLOSED. Aug. 1-Dec. 31 Catch-and-release.

Green (Duwamish) River - from 150' upstream of the Palmer Ponds outlet rack to the Tacoma Municipal Watershed Boundary Marker (1 mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam) water pipeline walk bridge (1 mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam) - ALL SPECIES Nov. 1-Dec. 31: Night closure. Anti-snagging rule. TROUT Sat. before Memorial Day-Dec. 31: Statewide min. size/daily limit, except cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout: min. size 14". OTHER GAME FISH Sat. before Memorial Day-Dec. 31: Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON Nov. 1-Dec. 31: Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 3 may be a combination of adult coho and adult chum. Release Chinook.

Green (Duwamish) River - from Tacoma Municipal Watershed Boundary Marker (1 mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam) to Friday Creek - CLOSED WATERS.

Hoh River - from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to Dept. of Natural Resources's Oxbow Campground boat launch - STEELHEAD Sept. 16-Oct. 31: Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Tieton River, North Fork - from mouth to USFS Rd. 740 Bridge - ALL SPECIES Selective gear rules. ALL GAME FISH Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15: Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Tieton River, North Fork - Clear Lake spillway - ALL SPECIES - CLOSED WATERS.

Tieton River, North Fork - from USFS RD. 740 to Clear Lake Dam - ALL SPECIES - CLOSED WATERS.

Tieton River, North Fork - from Clear Lake upstream - ALL SPECIES Selective gear rules. ALL GAME FISH Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15: Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Tieton River, North Fork - all tributaries - ALL SPECIES Selective gear rules. ALL GAME FISH Sat. before Memorial Day-Aug. 15: Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Swift Reservoir - from markers approx. 3/8 mile below Eagle Cliff Bridge to bridge; ALL SPECIES Selective gear rules.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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