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

August 8, 2013

Changes to ocean salmon fishery

Action: Anglers will be limited to one chinook as part of their two-salmon daily limit, plus two additional pink salmon, in marine areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay). Anglers must release wild coho in both areas, while those fishing Marine Area 4 also must release chum. Anglers fishing east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line must release all chinook.

Effective Date: Aug. 10, 2013.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Catch Record Card Areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay).

Reason for action: Catch Record Card Areas 3 and 4 are nearing their chinook guidelines and the change to the daily limit will slow the chinook catch.

Other information: Until Aug.10, the daily limit in the LaPush and Neah Bay areas is two salmon, plus two additional pink salmon; release wild coho; release chum in Marine Area 4; release chinook east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line.

Information Contact: Doug Milward 360-902-2739.

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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