Icicle River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 hatchery CHINOOK only. Mandatory retention of hatchery CHINOOK. Night closure. Internal combustion motors prohibited.
May 15 thru Jul 31


Additional Information


From the closure signs located 800' upstream of the mouth to 500' downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam

(672) Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14).

Icicle River will not open for spring chinook fishing

Action: Close the Icicle River to salmon fishing.
Effective date: May 15 through July 31, 2018.
Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook salmon.
Effective Locations: Icicle River (Chelan County).
* From the closure signs located 800 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.
* From the shoreline markers where Cyo Road intersects the Icicle River at the Sleeping Lady Resort to the Icicle Peshastin Irrigation Footbridge (approximately 750 feet upstream of the Snow Lakes trailhead parking area).

Reason for action: The number of spring chinook estimated to return to the Icicle River is barely enough to meet broodstock needs (1,000 spawners) at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. To avoid a potential broodstock shortage and/or reduced hatchery release in 2019 it is necessary to close the fishery at this time. WDFW will monitor spring chinook salmon returns to the Icicle River and open the season if numbers improve and broodstock collection goals are met.

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

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