From Lyons Ferry Fish Hatchery to Little Goose Dam
Where the river coincides with the boundary between Washington and Idaho, the license of either state is valid. Anglers must comply with the laws of the state issuing the license. An angler licensed only in Idaho may not fish on the Washington shore or in Washington sloughs or tributaries. An angler fishing is restricted to one daily limit even if licensed by both states.
Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14)
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14)
TROUT DatesTo be determined From Bridge St. Bridge (Blue Bridge) in Clarkston to OR/ID border. Check wdfw.wa.gov in early Sept.
Changes to daily limit for hatchery chinook in sections of the Snake River
Action: Effective immediately, anglers fishing two sections of the Snake River can keep two adult spring chinook as part of their daily limit of six hatchery chinook. Anglers previously were allowed to retain only one adult fish as part of their limit of six hatchery chinook
Snake River spring chinook fisheries to close
Action: Close all areas of the Snake River to fishing for spring chinook salmon.
Effective date: All areas will close immediately.
Species affected: Spring chinook salmon.
A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near Pasco upstream about seven miles to the fishing restriction boundary below Ice Harbor Dam;
B) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as "the Wall" in front of the juvenile collection facility);
C) Clarkston: Snake River from the downstream edge of the large power lines crossing the Snake River (just upstream from West Evans Road on the south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles to the Washington state line (from the east levee of the Greenbelt boat launch in Clarkston northwest across the Snake River to the Washington-Idaho boundary waters marker on the Whitman County shore).
Reason for action: Snake River spring chinook fisheries have reached the allowed harvest levels for natural origin fish and will close immediately.
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