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

May 1, 2015

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam spring chinook fishing re-opened

Action: Re-opens chinook and steelhead angling for two days on the mainstem Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam.

Species affected: Spring chinook, steelhead and shad.

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Restrictions: From Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank angling only) plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Legal upstream boat boundary defined as: "A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse One) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock."

Effective date: Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, 2015.

Daily bag limit: Daily salmonid limit is 6 fish (hatchery chinook or hatchery steelhead), of which no more than two may be adult chinook or steelhead, and no more than one may be an adult chinook. Release all wild chinook and wild steelhead. Salmon minimum size: 12 inches.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery salmon remain available based on the updated forecast, 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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