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

September 25, 2013

Mark-selective rule for chinook removed on portion of the lower Columbia River

Action: Allows retention of both clipped and un-clipped Chinook from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock boundary (near the Lewis River) prior to the previously scheduled date of Oct. 1.

Effective date: Sept. 26, 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: Daily limit 6. Up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than chinook and hatchery coho.

Through September 30, in the area downstream of Tongue Point ? permanent regulations apply, including no retention of chinook jacks (<24-inches)

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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