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

January 29, 2014

Spring chinook must be released on the Kalama River

Action: Kalama River anglers must release all spring chinook salmon

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Effective dates: Feb. 17, 2014 until further notice

Location: From boundary markers at the mouth to 1000 feet above fishway at the upper salmon hatchery (Kalama Falls)

Reason for action: The pre-season forecast is for a return of 500 adult spring chinook to the Kalama River in 2014. The closure is necessary to provide enough fish to meet the hatchery escapement goal of approximately 450 fish.

Other information: Kalama spring chinook returns will be closely monitored in-season.

The lower Kalama River remains open to fishing for hatchery steelhead.

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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