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

September 27, 2011

Allow chinook salmon retention from Wells Dam to Brewster

Action: Allow retention of chinook salmon on the Columbia River from Wells Dam to the Highway 173 Bridge in Brewster.

Effective dates: Sept. 28 through Oct. 15, 2011.

Location: From Wells Dam to the Highway 173 Bridge in Brewster.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Reason for action: To allow anglers to retain chinook salmon during steelhead fishery.

Other information: Daily limit six chinook salmon. Minimum size 12 inches. Up to three adult chinook may be retained of which only one may be a wild adult. Release all coho.

Important angler notes:

(1) Selective gear rules are in effect, except bait is allowed.

(2) Night closure is in effect.

(3) Anglers must possess a steelhead/salmon endorsement stamp as part of their valid fishing license.

Information contact: Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist, Twisp, (509) 997-0316 or Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, Ephrata, (509) 754-4624.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the