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

August 20, 2014

Hatchery steelhead daily limit to increase on the lower Cowlitz River

Action: Cowlitz River anglers may retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead.

Species affected: Steelhead

Effective dates: Aug. 22 through Oct. 31, 2014

Location: From the Hwy. 4 Bridge at Kelso upstream to Mayfield Dam.

Reason for action: There has been strong showing of hatchery summer run steelhead on the Cowlitz. Through mid-August, a total of nearly 7,000 hatchery summer run steelhead have returned to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery. Also this year, a limited number of steelhead are being recycled downstream to provide additional angling opportunity.

Other information: Release wild 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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