Lewis River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

SALMON
Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6 hatchery CHINOOK only. Only 1 adult may be retained.
Jan 01 thru Apr 30
ALL SPECIES
Night closure and anti-snagging rule. When anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Apr 01 thru Apr 30
ALL SPECIES
Night closure and anti-snagging rule. When anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Jun 01 thru Oct 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit except no min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.
Jun 01 thru Oct 31
TROUT
Catch-and-release except daily limit 3 hatchery STEELHEAD.
Jun 01 thru Oct 31
SALMON
Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adults. Release all SALMON other than hatchery CHINOOK and hatchery COHO.
Aug 01 thru Sep 28
SALMON
Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adults. Release all SALMON other than CHINOOK and hatchery COHO.
Sep 22 thru Oct 31
TROUT
Catch-and-release except daily limit 3 hatchery STEELHEAD.
Dec 16 thru Apr 30
SALMON
Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adults. Release all SALMON other than CHINOOK and hatchery COHO.
Dec 16 thru Dec 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit except no min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.
Dec 16 thru Apr 30
Water Quality

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Location

Additional Information

Description:

From Colvin Creek to Merwin Dam (615).

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

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

Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention (p. 14).

Chinook salmon retention to close on Lewis River; floating devices allowed for hatchery steelhead

Action: Regulations for chinook salmon will revert to permanent rules on the Lewis River, closing chinook retention until Aug. 1. For steelhead fishing, anglers can use a floating device on the Lewis River from Johnson Creek to the overhead power lines below Merwin Dam.
Effective date: June 18.
Species affected: Steelhead and chinook salmon.
Location: The Lewis River from the mouth to the overhead powerhead lines below Merwin Dam.
Reason for action: Chinook retention will close because additional spring chinook are needed to meet hatchery broodstock and reintroduction goals.
At the same time, broodstock goals for hatchery steelhead are expected to be met for summer steelhead on the Lewis River; therefore regulations can revert to the permanent rules for this area.
Additional information: Anglers can retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead per day. Night closure remains in effect from Johnson Creek upstream.

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

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