Lewis River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

ALL SPECIES
Night closure and anti-snagging rule from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek. 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 from Johnson Creek to Colvin Creek. When anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Jun 01 thru Nov 30

Location

Additional Information

Description:

From mouth to Johnson Creek: anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

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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