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

July 29, 2014

Spring chinook mark selective fishery on the Wenatchee River closes

Actions: Close salmon fishing on the Wenatchee River (Chelan Co.).

Effective dates: Closes one hour after official sunset on July 31, 2014.

Effective locations:

(1) Wenatchee River: From the Washington State Parks foot bridge at Confluence Park (just upstream from the confluence with the Columbia River) to 400 feet below Dryden Dam.

(2) Wenatchee River: From the confluence with Peshastin Creek and from that point to a line perpendicular with the river to the opposite river bank (approximately 1,000 feet above Dryden Dam). Then to the downstream point of the confluence with the Icicle River and from that point to a line perpendicular with the Wenatchee River to the marker on the opposite river bank.

Reason for action: The spring chinook run has ended in this portion of the Wenatchee River. The summer chinook season will begin August 1, 2014, and the rules for the summer chinook fishery differ from the rules for the spring chinook fishery. See pamphlet and Fishing Rule Change for summer chinook seasons beginning August 1, 2014 in the Wenatchee River.

Information contact: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337, Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624.

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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