Daily limits temporarily removed from Williams Lake prior to closure dates for lake treatment

August 12, 2022

Action: Temporarily removes daily limits and size restrictions for all gamefish, sets fishing closure for lake treatment.

Location: Williams Lake (Spokane Co.)

Species affected: Trout and other gamefish.

Effective dates and rules:

  • Immediately, through Oct. 9, 2022: No daily limits or size restrictions for gamefish.
  • Oct. 10, 2022, through Apr. 21, 2023: Closed to all fishing.

Reason for action: This lake is scheduled to be treated with the piscicide rotenone for fish management purposes.

Additional information: Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect.

Information contact: Bill Baker, Region 1, District Fish Biologist, 509-563-5499.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions 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 toll free 866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).