Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 15, 2011

Lower Columbia River summer chinook and sockeye sport fishing to close

Action: Closes mainstem Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam to retention of adult summer chinook and sockeye.

Species affected: Adult summer chinook and sockeye.

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from the Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Effective date: July 18 through July 31, 2011.

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

Reason for action: The adult summer chinook and sockeye allocations have 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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