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

September 13, 2011

Lower Columbia reopens to chinook retention for three additional days

Action: Up to two adult chinook may be retained as part of the salmon daily limit on the mainstem Columbia from the Lewis River downstream beginning this Friday

Effective dates: Sept. 16 through Sept. 18, 2011

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: From Rocky Point on the Washington shore through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon shore upstream to a line projected from the Warrior Rock lighthouse through Red Buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore

Other Information: The daily limit is 6 salmon of which up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. 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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