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

September 7, 2011

Lower portion of White Salmon River to close briefly to fishing Sept. 17

Action: Fishing will be closed on the (Big) White Salmon River from the Highway 14 Bridge upstream to the powerhouse for a twelve hour period.

Species affected: Salmon, steelhead, trout, other gamefish.

Effective date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Skamania/Klickitat Counties. Area affected is from the Highway 14 Bridge to the Condit Dam powerhouse.

Other information: The area south of the Highway 14 Bridge will remain open.

Reason for action: A clean up event is planned on this date in preparation for the removal of Condit Dam in October. Local volunteers, partnering agencies and tribe are going to be removing debris and abandoned boats to prevent them from being buried in sediment or washed into the Columbia River when Condit Dam is breached. Divers will be used to collect debris from the bottom of the river, kayakers and bank walkers will also work throughout this section of the river. A closure is necessary to insure a safe work area.

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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