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Fishing Rules

SALMON
Min. size 8". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild CHINOOK and wild COHO.
Jan 01 thru Jul 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Year-round
TROUT
No. min. size. Daily limit 5. Release CUTTHROAT. Release RAINBOW TROUT except those having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin.
Mar 01 thru Aug 31
SALMON
Min. size 8". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult CHINOOK may be retained. Release wild COHO and wild CHINOOK.
Aug 01 thru Dec 31
TROUT
No. min size. Daily limit 10. Release CUTTHROAT. Release RAINBOW TROUT except those having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin.
Sep 01 thru Feb 28
2) The upstream boundary of the reservoir in the Cispus arm is the posted markers at the Lewis Co. PUD kayaklaunch, approximately 1.5 miles upstream from the confluence of the Cowlitz and Cispus arms.
Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 16) Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 16)
1) The upstream boundary of the reservoir in the Cowlitz arm is the posted Lewis County PUD sign on Peters Rd.

Location

Additional Information

Description:

Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River

Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa.
Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Locations: The Cowlitz River from the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa.
Reason for action: The 2018 Cowlitz River spring chinook return was forecast to be low relative to recent years and the return to date has been below expectations. WDFW is closing the fishery now to ensure hatchery broodstock goals are met, and to allow for additional fish to be transported above Cowlitz Falls Dam for reintroduction purposes.
Additional information: The Cowlitz River fall chinook run will begin arriving in August as the spring chinook run comes to end, so the fishery regulations will revert to permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information.

Boat Launch:
Two Poles Allowed:
Kids Only:
County: Lewis State: WA Country: United States

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