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

June 5, 2013

Lewis River re-opens to fishing for hatchery spring chinook

Action: Anglers may again keep hatchery spring chinook on the Lewis River including the North Fork.

Effective date: June 7 through July 31, 2013

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: The mainstem Lewis from mouth to the mouth of the East Fork and the North Fork Lewis from the mouth of the East Fork to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.

Reason for action: The hatchery brood stock goal has been met.

Other information: The salmon daily limit will be 6 hatchery chinook of which no more than 2 may be adults. Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook. Minimum size is 12 inches. Barbless hooks are required to fish for salmon and steelhead.

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