Sport fishing season-setting process The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) welcomes public comment on rule proposals affecting recreational fisheries throughout the state. Shellfish, marine fish, and forage fish rule simplification WDFW is simplifying its fishing rules to reduce complexity and increase understanding of sport fishing regulations. Liberalizing limits on bass, walleye, and channel catfish The state Legislature has directed WDFW to adopt rules to liberalize bag limits for these fish species in certain waters statewide. Updates to freshwater game fish rule making Proposals updating game fish rules around the state. Colville River rules and inclusion of Meyers Falls This proposal would modify fishing seasons and areas for the Colville River. Green (Duwamish) River Tacoma Watershed closure area This proposal would close a section of the Green river from Tacoma Municipal Watershed Boundary Marker to Friday Creek. Proposed changes to sturgeon regulations WDFW is exploring potential changes to recreational sturgeon fishing rules in several state waters.