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

August 22, 2012

Salmon regulations established for Vancouver Lake

Action: Opens Vancouver Lake for salmon harvest.

Species affected: Salmon including chinook and coho.

Location: Vancouver Lake including the flushing channel (inlet) and Lake River (outlet).

Effective dates: Sept. 1, 2012, until further notice.

Reason for action: Since the flushing channel has been constructed, there have been reports of mature coho salmon being caught in Vancouver Lake. This regulation will allow the harvest of hatchery coho and chinook that may be migrating through the lake.

Other information: The salmonid daily limit will be 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Through Sept. 9, only one may be an adult chinook. Release all salmon other than chinook and hatchery coho. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.

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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