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

July 17, 2012

Two-pole fishing allowed in lower section of Okanogan River

Action: Anglers may fish with two poles from mouth of Okanogan River to Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth

Effective dates: July 18 through Aug 31, 2012

Species affected: All species

Location: From the mouth of Okanogan River to Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth.

Reason for action: This rule change is needed to align with regulations already in effect on the Columbia River adjacent to this area, and allows anglers who fish the area around the mouth of the Okanogan River and up to the first Hwy 97 Bridge to use two poles while fishing for salmon.

Other information: A two pole endorsement is required.

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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