The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is planning one day of agency-wide furloughs each month through November with Washington’s economy hard-hit by the pandemic.
While public safety-related requirements will remain staffed, almost every other WDFW solutions, including customer care, would be unavailable Friday, Sept. 4, Friday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Counties served: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman
Interim Director: Chris Donley
Fishing tips and news september
Lake Roosevelt’s sturgeon fishery stays available through Sept. 30, as well as a extra section of the river starts to sturgeon fishing Sept. 1. The fishery happens to be available all summer time from Grand Coulee Dam to Asia Bend Boat Ramp (such as the Spokane River from Highway 25 Bridge upstream to 400 legs below Little Falls Dam, Colville River upstream to Meyers Falls, and also the Kettle River upstream to Barstow Bridge). Beginning Sept. 1, the stretch from Asia Bend Boat Ramp upstream into the border that is canadian also likely be operational to sturgeon fishing.
The Asia Bend to your edge portion of the river is a spawning sanctuary for white sturgeon. With spawning continuing into August this season, that part is closed until Sept. 1 so that you can lower the possibility of effects to crazy adult spawners.
The day-to-day limitation is one sturgeon, with a yearly limitation of two sturgeon. It really is appropriate to retain sturgeon between 50 ins and 63 inches fork size. Fork size is measured through the tip of this snout to center of the fork when you look at the end. All sturgeon that is harvested be recorded for a Catch Record Card.
Trout / Mixed species
September may be the final possiblity to fish a number of the spot’s rainbow and/or cutthroat trout fishing lakes. Read more