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Rules courtesy of California Department of Boating and Waterways.
Fishing License Requirements
Washington State fishing regulations and licensing requirements apply when fishing on Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Anyone age 15 and older must have a personal use, recreational license valid for freshwater in their possession while fishing.
Anyone fishing from waters adjacent to or from the reservation shoreline should contact the tribes to determine whether an additional license is required.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation can be reached at (509) 634-2110.
Explore authorized fishing charter services at Lake Roosevelt.
Please do not put fish remains back into the lake.
You can fish from shore anywhere outside of harbors and designated swim areas. Fishing is prohibited in harbors and designated swim areas because hooks and fishing line can result in injury or drowning.
Before You Go
Check out the updated fish consumption advisory from Washington Department of Public Health.
What to Fish For
More than 30 species of fish inhabit these waters. Common species you may encounter are:
Last updated: December 29, 2022