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

September 13, 2013

Fishing opportunities for Chinook salmon expanded on the lower Columbia River

Action #1a: Allows retention of 2 hatchery adult chinook from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock boundary (near the Lewis River).

Effective date: Sept. 13 through Sept. 30, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock line (a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily limit: Two adult hatchery (adipose fin-clipped) salmon or steelhead. All other permanent rules apply, including no retention of chinook jacks (less than 24 inches) downstream of the Tongue Point-Rocky Point line until Oct. 1.

Action #1b: Allows retention of 2 adult chinook as part of the daily limit.

Effective date: Oct.1 through Dec. 31, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock line (a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily limit: Two adult salmon or steelhead. All other permanent rules apply.

Action #2: the daily bag limit will include up to two adult chinook in the area from the Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Effective Date: Sept. 13 through Dec. 31, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Action #3: Effective Sept. 13 through Dec. 31: Each (legal) angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily limit of salmon/steelhead for all licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been achieved.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of chinook remain available based on current forecasts, associated management agreements, and harvest estimates to date.

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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