Yakima River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Min. size 12". Max. size 20". Daily limit 2.
Jun 02 thru Oct 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Jun 02 thru Oct 31
No min. size. Daily limit 15 WHITEFISH only. Whitefish gear rules.
Dec 01 thru Jan 31


Additional Information


From Terrace Heights Bridge to 3500 feet below Roza Dam

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

ALL SPECIES - selective gear rules. From I-82 Bridge at Selah Gap to 3,500' below Roza Dam: internal combustion motors prohibited.
Other Game Fish No min. size/daily limit for BASS, CHANNEL CATFISH, and WALLEYE.


Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close

Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon.
Effective date: June 30, 2018.
Species affected: Spring chinook salmon.
Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8).
Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29.
Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18.
Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301.

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

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