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, 360-249-1210

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 are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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