Columbia River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Catch-and-release except daily limit 1 hatchery STEELHEAD.
Apr 01 thru Apr 15


Additional Information


Ringold Area Bank Fishery - waters of Columbia River adjacent to Ringold Hatchery from WDFW markers ¼ mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers ½ mile upstream of Spring Creek. Only the hatchery side of the river is open.

Bank fishing only.


Columbia River sockeye and summer chinook fisheries

Action: Open sockeye fishery from HWY 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam
Effective date: Effective July 1 until further notice.
Species affected: Sockeye
Location: HWY 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam
Additional information: Daily limit 6, no more than 2 adults, no more than 1 adult hatchery Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.
Reason for action: This action provides recreational angling opportunity based a runsize upgrade of sockeye passage at Bonneville Dam. Summer chinook is tracking below the pre-season forecast, and as a result much of the allocation sharing will likely shift upstream to above Priest Rapids Dam, thus retention below Bonneville Dam is closed.

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

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