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

October 14, 2014

Nisqually River reopens to retention of hatchery chinook salmon

Action: Retention of hatchery chinook salmon is permitted. Salmon fishing open at the mouth of Kalama and Clear creeks.

Effective dates: Oct. 15, 2014 thru Jan. 31, 2015.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Downstream of Military Tank Crossing Bridge and at the mouth of Kalama and Clear Creeks.

Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at the Nisqually River Fall chinook hatcheries. In order to meet conservation goals anglers are required to release wild chinook and wild steelhead.

Other information: Regulations in the Nisqually River now allow for the retention of hatchery chinook salmon as described by the Sport fishing Rules 2014/2015. Effective immediately through October 31 up to 3 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of coho and chum. Nov 1-Jan 31, up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild chinook salmon.

Information Contact: James P. Losee (360) 902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov

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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