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

April 29, 2011

Fishing opens early on the Hoh River

Action: Opens Hoh River.

Effective dates: May 14 and May 15, 2011

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.

Location:

The Hoh River from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch.

From the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch upstream to Willoughby Creek.

Reasons for action: The spring chinook fishery is open Wednesdays through Sundays. The normal opening day of May 16, falls on a Monday this year. As a result of discussions with the Hoh Tribe the starting date was moved to Saturday, May 14 offering a full opening on the weekend for both salmon and gamefish. The remainder of the recreational fishery will proceed as listed in the 2011-12 Fishing in Washington fishing pamphlet.

Information contact: Mike Gross, Region 6 Biologist, 3