Columbia River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

STURGEON
Catch-and-release.
Jan 01 thru Dec 31
All Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit. Release all TROUT. No min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.
Jan 01 thru Dec 31
SALMON
Min. size 12". Daily limit 4. Up to 2 may be adult hatchery CHINOOK. Release COHO and wild adult CHINOOK.
Jul 01 thru Oct 15
ALL SPECIES
Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.
Jul 01 thru Aug 31

Location

Additional Information

Description:

From Rock Island Dam to Wells Dam.

Rock Island Dam to Rocky Reach Dam (541).

Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam (543).
Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14).
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14).

ALL SPECIES
* June 16-July 31: night closure from upstream of the Megler-Astoria Bridge
* Aug. 1-Dec. 31: from Buoy 10 upstream except for anglers enrolled in the Pikeminnow Reward Program and targeting pikeminnow.

Columbia River sockeye and summer chinook fisheries

Action: Open sockeye fishery from Priest Rapids Dam to Wells Dam
Effective date: Effective July 1 until further notice.
Species affected: Sockeye
Location: Priest Rapids Dam to Wells Dam
Additional information: Daily limit 6, up to 4 adults may be retained. No more than 2 adult hatchery chinook and 2 sockeye may be retained. Release wild adult chinook and coho. 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: Clatsop State: WA Country: United States

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