Columbia River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

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
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
Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.
Jul 01 thru Aug 31


Additional Information


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).

* 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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