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 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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