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

September 13, 2011

Buoy 10 reopens for chinook fishing

Action: Up to two adult chinook may be retained as part of the salmon daily limit at Buoy 10 beginning this Friday

Effective dates: Sept. 16 through Dec. 31, 2011

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: From a true north and south line through Buoy 10 to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington shore through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon shore

Other Information: Through Sept. 30, the daily limit is 2 salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. minimum size is 24" for chinook and 16" for coho. Release all salmon other than chinook and hatchery coho.

Beginning Oct. 1, permanent rules will be in effect.

Reason for action: Fall Chinook remain available for harvest in recreational fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam.

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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