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WA sports fishing rule changes

More sport halibut days to open in Marine Areas 3 and 4

A section of the upper Green (Duwamish) River to close to all fishing

Icicle River will open June 15 for spring Chinook fishing

Barbless hooks to become voluntary in portions of the Columbia River and tributaries (revised)

Updates to Columbia River summer salmon fisheries

Puget Sound recreational summer crabbing opening in most areas

Hood Canal gets additional days for recreational shrimp fishing

Spring chinook retention to close on the Klickitat River

Recreational halibut fishing to open for additional days in coastal areas

Recreational non-spot shrimp fisheries open in some Marine Areas

Marine Area 11 salmon to remain closed through June

Coho fishery opens in Marine Area 10

Kids-only fishing opportunities at Reiter Ponds to be held the first Saturdays of June, July, and August

Spring chinook fishery closes on Snake River

Wind River and Drano Lake to close for salmon and steelhead retention

Hatchery steelhead retention to open in the Green (Duwamish) River

Fishing to close Monday on the Chehalis River and some tributaries

Sections of the Stillaguamish River, tributaries to remain closed to fishing for trout and gamefish

The Skykomish River to open May 25 to fishing for hatchery chinook salmon

Anglers required to release sockeye salmon in the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers

Hoh River to open for hatchery chinook, trout and hatchery steelhead

Hatchery steelhead retention reopens on the Kalama River, use of barbless hooks is voluntary

Sport clam season closes at Point Whitney Lagoon and Point Whitney Tidelands

Bonneville Pool to close to white sturgeon retention

Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon fishery

John Day Pool to close for sturgeon retention fishing

Adult salmon daily lilmit reduced on the Klickitat River

Recreational clam, mussel, and oyster season to open at North Bay (Case Inlet)

Adult salmon daily limit reduced on the Kalama River

Salmon season to close on the Lewis River

Chinook retention to end on the Cowlitz River, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa

2018/2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet updates and clarifications - Lakes and Streams (These are corrections to the pamphlet, they are not emergency rules.)

2018/2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet updates and clarifications - Marine Areas (These are corrections to the pamphlet, they are not emergency rules.)
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