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PDFWAC 220-310-090

Game fish possession limits and size limits.

It is unlawful to retain or possess game fish taken in excess of the daily, possession, or license year possession limits, or game fish that do not conform to the size limits provided for in this section, unless otherwise provided for in WAC 220-312-010 through 220-312-060.
(1) Daily game fish possession and size limits:
Species
Daily limit
Size limits
Largemouth Bass
No limit for all rivers, streams and beaver ponds.
No size restriction.
 
5 from lakes, ponds, reservoirs.
Release bass 12 to 17 inches in length. Not more than 1 largemouth bass 17 inches in length or greater may be retained.
Smallmouth Bass
No limit for all rivers, streams and beaver ponds.
No size restriction.
 
10 from lakes, ponds, reservoirs.
No minimum size. Not more than one smallmouth bass over 14 inches in length or greater may be retained.
Burbot
5
No size restriction.
Channel catfish
No limit for all rivers, streams and beaver ponds.
No size restriction.
 
5 from lakes, ponds, reservoirs.
No size restriction.
Eastern brook trout
No daily limit.
No size restriction.
Grass carp
Unlawful to retain unless otherwise provided in WAC 220-312-020 and 220-312-040.
Not applicable.
Tiger Muskellunge
1
Minimum size 50 inches in length.
Kokanee
10
No size restriction.
Trout (except Eastern brook trout and Kokanee)
5 from lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
No size restriction.
 
2 from rivers, streams, and beaver ponds.
Wild trout 8-inch minimum length. Hatchery trout no minimum length.
 
The daily trout limit is 5 trout, regardless of origin.
 
Hatchery steelhead
2
20-inch minimum length.
Walleye
No limit for all rivers, streams and beaver ponds.
No size restriction.
 
8 from lakes, ponds, reservoirs.
12-inch minimum size. Not more than 1 walleye greater than 22 inches in length may be retained.
Whitefish
15
No size restriction.
All other game fish
No limit.
No size restriction.
(2) Possession limit: The game fish possession limit in the field or in transit is two daily limits in fresh, frozen or processed form.
(3) Wild steelhead, Dolly Varden, and bull trout: Except as provided for in this section and WAC 220-312-010 through 220-312-060, it is unlawful to retain wild steelhead, Dolly Varden, or bull trout.
(4) Saltwater game fish retention: Game fish taken in saltwater may not be retained, except that up to two hatchery steelhead per day may be retained.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-03-130 (Order 20-09), § 220-310-090, filed 1/17/20, effective 2/17/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, and 77.12.047. WSR 18-06-045 (Order 18-30), § 220-310-090, filed 3/1/18, effective 4/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-310-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012 and 77.12.047. WSR 16-06-073 (Order 16-30), § 220-56-510, filed 2/26/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 15-06-065 and 15-06-006 (Order 15-033), § 220-56-510, filed 3/4/15 and 2/20/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 08-07-003, § 220-56-510, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08; WSR 06-13-023 (Order 06-135), § 220-56-510, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06.]
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