Effective Date: April 1 at 12:01 a.m. until further notice
Species affected: Walleye
- Lake Roosevelt;
- The lower Spokane River from mouth (SR 25 Bridge) to 400 feet below Little Falls Dam; and
- The lower San Poil River from Boundary Line A upstream to Boundary Line C (as illustrated by the map in the current WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet, or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage athttp://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ ).
The emergency regulations will effectively initiate these changes April 1, 2013, a month sooner, to expedite the goals of the Commission's permanent rules for Lake Roosevelt and the lower Spokane River. In addition, they apply the 16-fish daily limit for walleye to the lower San Poil River, which also has an overabundance of the species.
Other information: All other WDFW fishing regulations for Lake Roosevelt, Spokane River, and San Poil River remain in effect.
Recreational fishing in Lake Roosevelt, and in the San Poil River between Boundary A to Boundary C, requires a Washington State freshwater license and compliance with established State fishing regulations. The Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) have established non-tribal recreational fishing regulations which differ from State regulations in this area. Be advised that anglers fishing in this area may be checked by tribal enforcement officers for a tribal license. All waters upstream of Boundary C (above the 1310 mean sea elevation) and within the CCT Reservation boundary are under the regulatory authority of the CCT. For CCT fishing information call (509) 634-2110.
Information Contact: John Whalen, WDFW Spokane, (509) 892-7861
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check theWDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.