Deer Lake Fishing Regulations

Rule-making status: Permanent
Rule-making reference: # #P2023-19

Summary of proposed rule

This rule proposal began as a petition to the Commission and was approved by the Commission at their December 14-16, 2023 meeting. The rule proposal is intended to increase angler opportunity on Deer Lake in Stevens County. By increasing the recreational season length on Deer Lake for trout, this may eliminate a trophy fishery for the same trout.

Public comments

To submit comments, please visit the  Deer Lake Fishing Public Engagement page.                        

You may also leave comments by sending an email, either with or without an attachment, to or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code #3935.

Comments will be accepted until the end of the comment period on January 28, 2024.

Public hearing

January 25-27 at 8 am in person and virtual at the Natural Resources Building 1111 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or join by telephone:  1 253 205 0468 US (Tacoma)   


For more information

Staff Contact:   Chris Donley at 

Assistance for additional accessibility and persons with disabilities contact:
833-885-1012, TTY (711), or