Washington State Special Rules
for the Dungeness River

Provisions additional to Washington State general fishing rules
Excerpted from 2005/2006 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, “Sport Fishing Rules”
Washington state residents age 15 and up and all non-residents
must have applicable fishing licenses/salmon catch record cards.
From mouth to hatchery intake pipe at RM 11.3
Species Season Min. Size Daily Limit Additional Rules
Trout 10/162/28 14" 2  
Other Game Fish 10/162/28 Statewide rules
Salmon 10/1612/31 12" 4 Salmon - Coho salmon only
From the hatchery intake pipe at RM 11.3 to Gold Creek
Species Season Min. Size Daily Limit Additional Rules
Trout 10/162/28 14" 2  
Other Game Fish 10/162/28 Statewide rules
CLOSED WATERS — from the forks at Dungeness Forks Campground to Gold Creek
From Gold Creek upstream
Species Season Min. Size Daily Limit Additional Rules
Trout 6/110/31 14" 2  
Other Game Fish 6/110/31 Statewide rules
Wild Steelhead Determination and Release Rules
Wild Steelhead
Wild steelhead have intact adipose and ventral fins.
Wild steelhead may not be kept: Only hatchery steelhead may be kept. Hatchery steelhead are identified by missing adipose or ventral fins and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin. It is unlawful to use a gaff hook to land steelhead.