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Sportfishing Rulemaking Process for 2014-2015

The 2014-15 Sportfishing Rule Proposal process has concluded. 

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved changes to two sportfishing rules during its January 2014 meeting in Olympia. The changes – which take effect March 8, 2014 – applied to two rivers:

  • Naselle River: Fishing from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor is prohibited year round from the Highway 4 Bridge upstream to the Crown mainline (Salme) Bridge.
  • San Poil River: The daily limit for walleye is raised from eight fish to 16 fish to address an overpopulation of walleye in this tributary to Lake Roosevelt.

2014-2015 proposed
rule language (CR-103)
2014 Recreational Fishing Rules
Concise Explanatory Statement

Timeline for 2014-2015 Sport Rule Adoption Process

Early September

Two public meetings to discuss proposals.

November 29

Deadline for the public to submit written comments on proposed sportfishing regulation changes.


Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting: Staff will brief the commission on proposed sportfishing regulation changes and public testimony on proposals.

January 2014

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting: Staff will ask the commission to adopt the sportfishing regulation changes.

New rules take effect 31 days following commission adoption.

Current 2013-14
Sportfishing Rules

2013-2014 Sportfishing Regulation Pamphlet

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