|# 7. Align Washburn Island Pond rules with Colville Tribes |
Internal combustion motors may be attached to floating devices, but must not be used.
|# 8. Increase Snake River hatchery summer steelhead harvest |
Develop consistent trout/steelhead rules on the Snake River to allow harvest of trout/steelhead from June 16 to March 31 with retention of up to 3 hatchery steelhead and barbless hooks required when f...
|# 9. Remove or modify size and daily limits for bass, walleye, and channel catfish in the Columbia River, Snake River and their tributaries |
Below are two proposed rule options to reduce negative interactions between Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed anadromous fish and predatory warmwater fish:
Option 1 – Remove size and dail...
|# 10. Clarify boundaries for Burbank Slough |
Burbank Slough is listed in the Special Rules section and includes that "fishing from any floating device is prohibited." The current rule is not clear that some areas of Burbank are open to a...
|# 11. Clarify areas open to angling on the Walla Walla River Updated 10/18/2012|
UPDATED: Clarify the wording for the upper zone of the Walla Walla River as follows: Walla Walla tributaries from the Touchet River to the Oregon border are closed, with the exception of Mill Creek an...
|# 12. Consistent internal combustion motor rules on the Grande Ronde River |
The upper and lower zones of the Grande Ronde River have internal combustion motors prohibited. In the lower zone that prohibition is from Sept 1-May 31, and in the upper zone it is from Sept 1 to Apr...
|# 13. Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on Yocum Lake |
Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on Yocum Lake.
|# 14. Convert Leader Lake to a year-round fishery |
Create a year-round fishery and eliminate this lake as an opening day water.
|# 15. Liberalize bag limits for walleye on Lake Roosevelt and the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt Updated 10/18/2012|
Increase harvest of walleye in Lake Roosevelt.
|# 16. Increase Scooteney Reservoir daily bag limit for walleye |
Increase daily walleye limit on Scooteney Reservoir from 5 to 8.
|# 17. Convert North Silver Lake to a year-round fishery |
Allow increased fishing and harvest opportunity for warmwater fish by removing this lake from the Special Rules section and manage it under Statewide Rules.
|# 18. Increase Touchet River hatchery summer steelhead harvest while protecting wild spawning summer steelhead |
Extend steelhead season by 15 days on the Touchet River
|# 19. Extend Okanogan River game fish season |
Extend the game fish season for the area upstream of the highway bridge at Malott to September 15.
|# 20. Adjust angling regulations on Monument Creek to protect ESA listed bull trout |
Currently Monument Creek is managed under statewide general stream rules. General rules permit the use of barbed hooks and bait. The rules for Monument Creek should be adjusted to selective gear rules...
|# 21. Adjust open area for trout fishing on the Methow River to protect steelhead |
Increase conservation measures by closing trout angling in a section of the lower Methow River.
More details --Close trout angling on the section of river from Gold Creek to Highway 153 bridge at M...
|# 22. Remove daily limit on brook trout in Tucquala Lake |
Change the rule in Tucquala Lake to no daily limit on brook trout.
|# 23. Close to fishing year-round Gold Crk., Gold Crk. Pond and Outlet Channel (Kittitas Co.) |
Close the following: Gold Creek, Gold Creek Pond, and Outlet Channel (tributary to Keechelus Lake), including that portion of Gold Creek that flows through the dry lakebed.
|# 24. Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on two reaches of the Yakima River |
Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on 2 reaches of the Yakima River.
Reach 1 - from the Interstate 82 Bridge at Selah Gap to 3,500' below Roza Dam.
Reach 2-from 3,500' below Roza...
|# 25. Change to Selective Gear Rules on multiple streams in Region 3 to protect ESA listed steelhead and bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout Updated 11/09/2012|
Extends selective gear rules protection (no bait, single barbless hooks) for salmonids in Manastash Creek, Little Naches River, Nile Creek, Oak Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, Taneum Creek, Teanaway River, ...
|# 26. Black Friday trout opener on Region 5 lakes |
Provide additional holiday fishing opportunity through closing some lakes the Monday before Thanksgiving and re-opening them the Friday after Thanksgiving.
|# 27. Prohibit removal of salmon, steelhead, and dolly varden/ bull trout from the water on the Columbia River if intending to release |
Require that in freshwater areas (except in the Columbia River between the Buoy 10 line and the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line) salmon, steelhead, dolly varden/bull trout that are to be released may no...
|# 28. Change opening date on Swift Reservoir |
Delay the opening to the first Saturday in June, add landlocked salmon rules with a maximum size of 15 inches, and increase the trout daily limit to 10 fish in September for the area from the dam to ...
|# 29. Change closure date on Vancouver Lake Flushing Channel |
Increase smolt protection by extending the closed waters rule in the Vancouver Lake flushing channel.
|# 30. Expand fishing opportunity to families, disabled and seniors on Fort Borst Park Pond |
Allow family, disabled, and senior fishing opportunity on this lake.
|# 31. Lake Scanewa year-round fishing |
Provide year-round fishing.
|# 32. Increase daily bag limit for kokanee on Lake Merwin |
Increase daily limit to 10 kokanee plus 5 trout.
|# 33. Create new Rainey Creek rainbow trout fishery |
Provide an adipose fin clipped rainbow trout harvest season in this tributary at the upper end of Riffe Lake.
|# 34. Increase angling opportunity on Blue Creek (Cowlitz River) |
Open the fishery to all anglers and remove requirement that only anglers who permanently use a wheelchair may fish for the following section: from the posted sign at fence (about 40 feet downstream fr...
|# 35. Increase open angling area on Coweeman River |
Extend area open to fishing approximately 5 miles, from mouth to Baird Creek.
|# 36. Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the South Fork Toutle River |
Provide a new season from the mouth to 4700 Road Bridge from the last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June, with selective gear rules and catch and release except up to two hatchery steelhead m...
|# 37. Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the Green and Toutle rivers |
Increase the harvest opportunity on hatchery summer steelhead. Open from mouth to 400 feet below the Toutle Hatchery water intake. All Game Fish: Last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June under...
|# 38. Increase hatchery steelhead harvest opportunity in the Kalama River |
Allow retention of hatchery steelhead from Summers Creek upstream to Kalama Falls.
|# 39. Open steelhead fishery on White Salmon River |
Open hatchery steelhead angling on the White Salmon River from the county road bridge below the former powerhouse to Northwestern Lake Road Bridge and require selective gear rules.
|# 40. Change trout fishing rules on Skate Creek and Tilton River |
Change trout rules to daily limit 2, minimum size 8 inches.