Columbia River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

STURGEON
Catch-and-release.
Jan 01 thru Dec 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit. 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 16 thru Aug 31
TROUT
Min. size 12". Daily limit 10 hatchery TROUT. Barbless hooks required.
Jul 16 thru Aug 15
ALL SPECIES
Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.
Jul 16 thru Aug 31

Location

Additional Information

Description:

From Wells Dam to Hwy. 173 Bridge at Brewster (545).

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 Wells Dam to HWY 173 at Brewster
Effective date: Effective July 16 until further notice.
Species affected: Sockeye
Location: Wells Dam to HWY 173 at Brewster
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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