White Salmon River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit except no min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.
Jan 01 thru Dec 31
SALMON & STEELHEAD
Min. size 12". Daily limit is a total of 2 SALMON or hatchery STEELHEAD or 1 of each. Release wild CHINOOK.
Apr 01 thru Jun 15
ALL SPECIES
Night closure.
Jun 16 thru Oct 31
SALMON & STEELHEAD
Min. size 12". Daily limit 2. Up to 2 may be adult SALMON or 1 adult SALMON and 1 hatchery STEELHEAD. SALMON - only hatchery CHINOOK and hatchery COHO may be retained.
Jun 16 thru Jul 31
SALMON & STEELHEAD
Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adult SALMON or 1 adult SALMON and 1 hatchery STEELHEAD. SALMON - only hatchery CHINOOK and hatchery COHO may be retained.
Aug 01 thru Oct 31
ALL SPECIES
Anti-snagging rule. When the anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Aug 01 thru Dec 31
SALMON & STEELHEAD
Release steelhead.
Aug 01 thru Aug 31
SALMON & STEELHEAD
Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult SALMON or hatchery STEELHEAD or 1 of each. SALMON - only hatchery CHINOOK and hatchery COHO may be retained.
Nov 01 thru Mar 31
Water Quality

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Location

Additional Information

Description:

From mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge) to the county road bridge below the former location of the powerhouse (508).

Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14).
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14).
Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention (p. 14).

Hatchery Steelhead Limits and Night Fishing Changes for Southwest Washington Rivers

Actions: Increases the daily limit of hatchery steelhead in the lower reaches of the Cowlitz, Lewis, Wind, and White Salmon rivers. Also opens the lower Cowlitz River, lower Lewis River, and the lower White Salmon River for night fishing during the last 2 weeks of June. Closes night fishing on the lower Wind River immediately through June 30.
Species affected: All species Locations and effective dates:
White Salmon River: Open to night fishing June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the mouth to the county road bridge below the former location of the powerhouse; daily limit is a total of 2 salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release wild salmon and steelhead.
Reason for action: Forecast returns of summer steelhead have improved for 2018, making night closures and reduced daily limits currently unnecessary in the lower reaches of the Cowlitz, Lewis and White Salmon rivers. Additionally, the lower Wind River is typically closed to night angling between March 16 and June 30; this rule change corrects an omission in the 2017-2018 Sport Fishing Pamphlet.
Other information: All other permanent rules contained in 2017-2018 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for these waters remain in effect through June 30, 2018. New sport fishing rules for Washington waters will take effect on July 1, 2018. There are no night fishing closures that will take immediate effect on July 1 for the areas described in this fishing rule change. Additionally, Drano Lake will be open for night fishing beginning July 1, 2018.

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

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