Columbia River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Min. size 43" fork length. Max. size 54" fork length. Daily limit 1.
Feb 01 thru Jul 31
All Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit. Release all TROUT. No min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.
Feb 01 thru Oct 22
Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult hatchery CHINOOK may be retained. Release wild adult CHINOOK. June 16-30 Release all sockeye.
Jun 16 thru Aug 15
Aug 01 thru Oct 22
Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained.
Aug 16 thru Oct 22


Additional Information


From the Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers to Vernita Bridge (536).

* 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.
* (except STURGEON) - anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14).
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14).

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: Clatsop State: WA Country: United States

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