Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 14, 2011

Fishing extension for ADA-accessible fishing site at the Bingham Creek Hatchery

Action: Extends the season for persons with disabilities to fish at the ADA-Accessible Fishing Area at the Bingham Creek Hatchery. This opportunity is limited to persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair, have a reduced fee license and/or who have a designated harvester card.

Effective Dates: March. 16, - March 31, 2011

All Species: Night closure and single point barbless hooks required.

Trout: March16 - March 31. Minimum size 14". Daily limit 2 hatchery fish.

Other Game Fish: March 16 - March 31. Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead trout, and other game fish.

Location: From Bingham Creek Hatchery barrier dam on the East Fork Satsop River downstream 400 feet.

Reason for Action: Sufficient surplus of hatchery fish exists to provide opportunity for an ADA-only sport fishery.

Other information:

Anglers and/or harvesters must follow all applicable fishing regulations for Satsop River.

Persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card under WAC 220-55-065 may fish from the ADA-accessible site at the Bingham Creek Hatchery, provided such persons follow all applicable rules and regulations.

Designated harvesters may fish from the ADA-accessible site with persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card, if room allows. However, persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair have priority over others if the ADA-accessible site becomes overcrowded.

Information contacts: Region 6 Montesano, Charmane Ashbrook, (360) 249-1205 or Barbara McClellan (360) 249-1213.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules