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

July 15, 2011

Columbia River sockeye sport fishing to close from Bonneville Dam to the Tri-Cities

Action: Closes mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco to retention of sockeye.

Species affected: Sockeye.

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco.

Effective date: July 18 through July 31, 2011.

Daily bag limit: Daily salmonid limit is 6 fish (hatchery chinook or hatchery steelhead), of which no more than two may be adult chinook or steelhead or one of each.

Reason for action: The sockeye allocation has been achieved.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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